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12 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Home For Fall

The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. The kids are trudging off to school again with their backpacks and light jackets, and leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Yep, it’s official: Fall is here. Now is the time to finish up any last-minute late-summer maintenance projects, and get your home

4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall

The leaves changing color indicates the season has changed, and so follows your home decor. Decorating for the chillier fall months means incorporating warm and inviting colors and textures into your home’s interior design, specifically in the kitchen. Try these four tips to create a cozier kitchen for fall. Weave in dark textiles Fall means decorating

Case Shiller: Home prices pick up speed despite fewer sales

Home prices increased once again in July, and even began picking up speed, according to the latest index released from S&P Dow Jones and CoreLogic. Nationally, home prices were up 5.9% annually to 194.1, yet another new high and an increase from June’s rise of 5.8%, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index,

Case Shiller contradiction: Home prices pick up speed despite fewer sales

Home prices increased once again in July, and even began picking up speed, according to the latest index released from S&P Dow Jones and CoreLogic. Nationally, home prices were up 5.9% annually to 194.1, yet another new high and an increase from June’s rise of 5.8%, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index,

Designer Lookbook: Wendy Berry’s Beach-Chic Condo

In the Naples, FL Kalea Bay high-rise, interior designer Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors outfitted a 3,600-square-foot condo in sandy and white hues, creating a sophisticated beach-chic vibe. “We kept it clean, fresh, and not overly decorated,” says Berry. “We wanted it to feel expensive, but we also wanted it to be a home

Homeowners gained nearly $13,000 in equity from last year

Homeowners with mortgages continue to see their equity increase in their home, according to the Q2 2017 Home Equity analysis from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Home equity for all homeowners with a mortgage, about 63% of total homeowners, increased a total 10.6% annually, or $766 billion since the second quarter

Home prices in Midwestern states drop in July

Across the nation, home prices increased in July, however on region in the Midwest a decrease from the month before, according to the latest House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices increased 0.2% in July from the month before, and rose 6.3% from July 2016, according to the HPI. The chart

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase after 2 months of declines

Mortgage rates increased for the first time after two months of straight declines, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac. “This week’s uptick in the 30-year mortgage rate ends a nearly two-month streak of declines,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. Click to Enlarge (Source: Freddie Mac) The 30-year fixed-rate

4 Homes With Jaw-Dropping Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

When it comes to creating an indoor/outdoor feeling in your home, a set of floor-to-ceiling windows is the key ingredient to success. Along with being a visual connector to your surroundings, they bring in boatloads of natural light while providing a streamlined backdrop for your interiors. Take a look at our favorite homes of this

When is the best time of year to buy a starter home?

Historically, one time of year stands out above the rest as being the best time to buy a starter home, according to a new Inventory and Price Watch report from Trulia. During this time, starter home inventory increases about 7%, which leads to listing prices falling between 3.1% and 4.8% lower than in other parts