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Real Estate

Where Millennials Can and Can’t Actually Afford to Buy Homes

Colorado and Oregon are two of the least affordable states for millennials to buy a home, a new study found. Unsurprisingly, these states also rank as two of the most popular to move to for the age group. Personal finance website GOBankingRates considered the median list prices for homes across...

Homeowners Should Winterize Now – Appraisal Institute

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today advised homeowners to winterize their properties now for cold weather ahead to improve comfort, reduce costs and potentially increase value. “Fall is a great time for consumers to make improvements that likely will pay dividends in the winter and throughout...

2018 Best Places to Retire

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the 2018 Best Places to Retire in the United States. The new rankings offer a comprehensive evaluation of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans’ expectations for retirement, with...

7 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

Adair Homes, Inc., a leading on-your-lot builder that specializes in affordable custom homes in the Pacific Northwest, today announced it is publishing a guide highlighting important questions that should be asked when considering building a custom home. The e-book, 7 Things You Should Know Before Building a Custom Home, is...

Tips for Frustrated Home Buyers

Housing shortages across the country can make home buying ferociously difficult. That frustration is especially acute for first-time buyers, said Senior CFP Board Ambassador Jill Schlesinger, CFP®. “The biggest hurdle for the housing market in the middle of 2017 is low inventory,” said Schlesinger. “Housing starts, housing permits, new home...

Underestimated Costs of Owning a Home

Purchasing a home is an enormous accomplishment, but making the leap from renter to owner also carries plenty of financial challenges – including the responsibility of paying for numerous upfront and ongoing expenses. To help shed some light on some of the unforeseen costs of maintaining a home, American Home...

America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes By State

A new study finds the cost of living in the most expensive zip codes of every state. Personal finance website GOBankingRates used data from Zillow to survey median home values and mortgage payments, as well as cost of living expenses such as groceries, transportation, utilities and healthcare for zip codes in 48...