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Single-Person Households Surging

In 1940, single-person households accounted for only 7.8% of households in this country; however, times have changed. According to a new article from The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, households consisting of a single person make up 28% of all households in the United States as of 2013, trailing only married couples without minor children (29%). Furthermore, the majority of these households now consist of women, whereas they traditionally consisted mostly of men. A number of factors are likely contributing to this change, including higher divorce rates, greater financial independence for women, and smaller family size.

Continue reading to learn about who heads single-person households and whether they rent or own their home.

Six Simple Things To Do in a New Home

These six simple tasks can reap major benefits for anyone who has recently moved into a new home. The number one tip? Change the locks immediately after moving. This will ensure that you are the only one with a key to your new house! Other important ideas include checking for plumbing leaks and labeling the circuit breakers. Follow the link below to get the rest of the list and details about each suggestion!

6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Home Buyers - How to Get The Best Deal?

Just read the summary of a Chase Bank survey of home buyers that revealed that buyers have a lot of anxiety about purchasing a home.  A buyer who is working with a good Realtor® will experience much less stress, because the Realtor® will keep them educated and informed throughout the process and make them feel comfortable that they are getting the best guidance from someone who really knows.

What is the value of a good, experienced Realtor® to a home buyer?  

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