Florida regularly sits near the top of the list when it comes to home insurance costs. The average annual premium in the state is well over $2,000, and now Florida homeowners insurance rates are going up﹘thanks in part of a 1.3 percent assessment recently approved by the Florida Insurance Guarantee Association (FIGA) and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations.
Interest rates may be going up, but they're still lower than previous year. That combined low housing inventory is pushing demand up, making the competition for available homes fierce. Will that pattern continue? We looked at experts’ housing market predictions for 2022 to see what’s in store.
If buying a home in a seller’s market seems impossible, then maybe it’s time to think about remodeling. You may find that an updated kitchen or an additional bathroom makes all the difference in your home. Even better, remodeling often increases your home’s value - if you keep an eye on the cost of home improvement projects.
You can do a lot of things to make your home more desirable to buyers when you put it on the market, like decluttering and removing personal items. But don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you need to fix every little thing before you can sell your house. Some improvements simply aren’t worth the money or effort.
Between the Great Resignation, increased remote work opportunities, and a growing housing inventory, 2022 may be the year to make a big move. But with so many factors to consider, picking your next location may be daunting. We researched five key criteria homeowners need to weigh when buying their next home and came up with these 10 best places to live in the US.
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