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Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their rent or mortgage payment. This percentage allows the household...

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There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions:The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts,...

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Home values are high, the housing market is competitive, and more buyers want to get in. As a result, an increasing number of buyers are lying and cheating.  Mortgage fraud risk jumped more than 12 percent year over year at the end of the second quarter, according to CoreLogic, which...

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Seasonally adjusted inventory is calculated by taking the homes available for sale in a given month andcomparing them to the past 12 months’ average sales. This tells us how many months it would take tosell the existing homes on the market.The seasonally adjusted inventory level for June was...

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Let us make this a day to remember. It is the Birthday of our Nation so great! So with pride and salute, the Marciniak Team Wishes You a Happy Independence Day!

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Living in an HOA can come with a legion of perks—like gorgeously manicured common lawns, swanky amenities, and some rad Fourth of July BBQs.But there's a reason that a stigma exists against homeowners associations: Board members on a power trip can institute some ridiculous rules.Ridiculous,...

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Trees are a prized addition to any property, providing shade, beauty, fruit or nuts to nosh on, a spot under which to ponder humans' place in the universe or perhaps whether to switch from Netflix to Hulu—and the list goes on. But be warned: Not all trees...

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The bathroom "can actually be a deal breaker for some people,” observes Bee Heinemann, an interior design expert at Vant Wall Panels.So before you take the plunge, assess these seven trends that design experts and home buyers would like to flush from the bathroom right...

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Selling your home? Then you've likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market.For starters, you'll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace those...

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