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Your Realty News December 2014
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Happy Holidays!

It is that time of year again. Cold in the north and sunny and warm in the south. But no matter where you are, here is hoping you are surrounded with love and blessed with joy.


National Home Sales Reach Yearly High

With 5.17 million units sold, September set the highest sales pace so far this year, though sales were still 1.7 percent below September 2013. The Midwest was the only region to experience a decline in sales; existing-home sales dropped 5.6 percent in September, 4.9 percent below last year’s sales. The Northeast and the South saw sales increase month-over-month by 1.5 percent and five percent, respectively. When compared with... Read More
Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

During the holiday season it's common for many people to be overwhelmed by stress. If this time of year is more likely to get you down, you're a good candidate for these stress-relieving holiday tips.

Lower Expectations
Everyone has high expectations around the holidays. Gift lists, family gatherings, school programs—it's a lot to cram in an already full schedule. Admittedly, the most difficult expectations... Read More
Add Appeal with Home Fragrances

There's nothing that makes a home more appealing than a good smell! Nice home scents can add wonderful appeal especially around the Holidays. Here are some popular options.

Candles are classy and decorative. For atmosphere and scent, light candles at the dinner table when you have guests, or in other rooms when entertaining.

Prices vary, but you get what you pay for. Quality candles have long burn times and long... Read More
6 Design Tips to Make Space in a Small Kitchen

With all of the different kitchen gadgets out there, it can be really easy to fill up even the largest of kitchens. A smaller kitchen requires that every bit of space be well organized so items don't end up stacked on the counters—especially when counter space is limited. With a little creativity and patience a small kitchen can accommodate all your stuff with room to spare. Here are some ideas to create more space in any kitchen.

Cabinets that Reach the Ceiling
There is a lot of wasted space above traditional kitchen cabinets. Having cabinets go all the way to the ceiling adds another level of storage. If changing the cabinets isn't an option... Read More


4 Ways to Save on Energy Costs

There are plenty of things that you can do to improve the aesthetics and functionality of your home, but it's just as important to make improvements that will save you money. We all want to find more ways to save money and starting with your home is the perfect choice.

1. Upgrade Appliances
Investing in new, energy-efficient appliances may cost you money now, but over time it will save you money. An old appliance can be a drain on your wallet. It uses more energy, and may need constant maintenance. If an appliance needs repaired, it's time to... Read More
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Victoria Lorusso  -  (561) 531-4977 Your Realty News  -  December 2014 

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Comments (2)

Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Victoria, very nice design and easy to read.  Congrats!  Just in time for the new year!

Dec 19, 2014 01:46 PM
Adele Galus
AMG Executive Realty - Roseville, CA

Wonderful layout with nice graphics and it is very easy to follow.  Your clients will be impressed.  Are these being emailed?

Feb 08, 2015 08:03 AM