7 Points To Consider Before Moving Out Of The City

Chances are good you’ve probably imagined—at some time or another—what it would be like to give up your daily grind, uproot, and move to the country. Buying a home in the country would mean space for days, Instagram-worthy views, lower crime rates, and fresh air. Sounds idyllic, right? Well, rural living can be a dream come true. But if…

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What does it cost to buy a home in your city?

How much money for a mortgage? Owning a home in one of the nation’s largest cities doesn’t have to come with equally large costs. In fact, in some American towns, a salary of only $20K is enough to afford a mortgage. Low-cost big cities Taking into account U.S. Census data, property taxes, current interest rates,…

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Home Renovations in 2018: Which Ones Improve Your Home Market Value?

Planning to remodel your kitchen, add a master suite, or undertake some other pricey home renovation in 2018? Watch out—not all of these home improvements pay off like they did in the past, according to Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value Report. For this much-referenced annual report, now in its 31st year, researchers pinpointed the average return on investment of 20 popular home renovations by…

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3 Best Reasons To Buy a Home in 2018 (but You’d Better Hurry)

Figuring out when to plunge into the real estate market can be quite intimidating—especially when prices are high, choices are limited, and history urges restraint. “We’ve seen two or three years of what could be considered unsustainable levels of price appreciation, as well as an inventory shortage that resulted in a record-low number of homes for sale across…

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