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According to an article on Forbes.com,  we may not have flying cars yet, but a new residential construction project going up in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., may make you think otherwise.

The Porsche Design Tower will feature an elevator to lift owners — and their cars — to their front doors in seconds. A co-production of developer Dezer Properties and Porsche Design Group, the retail-oriented spin-off company of the luxury German carmaker, it will be the first residential project affiliated with the Porsche name. These car-friendly condos will range from $2.9 million to $9 million.

Grabbing a mortgage loan in 2012 – 12 Tips

Taken from Bankrate.com By Polyana da Costa Grabbing a mortgage loan has become a challenging task in recent years. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon. Lending standards will remain tight in 2012, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to snag a mortgage with an attractive rate....

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2012 Interior Design Trends

At Fairmont Homes, we are always looking for the latest in interior design trends to better serve you, our customers when helping you design your dream home. Here are several articles and websites that provide more information about the new interior design trends for 2012: N Design...

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The Pro’s of Hiring a Pro

I get asked this question a lot: Do I need an architect? Architects are licensed professionals. Like doctors and lawyers, they have completed university programs and lengthy internships, and they have passed a series of rigorous exams. Their training covers many areas, ranging from landscape design...

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From gutter rakes to a helping hand

When we think of the holidays, we think of home — our own home, maybe our mom’s, or even a best friend’s. Why not give a gift that will make that home better, warmer, more practical, and more fun? Here’s a guide from House Logic to Christmas gifts...

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9 ways to keep your energy bills down!

No one likes wasting money, especially in these tough economic times. So it certainly makes sense — dollars and cents — to make a small investment of time and supplies to close up those heat-wasting air leaks around your home. It’ll pay back big dividends...

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9 Positive Signs About Housing!

We’ve needed something positive to show us that the housing industry is turning around. Here are nine reasons posted byHousingZone.com that tell us we might be looking at a better 2012 than 2011 in the residential construction market. 1. Unemployment drops to lowest point since 2009 The unemployment...

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The Return of the White Kitchen!

There is something so gorgeous about an elegant, timeless, white kitchen! Whether you enjoy trend-spotting or wrinkle your nose at the very thought, recurring trends are worth paying attention to, if for no other reason than what they say about the public taste vis-a-vis the times...

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Get cozy by the fire with these Fireplace Design Ideas!

If you’re thinking about a new custom home, chances are fairly good that you’ll be including at least one fireplace. But what type of fireplace do you have in mind?  Here are a few basic ideas to get you started. Fireplace Idea #1: Simple and Elegant Gas...

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Retirement isn’t exactly around the corner!

Building a home for retirement isn’t just about the bells and whistles. Clients want an energy-efficient, accessible home that’s easy to maintain. In this article: Retiring in style: 3 custom homes that redefine retirement living by Susan Bady, Contributing Editor HousingZone.com, we find that people who build one-of-a-kind...

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