Should I Get A Metal Roof?

A metal roof is a great option, particularly in South Florida.

Take a drive through a South Florida neighborhood and chances are that you will see a fair amount of metal roofs on homes. Initially, a metal roof was primarily seen in commercial building applications. However, over the past few decades we have seen an increase in popularity of the metal roof in residential applications. The… Continue reading Should I Get A Metal Roof?

Do I Need Gutters On My House?

Gutters are a critical component to your home.

Homeowners are currently facing rising costs virtually everywhere they look. Whether it is higher energy costs, higher grocery costs, or higher insurance premiums, the impacts on a household budget can seem overwhelming. With this said, it is common for homeowners to look at other areas to cut their costs. One example of this may be… Continue reading Do I Need Gutters On My House?

Top Home Features

The top home features being sought after by buyers today.

There is no doubt that we have seen homebuyer preferences change since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, prior to the pandemic, we were seeing home sizes slightly decrease with more of a focus on energy-efficient features. Of course, with more people working from home and generally spending more time at home in efforts… Continue reading Top Home Features

Top Places To Live In Florida

There are many great options to live in Florida.

With more people moving to Florida than any other state in the country last year, there is no questioning that The Sunshine State is a top destination state. Long known as a retirement destination, we are now seeing many working households flocking to paradise for various reasons such as a robust economy, a lack of… Continue reading Top Places To Live In Florida

Pros And Cons Of Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are a timeless finish in the home.

Did you know? Granite countertops have been around for about 100 years or so. Of course for about the first 50 years, they were only available to the super wealthy. Although still considered a high-end finish, granite countertops are now more prevalent and thus available to more people. Needless to say, granite countertops have stood… Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Granite Countertops

Housing Correction

A housing correction is different than a housing collapse...

During the past year we have seen the housing market slow down considerably. Of course, this is due in large part to broader economic factors such as inflation forcing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively and at a rapid pace. As expected, this rise in rates on top of already high home prices… Continue reading Housing Correction

Top States To Move To For Lifestyle Changes

Florida continues to be a top lifestyle destination.

It is no secret that Florida has been the most popular state for Americans to either visit or permanently move to over the past several years. In fact, more Americans opted to relocate to The Sunshine State in 2022 than any other state. Of course, there are many reasons why people decide to pick up… Continue reading Top States To Move To For Lifestyle Changes

Is It Cheaper To Rent?

The choice to rent vs to buy is a common item that many ponder.

The past few years has brought a rise in prices for virtually everything, including housing. Naturally, this has led to many questioning whether it is cheaper to rent or buy a home. Recently, ATTOM Data Solutions, released its 2023 Rental Affordability Report which analyzed 222 counties across the country. Unfortunately, we are still seeing affordability… Continue reading Is It Cheaper To Rent?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Today?

Mortgages rates come come down for 4 straight weeks as of late January 2022.

According to the National Association of Realtors®, existing U.S. home sales totaled 5.03 million last year which was a 17.8% decline from 2021. That is the weakest year for home sales since 2014 and the biggest annual decline since 2008 (which was during the housing crisis of the late 2000’s). Although this has resulted in… Continue reading Where Are Mortgage Rates Today?