According to a new analysis of more than 32,000 photos of homes sold across the United States, the best paint colors for influencing home buyers are blues and grays.
The Zillow analysis found homes with bathrooms that have soft blue walls, like periwinkle or power blue, sold for $5,440 more than expected. Homes with a "greige" (beige/gray) exterior sold for $3,496 more than homes with brown or tan stucco exteriors, and those with dark navy blue and/or slate gray front doors
Buying a home can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. Not only is it probably the biggest purchase of your life, but the process is complicated and fraught with unfamiliar lingo and surprise expenses. To make the first-time home buying journey a little less stressful, NerdWallet has compiled these 25 tips to help you navigate the process more smoothly and save money. 1. Start saving for a downpayment early It's common to put 20% down,
Though millennials express desire for homeownership, they aren't saving anywhere near what they need for a downpayment. About 80 percent of millennials recently surveyed by rental website Apartment List say they hope to one day buy a home, but 36 percent say they'll likely need to wait more than five years before they can. Only 16 percent believe they'll be able to buy within two years, according to the survey of 24,000 millennial renters born between 1982 and 2004. More than
Homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are most in danger of damage from storms and hurricanes, but the risk spreads beyond typically affected states such as Florida and Louisiana, according to real estate data company CoreLogic. Nearly 6.9 million homes are at risk from hurricane storm surge damage, which carries a potential reconstruction value of more than $1.5 trillion, CoreLogic says in its 2017 Storm Surge Risk Report. A weaker-category hurricane that makes landfall i