Home Improvement

How to Brighten a Dark Home

Whether you live in a large home with a dark interior or a small apartment with only one window, follow these tips to bring in more sunshine – or at least make it look that way. Paint it light and bright Colors and values are nothing more than the light that reaches our eyes after

Black Knight: Home prices hit yet another new peak in August

Home prices hit yet another new peak in August as they increased annual for the 64th consecutive month, according to the latest Home Price Index from Black Knight. U.S. home prices hit a new peak in August with $282,000, however the appreciation continues to slow. Home prices appreciated 0.24% from the previous month, falling to

9 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

No matter how much you love and care for your home, things are bound to wear out and need fixing – especially when you hit the 10-year mark. To keep your house in tiptop condition, consider making these updates every 10 years or so. Get new carpet The average medium-grade carpet has a life expectancy

New home sales 10-year high baffles economists

After hitting a new low in August, new home sales surged in September to their fastest pace in the past decade, according to the latest report released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sales of new single-family houses in September surged to a seasonally adjusted annual rate

Home prices pick up speed in August

After slowing down slightly in July, home price increases began to pick up speed once more in July, according to the latest House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices increased 0.7% from July to August, up from the upwardly revised increase of 0.4% in July. The index also increased 6.6% from

The Ideal Home for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Each zodiac sign gravitates to different home features, and consulting the stars can give you a fun perspective on your style. Read on to find your ideal home, based on your horoscope. And tell us in the comments if it sounds like you! Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) A dreamer and connector, you like

10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light,

New home construction suddenly slows in September

Overall, housing starts decreased in September, however, single-family housing completions showed double digit growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Privately owned housing starts dropped in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million. This is down 4.7% from August’s

Is Your Bathroom a Total Snooze Fest? (It Doesn’t Have to Be)

The current trend of turning household bathrooms into spa-like retreats isn’t a bad one, per se. Whether waking up with a hot shower or relaxing before bed in a soothing bath, everyone appreciates a crisp, clean palette and great lighting for getting prepped. And neutrals make sense for installed features like bathtubs and sinks –

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the market for a home, here are some reasons why fall can be