Recent Blog Posts

The Myth of the 20% Down Payment

When people think about buying a home, they are often discouraged by the idea of saving enough money for the down payment. Indeed, surveys have shown that the greatest impediment to home ownership for prospective buyers is the down payment. However, many potential buyers have the false notion that a mortgage requires 20% of the home's purchase price paid up front. In reality, the median down payment in 2018 was only 13%, and many buyers paid even less than that!

Avoid These Simple Decorating Missteps

To one degree or another, everyone puts in some effort to try to make their home's interior look stylish and attractive. Unfortunately, most of us aren't professional interior designers, which means that it's easy to fall into the trap of making decorating choices that aren't exactly ideal. Luckily, some of the most common decorating mistakes are also the easiest to remedy. In this post, you can read about four such decor faux pas and the simple ways to fix them according to home renovation website Houzz.

Which State Edged Out Montana for Having the Largest Yards?

How large (or small!) is an average home's yard in each state? It's a relatively simple question, but one which yields a massive range of answers. In fact, the yards in the highest-ranked state average almost 74,000 square feet, while those in the last-place state are a measly 4,300! It probably won't come as a shock to learn that Montana is right up near the top, landing at #2 on the list, but the #1 state seemed like a considerable underdog. Keep reading to learn which homeowners have the most outdoor room to roam on their property!