September: Articles of Interest

Check out some of the news we want to share with you this September. Mortgage rates dropping, but not by much. Learn about the new affordable housing projects in Raleigh! Are you a home owner looking to boost your curb appeal or maybe you’re trying to make the most of a small room in an apartment? We got you covered with these highlights below.

Mortgage Rates Drop But Remain Above 7% Mark

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 7.12% as of Sept. 7, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey published by Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC). This is a decline from last week when it averaged 7.18%. A year ago at this time, it averaged 5.89%.
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Raleigh hopes to develop plots on future transit corridor into affordable housing and mixed use

“Really a great opportunity to not only create affordability there, and a place for folks to live, but to build in some of those amenities that are hard to find in the same site,” said Erika Brandt, Raleigh’s Housing Programs Administrator.

Raleigh housing debate rekindled amid new report

“The only other option is more housing. It’s more units,” said Nathan Spencer of Wake Up Wake County, which advocates sustainable growth in the area. Spencer said whether or not people like it, denser and multi-unit housing options throughout the Raleigh metro need to become a reality.

“It is on everyone, which means that there is more chance for more housing everywhere vs. what’s been happening over the last 20 years where people developers have focused on the lowest income communities and really torn down homes and gentrified those communities,” he said.

25 Ideas for Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal—for Less Than $100

Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be costly—there are many projects big and small that can boost the overall aesthetic of your landscape. Whether you plant seedlings that eventually grow into large and beautiful trees or give your front door a fresh coat of paint, a small budget is all it takes to transform your front yard into something you’re proud to show off. Upgrade your home’s exterior for $100 or less with these clever curb appeal ideas.
Martha Stewart

20 Small Bedroom Ideas With Big Impact

Your bedroom should feel like an oasis—after all, it’s where you likely spend most of your time. But if limited square footage is holding you back from creating your dream space, it’s time to rethink your setup. While small bedrooms have a reputation for feeling cramped, we like to think of these spaces as cozy retreats that are budding with design potential. To help you see your room through the same lens, we’re sharing some of our best small bedroom ideas, from paint color inspiration to bedding details.
Martha Stewart

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