How to Downsize Your House
Many people are looking to downsize these days, either because they're getting older or they need to reduce the financial burdens of a big house and mortgage. But editing a lifetime's worth of possessions can be difficult.
Where can I find eco-friendly exterior doors that will match my historic home and keep the cold out?
Answer: At least three options come to mind: refinish a salvaged antique door and provide new weatherproofing; make a new insulated door using salvaged wood; or buy a manufactured door made with eco-friendly materials and/or with excellent energy-conserving features.
Pew: Almost half of Americans want to live somewhere else
Living in Las Vegas appeals more to men than women. Affluent adults are twice as likely as poorer folks to want to live in Boston. Young people like big cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
Why are Foreclosure Rates Much Higher in California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida?
On January 15, 2009, RealtyTrac reported that the number of U.S. residential housing units in foreclosure in 2008 increased 81% from 2007 and the overall foreclosure rate was1.84%.
Moody's Predict Housing Bottom
Moody’s Economy.com Chief Economist Mark Zandi is coming out with a new study on the housing market. He’ll discuss it in a conference call with clients on Feb. 5.
Creative New Ways to Buy a Home
Even though mortgage rates are at near 30-year lows, some homebuyers are completely avoiding banks and getting below-market rates--even without credit or income qualification.
Bali's cash property market keeps prices up
Fueled by rising tourism, the property market on the Indonesian island of Bali has been on a roll in recent years, especially at the high end.
Freddie Mac to Start Leasing Foreclosed Homes
Freddie Mac will begin offering leases to renters who face eviction as the result of foreclosure, the company announced Friday.
What Does it Take to Get Buyers Off the Fence
If you would love to purchase a new house but you're sitting on the fence, what exactly would it take to get you to buy?
NEWS FROM AROUND WASH. DC REGION:
- McLean Activists Predict Potential for 'Daily Disaster' on Route 123
- Arlington's Unemployment Still Lowest, Just Not So Low
- Home to Stay
- Magruders Loses Its Lease?
- Poplar Point Developer Pulls Out of Project
- House stimulus bill contains $900M for DC
- Md. transportation authorities defend toll increases
- Study: Transit use, walking spike at region's core
- Property Owners Predicament
- For Arlington Resident, Green is Good
- Belfort Park Task Force Pushes Forward