GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states based on the local rates offered on 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) in the first quarter of 2015, weighted with the average home listing price in the state.
If you're hoping to increase your home's value (above and beyond the cost of an upgrade itself), you should know that some updates that are valuable to you may not be valuable to potential buyers.
It may be tough to see the value in a junkyard full of old wooden shipping pallets, but it turns out they're basically furniture factories in disguise. Save yourself some money and consider upcycling them by trying out one of these surprisingly simple projects.
Your kitchen is a joke. You don't even know the meaning of counter space anymore, and a stovetop with two out of four working burners is considered a success. But it doesn't matter anyway because you have a personal chef named Seamless.
As an early description of the male species, Cro-Magnons had a strong and hardy robust build. The body was generally heavy, strong and muscular. Somehow through the changes of time, powerful thinking of the Cro-Magnon male hasn't progressed when it comes to changes in their home.
Whether it's the right time for you to sell your home or not is entirely based on your desires and situation. However, if you haven't considered all of these five factors, do so and you may change your plans.
There's really nothing worse than trying to nurse a Sunday morning hangover with an omelet, only to discover you've got a fridge full of expired eggs. This poses the question: Are they still safe to eat?
If you downsize in your 40s, and invest that $75,000 in a portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds with a 6.5 percent annual rate of return, it could grow to nearly $250,000 over 20 years.
The bedroom is the heart of our home, our most intimate space. The bedroom is the room that recharges us, holds our secrets, and provides refuge. No piece of furniture is as important as our bed, the bedroom's centerpiece. For me, a comfortable bed is key to my bedroom and comfortable for me means soft and warm.
Last week, someone kind of blew my mind. We were discussing simple, low-care options for a weekend home, and sudden he paused. "Soo can you just, you know, plant only grasses? Like, that's it?" What a great question.
Stashing your less-than-pretty necessities -- in a place you can actually find them -- need not require a horde of plastic containers. Sometimes the best storage spots are right under your nose.
In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.
It begins in a village of fewer than 200 people in Israel. This is where Idan Shpizear -- co-owner, co-founder and CEO of 911 Restoration, a company that helps homeowners recover from water damage -- learned the finer points of farming from his father.
I started out cooking with no more than a wok and metal spatula, but, today, I'm spoiled with a fully stocked kitchen and all the gadgets and toys I need.
Teaching is about taking children from wherever one finds them, moving them forward, and, hopefully, returning them whole to themselves. Teaching is about listening, mentoring, and, perhaps, even healing. Teaching is not about preparing children for relentless test-taking, which has nothing to do with what children need in their formative years.
Summertime, and the living is easy. If only the same could be said about selling your New York home.