Mortgage Rates Just Shot Up Again—but the News Gets Worse From There

Mortgage rates soared even higher this week, averaging 6.79% for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan as of Thursday, according to Freddie Mac. That’s a significant jump from last week’s rate of 6.57%. As if that weren’t enough to make homebuyers’ hearts skip a few beats, many are finding very few fresh listings on the market—and the few […]

Buzz Off! How To Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard Pool Area

Owning a house with a pool is quite a luxury in the summer. You can take a dip to cool off anytime you want, lounge by the water with a good book, and host pool parties that go into the wee hours. But with the hustle and bustle of the season, you might find yourself becoming lax […]

The Fastest-Growing City in America Is One You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The nation’s fastest-growing cities are nearly all in the South. For the second year in a row, Georgetown, TX, a suburb about 30 miles north of Austin, experienced the most growth. Its population ballooned by about 14.4%, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The bureau looked at population growth between July 1, 2021, and July […]

‘There Is No National Housing Market’: Why Location Matters Now More Than Ever

The longtime mantra of the real estate market, “location, location, location,” may never have been so true. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a national frenzy seemed to permeate the housing market as buyers spent previously unimaginable sums on homes just about everywhere. The real estate market was fairly monolithic as the number of available homes dried up […]

12 Home Organizing Products From Amazon That Professional Organizers Swear By

If you’re searching for top-notch home organization products to help get your space in order, Amazon is a one-stop shop. The popular site that sells pretty much anything is chock-full of nifty items like drawer dividers, shoe organizers, portable carts, and more that can take your space from overwhelming to organized in minutes. Having plenty of options […]

Thinking of Moving? This Is the Best State in America in 2023

Those thinking of relocating might want to head to Utah. Utah was named the best state in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual state rankings. The Beehive State shot up from its No. 3 position last year thanks to its high scores in health care, its economy, and the state’s fiscal […]

Mortgage Rates Just Fell Again—but the News Gets Even Better

Mortgage rates inched slightly lower this week, marking the fifth straight week of declines. For the week ending April 13, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.27%, down from 6.28% in the prior week, Freddie Mac announced on Thursday. That’s still substantially higher than a year ago, though, when they averaged 5%. But that might change over the coming months, thanks […]