Luxury Living Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

Luxury living has become a large trend in home design and interior decoration. More and more people prefer to line their nests with the finest they can get in order to ensure that there’s a safe, relaxing haven they return to after their stressful day...

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Home Buying Creates Ripple Effects in Additional Spending

Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), NAHB Economics research shows that a home purchase triggers additional spending on appliances, furnishings, and remodeling. Such spending typically exceeds that of non-moving homeowners and persists for two years after moving. The...

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The Overlooked Furnace Filter

Rising energy cost are putting some homeowners in a pinch, however there are some techniques that homeowners can do to save on energy costs this winter. One of the simplest ways is to lower the thermostat a degree or two.  Using a setback thermostat that...

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Housing Market Trends for October 2013

The strength of the real estate housing market can be identified, by looking at the trends in the industry during October 2013. There are a number of interesting aspects that can be observed from this point of view. A housing market report on the trends for...

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Home Inspection; What Makes It Important

Did you know that 99% of REALTORS suggest a home inspection before a purchase to all the prospective buyers? And even then only 77% home buyers perform inspection before buying a house. This may be due to the fact that once a person makes contact...

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Tips to Avoid Halloween Plumbing Issues

Every year, more than one billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in America – many of which are carved into jack-o'-lanterns each Halloween. That's a lot of leftover pulp. In addition to creating their own jack-o'-lanterns this year, plumbers from Death Valley, California to Salem,...

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Become a Homeowner Before You Become a Bridegroom

So your big day is not that far away. Must be exciting, is it not? Planning out everything with your partner and making preparations together. However, before your big day looms closer, act on our advice, and become a homeowner before you walk down the...

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Not So Common Mortgage Loans

Mortgage loans that are commonly used are something that most everyone knows about. But did you know that there are other loan types available as well that are not that widely availed, but offered all the same by several lenders? During the days of the...

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Housing Recovery Expected to Gain Momentum in 2014

With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall 2013 Construction...

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House Flipping – Not as Easy as it Looks on TV

TV shows have recently been showing a lot of programs about house flipping that show different guys buying houses, renovating them and selling them for huge profits. The idea of earning profit even before the first mortgage payment is due is motivating a lot of...

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