The other day, I received an e-mail from a couple I’ll call David and Ruth. They both work and own a 3-bedroom home that costs them just $1,000 monthly for real estate taxes and mortgage payments. As they plan to move into a new dwelling, one option is to convert their present place into a
If you own a home, chances are good you have a mortgage. Making mortgage payments can be a source of frustration for homeowners, some of whom will decide to pay off a mortgage early. While owning your home free and clear seems attractive, it’s important to consider whether paying off your mortgage early is actually
Many of us buy our homes thinking we’ll live there forever. But sometimes our circumstances change, and when they do, we’re faced with the potentially daunting task of selling our home and moving elsewhere. If you’re looking to sell your house, you may be wondering when’s the best time of the year to do so.
Open houses are a great way to see what’s available beyond simply scrolling through listings on Zillow or other sites. But they’re also an opportunity to interact with the seller’s real estate agent, which can be very informative. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or not, this is your chance to get to know
From Julia Child’s utilitarian rows of hanging copper pots (now on display at the Smithsonian) to Ina Garten’s sunny white cabinets, no single space says as much about us—and our aspirations—as the kitchen. Perhaps it’s no wonder that this room was the No. 1 most renovated interior in 2016, according to a survey by home-design
Do you own a home? If so, you know the joys and challenges of being a homeowner. Not only does a home give you a place to live, it can also help you financially – by keeping your monthly housing costs stable while avoiding rising housing costs and allowing you to build equity. According to