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Housing inventory up almost 40% over last year

We finally have six weeks of numbers that hit my housing inventory growth model perfectly in 2024. Last year, with higher mortgage rates, we had zero weeks at this level so I am now giving 2024 inventory growth a grade of A.Low inventory has plagued the housing market since the pandemic, plummeting to all-time lows in March of 2022 when we only had 240,000 single-family homes available for sale. Today that...

5 Easy 1940s Cleaning Tips Worth Bringing Back into Your Regular Routine

These tried and tested tips from vintage issues of BHG are still some of the best methods for cleaning your home. Better Homes and Gardens While the world has certainly evolved since the 1940s, some of the cleaning advice from that time period remains as relevant and effective today as it was back then. In fact, we've found plenty of cleaning tips in vintage issues of BHG that are definitely...

These Better Homes & Gardens Pieces Start at Just $12 During Walmart’s Huge Sale

Shop mirrors, side tables, accent chairs, and more. Better Homes & Gardens If you’re looking to add simple, modern decor to your home or a functional piece of furniture, our Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart features something for every style. And right now, you can score discounts of up to 34 percent off on a wide variety of pieces. Shop sneaky storage, such as this tufted...

6 Stunning Design Ideas for Crittall-Style Windows and Doors

Plus everything you need to know about this sleek, minimal design. Emily Followill You’ve likely seen it, but might not know it by name, so we're here to formally introduce you to the Crittall style making waves in entryways, on windows, in baths, and more. “Crittall style is something that everyone has seen, but not many people know its proper name,” says Drew Michael Scott, interior design...

3 Tips on How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard Naturally, According to Experts

Here's how to get rid of ticks in your yard without the use of harsh chemicals. John Merkl The warm summer weather means more opportunities to spend time outdoors, but it also means more disease-bearing pests are hanging around, such as ticks. Fortunately, there are plenty of expert-recommended solutions for how to get rid of ticks in your yard and avoid tick bites this summer. Here’s how to...

Pepper Plant Leaves Curling? 8 Reasons Why and What to Do About It

When you see your pepper plant leaves curling, it's a sign of stress that could reduce your harvest. Helen Norman Curling leaves is a relatively common plant problem that’s usually not fatal to pepper plants. However, when you see pepper plant leaves curling, it typically indicates that the plant is stressed—by pests, diseases, or an environmental factor—and plants might not produce as much...

Howard Hanna to offer ’Buy & Borrow Bundle’

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is looking to “streamline the home-buying process.” On Thursday, the family-owned real estate firm announced that it was launching its “Buy & Borrow Bundle” program, which it said offers “comprehensive support and financial incentives that cater to the unique needs of everyone in search of home.” “We are thrilled to introduce the Buy & Borrow...

Secondary market for construction financing could help spur multifamily developments

“A national secondary market for construction financing could allow lenders, like state housing finance agencies and banks, to provide the investment capital needed to get multifamily housing projects built and keys in families’ hands.” This is the conclusion of a new report published by the Center for Public Enterprise, a nonprofit organization that promotes the expansion of public sector...

Logan Mohtashami discusses the spike in housing inventory levels on CNBC

In a recent segment of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange,“ HousingWire lead analyst Logan Mohtashami and anchor Frank Holland dive into last week’s spike in mortgage applications as well as housing permit levels.  According to recent data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage applications for new homes increased by 0.7% year over year in June 2024. This increase stems from recent...

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