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Who's buying? Would it surprise you to know that Millennials currently make up around 46% of the home buying market?

Those born between 1991 - 1996 are moving the industry along. Amongst those is the small fraction that have military service in their background and are eligible for loans backed by the Veterans Administration. Instead of coming to the table with camouflage and canteen, these buyers are showing up with extremely low mortgage rates, no PMI requirment, and no money out of pocket, making the process of buying a very smooth one for the veteran, the real estate agent, and the financiers.

When recently asked about the process, Randy, a US Navy veteran and recent home buyer in western North Carolina had this to say, "The whole thing took about 27 days, from the time I got my certificate of eligibility from the VA to closing was 27 days. It really couldn't have been any easier."

The certificate of eligibility he referred to can easily be found by a veteran in very little time by simply navigating to VA.gov, or by simply visiting the nearest Dept. of Veteran Affairs office.

Open floor plan homes, those with no walls separating the kitchen, dining and/or living area, are all the rage today. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 84% of new single-family homes have fully or partially open layouts.

But whether you're thinking of buying an open floor plan home or renovating your way to one by knocking down a wall, you should know both the pros and cons of this setup (because it's not all good news).

Your guests will forgive you if the house isn't in catalog condition. But you know what they won't forgive? Some frankly disgusting stuff that you might have overlooked in your haste to pretty things up.

It's no secret that master bathrooms are getting more luxurious. Just check out the spa-like, home oases featured on Instagram or Pinterest.

But those are just the beginning. Now accent walls, anti-fog mirrors, and smart toilets are just a few of the more surprising bathroom trends of 2019 that are sweeping the nation, according a recent study by Houzz.

We know you can do it on your own. But you really, really shouldn't. This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a RealtorĀ® if you want to do it right. Here's why.