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Here’s How the Largest Metros Rank for Homeownership

“Overall, the study revealed that Raleigh, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and St. Louis are the three best metropolitan areas for homeownership. Each of these metros ranks among the lowest for share of homes lacking complete plumbing and kitchen facilities (both are lowest in Raleigh), meaning they appear to have relatively high-quality housing available,” said LendingTree Senior Economist Jacob Channel.

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’Hidden’ Home Expenses Can Add Up to $15k Annually

According to a new analysis by Zillow and Thumbtack, utility bills, property taxes, insurance and essential home maintenance can add up to nearly $14,155 for the average homeowner, or an additional $1,180 per month on top of a typical mortgage payment.

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HUD Focuses on Healthy Homes in June

The Department kicks off the month of June by focusing its attention on the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy home by addressing home-based hazards, including reducing moisture and mold, and maintaining indoor air quality.

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