Luxury apartment building will boom in 2020, experts say



American building firms are set to construct the highest number of apartments in 2020 for more than 40 years, according to a new analysis from property management software firm RealPage. Many of those new apartments are targeted at the luxury home sector, RealPage added. In total, around 371,000 new rental apartments are expected to be […]

Hipsturbia – A Major Real Estate Trend in 2020



They’re giving up on their urban residences and going for a house in the suburbs. Yes, that’s what millennials are doing as they are turning parents. And this exodus from the downtowns is not something strikingly fresh. It’s not because this generation is apt to letting go of the city lifestyle. It’s simply because they […]

Is Refinancing Right for You?



You may be looking for some cash if you overdid the holiday spending. Many people are taking advantage of refinancing during this long stretch of low mortgage rates. An interest rate that lowers your monthly payment and how much you ultimately pay for your home is a good reason to refinance and there are several […]

New homes are smaller and have fewer bedrooms



New home contractors are building homes with fewer bedrooms than previously in order to cater to the demand for smaller, more affordable properties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest survey of construction firms, the number of bedrooms in the average newly constructed home in the country is falling. The amount of new single-family homes […]

Rising costs of childcare hits families’ housing budgets, Freddie Mac says



Freddie Mac has warned that the rising cost of childcare services in the U.S. could force many low-income earners to put off their plans for homeownership. In a new analysis published this week, Freddie Mac officials reported that U.S. childcare costs have risen by an average 49% over the last 25 years, while the cost […]

Zillow says U.S. now boasts 218 ‘million-dollar’ cities



There are currently 218 million-dollar cities in the U.S. – cities with a typical home value of $1 million or more – three more than at the end of 2018 and 74 more than there were five years ago. The net addition of three $1 million cities is easily the lowest in recent years, according […]

How To Protect Your Home From Radiation



Thanks to the plethora of devices and gadgets in our world today, we are faced with the problem of radiation hitting us from every angle. Radiations are all around us, and of course, we cannot do without being exposed because the majority of devices we use in our day-to-day activities rely on electromagnetic conduction. There […]

Projects to Do Before Selling Your Home



Moving is a natural part of life. Sometimes new jobs, new families, or the simple desire to live elsewhere may requires you to pack up and leave your old home. This process often involves selling the old house. You may be eager to just move out, but there are certain projects to do before selling your […]

Landlords offer a cheaper alternative to the security deposit



Fewer landlords are insisting on a security deposit, and are instead coming up with alternative ideas that might help out new tenants who’re struggling to come up with the amount necessary. Landlords generally insist on security deposits in order to protect themselves against any damage caused to the property, or missed rental payments. But the […]

NAR voices support for Trump environmental reforms



President Donald Trump’s proposal to reform the National Environmental Policy Act has won the backing of the National Association of Realtors. NAR President Vince Malta (pictured) said the proposed changes should help to modernize environmental standards while also helping to alleviate housing shortages. The NEPA changes would be the first serious amendment to the Act […]