homeownership Archive

What to Expect at This Month’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

NAR’s annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. is right around the corner. Thousands of Realtors® will flock to Washington the week of May 15 to hear from industry experts on the top issues impacting real estate. In addition to three core...

Story Ideas: Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner

For many new homeowners the year they buy their own home will also be the first year they do not take the standard deduction when doing their taxes. It can be confusing to know what is eligible for itemization...
February 21, 2017

Large Metro Areas Seeing Hefty Home-Price Gains

At a pace of 5.7 percent, home-price growth quickened in the final three months of 2016 (5.4 percent in the third quarter) amidst severe supply shortages in much of the U.S. Looking at some of the year-over-year gains in...
February 15, 2017

Homeowners More Likely to Host During the Holidays

During the Holiday season, homeowners and renters alike are hosting gatherings for family and friends at their residences. Among these gatherings and with the holiday spirit in mind, NAR broke down the frequency at which homeowners and renters host...
December 22, 2016

Story Ideas: Protect Your Home From the Cold

When the temperature drops and words like “icy conditions” and “blizzard” start appearing in the weather forecast, keeping a house warm and cozy becomes even more important and even more difficult. There are several things homeowners can do to...

Story Idea: Prep Your Home for Winter

Winter is coming! It is only a matter of time before most of us will be spending a lot more time indoors, so it is important to make sure that your house is clean for you and prepared for...

Story Idea: Moving With Kids

Moving, no matter your family situation, can be stressful. However, moving with children provides a whole new set of issues and stressors to take into consideration. In school districts across the country, kids are beginning to return to school,...

Story Idea: Financing a Home Purchase the Right Way

It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home can be challenging. But while some buyers may lose sleep over home inspections or finding a home in their favorite neighborhood, real estate professionals know that one of the biggest difficulties is...

Story Idea: Student Debt and Homeownership

Stagnant wage growth, underemployment, rising home prices and tight inventory have all been pinpointed as reasons why the homeownership rate for young adults remains subdued at levels not seen in decades. According to new data from the National Association...
July 29, 2016

Story idea: You Bought a House! Now What?

You’ve signed the papers, made the down payment and the keys are in your hand. You own your first home! That’s when the question that all new homeowners face appears: what exactly should you do next? Should you change...