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From Country Living
Check out these tiny homes that maximize both function and style. Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement isn't necessarily about sacrifice. With thoughtful, innovative designs, some homeowners have discovered a small house actually leads to a simpler yet fuller life, connecting them with family, friends, and nature while freeing them from mortgages, wastefulness, and an urge to keep up wi
Living alone has its benefits. No race to the bathroom to get ready in the morning. Sole control of TV and takeout choices. A pants/no-pants policy, as you see fit. But there are also some drawbacks, security not least among them.
The number of people living alone is on the rise. “The most recent [census] reports show that around 14 percent of Americans live alone,” says Sarah Brown, a security expert at Safewise, “and it’s been increasing more each year.”
It’s mildly dep
From Woman's Day
There's always one house on the block that goes Christmas-lights crazy—and as over-the-top as some of the displays can be, others are hands-down spectacular. Not only that, but many homeowners decorate in order to collect money for a local charity. Check out some of the most joyous decorative feats below.
CHRISTMAS ON THE CANAL
Situated along the c
From Roof & Floor
Buying a home is certainly a nerve-wracking task but along with this excitement, it’s always better to act wisely to avoid mistakes. Here are five common mistakes that people often do while buying a home.
Making a non-astute investment: While buying a home, we often flow with emotions & eagerness resulting in choosing a plan which ruins us financially in the long run. Buying a home should bring ‘happiness&rsqu
Christina El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' shares how to avoid being tripped up by common missteps in real estate investing.
Believe it or not, Tarek and I started flipping houses with very little experience in investing. We were real estate agents for many years, so we thought we knew the real estate world — including investing — backward and forward.
Little did we know, there was a lot we needed to learn to become successful flippers. Needless to say, we made many
From Realty Times
We know what you're thinking: New year, new style. But if you're getting ready to make some updates to your home or incorporate some stylish new pieces, how do you know which way to go? Trend forecasters have been hitting the interior design, furniture, and furnishings shows, and we've got our edit of the hot, upcoming looks right here.
Could gray be on its way o
National Mortgage Professional Magazine has announced that Kevin Dolan, manager of the Mountain Lakes, N.J., branch, will be included on the magazine's "40 Under 40" list for 2016.
According to the magazine, that places Kevin among "the top mortgage professionals under the age of 40, as voted on by their peers, who exemplify professionalism and top production in today’s housing market."
AnnieMac is no stranger to that list, which last year included National Director of Sales Vincent Ingui.
From Business Insider
Even if you can afford to buy a house, that doesn't always mean it's the right choice to make.
What's your goal — to make a profit, or to settle down in a place you really like? What's your credit score? Are you planning to move in the next couple of years? How much cash do you have in the bank? All these factors can affect whether or not you should continue to rent or make the leap and purchase a home.
You wake up in a cold sweat. There’s something lurking in the dark, visible by flickering computer light. Something’s haunting you. It’s… the real estate listings! Deep down, you’d love to own a home, but whenever you take steps beyond idle window-shopping, a chill runs up your spine, and paralyzes you from moving ahead. We get it—you’re about to make a life-changing
We’ve said it before, but buying a home is one of the most emotional and largest decisions people make in their lifetime. As a first-time home buyer, the process can be confusing and intimidating. If you are confused by all the requirements needed to get a loan, where to start your search, which documents you need to have at closing, or what you should (or should not) sign, you’re not alone. A large majority of first-time home buyers don&r
From RIS Media
Since relocating is such a major undertaking, it's vital to thoroughly research your options. This is especially essential regarding an overseas move. Here are five things to assess in a prospective neighborhood to ensure you'll feel at home, no matter whether your new home is here or abroad.
One consideration is how you'll navigate your new surroundings. Find out whether you'll have access to public transportation or need a car. If you can use public transit, what are the service hours and stops? If you require airport proximity,
If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you know the drill. Four to five months of heavy clothes, seeing your breath and generally freezing outside. Sometimes even elsewhere, Old Man Winter stops in for an unexpected visit. But beyond the inconvenience and discomfort, a winter storm or other severe weather conditions can cause real damage. So it's important to think about winter preparedness.
Protecting your home is vital. A frozen water pipe can burst and flood your house or basement. An ice dam in your gutter can cause water to seep into and satura
Mortgage rates, while still at historic lows, have risen rapidly over the past several weeks, according to Freddie Mac.
Since the beginning of November, the rates have increased by about half a percentage point, bringing them to a 16-month high. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors all predict that the trend will continue, and that interest rates will climb still higher in the months ahead.
As of Nov. 29, according to Bankrate, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.98 percent, up 3 basis points over the previous week. The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.14 percent, up 4 basis points over the prev
In the weeks leading up to the collection on Nov. 15, all of the teams put together their contributions for the AnnieMac Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Pumpkin Spice Girls. 50 Shades of Gravy. I Yam What I Yam, and many more.
And when they were done, the food they'd donated for area families through the Food Bank of South Jersey took up 102 boxes and weighed in at 2,110 pounds.
Kristin DeJesus from the South Jersey Food Bank said she was really impressed.
"That is superb for a first-time collection like this," she said. "At this rate, you might need a dedicated truck for your pickup next year. Thank you for all of the hard work and effort you put in to this."