(BPT) - As the pandemic continues to keep many Americans in their houses, home improvement projects are on the rise. With long durations of time spent at home, more homeowners value a comfortable and functional living space. Today, renovation and repair are preferred by 61% of people over re…
(BPT) - It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market is booming right now. According to realtor.com, “Strong demand and insufficient supply pushed home prices up at a record-breaking 16.6% pace. The combination of historically low mortgage rates, businesses reopening and the lifting of pandem…
(BPT) - Modern design celebrates the elimination of unnecessary elements, keeping only the beautiful details that enhance a space. Purposeful, exquisite nuances from finishings and natural materials to functional details bring life to modern design. Designers can redefine a modern space with…
(BPT) - Events from the past year have all of us reconsidering what we want and need out of our homes. From work and play to wellness, our homes have become the epicenter of, well, everything — leading to an emergence of design trends focused on adapting to a new normal. The design experts a…
(BPT) - Choosing the right decking material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country — and for good…
(BPT) - The past year has taught homeowners to value their dwellings not just as a place of residence, but a center of social, personal and professional lives. Many will continue to see their homes as a center of work, learning and play, as we continue adjusting to new concepts of ‘normal.’ …
(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record highs. According to recent reports, states like Washington and Oregon have seen recording-break…
(StatePoint) Approximately 35 million Americans move every year. But unlike most times when homeowners largely change addresses within the same city or county, 2020 saw a sharp increase in relocations between 50 to 500 miles away.
(StatePoint) With mortgage rates hovering near three percent, experts say there are still a number of homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. In fact, borrowers who refinanced in 2020 to lower their mortgage rate saved over $2,800 in mortgage payments annually, according to the latest…
(StatePoint) While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large, analysts expect the housing market to remain strong and stable in the coming year.
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