Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Dozen Foyer Ideas for Under $100

If there’s one place in the home that cries out for organization, it’s the foyer. Navigating it can even become a safety hazard, not to mention other dire consequences: Lose your car keys? Be late for work. Missing homework? First … Continue reading

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What Homeowners’ Insurance Discounts Are You Missing?

Homeowners insurance isn’t a topic that most people like to think about except as the funny/scary ‘Mayhem’ ads for Allstate. For first-time homebuyers the prospect of adding home insurance to the other long list of costs can seem daunting. Yet … Continue reading

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What Features Home Buyers Are Willing to Pay Extra For

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine What are the two most common home features that home shoppers say they’re willing to spend extra for in order to have in a home? Air conditioning and new kitchen appliances, according to the … Continue reading

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New-Home Sales Rise to Fastest Pace Since 2008

For the third consecutive month, sales of new single-family homes posted gains, rising 2.1 percent in May, according to housing data released Tuesday by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.  “Builders are reporting increased demand for new homes as buyers … Continue reading

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Are Rising Prices Tempting More Home Owners?

With rising home prices, more home owners are finding they can sell without fear that their mortgage is worth more than their house. The number of sellers coming onto the market is serving as a relief to home buyers who … Continue reading

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