January 2020

Drop That Sledgehammer! How Removing a Fireplace Could Affect Your Home’s Value

Drop That Sledgehammer! How Removing a Fireplace Could Affect Your Home’s Value Aiselin82/iStock Whether you’re roasting chestnuts or warming up your cold hands, a fireplace can be an impressive and useful home amenity. But it can also be dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, there’s an average of 22,300 fireplace, chimney, […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

The 10 Cities Where It’s Becoming More Affordable to Buy a Home—and 10 Where It’s Not

The 10 Cities Where It’s Becoming More Affordable to Buy a Home—and 10 Where It’s Not Allentown, PA: Ultima_Gaina/iStock; Tulsa, OK: Sean Pavone/iStock After nearly a decade of ever-escalating home prices and frenzied bidding wars, many buyers are wondering if finding an affordable piece of real estate has become about as likely as discovering a […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

Can’t Stand Minimalism or Maximalism? Try Happy-Medium Design

Can’t Stand Minimalism or Maximalism? Try Happy-Medium Design CreativaStudio/iStock Think minimalism is too stark, and maximalism too much? Then you’re in luck, since the home decor pendulum seems to have swung to the middle. So what is it? Fittingly, it’s called happy-medium design. In a recent feature, the Wall Street Journal described the trend this […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

Rent-to-Own Real Estate: The Benefits and Risks for Home Buyers

Rent-to-Own Real Estate: The Benefits and Risks for Home Buyers Tempura/iStock Rent-to-own real estate may sound like a dream come true. Under the best circumstances, everyone benefits: Sellers collect rent and have a purchase commitment from the buyers, and the buyers can move in right away. In addition, credit score problems or other financial issues that could hamper […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020