2016 was a prosperous year for the housing market with interest rates at record lows that had not been seen since the 1950’s. Appreciation values exceeded expectations and we are finally beginning to see light at the end of the housing recession tunnel. Also, more millennials became homeowners with the FHA first time home buyer grants and the incredibly low-interest rates mentioned previously. With that being said, here are some Real Estate trends you want to take note of for the year ahead:Home prices will continue to rise
2017 will have similar appreciation like 2016, however, it will be more gradual. According to a recent Forbes article, there will be around a 5.3% [...]
Childproofing your home is not just an activity limited to new parents – anyone who ever might have someone visit with crawling infants, toddlers, or young children in tow should give this subject some serious thought. And while there are very important and effective steps anyone can take to improve the safety of their home, the single most important thing one can do is to provide reliable supervision. All the cabinet locks, wall anchors, and plug proctors in the world can’t serve as a substitute for active supervision. Also plan to keep a fully-stocked first aid kit somewhere easy to get to, and familiarize yourself with how to use the contents. No matter how careful you [...]
As an Englishman living in the States, I can equate the fervor of the “Big Game” to a similar big game in the UK, the FA Cup Final, a pinnacle of British football, um soccer.
Given the history of (the real) football as a game for working class folks, and as a public transport-driven culture, it’s rare that any football stadium is too far removed from residential areas, nor too far from a Tube stop (in London) or bus stop anywhere else in the country.
The thought of renting a ‘tiny house’ close to an event stadium to watch the pre-game show on TVs within your tiny home, is therefore somewhat alien to this Brit, until you add in the normal [...]