4 Interior Design Tips to Make Your Home More Livable

The overall construction of your home adds to its overall ambiance and style, but interior design has a lot to do with the colors, textures and items that you add after the construction phase. Some people prefer a very modern look. Other people like to stick with a more traditional look that won't look dated for many...

Preparing A Well-Secured Home

Security is one of the essential elements that you must value and consider when constructing your house or home. In the absence of protection, other aspects of personal lifestyle can grind to a halt or even be adversely affected. When seeking to implement security measures in the course of the construction of your home, you must answer a critical...

5 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

When the subprime mortgage crisis roiled the U.S. housing market from 2007 to 2010, many states saw their number of home foreclosures increase. Nationally, the foreclosure rate peaked at about 3.6% by the beginning of 2011. The overall picture has since improved, with the national rate declining to around .05% at the time of this writing. The recovery hasn't been...

Do Home Security Systems Actually Help?

Commercials about home burglaries conjure up all kinds of scary thoughts and images, causing you to wonder if your home really is safe, or if there is anything that you can do to protect your family. You may even wonder if a home security system makes a difference. It does. Having a home security system can make a huge difference,...

Are We on the Edge of Another Mortgage Crisis?

Real Estate Investors be advised. The US housing market may be in for another mortgage crisis on the level of that ten years ago. Or maybe not. Different sources claim different opinions, and both deserve exploration. So, without further ado: The 2017 (Or Not) Mortgage Bubble.   A History Lesson A number of financial factors caused the infamous 2008 Housing Crisis in...

The Dangers of Renting Your Home on Airbnb

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Are you looking to make some extra money by renting out an extra room or, while you’re out of town, your entire home? Airbnb has quickly become one of the most popular options for both renters and homeowners who want to score some extra cash. After all, you make your rent or home payment every month anyways, it makes...

Will Trump Administration Disrupt Washington DC Real Estate Market?

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How Trump Transition May Affect Washington DC Real Estate Prices Every time a new president gets elected to the Oval Office, many outside the Beltway would expect the real estate market in the Washington D.C. area to rise as staffers from the old regime depart and new arrivals for the next presidency arrive looking for housing in the area. The reality...

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(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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4 Best Practices for Entertaining Guests

Whether it's for a big sporting event, a book club get-together, a housewarming or any other occasion, millions of people around the...