February 2014

Do Your Windows Have the Power to Melt the House Next Door?

Vinyl siding melted by low-e windows

Homeowners Need Relief from Huge Flood Insurance Price Hikes

Homeowners across the country shouldn’t be forced to pay for the sudden and dramatic flood insurance premium increases that are the unintended consequence of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, insisted the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in testimony before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

Some homeowners throughout the U.S. have seen their flood insurance rates increase dramatically over the past year.

A Furnace that Isn’t Picky About Fuel

New furnace that takes wood, oil and electricity

Home Prices Are Rising: Yea! But That Also Means Higher Costs

For sales sign in home's front yard

Let out a sigh of relief, homeowners. Home prices are on the rise, which is great if you're thinking of putting your house on the market. Just keep in mind that rising prices might mean rising bills, too. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

2 Deduction Options When You Work From Home

If you work from home, even on a part-time basis, you can probably save some dough come tax time by deducting your home office costs.

9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes

8 Places to Go When Your Mortgage Lender Says No

Home Values to Rise 13% Over Next Two Years: Economist

Pent-up demand for home ownership will lead to a multiyear housing recovery and a 13% increase in home prices in 2013 and 2014, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said at NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C., this week.