Monthly Archives: December 2014

Renting Less Affordable than Buying “Except for where Millennials Are Moving


By Maria Patterson RealtyTrac VP discusses outlook for first-time homebuyers Last week, housing-data giant RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com) released an analysis of fair market rents and median home prices in more than 500 U.S. counties, which shows that buying is still more … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Start Fresh in an Old Home


By barbara Pronin Buying an older home can net you lots of charm and character, often at a more affordable price than you’d pay for a newer model. But, say home improvement gurus, a few strategic renovations can go a … Continue reading

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Buyers: Evaluate a Home’s Exterior


(BPT) – Buying a home is one of the most important investments you’ll make for yourself and your family. Before making a purchase, ask yourself these four questions. Determining the answers in advance will allow you to enjoy your new … Continue reading

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Four Better Ways to Cut Home Insurance Costs


While there are many smart ways to save money on homeowners insurance, there are also mistakes that can result in a highly detrimental lack of coverage. “Asking about available discounts and comparison shopping is an excellent way to cut insurance … Continue reading

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Building Permits Inch Higher in October while Housing Starts Dip


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2014. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a … Continue reading

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