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Studies have suggested that the addition of solar panels on a home can boost a home's value. But sometimes those solar panels can sabotage a deal when it comes time to sell.  Why can something that is so good cause so much trouble.  Read on to see what can happen.  This article will deal with 2 d...
04/14/2015
Hardwood flooring Today people are ditching the carpet and installing new wood flooring in their homes.  The warmth of wood has an eternal draw.  So what do you buy? What does the term term wood flooring even mean?Of all the types of wood-like flooring, laminate and engineered are the two that a...
04/14/2015
Say it isn't so... There was recently a 60 minutes segment on laminate flooring and Lumber Liquidators. It was alleged the flooring could  possibly be extremely harmful to people, especially children as it contains formaldehyde. Could this turn into another 'Chinese drywall'  issue?  Quite frank...
04/14/2015
With home price gains slowing in most parts of the country, sellers will be looking for ways to get top dollar for their listing. Cleaning and staging make a big difference. But for some sellers—such as investors seeking to bring a property up to neighborhood standards before the sale—remodeling ...
04/14/2015
 Why is it important that there is a rise in Home Improvement spending?  The economy  is a series of interrelated items that feed on each other.  Once employment and salaries are rising then people start to spend.  When people spend, industries like home improvement and real estate start to see i...
04/14/2015
"The dream of home ownership remains very much alive and well," said Zillow's chief economist Stan Humphries. "But these aspirations must also contend with the current reality, and in many areas, conditions remain difficult." In all but one of 20 metro areas Zillow surveyed, 5% or more of reside...
03/26/2015
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The demand for starter homes is there, but starter homes are beginning to be rare.  Builders don't want to build starter homes and the resale market is not providing many starter homes. There may be demand for starter homes, but many home builders aren’t interested in building them. Entry-level ...
03/25/2015
What will the future hold for the Phoenix housing market?  As of February there was a surge in Real Estate Sales.  January numbers were not impressive but things changed in February.  Michael Orr discovered a more than 30 percent jump in pending sales across the Valley at the end of February. Th...
03/25/2015
I love to read about new jobs in Mesa Arizona.  SDI is bringing 175 jobs to Mesa.  I am doing a happy dance! The Simi Valley, California-based company Special Devices Inc. (SDI) will break ground on a 64,000-square-foot assembly building this March. More buildings could also be built on the East...
03/25/2015
Zillow should stick to what it does best.  Post listings.  The Zestimates they provide are not worth the paper they are printed on.....oh wait they are not printed on paper.  Do you think this is harsh?  Realtors don't.   Honestly I don't hate Zillow.  But they should not offer information they ...
03/25/2015
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