How hard is it to buy a home right now? “Beyond crazy and frustrating.”

The pandemic-era real estate market has emerged as a windfall for sellers and a headache for buyers. A shortage of for-sale homes continues to boost prices across the nation by double-digits — and is pushing house hunters to go to extremes to win bids.  Take a home near the Microsoft campus outside of Seattle that …

IKEA Tiny Home Contest

Anyone who has ever purchased something from IKEA knows that it is the ultimate test of your patience/relationship. True to their colors IKEA has found a way to put together a digital scavenger hunt for a custom 187-square-foot tiny home. IKEA is dropping puzzle hints on their Instagram page between April 30 and May 12 …

Mortgage Rates Are Back Under 3% , National Association of REALTORS ® Says

Here's welcome news for home shoppers: Borrowing costs got cheaper this week. Mortgage rates are back under 3% for the first time in weeks. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.97% this week, Freddie Mac reports. © jan_S - AdobeStock The drop in rates this week followed a downward trend for the 10-year Treasury yield, which …

Be on Top

My name is Arielle (ARR-ree-EL), a name that is constantly butchered and everyone is interested in the origin. The truth is that while in the pregnant with me, my mom watched General Hospital where one of the characters was named Arielle. My mom felt as though this woman was beautiful both inside and out, she …

#TTLAChallenge

After hearing about the #TTLAChallenge and seeing the video of actress Tabitha Brown I had to give it a try. For those of you that haven’t heard, the Smoked TTLA sandwich was created by Dennis Horton as a vegan substitute for the BLT. Between the slices of ciabatta bread sandwich you will find tempeh, tomato, …