Inventory: Is the Drought Easing?
Inventory in July u-turned, but to a degree, according to new research.
Buying Your First Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs
You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right
But if you’re a first-time home buyer, you might find out that the price is pretty far from perfect.
If you’re shopping for your first home, prepare for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs. They catch many home buyers unaware and can quickly leave you underwater on your new home.
Expect the unexpected
For almost every person who buys a home, the spending doesn’t stop with the down payment. Homeowners insurance and closing costs , like appraisal and lender fees, are typically easy to plan for because they’re lumped into the home-buying process, but most costs beyond those vary.
The previous owners of your home are the biggest factor…
The 1 spot in your kitchen that may be dirtier than a toilet
The dirty truth about the 5 germiest places in your kitchen and solutions for how to clean them up.
He made $400,000 flipping a house
Home prices have been on a steady rise, which is tempting bait to house flippers looking to make some cash.
This Might Be the One Thing Deterring You From Buying a Home
This is the number one thing that stresses people out.
Planting and caring for trees
Basic guidelines for keeping your trees healthy
Many deciduous trees are sold bare-root during the dormant season from late fall through early spring. Deciduous trees as well as conifers and broad-leafed evergreens may also be sold balled-and-burlapped from early fall into the following spring, or in containers throughout the year
All trees ― even the drought-tolerant kinds ― need regular water during the first several years after planting, until the roots have grown deep enough to carry the plant through dry periods. Once established, however, most trees require only infrequent irrigation
Regular fertilizing, too, is needed for a few years after planting. By ensuring a nitrogen supply for the springtime growth surge, you’ll…