When it comes to building your investment portfolio, it’s a good idea to have a diversified amount of income-generators. For the second year in a row, Americans named real estate a better long-term investment over stocks, gold, savings accounts/CDs or bonds, according to a 2015 Gallup Survey.
If improving the quality and value of your home is on your to-do list in 2016, you should know that not all home improvements are created equal. According to Remodeling magazine's 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, the following mid-range home improvements recovered the most investment costs.
The holidays are just around the corner, as are holiday guests. If you're expecting company over the next month, these upgrades are quick, efficient and relatively budget-friendly.
If you're a fan of any home improvement television shows, you've probably noticed the trend of using traditional building elements to enhance a home's character. Whether you're living in a newly built home or a fixer upper, shiplap is a great material to transform boring walls, ceilings, built-ins, and more into pieces of architectural interest.
Pinterest is the modern homeowner's dream. A go-to catalog of thousands of DIY home projects and home designs, many homeowners use Pinterest as their first stop when considering home improvements, renovations, and interior or exterior design. Pinterest recently shared what the most popular home pins were with Tech Insider.
More than 80 percent of Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey. Here are some of the highlights of the study, which show Americans' attitudes, perceptions and concerns of the U.S. housing market.
As the U.S. rate of negative home equity dropped in the second quarter of 2015 and home prices in 20 major U.S. cities rose 5 percent in July from July 2014, a new study found that mortgaged U.S. homeowners could be severely underestimating their home equity.
There is good reason behind the real estate catchphrase "location, location, location". When it comes to determining property value, your home's location is one of the most important factors.
Determining what type of housing is right for you can prove to be a difficult task when you factor in the possibilities of job promotions, budget fluctuations, out-of-state moves, a marriage or birth of a child, etc. It's important to choose a housing type that fits your needs and budget in the present moment and factor in what could happen in the next 5-10 years.