Author Archives: Debbie Prosser

Mouth-Watering Outdoor Kitchens (And Surprise! Their ROI Is Great)

Building an outdoor kitchen is more than an indulgence: These backyard beauties can improve your home’s value. Outdoor kitchens typically get a 71% return on investment, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS® — and … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows

This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, leaving some borrowers wondering how low will they go. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week, the lowest average since September 2017.  “While the drop in mortgage rates is … Continue reading

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Home Sizes May Be Indicator for Economy’s Health

June 4, 2019 The size of newly constructed homes may be a sign of how well the economy is doing, according to a new analysis by Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders. “Typical new-home size … Continue reading

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Super-Busy People Reveal Their Habits for a Tranquil Home

Three young entrepreneurs give tips on staying organized and calm while living hectic lives. Life is crazy. Cah-ray-zee. And while you wouldn’t have it any other way from 9 to 5 (OK, more like 8 to 7), the insanity should … Continue reading

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Consumers Say Housing Is a Strong Financial Investment

May 23, 2019 Sixty-five percent of households nationwide view buying a home in their ZIP code as a good financial investment, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Housing Expectations. Nearly 72 percent of … Continue reading

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Report: Owners Aren’t Saving Enough for Remodeling

Homeowners significantly underestimate the costs involved when planning a home improvement project, finds a new study from Discover Home Equity Loans, based on a survey of 1,200 Americans. Eighty-two percent of consumers believe the home they own is a financial … Continue reading

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Gen Xers’ Adult Children Influence Their Buying Decisions According to Realtor® Report

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2019) – One in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so; with 52 percent of those Gen X buyers indicating that they did so because their … Continue reading

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45% of Millennials Expect Their First Home to Be Their ‘Dream Home’

Young adults have waited longer than past generations to jump into homeownership. As they wait, that may have upped their expectations over what their home will look like for when they finally do take the plunge into ownership. Forty-five percent … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Important Rooms to Stage

Staging not only results in a quicker sale but also tends to increase the home’s value too, according to the newly released 2019 Profile of Home Staging report conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®. One quarter of buyers’ agents … Continue reading

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