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The (Unspoken) Rules of Renovations & Remodels

Do you watch hours of home shows waiting to pick up the perfect list of tips for your next project? Chances are your favorite host never mentioned these helpful tips to plan your project. These guidelines will help you get the most for your money. Prioritize Projects Wisely When remodeling, start with projects that must…

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U.S. Unemployment: What it Means for Homebuyers and Homeowners

August 3, 2018 The unemployment rate is hovering near an 18 year low and that is good… and bad. A low jobless rate is good because most people who want a job have a job, but an unemployment rate this low also creates some challenges. Having Trouble Finding Enough Workers Along with a very low…

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Low Supply Forces Home Sales Lower (Again)

July 23, 2018 New data on existing home sales just out from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for June show that sales volume was once again down from the prior month (at 5.38 million, which was lower than 5.45 million expected by the consensus), and the estimate from the prior month was revised downward….

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Builders Are Not Keeping up with Demand

July 18, 2018 Housing production has remained lower than demand for the past eight years, ever since the housing market dusted itself off and started climbing back up from the bottom. Today’s number shows that this problem has worsened. Both single-family and apartment construction fell in the new data for June. Single-Family Construction Disappoints Single-family…

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Helping to End Homelessness

Homelessness has been an ongoing problem in the United States since its inception, but the increasing number of homeless is starting to take its toll on many major American cities. The first step you can take to help the homeless is to learn about what can cause homelessness, the struggles of improving their situation, how…

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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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