Converting your attic is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to increase the value of your home. However, some homeowners rush into this type of project and it can become an expensive mistake.
It always used to be that saving up for a down payment was one of the biggest hurdles for first-time buyers. But not anymore. According to a new Fitch Ratings report, the down payment problem has been surpassed by something else – a shortage of inventory.
The housing crisis that took hold over eight years ago hasn’t ended, at least according to the vast majority of respondents in the MacArthur Foundation’s 2016 How Housing Matters survey.
Business-focused media organization Crain has just named property restoration, disaster loss recovery, and multifamily renovation firm Response Team 1 in the top five of its Chicago Business “Fast 50” list of companies.
You might be hesitant to trust sellers, agents, or others in the business, afraid of getting a price or home you don’t really want. Here are some gimmicks some agencies and for-sale-by-owner listings use to draw you and your hard-earned money into a major purchase.
It can happen to the best of us: we are unpacking after a move only to find our favorite picture frame or mirror shattered beyond belief.