Mortgage rates dip to annual low: Will they stick?

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/11/mortgage-rates-dip-to-annual-low-will-they-stick.html

Political and economic factors are behind the fall in mortgage rates, which follow loosely Treasury yields….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/11/mortgage-rates-dip-to-annual-low-will-they-stick.html

Political and economic factors are behind the fall in mortgage rates, which follow loosely Treasury yields….

How to Baby-Proof Your Apartment

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Baby-proofing your home is an essential for child safety, but it can be a bit more of a challenge in a rental. (Landlords generally disapprove of new holes in the walls, after all.)

These tips will have your rental home safe and healthy for your little ones in no time.

Corral cords and cover p…

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Baby-proofing your home is an essential for child safety, but it can be a bit more of a challenge in a rental. (Landlords generally disapprove of new holes in the walls, after all.)

These tips will have your rental home safe and healthy for your little ones in no time.

Corral cords and cover p…

4 Keys to Buying a Flipped House

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Many home buyers wrongly assume that a newly renovated home is, well, just that: new. They perceive it as move-in ready and free from hassles. The newly renovated home typically pulls in top dollar, because the buyer assumes it is perfect, turnkey and ready to go.

Although house-flipping shows on television often make the process seem easy and feature beautiful homes with happy stories, they don’t follow through to see how the home withstands daily use, weather patterns and typical…

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Many home buyers wrongly assume that a newly renovated home is, well, just that: new. They perceive it as move-in ready and free from hassles. The newly renovated home typically pulls in top dollar, because the buyer assumes it is perfect, turnkey and ready to go.

Although house-flipping shows on television often make the process seem easy and feature beautiful homes with happy stories, they don’t follow through to see how the home withstands daily use, weather patterns and typical…

Seattle Is the Best Bike City in the US

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Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city ranks as the No. 1 bike city in the U.S. followed by Portland and San Francisco, according to a Zillow analysis.

To find the best bike cities, Zillow looked at the percent of commuters who bike to work, how long it takes to get to work on a bike, the number of Zillow rental listings that mention bicycle storage, and the miles of protected bike lanes in each city.

The city of Seatt…

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Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city ranks as the No. 1 bike city in the U.S. followed by Portland and San Francisco, according to a Zillow analysis.

To find the best bike cities, Zillow looked at the percent of commuters who bike to work, how long it takes to get to work on a bike, the number of Zillow rental listings that mention bicycle storage, and the miles of protected bike lanes in each city.

The city of Seatt…

Homebuilder sentiment unchanged for four months

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/16/homebuilder-sentiment-unchanged-for-4-months.html

A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April….

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A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April….

Tommy Lee Lists His 'Home Sweet Home'

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shutterstock_100713742Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee is on his way out of his Calabasas mansion, which recently donned a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24359-La-Masina-Ct-Calabasas-CA-91302/19896923_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propalert-hdp&rtoken=6b559e9e-efa4-4e25-85b3-bf73b4dde004…

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shutterstock_100713742Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee is on his way out of his Calabasas mansion, which recently donned a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24359-La-Masina-Ct-Calabasas-CA-91302/19896923_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propalert-hdp&rtoken=6b559e9e-efa4-4e25-85b3-bf73b4dde004…

Mother-In-Law Apartments Provide Benefits With Relative Ease

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By Barry Bridges

The term “mother-in-law apartment” seems straight out of the Don Draper era – a sardonic reference to strained relations between married couples and parents. These days, many homeowners are turning to these separate-but-joined living quarters as a way to reduce friction in their daily lives, not increase it.

“Mother-in-law apartment” is one of the many nicknames for something known in government circles as an <a href="https://a…

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By Barry Bridges

The term “mother-in-law apartment” seems straight out of the Don Draper era – a sardonic reference to strained relations between married couples and parents. These days, many homeowners are turning to these separate-but-joined living quarters as a way to reduce friction in their daily lives, not increase it.

“Mother-in-law apartment” is one of the many nicknames for something known in government circles as an <a href="https://a…

Homebuyers finally fuel mortgage volume, up 10%

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/13/homebuyers-finally-fuel-mortgage-volume.html

It took a few weeks, but near record low mortgage rates may be pushing more homebuyers into this spring's housing market….

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It took a few weeks, but near record low mortgage rates may be pushing more homebuyers into this spring's housing market….

Why Sharing Your Home Just Got Easier

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Whether for care-giving, cultural, or economic reasons, more American families are sharing a home.

In 2013, 21 percent of U.S. households were shared, according to a Fannie Mae study  – including multiple generations (grandparents, adult children, an…

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Whether for care-giving, cultural, or economic reasons, more American families are sharing a home.

In 2013, 21 percent of U.S. households were shared, according to a Fannie Mae study  – including multiple generations (grandparents, adult children, an…

Insurer seeks to ease housing bubble fears

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/13/down-payment-insurance-seeks-to-ease-housing-bubble-fears.html

ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity….

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ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity….