More millennials buying homes before marriage

Recent trends in the housing market suggest that couples are reversing what used to be considered the norm: They are buying homes before getting married. The share of unmarried homeowners has spiked significantly in recent years, according to a report from CNBC. Today, just 57 percent of first-time buyers are married, compared with the 75

Sluggish mortgage rate growth could help home sales

As home prices continue to reach record-high levels, even modest increases in the inventory of homes for sale have not been enough to improve the picture for homebuyers in the second half of 2018. But winds could be shifting in their favor as mortgage interest rates remain locked in a nearly two-month holding pattern. That’s

Mortgage-free homeownership becomes a popular retirement goal

Alongside travel and leisure, a recent study by Voya Financial identified homeownership as one of the most important goals that people wish to achieve by the time of their retirement, reported HousingWire. In fact, 80 percent said they wish to eventually own their home with no mortgage payments by the time they retire. Though this is

How-To Increase Natural Light in Your Home

Sunlight is a natural antidepressant, and there is ample scientific evidence that associates daylight with better health and quality of life, such as improved mood, less fatigue and reduced eye strain. If your home needs some brightening up, consider these home features with natural light in mind: Paint. Choosing a lighter-colored paint and avoiding statement

The Benefits of Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and promote the modern American Dream of owning a home. Homeownership changes lives and enhances futures, and many Americans see it as one of their greatest hopes. These individuals are counting on the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS® to champion and protect homeownership and help make it

Home Decor: 2018 Lighting Trends

Whether you’re purchasing a home or selling one, a lighting upgrade may soon be climbing your to-do list. In order to modernize your lights and potentially increase your home’s value for years to come, find light fixtures that not only gel with recent trends, but also have lasting design power.  Statement lighting, as the name

How millennial buyers drive the housing market

As Millennials begin to enter the housing market, they are becoming the driving force, with millennial buyers making up 42 percent of it. MetroStudy partnered with Zillow to discover and analyze trends in the housing market among the millennial generation, ages 18 to 37, in their 2017 Consumer Housing Trend Report. A significant aspect of