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Negative Mortgage Rates – Will They Affect U.S. Homeowners?

Karen Highland's picture
Negative Mortgage Rates

European Banks are in uncharted waters…only these waters are inverted...up is down and down is up. Who has ever heard of negative interest rates? That just seems messed up! As the European Central Bank has begun its version of Quantitative Easing, that’s exactly what has happened. Mortgage rates on some mortgage products have gone below zero. What kind of affect could that have on U.S. mortgage holders?

Hardwood flooring: Solid vs Engineered - What's the difference?

Debbie Gartner's picture
Solid vs engineered flooring

Many of my customers ask whether solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring is better, and which is less expensive. Of course the answer is "it depends." It depends on many factors including your subfloor, condition of your sub-floor and what factors are important to you (e.g. ability to sand and refinish, height of floor (relative to other surfaces and/or cabinets and doors), cost, type of wood. There is no "one size fits all" answer.

Home Buyers finding it hard to save for a Down Payment when Rent increases outpace Income Growth

Steve Khan's picture
Saving to buy a home

With the Spring home buying season here many families have been prepping their finances all winter with the hope of buying a home this spring. For many that dream will become a reality but for too many other families the goal of homeownership will continue to remain out of reach. One of the biggest problems that potential homebuyers have is coming up with the required home purchase down payment.

How Do Your Room Colors Make You Feel?

Sheila Agranoff's picture
Room paint colors

Colors of the rooms where you live can influence your mood and thoughts. Color trends will come and go, but choosing colors should reflect your own personality. On the other hand, when you are selling a home, even though a Realtor can point out to a buyer that it's only paint and cosmetic fixes, when selling, keep in mind the more neutral the color is, the more comfortable a buyer may feel in the surroundings.

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