A universal decision crucial to residents across the country is the choice to rent or to buy a home. In New York City where both rental and purchase prices are not cheap, the decision can be haunted by uncertainty.
Don't miss the 1950s Mitchell Bobrick lamp, the antique embossed sterling teapot, the pair of mid-century teak planters, the Hans Wegner for Adreas Tuck extending dining table and the 1960s Paco Rabanne mesh curtain.
Of course, the decision to buy is a complex one, often depending on your own job situation and your current credit rating, as well as having enough savings for a down payment. But you can work your way through those issues -- if you believe in the benefits. Here's why you should consider buying now.
Don't miss the 1969 Curtis Jere sculpture, the 1970s Scoliari chandelier, the Archibald Knox for Liberty kettle and stand, the Northwood dandelion water set and the Eileen Gray chair.
It was previously painted an "eww" persimmon color, with no light fixtures, so we refreshed with 1920s-appropriate white -- Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White CC-20, to be exact -- and added an amazing, midcentury-inspired chandelier, contrasting sconces and all kinds of decor for a vintage, eclectic look that Tyler loves!
No, I am not talking about garage sales or illegal items. Like the rest of the free world, I read two posts about the various sides of the multi-level marketing parties yesterday -- you know, the Pampered Chef, Silpada, and most recently Jamberry businesses and all of the companies like that out there.
Which comes first, the down payment or paying back loans? Saving for a down payment can seem daunting while still repaying your student loans, but it can be done.
Be realistic about what your budget constraints are. In this crazy market, you would be wasting time if you are searching for a house way below market value in the middle of the action.
Don't miss the Louis Vuitton luggage set, the 1964 Paul Ostergaard teak valet, the 19th century Chinese vase and cover, the Mexican sterling candelabra, the 1920s Roseville sunflower pot, the antique hand carved Black Forest bear, the 1840s French clock set and the pair of 1970s brass table lamps.
Over the past several years, housing leaders have waited anxiously for the largest generation in our nation's history to settle down, buy homes and breathe new life into our struggling housing market.
Don't miss the antique 1895 sterling punch bowl, the Stig Lindberg tapestry, the 1930s French geisha bookends, the huge Chinese terracotta warrior, the Saarinen for Knoll side table, the 19th century Chinese porcelain garden seat, the Tommy Parzinger for Dorlyn hurricanes, the Milo Baughman side tables and the Albert Gilles copper lamp.
Homeowners across the United States pay taxes on their property to support a variety of local public services. Although millions of Americans pay property taxes each year, many misunderstand how their bill is calculated.
Low interest rates were supposed to be a short-term crutch, but have instead become the staple of a years-long feast for the 1 percent. It's time for the Fed to end the festivities, remove the crutch and let the partiers take their losses so we can move forward as a nation, all 100 percent of us.
Don't miss the Broyhill Chapter One 4-piece bedroom set, the 1933 quilt, the Evelyn Ackerman carved knife holder, the 19th century cast iron candlesticks, the 1950s Royal typewriter, the 1937 Majestic gondola lamp and the Doug Ayers wood vase.
If you are looking to buy a home, be it your forever home or an investment property, don't let a seller's market scare you. This isn't the first seller's market, and it certainly won't be the last.
Don't miss the Chromcraft sofa, the 1930s French figural bird lamp, the Arne Vodder teak coffee table, the C. Jere brass floor lamp, the Dux lounge chair and the mid-century modernist chandelier.