Monthly Archives: December 2013

Home Equity in 2013

Housing Equity 2013 (On December 20, 2013, in Economist Commentaries, courtesy of Ken Fears, Manager, Regional Economics and Housing Finance Policy )  With the end of 2013 closing in, it is time to take stock of the impact from the … Continue reading

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Holiday Tips from Ty Pennington

Courtesy of Ty Pennington on 09 Dec 2013 You definitely want to keep the cold out of the house during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the outdoors in for a natural holiday touch. Here are 7 … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Close on Your New Home before the End of Year

(Courtesy of Deanna Lawley) If you are debating on whether you should make an offer on a new home before the New Year, now is the time to stop deliberating and submit your bid. Between 2013 tax benefits, and avoiding … Continue reading

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Top 5 questions to ask your Realtor when Selling your Home

Finally, the news about the housing market in terms of both the number of homes sold and selling prices has been encouraging. As a result, many homeowners who have delayed putting their home on the market over the last four … Continue reading

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Open House coming Up?

  An inviting open house can put your home on buyers’ short lists. Four weeks before the open house Ask your parents to babysit the kids the weekend of the open house. Then book a reservation for your pet with … Continue reading

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Home Decorating Trends for 2014

Think Color in 2014 Gray is the new black; reclaimed wood and porcelain floors are made for walkin’; and wireless is controlling sound, window shades, TV, and more. This is a look at the 10 hottest home design trends anticipated … Continue reading

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Pointsettia Care

  Buy with care Inspect poinsettias carefully before you buy a plant. A healthy plant looks like this: Dark green foliage before color develops. Bracts (colored leaves) completely colored without green perimeters. Lush and filled with leaves, not yellow and … Continue reading

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