Redfin and Trupanion Name the 25 Most Cat-Friendly Cities of 2019

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Corvallis, OR; Spokane, WA; and Orlando, FL rank highest in terms of local access to vet care and housing features felines favor like high ceilings and patios.   Feline fans rejoice: every day can be #Caturday if you live in one of the following 25 most cat-friendly cities for 2019, ranked based on data from Redfin, the tech-powered real estate … Read More

Tech Companies Want to Improve Housing Affordability — Which May be Just as Much a Business Strategy as a Community Initiative

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Tech companies like Google are committing to build more housing for their employees and neighbors. That could help housing affordability, but it could also ease employers’ recruitment costs. The nation’s largest companies, including Google , Microsoft and Facebook ,  have pledged billions of dollars to create affordable housing near their campuses, acknowledging their part in the housing affordability crisis facing … Read More

Asbestos Exposure in the Home: Risk, Removal, and Remodeling

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Many people are alarmed to learn that their house may contain asbestos. Asbestos exposure has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma – particularly in construction workers and manufacturers, who were frequently exposed to it on the job. Most Americans will spend at least one-third of their time every day inside their home – that is a lot of time … Read More

7 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips for a Greener Yard This Summer

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Maintaining a beautiful yard is a point of pride for many homeowners. From keeping the grass mowed to planting flowers and manicuring shrubbery, a lot goes into keeping a yard up to standard. For households that experience the occasional drought, the need to conserve water can take a significant toll without drought-tolerant landscaping. Providing a lawn with one inch of … Read More

Here are the Most (And Least) Affordable Metros for Getting Married and Buying a Home in the Same Year

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Cleveland, where the average wedding costs $22,000 and the typical down payment is $34,000, is the most affordable place to get married and buy a new home.   Engaged couples in Cleveland , Detroit and Pittsburgh can have their wedding cake and eat it too–in their new home, that is. That’s because these three Midwestern metros are the most affordable … Read More

Here’s What Homebuyers and Sellers Can Expect if the Fed Lowers Rates

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Lower mortgage rates tend to push up housing demand and prices. A weakened stock market and looming economic fallout from trade wars have led many to expect that the Fed will lower interest rates this year . If the rate cuts come, and translate to a decline in mortgage rates, homebuying will become marginally more affordable, which is likely to … Read More

Homes Listed with Professional Real Estate Photos Sell Quicker and For More Money. This Is Why.

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First impressions are everything, especially in home buying. A gorgeous exterior vs. a crummy one decides whether you walk in the front door. Inside, spotless interiors are more likely to inspire a life there than a cluttered house that’s clearly, well, someone else’s home. And while this is where staging can play a huge role , it’s the listing pictures … Read More