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Helpful information and tips on buying, owning or renting a home and the housing market

When Should You Buy that Starter Home?

When Should You Buy that Starter Home?

While Spring is traditionally thought of as the peak season for buying a new home, those looking for a starter home should wait until the leaves start to fall.

Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for their best year in a decade.

Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

We announced our reentry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market, which encourages the creation and preservation of rental housing for low- and very low-income families.

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Fall is a great time of the year with changing leaves, football, a bit of chill in the air, and - for homebuyers. Find out why.

Could a Manufactured Home Be Right for You?

Could a Manufactured Home Be Right for You?

Manufactured homes have improved a lot over time, and are an important source of housing across the country. In Kentucky, a new program can help get you ready to buy one.

The Big, Bad 'B' Word

The Big, Bad 'B' Word

Even as the housing industry continues to recover and grow more stable, many are keeping an eye out for the next house price bubble.

Winter is Coming: Brighten Up!

Winter is Coming: Brighten Up!

Winter days ahead mean darker and shorter days for most. How can you brighten your home to balance the gray? Check out these solutions.

Mansion or Yurt: What Can You Afford?

Mansion or Yurt: What Can You Afford?

Dreaming of owning a home and wondering how much you can afford? You're not alone.

We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're a stronger and more competitive company. See how our numbers back this up.

Be Wicked Smart About Identity Theft

Be Wicked Smart About Identity Theft

Join us in our final National Cyber Security Awareness Month post to learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.

Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

A new report issued by Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC), has found that over the past six years, the already–acute shortfall of affordable rental units has widened considerably.

Is Geography Destiny?

Is Geography Destiny?

We examine the relationship between government regulations, geography, housing supply, house prices and rents.