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Moving Day Horror Stories

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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/

Low-cost ways to put off pricey home repairs

Monday, August 27th, 2012

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

700,000 homeowners no longer underwater on mortgages

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

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

Latest Home Trend? House Sizes No Longer Decreasing

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

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/

Construction spending rises, continuing positive reports about housing industry

Friday, August 17th, 2012

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?

Homefix: Drought can cause serious structural damage

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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?

Save Money on Home Improvements

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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/

What is Water Hammer?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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/

Rents keep rising, while home prices inch higher

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

“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

Mortgage-debt forgiveness preventing foreclosures

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

In a recent report, Amherst Securities Group said that when principal reductions brought mortgages near the home’s market value, borrowers were substantially less likely to fall behind on payments again and lose their homes.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/06/22/real_estate/mortgage-debt/index.htm

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