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The Ideal American Home

Through a survey conducted by the Demand Institute, America’s top home desires were discovered. The first five on the list were: homes that are energy efficient, renovated, have remodeled kitchens, are fit for the elderly, and are in a safe…
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The New Color of 2015!

The year of 2014 was filled with Radiant Orchid. It is a pinky purple that is known for being a bold yet warm color. With the year coming to an end, Pantone has announced that the new color of 2015 is Marsala! Marsala is a dark red tone.…
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Top 10 Cities with a Strong Housing Market in 2015

What makes a city have a good housing market? There are three criteria agreed upon by the majority of realtors. First, the city has to have an increase in the homes that are available to be purchased. Second, the homes that are on the market…
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Inspecting Your Attic

Home inspections are essential before buying a home. The home needs to be checked for any current damage or potential problems. What seems like a great home may not actually be a great home. And sometimes it takes a professional, like a home…
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The Top 5 Viewed Homes of 2014

We are all a little curious. We see a nice house and questions start popping up in our minds. Who owns that home? What does it look like on the inside? How much does it cost? What special features does it have? We are intrigued. We dream of…
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2015 Housing Market Predictions

With 2014 coming to a close, 2015 brings on a new year of growth for real estate! 2014 proved to be the best year in the housing market since 2008. With the economy recovering, new job availability, and incomes increasing, it looks like 2015…
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America’s Top 5 Desires for a Home

We all have dreams for an ideal home. Some of us have had our ideal home dreams come true while others are still working towards that goal. The Demand Institute conducted a study on over 10,000 households. They surveyed information about people’s…
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5 Tips for Prepping a Home for Painting

Though most people assume painting the interior of a home is a simple, easy process that everyone can do, that is not the case. Painting is more than just throwing paint on a wall. There is skill involved. Here are 5 tips to prepping a home…
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3 Ways to Brighten Up Your Home

Dark homes dampen moods. Going from being outside, enjoying sunny San Diego, to entering a home that does not have good lighting can be dreaded and dreary. Here are 3 ways to brighten up your home: Change your décor. Any dark materials…
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Affording a Down Payment

For first-time homebuyers, having a sufficient amount of money for affording a down payment can be difficult. It is predicted that due to the current wages, property prices, and savings rate of individuals, it takes approximately 12.5 years…