Home Damage: How to Recover from a Disaster

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Home Damage

When you’re in the thick of a natural or manmade disaster impacting your home, it can be tough to know where to turn for help. Your first priority should always be your safety – and the safety of your family and neighbors. Whether the damage to your home comes from a flood, a hurricane, a.....

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

The times they are a-changin’. And that goes for mortgage payments as well. According to Realtor.com, rising home prices and steadily increasing interest rates pushed the average monthly mortgage payment up nearly 14.5 percent nationwide between June 2017 and June 2018, making homes less affordable than before. If you haven’t checked rates lately, you might.....

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6 Tips to Hiring a Qualified Contractor

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6 Tips to Hiring a Qualified Contractor

Summer is a popular time for home-improvement projects, whether it’s a roof replacement, kitchen remodel or new pool. But how can you be sure you’re hiring the right contractor? Finding a reputable and qualified home-improvement contractor is a decision that’s not to be taken lightly. Mishaps are not uncommon during renovations, whether it’s a pipe.....

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Rent to Own the Home of Your Dreams

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Rent to Own the Home of Your Dreams

At a time when the cost of buying a home is escalating due to rising interest rates and a limited supply of houses on the market, potential buyers are looking for new ways to finance their home purchase. Enter Rent-to-Own. Imagine renting the home of your dreams, but in addition to getting a place to.....

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

Listen to the conversations of Boomers and many debate whether to stay put or go elsewhere. This isn’t about whether to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s not time yet for many Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1955—who are still healthy and active and want to continue to play tennis, golf,.....

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Record 64 Million People Live in Multigenerational Homes

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All in the Family

High housing costs. Rising interest rates. The obligations of the so-called sandwich generation. All of these factors are driving a new trend in housing: multigenerational living. Whether it’s college graduates coming home to live in mom and dad’s basement, or aging parents moving in with their children to avoid the cost of senior housing, statistics.....

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