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2010 

Some of us may have been lucky enough to find a big-screen television under the holiday tree a few weeks ago.  Others may have placed their orders in anticipation of next week's Superbowl game.  For many families, the big-screen TV has become the contemporary fireplace - the focal point of the ro...
01/31/2010
In this time of economic uncertainty and upheaval in the housing market, moderation and restraint were the rule for home remodeling projects in 2009. Remodeling magazine reported the cost vs. value for projects in 80 metro areas. The majority of the 10 remodeling projects with the best return on ...
01/26/2010
Many prospective buyers who have been sitting on the real estate fence will be thinking more seriously about a home purchase in the year ahead. And why not? Interest rates are still very attractive, prices are still competitive, and more buyers than ever may qualify for a substantial tax credit j...
01/23/2010
Kitchens and bathrooms are two living spaces that are prime for updating.  Recent years have shown an explosion in new design concepts and materials.  If 2010 is the year for you to update one or all of these rooms, here are some recent design concepts that you might consider. KITCHENS 1. Traditi...
01/20/2010
The new year ushers in many resolutions for many people, but one that we should all commit to is to follow a more earth friendly lifestyle.  Here are predictions for 2010 "green trends," in no particular order: Smart Grid and Connected Home Energy Labeling for Homes Building Information Modeling ...
01/18/2010
If consumers haven't begun buying new fangled and more efficient light bulbs yet, they soon won't have any other choice. Three-quarters of Americans are unaware federal legislation will phase out incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012, according to the 2nd annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey. The su...
01/13/2010
2009 has ended with a glimmer of home in the residential real estate market.  Home sales showed an increase over 2008, and there is optimism that the trend will continue into 2010. Many pundits predict higher interest rates in the months ahead. Yet you can still lock in a 30-year conforming fixed...
01/11/2010
If your New Year's Resolution is to update your home simply to increase your enjoyment or to prepare it for sale, you certainly want to choose an update that will add the most value.  Consider these projects get the most return on your dollar. Upgrade Appliances The kitchen is one room where upgr...
01/08/2010
It's cold outside and you may be experiencing a bit of cabin fever.  Don't let it get you down--come to Kennesaw, Georgia and participate in one or more of the fun activities that the city of Kennesaw has to offer. Registration is ongoing for all classes, workshops and Spring Break camps schedule...
01/06/2010
Cobb County, Georgia is looking for home buyers. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides local governments assistance to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become abandoned within the community. Using grants, Cobb purchases foreclosed or abandoned homes to re...
01/01/2010
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