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Biggest Buzzwords in Housing Design for 2019

From rising energy costs to the aging population, seismic shifts throughout U.S. society are changing the way Americans think about housing. As we turn the corner into 2019, the final year in a decade that’s already seen massive change and disruption, we checked in with the pros at HomeAdvisor to identify the biggest buzzwords in…

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HOA Guidelines: Renovation Do’s and Don’ts

Living in a home that’s part of a homeowner association (HOA) has both benefits and drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is that when you want to renovate your home, the HOA determines what you can and cannot do. These rules are spelled out in your HOA’s governing documents, commonly called CC&Rs (covenants, conditions & restrictions)….

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Home Sales Decline Amid High Prices and Low Supply

June 20, 2018 New data on existing home sales just out from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for May show that sales volume is now 3.0 percent below a year ago and has fallen year-over-year for three straight months.  And NAR revised the number for the prior month downward, so the reading is even…

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The Right Choice with Display Kitchens

The display kitchens that are in nearly every one of the mega-home stores are eye-catching, elegant, and unique. It’s hard not to want one for yourself. But the attractiveness of the displays begs the question: Are they good for your home? Display Kitchen Breakdown On a scale of 1-10, rank the display kitchens you’ve seen…

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Home Renovations that Will Make You Happiest This Year

Published in March, 2018 If home is where the heart is, it doesn’t hurt to have a kitchen that’s enjoyable to cook in or a bathroom that makes getting ready in the morning easier. Improvement projects in those rooms ranked high for homeowners across the country in the 2018 Homeowner Happiness Index. Here are some…

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How to Make a Fixer Upper Work For You

The prospect of buying a home for far less than it’s worth and then investing in necessary renovations seems like an ideal situation. However, if the minor repairs you are expecting transform into significant issues, your dream of owning a beautiful home can soon turn into a nightmare-inducing reality. Therefore, before getting too deep into…

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