Starting in 2020, nearly all new single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings built in California must have solar power, state authorities ruled Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind decision by the California Energy Commission puts the state on track to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets and reach its goal of turning energy-using homes into energy producers. By
Congratulations! You bought your first house. As you may already know, when you buy a house with financing, you’re required to have homeowners insurance. Here are a few things to look for to get the best homeowners insurance. What Is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that provides financial protection to
“Buy a home in my twenties? Who, me?” If this is you, we get it. The thought of buying a home often seems like something that older people do. The truth is, however, there are plenty of perks to being a young homeowner. And if you’ve got the financial means, what are you waiting for?
[Question]I’m thinking about selling my house and then renting for a while. Will I have to pay higher capital gains taxes on my home sale because I’m not rolling over the money to a new house? [Answer]No. You’re thinking of the old law, under which people could delay paying taxes on their home-sale profits if
Homes in America are selling like hotcakes, with the exception of some properties in the luxury market like the $19.75 million “Versailles in Manhattan” nobody wants to buy. The time it takes for a house to go from listing to sale keeps falling because there are’s an abundance of buyers waiting to pounce and even stretch
As a first-time home buyer, you probably assume your realtor or real estate agent will do the dirty work of negotiation for you. While that may be true, or you might take a DIY approach selling by owner, make sure you’re not missing any opportunities to bargain for what you want—whether that involves closing costs