The new tax law, which was signed into law at the end of 2017, will directly or indirectly affect most current and prospective homeowners. Those affected directly are mostly found in the higher-cost housing areas of the nation, and will find their mortgage interest deduction limited by a new maximum loan amount of $750,000, down […]
Daily Archives: January 2, 2018
Interior designers are trained to know what works and doesn’t work in a home. Some designers recently advised against purchasing certain home furnishings, whether you are staging a home or moving into one. Avoid these interior design eyesores for the sake of a home’s style: Overstuffed chairs. “I get that lounge chairs are comfortable, but they’re truly […]
Entertainment areas—wet bars and dry bars—are places to prepare beverages for guests. But these spaces may be losing appeal and could make your listing look dated, designers say. First, make sure you know the difference between a wet bar versus a dry bar. Simply enough, a wet bar has a sink, allowing glasses to easily […]
Retirees are finding that a $1 million nest egg—which was once considered a benchmark for a secure retirement—may no longer be enough. As younger generations age, they will likely see that having a million dollars in retirement may even put them at poverty risk when they retire, financial planners warn. A 67-year baby boomer retiring […]
Homebuilders say larger-than-expected cost increases topped their list of biggest market surprises in 2017, according to a survey of more than 300 homebuilding executives conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. While builders say they anticipated cost increases, 40 percent of builders surveyed say the increases in 2017 were more than what they expected. The […]
Don’t let the snow pile up outside your home this winter. The Outdoor Power Equipment Instituteand TurfMutt offer various tips for homeowners to follow in the colder months. From pet safety to clearing the sidewalks, get in the habit of following these winter weather tips for your property’s upkeep: Source: “Wise Winter Weather Tips for Your Family Yard,” Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
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