Survey Finds That Americans See Real Estate As Best Long-Term Investment

Survey Finds That Americans See Real Estate As Best Long-Term InvestmentSignaling growing confidence in the housing recovery, a majority of Americans once again named real estate the best long-term investment—a trend now continued for two consecutive years, according to a recently released Gallup poll.

 

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Spring For Existing Home Sales In America?

by Stephen Melman

Existing Home SalesExisting home sales soared 6.1% in March, and the share of sales for first-time buyers also increased. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported March 2015 total existing home sales at a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.19 million units combined for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, up from an upwardly revised 4.89 million units in February. March existing sales were up 10.4% from the same period a year ago, and have increased year-over-year for six consecutive months. The March increase was the largest monthly increase since December 2010.

 

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Before You Move In: The New Home Walk-Through

Before You Move In: The New Home Walk-Through

Before you go to settlement on your purchase of a newly constructed home, you and your builder will do a walk-through to conduct a final inspection.

 

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Is Housing Staging A Turn For The Better?

by Liz Ann Sonders

Is Housing Staging A Turn For The Better?Here are my key points:

• The well-watched (and leading) Housing Market Index jump supports view that housing could be in a rebound.

• Household formations and job growth among 25-34 age bracket both surging.

 

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Why Millennials Are Better At Home Buying Than You

by Lucy Mueller

Why Millennials Are Better At Home Buying Than YouBecause of our sheer numbers, we millennials tip pretty much any scale we touch, whether it’s the housing market or the wine industry. (We’re drinking more of it, but we prefer the cheap stuff.)

 

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Housing Market Nears U.S. Busy Sales Season On Positive Note

by Victoria Stilwell

Housing Market Nears U.S. Busy Sales Season On Positive NoteSales of previously owned homes jumped in March by the most in four years, putting the U.S. residential real estate market on firm footing heading into the busiest time of year.

 

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Eco-Friendly Cleaning TipsCleaning your house shouldn’t come at a cost to the environment. However, traditional cleaning products may have been doing more harm than good, as many have been manufactured using crude oil. This is a fossil fuel that is in limited supply, so producers are now turning to detergents made out of renewable and sustainable resources.

 

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by Granville Homes

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Turn Your Yard into An Edible Landscape

Turn Your Yard into An Edible Landscape

Eating healthy, shopping at farmers’ markets and planting gardens are more popular than ever. Many families want to grow their own food, but are challenged by a lack of space for a full-sized garden in their yard.

 

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4 Tips For An Eco-Friendly Kitchen

4 Tips For An Eco-Friendly KitchenGo green when you clean

Instead of wiping down your oven and kitchen benchtops with chemical-ridden cleaning formulas, opt for a clean, green natural solution.

 

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Home Design Trends For 2015 And Beyond

by Trey Lewis

Home Design Trends For 2015 And BeyondThe National Association of Home Builders recently announced the winners of the Best in American Living Awards — a prestigious award program that spotlights design excellence for the entire residential building industry.

 

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by Legacy Homes

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