Fire Prevention FNL

The American Red Cross is reminding everyone that fire prevention demands some action on the part of homeowners and renters. Americans should take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster. On average, seven people die every…

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Forclosed Homes FNL

The value of homes that were foreclosed on during the Great Recession are appreciating rapidly, up 10.3 percent over the past year, according to a new analysis from online real estate company Zillow, while the typical U.S. home is appreciating 6.5 percent annually. Throughout the recovery, foreclosed homes have gained 74.5 percent in value, compared…

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Buyers Market FNL

Home sellers will continue to hold more negotiating power than buyers for the next year and a half, according to the results of a survey of real estate economists and experts from online real estate company Zillow. This quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more than 100 real estate economists…

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Apartment Savvy FNL

With rents increasing across the country, from Los Angeles at 3% in to Atlantaat 4.7%, renters are taking savvy approaches to save money around their homes, says apartment-listing site Apartments.com. So the company is revealing the top 10 tips to save money using little time and effort. From setting a budget to finding the perfect neighborhood, everyone can…

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Hurricane Preparedness FNL

Insurer Nationwide released these tips for preparing your home for a hurricane last week, just ahead of Florence. But hurricane season is still with us, so it\’s worth keeping these things in mind: Secure outdoor items Move items like patio furniture, garden décor and trash cans to an indoor location. Anchor larger outdoor objects such…

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Missing Homes FNL

One of the defining characteristics of today’s housing market is the lack of available inventory, and much of this scarcity can be traced back to the lack of building following the bubble’s burst, according to online real estate company Zillow. Between 1985 and 2000, there were 3.9 permits issued for single-family homes per 1,000 residents.…

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Down Payment FNL

Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest hurdles to homeownership. However, a new analysis from RealEstate.com, a Zillow Group brand, identifies 10 metros where first-time buyers may find it easier to save for their future home purchase, and 10 metros where it may be more difficult. Three Years or Less to Have 20%…

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