Low interest rates can be a good opportunity for some people to refinance their mortgage. Depending on your situation, refinancing can help you reduce your monthly payments, lower your interest rate, or give you access to home equity. Here, we’ll walk you through some of the considerations that will help you decide if refinancing is right for you.
You may think your home value is determined by square footage, lot size, neighborhood, and your home’s condition. And you’d be right — those are all important factors. But you’d be overlooking another key piece of the puzzle: Nearby home sales, which have a significant impact on your home’s value.
You may know that having dilapidated homes nearby will impact your home's value in a negative way. The opposite is also true: If people improve their homes, they will not only increase the value of that home but also of the community. Knowing which projects are popular near you will help you weigh your options and make smart decisions about how to invest in your home.
You may have heard about California's new zoning law, SB-9, which goes into effect on January 1, 2022. But you may be wondering how SB-9 really works and whether you’re eligible — and if so, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks?
By the time you’re ready to get contractor bids, you'll have invested a lot of effort and time in vetting potential contractors. Why take chances now? Here, we help you learn how to solicit and compare bids so you can confidently decide which contractor is the best match for you, your home, and your project.
Whether it's a bathroom remodel, kitchen renovation, or a brand-new primary bedroom suite, you'll need to hire a contractor to handle the job. Consider this your go-to guide for not only finding a skilled professional, but also one that’s compatible with your communication style and overall project goals.
If you’re thinking about a kitchen renovation, chances are you’ve been gathering inspiration photos and imagining how you want the space to look, function, and feel. But you're also probably wondering: how much will it cost to get the kitchen of your dreams?
When it comes to living comfortably in your home, there are few appliances more important than your HVAC system. We teamed up with InHome Home Services, the leading Massachusetts-based HVAC firm, to dig into seven things that every homeowner should know about HVAC.
Whether you’re dreaming about buying your first home, thinking about selling your current home, or simply exploring your options as a homeowner, there’s probably one thing that’s top of mind: money. Here, we’ll help you understand why your monthly housing budget is important and what factors impact your monthly mortgage payments.
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