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Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.9% 5.06%
15-yr Fixed 4.29% 4.52%
1-yr Adj 2.77% 3.44%
* national averages
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Current market trends:
It’s Easy Being Green: How to Add This Year’s Hottest Hues of Green to Your Décor
10/15/2018 2:00 AM
This year in home decor, green is really having its moment. Learn how to infuse more green into your listing...Read More
Spruce Up Your Listing’s Front Stoop With a Taste of Fall
10/8/2018 2:00 AM
Orange can be a great color for adding curb appeal, and it fits perfectly into the fall season too...Read More
The Concrete Craze in Home Design
10/1/2018 2:00 AM
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So you don’t typically think of concrete as a decor item inside your home but something more reserved for your driveway or a home’s foundation. It can be a cold, harsh surface. So, why are so many designers now using it in the design of interior spaces? The faux […...Read More
Hot Home Trend: Color Block Your Kitchen Cabinets
9/24/2018 2:00 AM
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Getting a little mismatched in kitchen cabinet color designs is no longer being viewed as an unfinished reno job, but instead perfectly stylish in fitting with today’s trends. These “tuxedo kitchens,” as they’re so nicknamed, are where the upper cabinets may be in one color—like in all white—and then [&...Read More
Find Out the New, Hot Home Color for 2019
9/17/2018 2:00 AM
The paint company Behr has named its top pick for 2019"s Color of the Year. See the trending color in home design...Read More
How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts
9/10/2018 2:00 AM
By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource A lot of real estate agents are looking for a good, reliable home stager that can magically transform their listings into the price point their seller is hoping to achieve.  The trouble and confusion sometimes comes when the real estate professional asks a few home stagers to “bid” or […...Read More
Before and After Photos: How Staging Can Make a Big Difference
9/3/2018 2:00 AM
The following are some examples of rooms that were “styled to sell” by meeting targeted buyer’s specific needs...Read More
Staged to Sell: A Fixer Upper to Show Stopper
8/27/2018 2:00 AM
Justin Riordan with the Spade and Archer Design Agency offers up three tips in how he staged this former fixer upper...Read More
Virtual Staging Transforms Cold, Vacant Spaces Into Warm, Welcoming Homes
8/20/2018 2:00 AM
Savvy real estate professionals are using many new tools to help their listings gain an advantage and sell faster--including virtual staging. View the possibilities...Read More
Watch for Asbestos When Renovating Older Homes: You May Be at Risk
8/13/2018 2:00 AM
Asbestos is only considered dangerous when contaminated materials have been worn down or damaged, which is a standard part of most renovation or remodeling work...Read More

Current market trends:
How much of my income goes towards housing?
10/15/2018 11:29 AM
With rates rising and home price growth starting to slow, I started to consider how much income is used towards housing in this current economic climate. Mortgage rates are trending upwards to near the highs of 2011 at 4.98 percent, home prices are still rising but at a slower pace, and the median income has […...Read More
August 2018 Housing Affordability Index
10/12/2018 10:58 AM
At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.78 percent this August, up 14.1 percent compared to 4.19 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in August moving the index down 8.3 percent from 153.9 to 141.2. The […...Read More
In Which States Did Properties Sell Most Quickly in August 2018?
10/3/2018 3:47 PM
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents reported that properties were typically on the market for 29 days, just a day shorter time compared to one year ago (30 days), according to the  August 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1] This indicates that in many states, the supply of homes for sale is still inadequate compared ...Read More
August 2018 Pending Home Sales
9/27/2018 4:10 PM
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that August’s pending home sales pace was down 1.8 percent last month and fell 2.3 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close. They tend to lead existing-home sales data […...Read More
REALTORS® Expect Modest Rise in Home Prices, According to NAR August 2018 Survey
9/27/2018 3:33 PM
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “In the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make the most sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?”  Based on the responses of approximately 3,000 REALTORS® who answered this question in the August 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Inde...Read More