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It is one of the worst times in recent history to be shopping for a new car. The market is locked up and prices are high. We have tips to help you navigate the market.

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Rent Increases

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U.S. Rent Growth Accelerates as Home Values StabilizeU.S. rent values continued their growth streak, accelerating for the ninth-straight month, according to the June Zillow Real Estate Market Report.The median U.S. rent rose 3% on an annual basis to $1,483, with Las Vegas (up 10%), Phoenix (up 8.4%) and Orlando (up 7.4%) seeing the largest year-over-year…

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Median Home Prices


U.S. Median Home Prices Reached a New Peak Over the Last Three MonthsU.S. single family homes and condos sold for a median price of $266,000 in the second quarter, up 10.8 percent from the previous quarter and up 6.4 percent from a year ago – reaching a new median home price peak, according to property…

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How Home Sellers Should Prep to Get the Biggest Bang for their Buck

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Home shopping season is quickly approaching, which means home sellers are busy cleaning, painting, decluttering, landscaping and deciding which other projects might reap the greatest reward given limited time and money. Their best bet – once the curb appeal projects are done, tackle the bathrooms, according to a new report from online real estate company…

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Rents Growth Accelerates After a Relatively Flat 12 Months

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Across the U.S., rent growth is picking up its pace following a year of relatively stagnant appreciation, according to the latest quarterly Rent Report from apartment and home rental search platform HotPads. The U.S. median rent is $1,530 per month, up 3.1 percent from a year ago. Rent growth slowed in 2018, but appreciation has been on the rise…

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Five Tips for Homeowners to Prevent Home Flooding Disasters

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North Carolina plumbing company Four Seasons Plumbing is offering strategies to prevent home and basement flood damage for flood safety awareness month. “Flooding is the most common natural disaster to occur, and the damage can be devastating for homeowners,” said Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “Prevention is the best solution for homeowners to avoid…

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Cooling Market Provides New Opportunity for First-Time Buyers

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First-time home buyers can expect an easier home shopping experience this spring, as market conditions shift in their favor, welcome news for buyers who have struggled to break into the market, according to a new report from online real estate company Zillow. Entry-level home values are growing at their slowest pace since mid-2016, giving first-time home…

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Renters $515 a Month

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Renters can save $515 a month by sharing their home or apartment with at least one roommate instead of renting a one-bedroom unit on their own, according to the inaugural HotPads Rooms for Rent Index. Nationally, the median rent for a one-bedroom home or apartment is $1,320 per month. Meanwhile, the median asking rent for a single bedroom in…

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