Monthly Archives: July 2014

How Decks Seal the Deal for Backyard Appeal

Outdoor appeal is a key piece to the home selling process. What better way to increase the exterior appeal than having a beautiful deck? Click here to read article.

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The Top 10 Affordable Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers have been largely absent from the housing market in the current economic recovery, but some metropolitan areas are well positioned to see increases in home-buying from the Millennial generation in upcoming years. Click here to read article.

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China Fuels Surge in Foreign Purchases of U.S. Housing

Chinese buyers have become the largest source of foreign cash in the U.S. residential real estate market, accounting for nearly one in four dollars spent by foreigners on American housing last year, the National Association of Realtors said in its annual survey … Continue reading

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How to Spot Termites In Your Home

Termites are destructive insects that are part of the cockroach family. They live anywhere where the ground doesn’t freeze in the winter, so if you’re in a warmer climate, as we are, you may battle termites someday. Click here to … Continue reading

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All in the Family Home: Record 57 Million Americans Living in Multi-Generational Households

A record 57 million Americans—or 18.1% of the population—lived in multi-generational households in 2012, according to an analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center, a think tank.  Click here to read article.

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Designing with Pattern: Follow the Rules for the Perfect Mix and Match

No matter how design savvy any of us think we are, there is one thing that continues to give us fits. It’s the great conundrum of design and décor. The big hairy monster of creating unity and contrast. The one … Continue reading

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School or Pool?

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June 2014 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. The activity has slowed down from 18 sold in May to a total of 12 in June! There were 5 … Continue reading

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Defining a ‘Principal Residence’ Is Complex

We call it our “principal residence” but the Internal Revenue calls it your “main home.” Either way, there are major tax benefits for American homeowners. Click here to read article.

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FHA Offers First-Time Homebuyers Discounted Loans for Taking Class

Home loans are about to go on the discount rack for first-time buyers willing to spend a few hours learning the ropes of homeownership, from applying for a mortgage to choosing a contractor for a kitchen remodel. Click here to … Continue reading

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