Allergic to Your House? How to Prevent Indoor Allergies

Build RealtyMarket News

The only thing worse than allergies is indoor allergies. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentration of pollutants can actually be two to five times higher than outdoors. Yikes! If you or your family have been sneezing, wheezing, or itching indoors, allergies could be to blame. Common indoor allergens such as mold, dust, dander, and … Read More

8 Minimalist Homes That Are Big on Style (Not on Stuff)

Build RealtyHome Improvement

Stunning. Sleek. Neat. Feast your eyes on eight simple, yet sophisticated homes so serene, they might just have you decluttering in no time. Open and airy – up, down and around Photo by PLUSH Image Corporation . High ceilings and a palette of neutral colors make this living room feel open and luminous. From the Mid-Century Modern couch to the … Read More

7 Retro Trends Making a Comeback

Build RealtyHome Improvement

Each year, fashion leaves a strong impression on the design industry and its offerings for the season. For 2020, the vibe includes handmade organic details paired with the sparkle of the ’70s disco club and the velvety softness of the ’80s. But beyond the nostalgic hints that those artistic impressions carry, what lies ahead for interiors? How will we change … Read More

Home Prices Now Rising Faster in Car-Dependent Neighborhoods Than in Walkable Places as Buyers Chase Affordability

Build RealtyMarket News

Market trends suggest that many homebuyers are prioritizing affordability above walkability.  Home-sale prices in walkable neighborhoods across the country increased 2.3 percent year over year to a median $343,900 in July, compared to 4.3 percent annual growth to a median $312,100 for homes in car-dependent areas.  That’s according to data from Walk Score®, a Redfin company that rates the walkability … Read More

How to Maximize the Value of Your Underwater Home

Build RealtyMarket News

Consider renting out your home in the event of a recession. When the next recession hits, the stock market will fall in value and the unemployment rate will rise, which means more homeowners may struggle to afford their home and be tempted to sell. And with more homes for sale and fewer buyers able to afford a home, the housing … Read More

The Best Cities to Retire in Each State

Build RealtyMarket News

Everyone has a unique dream of retirement and choosing the right place for you is imperative. The best cities to retire in the USA are almost as diverse as each individual’s vision for their golden years. To help narrow it down, we named the best city to retire in every state Redfin operates. Rankings were determined by common factors that … Read More

How to Reduce Traffic Noise in Your Backyard

Build RealtyMarket News

Excessive noise levels are unpleasant, to say the least, especially in your backyard. Your outside space should be a peaceful oasis where you and your family can unwind and enjoy the outdoors. However, whether it’s traffic noise, construction, lawn mowers, or neighborhood kids playing in the street, bothersome sounds can find their way into your home.  As well as being … Read More

Here is How Many Posts it Takes an Influencer with 1 Million Instagram Followers to Buy a Home

Build RealtyMarket News

Photographers, beauty bloggers, and yes, dogs can all buy a home sooner than the average person if they command a serious social following.   If Nashville-based influencer @itsdougthepug posted one sponsored post a day, every day, to his Instagram feed, he could buy a median-priced home, in cash, in about 10 days.  That’s right, a dog brings in more income … Read More