’70s bunker-like house is actually a dream

 Posted by on 2016-11-03 at 18:49  architecture, home, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on ’70s bunker-like house is actually a dream
Nov 032016
 

If you’re not quite ready to burrow all the way down into the ground in preparation for whatever may ensue in our volatile world in the coming days, weeks, and months, then consider the appeal of this under-ground but not-underground home in McLean, Virginia.

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4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes

 Posted by on 2016-10-30 at 20:57  economics, investing, mortgage, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on 4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes
Oct 302016
 

One of the biggest mistakes Millennials make is purchasing a home before it really makes sense. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a home, but you might want to reconsider if you are buying your first home for any of the following reasons.

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What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

 Posted by on 2016-09-20 at 01:33  economics, finance, money, mortgage, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?
Sep 202016
 


If you are making the comparison of renting versus buying a home, you need to consider all the factors. If you do a quick search online, most of the resources available will only look at mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and maybe homeowner’s association (HOA) fees. However many of them will not discuss and outline the “other costs”. These are costs such as landscaping, snow removal, home furnishings, repairs, maintenance, replacements, and renovations. These “other costs” can add up to a lot over time.

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10 years after housing peaked, US is more of a renter nation

 Posted by on 2016-06-21 at 01:41  economics, finance, housing, mortgage, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on 10 years after housing peaked, US is more of a renter nation
Jun 212016
 


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — It’s a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling. For many longtime owners, times are good.

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Chicago among cities with largest share of underwater homeowners, studies show

 Posted by on 2016-06-09 at 16:44  chicago, economics, finance, housing, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on Chicago among cities with largest share of underwater homeowners, studies show
Jun 092016
 


Stuck in a home you can’t sell for enough to get out from underneath the mortgage? You are not alone. More homeowners in the Chicago area are trapped in underwater mortgages than in almost any other major metropolitan area in the country, according to two new studies released this week.

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What is the Effect of Street Art on Real Estate Prices?

 Posted by on 2016-05-31 at 12:29  art, banksy, economics, real estate, Reblog, street art, urbanism  Comments Off on What is the Effect of Street Art on Real Estate Prices?
May 312016
 


Marginalized at first, street art and graffiti first appeared on American subways in the 1970s before reaching Europe in 1980s alongside hip hop music. With the rise of the 21st century, street art and graffiti have taken the world by storm quickly evolving into a popular and desirable art form.

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