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Moving Day Horror Stories

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Housing Market, Real Estate, Relocation.

Sure, some household moves go smoothly. Others?  Read this article and take note if you have a move coming up in your future.  Do you have a moving horror story of your own?

http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-07-17/moving-day-horror-stories/

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Low-cost ways to put off pricey home repairs

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Improvement, Housing Market, Real Estate.

Take a look at these simple, often-overlooked upkeep procedures and slight tweaks to help you with preventative maintenance on your home.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/07/17/real_estate/home-repair.moneymag/index.htm

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700,000 homeowners no longer underwater on mortgages

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Housing Market, Mortgages, Real Estate.

Thanks to improving home prices, fewer mortgage borrowers owe more on their homes than they are worth.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/07/12/real_estate/mortgage-borrowers/index.htm

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Latest Home Trend? House Sizes No Longer Decreasing

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Builders, Housing Market, Real Estate.

According to a recent trend survey, architects are reporting increases in the size of both remodeled and new-construction homes.

http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-07-13/latest-home-trend-house-sizes-no-longer-decreasing/

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Construction spending rises, continuing positive reports about housing industry

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Builders, Housing Market, Real Estate.

Construction spending rose 0.9 percent in May from April, the Commerce Department reported recently. It was the second straight monthly increase and the biggest percentage gain since December.

http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20991707/construction-spending-rises-continuing-positve-reports-about-housing?

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Homefix: Drought can cause serious structural damage

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Improvement, Housing Market, Real Estate.

If your home has been damaged by flooding or drought, a series of steel piers or helical piers can be installed to support the foundation independent of the soil. Both solutions are expensive, and you should contact a structural engineer before deciding on any type of foundation repairs.

http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20993141/homefix-drought-can-cause-serious-structural-damage?

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Save Money on Home Improvements

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Improvement, Housing Market, Real Estate.

There are several ways homeowners can save money on their home improvement projects, and being diligent about how they go about their upgrade and the materials they use allows them to save without sacrificing quality.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/save-money-on-home-improvements/

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What is Water Hammer?

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Home Improvement, Housing Market, Real Estate.

Have you ever heard a banging noise coming from your water pipes when the water is turned off quickly? It usually sounds like the pipes are banging on something inside the walls, and that’s exactly what’s happening. When the flow of water is turned off very quickly, a small shock wave is created inside the pipe, which can cause the pipe to shake and often bang on the wall studs or floor joists.

http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-07-06/what-is-water-hammer/

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Home-building permits at highest level since ’08

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Uncategorized.

Builders appear to be getting more bullish on residential real estate: In May, they applied for permits to build new homes at the highest rate since September 2008, according to a government report issued recently.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/06/19/real_estate/housing-starts/index.htm

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Rents keep rising, while home prices inch higher

Posted by Chris Lussier | on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am
Category: Housing Market, Real Estate, Rent.

“With rents rising faster than prices in most markets, buying is getting even more affordable relative to renting,” said Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/07/03/real_estate/rents-rising/index.htm

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