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2013 

With the reduction in available home inventory, some markets are experiencing what is typically referred to as a “Sellers Market.” This type of market can occur with almost any commodity and is characterized by a shortage of supply resulting in the ability for sellers to raise prices and/or have ...
09/29/2013
The average tax refund fluctuates, but in recent years it’s come in around $2,700. That’s a nice chunk of change to receive from the IRS. Not everyone is so lucky, of course, but even if you only get back $500, there are many great ways to spend your tax refund on your home. Why invest your tax ...
09/22/2013
The acquisition of a property, for investment purposes or personal affairs, coincides with a lot of complex decisions. Investors, and owners alike, are tasked with implementing home improvement strategies as they see fit. Residential developers must evaluate potential exit strategies, determining...
09/18/2013
The 10 Best Cities for Meat Lovers in America We're raising the steaks and ranking the meatiest cities in the nation. The results are sizzling!   EMBED GALLERY   These days, it seems as though there are more food fads going around than ever before. Seriously, I’m starting to have trouble keeping ...
09/18/2013
Fall colors? Nope. Fall weather? Not so much. Fall tradition? Nothing to write home about. Along the Gulf Coast, autumn follows summer without the fanfare of spectacular leaves and dramatic cold spells. Subtle changes begin with little more than a breath of fresh air in the morning and evening. T...
09/16/2013
The property-appraisal process has been short-circuiting transactions, spurring some would-be home buyers to walk away. In hot markets where bidding wars are common, the property-appraisal process has been short-circuiting transactions, spurring some would-be buyers to walk away.   A few forces a...
09/15/2013
  Movoto Releases Free First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide Don't let buying a home stress you out. Read Movoto's First-Time Home Buyer's Guide to learn exactly what you need to do when you finally find your dream home.   Buying a home for the first time can fill you with anxiety. After all, a home is p...
09/09/2013
Housing Recovery A Return To 'Good Times' The housing recovery comes with an economic boost, more jobs and higher incomes, but it can also help create a higher level of "good times" in the neighborhood. Housing isn't just a cornerstone for the economy, it also plays a major role in weaving a tig...
09/08/2013
09/06/2013
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  By Michael Franco Source: aweskridge.blogspot.com Many homes have fireplaces or propane stoves inside, but there’s nothing quite like enjoying a fire pit under the stars in your own backyard. On a cool night in the summer, you can cook up a feast of hot dogs in your fire pit, while in the chill...
09/05/2013
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