money.cnn.com - After years of decline to rock-bottom levels, interest rates are on the rise. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage was recently 4.35%, more than a point above the 2012 low of 3.3%.
Whether you're buying, selling or refinancing a home, here's how to navigate the new environment. 1. No more record rates, but still cheap loans 2. The refi window is starting to close 3. Higher rates won't scuttle the housing recovery 4. Once you're ready to buy, lock in 5. Fixed loans usually beat adjustables
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Selling a home was difficult even before the market started to slide. Now, every penny counts more than ever, which means that every leaky window, every dangling gutter and every ugly cabinet can make a big difference in the price of your home. While we all have a natural tendency to nest in the places we live, the reality is that many of the changes we make (or don't make) can make or break our home's asking price.
An open layout.
Newer, matching appliances; stainless steel.
Extra perks like small-beverage refrigerators, dual dishwashers, instant hot water, and a central vacuum clean-out.