What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit? The Pros and Cons of a HELOC Explained

What is a home equity line of credit? If you’ve been looking for a way to get a little money out of your home without actually selling it, you’ve probably come across this option, known as a HELOC for short (pronounced “heelock”). Clear as mud, right? Now that you’re no doubt wondering what is a home equity line […]

Steps To Buy a House: How Long Do They Take?

Homes aren’t impulse purchases. It takes time to sift through listings and make your way from one home showing to the next; then, of course, there are those agonizing hours you wait to find out if your offer on a house was accepted, whether you can secure financing, and any number of other holdups. Just so you’re prepared […]

Supercharged Housing Markets: The Top 10 Cities for Electric Vehicle Owners

Those looking for a home with a charging station for an electric vehicle might want to browse listings in Silicon Valley. As Earth Day approaches and more folks are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, the San Jose, CA, housing market was named the most EV-friendly in the nation, according to a Realtor.com® and Cox Automotive analysis. While […]

Only 4 Housing Markets Have Fully Recovered From the Pandemic—Here’s Where They Are

The COVID-19 pandemic radically changed the housing market: As hoards of Americans picked up and moved, home prices reached all-time highs, inventory hit all-time lows, and a shortage of homes for sale has persisted ever since. But that’s finally shifting. A new monthly housing report from Realtor.com found that while most of America’s 50 largest metros still had inventory levels […]

Bitcoin Value Has Come Roaring Back: Why Not Use It To Buy a New House?

Crypto is back. Bitcoin prices hit a record high of $73,000 on March 13. Though demand briefly dropped for bitcoin‘s exchange-traded funds as investors started to pull their profits out, the cryptocurrency is currently trading at around $65,000. The price will change day to day, yet the fact remains that the cryptocurrency is well above the $44,000 it was valued at […]

5 Easy, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades Instagram Loves Right Now

Despite the sunlight that now stretches into the formerly dark evenings, we’re still technically in cozy season. Spring weather tends to swing between balmy and frigid, with lots of rain in between. Misty days are great for flowers, but the dramatic switches between sun and rain can be a little jarring. The antidote? A nice, […]