Economists: Latest jobs numbers good for economy, not for housing

Economists: Latest jobs numbers good for economy, not so much for housing industry Jobs increased by 223,000 in May, affordability and home building still need help. As jobs increased in May, the unemployment rate dropped by 0.5 percentage point, falling to 3.8%, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of …

Real Estate Professionals Unanimously Agree on the Importance of Curb Appeal

Ninety-nine percent of real estate professionals say that a home’s curb appeal is key to attracting a buyer. Lawn care is the outdoor home improvement that has the biggest impact on buyers and is estimated to recoup 267 percent of its cost at the time of sale. Installing a swimming pool is the most expensive …