Why Appliance Warranties are Key for New Homeowners

These days, making the decision to purchase a new home can be much more stressful than it once was. There are countless factors and steps that need to be taken into account before you settle in. A major factor is around finances and how you,...

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Student Loan Debt Crisis Linked to Lower Home Values

New analysis of government data by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveals a connection between rising student loan debt and the onset of the housing slump, and offers yet another example of how lower home values have hurt millions of middle class households...

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Keeping Fireworks Safe and Fun

While the fourth of July is still several weeks away, summer is officially in season—and the skies will soon be ablaze with brilliant colors. But it’s important to stay safe while enjoying your summer explosions. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 21,692...

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Builder Confidence Rises One Point in June

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained one point in June from a slightly revised level in the previous month to rest at 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This is the...

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Average Fixed Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates ending their six week streak of record-setting lows. Regardless, mortgage rates still remain near the historic lows helping to keep homebuyer affordability high, and providing a strong...

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Red Hot Kitchen Range Colors

What are the hottest colors in kitchen ranges right now? Would it surprise you to find out that according to BlueStar™, known for its chef-quality residential ranges, Ruby Red is this year's hottest color? Or that light pink, ultramarine blue and even violet purple have...

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I Love Lamps: The Top 5 Table Lamp Trends

Decorating styles for 2012 have been big, dramatic, and full of rich, vibrant color. The idea is to be unique, grab attention and make a statement. Furniture design has seen lots of daring color so far, including primary colors in fabrics, Union Jack-themed couches and...

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A brand-new technology is about to really change things for your home

// An interesting article on HOUZZ.com about managing lights, refrigerators and more through your phone or tablet when the latest wireless technology rolls into all your home devices! How Bluetooth 4.0 Will Change Remote Control Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Window Treatments on Houzz- For...

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