Mortgage Rates Rise in 2019; Expect Fall

Mortgage Rates Rise in 2019; Expect Fall

Rates for home loans ticked up slightly but look like they could fall in the coming weeks so investors are preparing for a slower-growth economy. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.46% for the end of January, said Freddie Mac. That was the first time in 2019...
America’s Most Dangerous Tools

America’s Most Dangerous Tools

As a homeowner or renter, it feels great to handle a home improvement project. You did it with your own two hands. But as the pros know, you risk injury even when doing the simplest Do it Yourself projects. A recent report from home-improvement site Porch shows how...
Home Remodeling to Slow Significantly

Home Remodeling to Slow Significantly

After a strong run, home improvement and repair activity is going to slow considerably by the end of 2019. That is according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The Harvard center tracks the movement of the home improvement market across the...

Lowe’s vs. Home Depot Comparison

Lowe’s vs. Home Depot Comparison     00:00 / 4:20   1X   Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify Pulled as a Bonus Ask The Contractors Question off the website… “Where is the best place to buy quality lumber:...
Will New Tech Replace your Contractor?

Will New Tech Replace your Contractor?

A new tech company is offering to redo your bathroom in three weeks. Plus they say you will pay 25% less than you’d pay a regular contractor. Would you do this??     Block Renovation is a new startup that allows customers to pick a bathroom out of a catalog of options...
Sacramento’s Slowing Home Sales Continues

Sacramento’s Slowing Home Sales Continues

The Sacramento home sales market has gone into winter hibernation, according to new data from Core Logic. And there is an uneasiness about whether the market will return to its previous strength in the Spring. Todd Bird’s thoughts on Northern California’s...