Gov. Scott signs real estate-related bills into law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 23, 2018 – Gov. Scott signed a number of bills into law within the past week including a few that could impact Fla. Homeowners: CS/HB 935: Mortgage regulation The new law revises Ch. 494, Florida Statutes, governing non-depository loan originators, mortgage brokers and mortgage lender businesses subject to regulation by the … More Gov. Scott signs real estate-related bills into law

Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate By Liz Dominguez

Following the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, the federal government imposed regulations in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—an effort to ensure financial stability and consumer protection. Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo introduced bill S. 2155—the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act—which proposes … More Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate By Liz Dominguez

Good News For Buyers With Less Than Great Credit by STEVE COOK MARCH 6, 2018

The three greatest barriers keeping renters from becoming homeowners are financial: saving for a down payment, finding an affordable house, and qualifying for a mortgage loan. The down payment problem is less pressing since nearly 3,000 state and local governments offer low down payments as well as FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some conventional … More Good News For Buyers With Less Than Great Credit by STEVE COOK MARCH 6, 2018

Perfect Harmony

A serene, modern retreat in Tidewater Virginia forges a seamless connection to its riverfront setting By Julie Sanders | Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie A narrow lane hugs the western shore of a Chesapeake Bay tributary in Virginia’s picturesque Northern Neck, revealing an eclectic mix of waterfront homes. Tucked between traditional houses, a one-story, glass-enclosed aerie … More Perfect Harmony

11 Unique Hardwood Floor Designs and Ideas for Your Home

You’ll be *floored* by these inspiring ideas. From classic planks to gorgeous chervon, one-of-a-kind patterns and eclectic reclaimed planks, let these flooring trends and timeless styles inspire your next project. Painted Pattern For the homeowner who’s not afraid to try something different, a contrasting pattern is a sure way to liven up old wood floors … More 11 Unique Hardwood Floor Designs and Ideas for Your Home

Best Home Trends of 2018

This year, there were enough inspiring decor and remodel trends to make you want a complete home makeover. However, not all of those trends are made to last. Before you plan a renovation or buy a piece of fashionable hardware, look into the future. Will that color make you happy a few years from now? … More Best Home Trends of 2018