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Living on Campus vs Commuting: Which is Cheaper?

By , August 9th, 2018

The price of college tuition is startling and, frankly, stressful for many parents and teens headed to school. That is before they even begin to consider the cost of housing in college, which exceeds $10,000 at many public universities in the United States. What is the difference between living on campus vs commuting when it […]


Is It Still Cheaper to Rent Than Buy a Home?

By , June 18th, 2018

Although the U.S. Federal Reserve has just indicated that it may step up the pace of interest rate increases,  there has yet to be any indication that changes in mortgage availability might change how people decide whether to buy or rent homes. Choosing whether or not to buy a home is a serious decision. It’s […]


Lawn Care for Extreme Summer Weather

By , June 8th, 2018

Extreme summer weather can wreak havoc on your lawn if you don’t change the way you care for it. You might actually be forced to do something different: For instance, if you live in an area susceptible to drought, local ordinances on water rationing might actually prohibit you from watering your grass. In some cases, […]


Bug Repellents for Your Home and Yard

By , June 8th, 2018

As temperatures rise and everyone heads outdoors, bugs are also becoming active. While some pests are simply an annoyance, others carry harmful diseases. For example, mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus, multiple forms of encephalitis, Dengue fever, a range of parasites, and more. Additionally, allergies to bee stings are fairly common, and certain spider bites […]


How to Prepare for Summer Rainstorms and Hurricanes

By , June 4th, 2018

A hurricane of the intensity of Harvey or Irma can damage anywhere from 25 percent to 90 percent, respectively of the homes after it hits the mainland. With this year’s storm season also expected to be above average in severity, it behooves you to know how to prepare for summer rainstorms and hurricanes. The impact […]


The Shocking Ways Climate Change Impacts Real Estate Values

By , June 1st, 2018

Although the average U.S. home price rose 6.3 percent last year, things played out entirely differently in certain locations — prepare to be surprised by the way climate change impacts real estate values. Interestingly, some rather surprising supply-and-demand scenarios resulted in the short- and long-term aftermath of different natural disasters in recent years. Rising Sea […]


5 Summer Home Improvement Projects

By , May 30th, 2018

Investments in residential remodeling will increase by 4.9 percent over the course of the year, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Many of these projects take place in temperate weather — so outdoor tasks are easier — but before it gets too hot. Which home improvement projects you decide to take on depends […]


10 Things You Can Do If You Can’t Sell Your House

By , May 23rd, 2018

The average home spends 89 days on the market before it sells. This means it isn’t uncommon for sellers to have their house listed for at least three months. However, some housing markets are much hotter. For example, a home in Seattle spends only 20 days on the market on average. If you are trying […]


10 Housing Markets That Are Still Affordable

By , April 24th, 2018

Although home ownership has become less attainable in many parts of the country, there are still some housing markets that are still affordable, even in some popular locations. Ultimately, choosing where to live is about more than just housing prices. You also want a reasonable number of amenities to make enjoying life easier. Additionally, strong […]


4 Factors to Consider When Doing Home Improvements

By , January 20th, 2018

Doing home improvements can add a great deal of value. You can increase the value of your home, sure, but you can also improve how your home feels, make it a more livable space, and fix problems costing you money in the long run. Small home improvements can seem pretty simple, but sometimes that small […]

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