With mortgage rates still flirting with historic lows, refinancing now can help you avoid higher rates later on when inflation inevitably becomes a factor. Interest rates have been held artificially low thanks to fed action, but few analysts believe that they’ll stay this low for years, perhaps for just months to come.
When you’re selling your home, you want (and need) to get as much out of it as possible. That means doing what you can to boost its value.
We’ve all taken a drive through a charming neighborhood only to be greeted by the sight of a rundown house. Maybe the front yard hadn’t seen a lawn mower in months, the fixtures were outdated and the paint was weathered or an unfortunate color.
A kitchen pantry is the backbone of many homes, offering a convenient place to store dry goods and nonperishables. Pantries have changed down through the years, going from an essential storage area to an optional one in many homes thanks to refrigeration.
A home’s basement is a rec room just ready to be used. Or maybe a library. Perhaps even a family room. Getting this room ready for regular use takes some work even if it already has drywall in place, electrical connections available and sufficient natural and electrical lighting present.
Recent technological advances have radically changed alarm systems. Previous analog systems were expensive, clunky, visually limited and difficult to install. A host of technological developments, however, have made these systems smaller, easier to install and much more capable.
Our homes are our refuge from the world, familiar places that offer comfort, solitude and respite. But, there are dangers lurking where we spend our most time, with household chemicals, fire and even our beloved pets presenting possible hazards if we’re not careful.
A renovation project can be an enjoyable process, one that yields a home that is updated, stylish and meets your requirements. That’s the best case scenario, however just one mistake can sink your project. Let’s take a look at seven renovating mistakes and how these can be avoided.
With any home improvement project, you’ve taken care to ensure that every detail of your home is covered. From the windows and the doors to the electrical lines and the plumbing.You know what type of wall coverings you want, where fixtures will be placed and have picked out an area for a built-in library/media center.
o matter how large your home is, there is always room for some sort of renovating to be done. And while most would love to have a renovation project go just as envisioned more often than not the project doesn’t turn out like you wanted.
The U.S. housing market is certainly not stellar, but it apparently has put its very worst years behind it. The S&P/Case-Shiller home index rose by 2.2 percent in May, with all 20 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas posting average housing price gains over April.
If you have a passion for your home and it’s furnishings, you may have more than enough furniture and decorating accessories. Some of these items are seasonal or have a specific holiday theme. Some pieces of furniture are cherished heirlooms. Although beautiful, they may not blend with your décor.