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The towns outsmarting Airbnb to make more homes available for residents

Reasons to be Cheerful reveals how U.S. communities are cracking down on the short-term housing market to make more homes available for residents.
Corey Buhay for Reasons to be Cheerful
Thursday, May 2
Real Estate
Rent vs. buy: A comparison of housing costs in U.S. cities
SmartAsset compared the cost of renting vs buying a home by evaluating the difference in monthly costs in 343 cities.
Jaclyn DeJohn
Monday, June 17
Top 10 most attractive U.S. cities for residents over 60
SmartAsset evaluated which U.S. cities and states had the highest number of people aged 60 and older moving in or out to determine what areas are most attractive to that age group.
Jaclyn DeJohn
Wednesday, June 12
2024's cities across the country with the biggest and smallest yards
LawnStarter ranked the cities with the biggest and smallest single-family home yards.
Sav Maive
Tuesday, June 4
Which U.S. cities are best for first-time homebuyers?
SmartAsset examined the current state of the housing market in 185 metro areas to rank the best places for first-time homebuyers based on metrics such as affordability, competition and social characteristics of each area.
Jaclyn DeJohn
Tuesday, June 4
How to buy a home in a high interest rate environment
(BPT) - Following years of all-time low mortgage interest rates, 2023 saw rates fluctuate between 6% and 8%, complicating the plans of some homebuyers, particularly those looking to purchase their …
Wednesday, May 15
The 50 fastest and slowest sellers

The 50 places where homes are selling the fastest

Stacker compiled a list of counties where homes sold the fastest, using data from Redfin.
Dom DiFurio, Data Work By Elena Cox
Tuesday, February 6

The 50 places where homes are taking the longest to sell

Stacker compiled a list of counties where homes sold the slowest, using data from Redfin.
Dom DiFurio, Data Work By Elena Cox
Tuesday, February 6

Hedge funds may soon be banned from owning single-family homes

Next City explains how the Edge Fund Control of American Homes Act seeks to keep private equity's influence out of single-family homes.

Roshan Abraham for Next City
Tuesday, May 7

10 U.S. cities where living with a roommate can save you more than $700 a month

SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest cities by calculating the amount saved when splitting rent on a two-bedroom apartment versus renting a one-bedroom apartment alone.

Jaclyn DeJohn
Monday, April 22

Is real estate actually a good investment?

Wealth Enhancement Group analyzed data from academic research, Standard and Poor's, and Nareit to compare real estate to stocks as investments.

Natalie P. McNeal, Data Work By Wade Zhou
Monday, April 22

Outdoor TVs, 'she sheds' and saltwater pools: 20 features that could boost a home's sale price and speed up offers

Money reports that despite high mortgage rates and home prices, there are still ways sellers can boost sale prices.

Mary Ellen Cagnassola
Monday, April 15
Top 5 Reasons to Call the Great Lakes State Home
(BPT) - Thinking about moving? Consider Michigan, which offers great jobs, an even better cost of living, economic opportunity and welcoming communities. Its stunning natural landscapes and vibrant …
Thursday, April 11
Thinking about investing in a duplex? Think bigger.
(BPT) - Investing in real estate can be a smart choice, but not all investments are created equal. There's no denying rental properties are a surging market. Mortgage interest rates have risen …
Tuesday, April 9
Banks boosting communities: How a behind-the-scenes partnership supports housing affordability and economic development
(BPT) - It’s a virtuous cycle: communities that are economically vibrant create good jobs that support homeownership, and homeownership builds generational wealth that supports entrepreneurship …
Wednesday, March 27
What to expect when buying a house in 2024
Experian analyzed housing market data to make some forward-thinking predictions about what you can expect from the housing market in 2024.
Ben Luthi
Thursday, March 7
Decorating Ideas
Adding a medicine cabinet and more mirrors to your bathroom are just two of the many ways you can easily and inexpensively enhance your house.
Five Home Improvement Projects that are Low Cost and High Impact
(NAPSI)—Housing prices may be as expensive as ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put your plans for a dream home on hold. Rather than purchasing a new house, many homeowners are …
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
California News And Notes

Insurance Tips for California High Risk Area

You can build up your home’s resistance to fire.

(NAPSI)—It’s a huge irony—those who live in the most wildfire prone areas are shunned by private insurance companies and relegated to rely on the state-subsidized California Fair Plan. This …

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Hints For Home Buyers

Debunking The Five Myths That Deter Homeownership

The dream of owning your own home may be easier to achieve than you realize.

(NAPSI)—Buying a home can seem daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers facing record housing prices, tight supply, and rising interest rates. Quite often, misconceptions about homeownership …

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Safety Around The Home

Tips To Prevent Wildfire Destruction

With a little forethought you can keep the home fires from burning.

(NAPSI)—In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California, where 30 people were killed, 8,500 …

Monday, September 26, 2022