How Marijuana Legalization Affects Property Values



Is the grass really greener on the other side? Currently, cannabis is legal for recreational use, medicinal use or both in 36 states plus Washington, D.C. And one interesting “side effect” of legalization has taken place in the real estate market.  Between April 2017 and April 2021, property values rose $17,113 more in states where […]

5 Wall Art Home Decor Trends of 2021



Wall art is one of the top interior design trends of the year, likely to remain trendy in 2022, especially when the approach is modular and flexible. While accent walls are out of fashion, wallpapers make a strong comeback, murals are creative and fun, and green walls are a nod to the environment while adding […]

Silverton Mortgage partners with homebuilder Clover & Hive



Silverton Mortgage, a leading direct residential mortgage lender, announced its newest partnership with clover & hive, a new home builder that offers a modernized and simplified approach to home buying with pricing starting in the low $300s. With its partner lender status, Silverton will serve clover & hive out of its new office in Kansas City, […]

How to Avoid Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes



If you have decided to sell a house or are in the process of selling it, you need to keep in mind that usually, there are taxes on real estate capital gains. Generally speaking, the higher the price you sell at, the bigger your tax bill from Uncle Sam. Sometimes when you sell your home […]

Are HOA Properties Right for Investors?



Homeowner’s associations (HOA) are self-governing bodies that oversee and manage a residential community. Homeowners within the boundaries of the HOA automatically become dues-paying members and cannot opt-out of the HOA. Almost every HOA is run by a board of directors elected by the membership. The goal of an HOA is to maintain and increase home […]

New home sales slip as buyers are priced out



New home sales have fallen to their lowest level since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that the housing boom could be coming to an end. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau released Monday shows that new single-family home sales in June fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 676,000 units, down 6.6% from […]

White House promised more help to avoid foreclosures



The national moratorium on federally backed mortgage foreclosures is set to expire at the end of the week, and the White House has responded by promising more financial aid to struggling homeowners. Data from Black Knight shows that around 1.5 million U.S. homeowners are still seriously delinquent on their mortgages, which means they have failed […]

7 Reasons Why Landlords Should Require Renters Insurance



As a landlord, you take steps to protect your investment. You make sure you protect yourself with good insurance policies, and take steps to minimize your liability. But there’s one additional step that you may want to consider having your tenants take as well –requiring them to have renters insurance. Renters insurance is a policy […]

A guide to buying a home in Tampa!!!



Buying a home means you need to spend the hard-earned money of your entire life. It requires a huge investment, therefore, getting the best deal is very important. Do you know certain factors that can affect the cost of buying homes? Timing is one of the main factors which plays an important role in buying […]

How to Utilize Vertical Radiators in Your Home



Radiators have come a long way from their traditional designs and offer homeowners and businesses many different design options than ever before. Gone are the days you would only have a handful of options to choose from and all would be familiar horizontal, rectangular shapes. One variety that has seen popularity are vertical radiators, turning […]