On average, borrowers who refinanced during the first quarter of 2017 reduced their monthly payments by $109, not including homeowners who opted for cash-out refinances, according to figures released Wednesday by mortgage technology firm Black Knight Financial Services. Altogether, homeowners who refinanced in the first quarter saved $36.5 million a month — representing the lowest total monthly savings from refinancing since 2008.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made at least $15 million from his entertainment and real estate interests that he sold to comply with federal conflict of interest rules, according to a filing released Monday.
Anyone who’s ever binge-watched the network, or “Property Brothers” specifically, knows there are some things, like granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, that a lot of home buyers are looking for nowadays. That, they say, is in large part to reality TV.
A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the average exterior paint job costs about $2,600, while interior paint costs $1,660, according to Home Advisor. But choose the wrong shade and you could wind up regretting it later. Paint your home with a weird color either inside or out and buyers might turn up their noses, even though repainting is a relatively easy fix.