The Porter Davis Blog

Home Value Growth Slows, Glides Back to Normal - 11/10/2014

The markets that led the country through the real estate recovery with rapid home value appreciation are cooling off, new Zillow data shows. Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for the third quarter reveal a softening real estate landscape. Buyers in … Read More >>

6 Common Obstacles Remodelers Face - 11/05/2014

This article is brought to you through: Zillow.com By Jennifer Riner 1. Settle on a theme “When tackling home design my biggest problem is trying to keep it cohesive and flowing from room to room.” – Danielle Leonard of The Frugal … Read More >>

Why People Love to Live on the Water - 10/27/2014

This article brought to you by: Zillow.com   Emotional value Absolutely nothing compares to waking up to the tranquility of living on the water, and it’s not necessarily about “the view.” Whether you’re right on the ocean or simply on a … Read More >>

5 Tips to Help Save for a Down Payment - 08/26/2013

Know how much you need The very first step before buying a house is to know how much of a down payment you will need. To find out, you’ll probably have to talk to a real estate agent who can listen to … Read More >>

10 Mortgage Misconceptions - 05/30/2013

Misconception No. 1: Your interest rate reflects the true cost of your mortgage Your annual percentage rate (APR) is actually the figure that represents the true cost of your mortgage. It is inclusive of your interest rate, points, mortgage insurance … Read More >>

Fatten Up Your Wallet This Summer - 05/21/2013

As you finalize your pricey summer vacation plans, you may be looking for ways to put money back in your pocket to help subsidize the costs. Here are some suggestions that you likely haven’t considered. Refinance Still haven’t gotten around … Read More >>

DIY Kitchen Remodels for Investment Properties - 05/16/2013

If you are… an investor who is buying rental properties are a do-it-yourself type want to renovate your kitchen… … there are many things you can do to reduce your costs on doing some updating. Note that most renovations run way … Read More >>

Rental Perks You Might Get … If You Ask - 05/01/2013

Most apartments will never come with the same perks as hotels. No room service. No wake-up calls. No daily housekeeping. No fancy soap in the bathroom or mint on your pillow. But while your typical apartment lacks these instant-gratification niceties, … Read More >>