How to Calculate Payments for a First-Time Home Buyer

Since a home is likely the single largest and most important purchase the first-time home buyer will make, he should seek an affordable monthly payment. Begin with evaluating monthly income and expenses to determine how much he can comfortably afford. He must also consider additional expenses associated with homeownership, such as homeowner’s insurance, property taxes and, in some cases, private mortgage insurance. read more


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Why I Love My Bathroom-in-A-Box

If you love good design but can’t get there yourself, Lowes’ ready-to-go bathrooms could be for you. They were for me, and this is why. read more

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What Would You Give Up to Avoid DIY Projects?

A new survey suggests that the DIY boom may be waning as the “Do It for Me” generation steps in. read more


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15 Smart Design Choices for Cold Climates (9 photos)

Ice dams, burst pipes, drafty rooms, dangerously slick stairways if you live in a chilly climate, youve probably had to deal with at least one of these problems at some point. Thankfully, there are some design moves that can help you avoid (or at least mitigate) common winter woes…. read more

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Buys in Calabasas for $10.75 Million

The home is where his mother, Katherine Jackson, lives with the late pop star’s children read more

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Loan Demand Back on the Upswing

After reaching a 13-year low at the end of last year, mortgage applications were back on the rise this week, the MBA reports. read more


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Room of the Day: A Bland Bath Goes Bold (9 photos)

The DC Design House (the foremost decorator showcase home in Washington D.C.) is set to open on April 13. Before the latest rooms are revealed, we take a look back at one of our favorite spaces from years past. In 2012, Christopher Patrick was assigned a small,… read more

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4 Fun and Useful Energy-Saving Projects

Read more about this here. read more

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Real Estate Prices over 30 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is an interesting one! read more

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Infographic: What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage

For a $300,000 mortgage with a 20% down payment and a 30-year fixed rate mortgage of 4.5% vs. 5.5%, you can save $52,794 over the life of the loan. read more


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Strong Demand Helps Buck Winter Trend

These 10 housing markets are leading the nation with largest year-over-year list price increases. read more


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Home Owners Doing Record Number of Cash Deals

About 29 percent of non-investment buyers used cash to fund their housing transactions in the first quarter of this year, and baby boomers make up… read more


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Minimalist Kitchen Design: Clean Look and Lines

Clean lines and clear colors can lend a modern, sophisticated look to bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms – and even kitchens. read more

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NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Newest infographic on existing home sales. read more

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Boomerang kids: Nothing wrong with living at home

Remember when kids couldn’t wait to move out of their parents’ house? Well those days are over. read more

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