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Dec 11

Reasons December Is Favorable for Buyers

Reasons December Is Favorable for Buyers

Reasons December Is Favorable for Buyers Many home shoppers don’t think about purchasing a house during the holiday months—many even put their home search on hold. But Desare Kohn-Laski, broker-owner of Skye Louis Realty in Coconut Creek, Fla., offers some points to pass on to your clients, letting them know this is one of the …

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Dec 08

Hardwood Flooring Is Top Preference

Hardwood Flooring Is Top Preference

Hardwood Flooring Is Top Preference Hardwood flooring is dominating the main living areas of new homes, and engineered hardwood has been particularly catching on over the past decades, according to the latest surveys from Home Innovation Research Labs. Engineered hardwood floors are made up of layers: the top and bottom layers are natural wood, but …

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Dec 07

The Deck Is Making a Comeback

The Deck Is Making a Comeback

The Deck Is Making a Comeback Nearly 24 percent of new single-family homes in 2016 included decks, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the National Association of Home Builders. The percentage is up slightly from 23.3 percent in 2015. New England and the East South Central region of the U.S.—which …

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Dec 06

Stay Sane When You’re Overworked

Stay Sane When You’re Overworked

Stay Sane When You’re Overworked Sometimes it’s easy to pretend to not have lives outside of work, but this is not true nor is it healthy. Everyone needs a good balance between their work life and personal life. Sue Hawkes, CEO of YESS!, a business coaching firm, has three tips for those who want to bring more sanity …

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Dec 05

Pro Tips for a Top-Notch DIY Paint Job

Pro Tips for a Top-Notch DIY Paint Job

Pro Tips for a Top-Notch DIY Paint Job   When painting a room, the time, effort, and money you spend on the materials can make a big difference. Josh Max, a professional painter with 10 years of experience, detailed the “right” way to paint in a recent article in The New York Times. Gather the …

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Dec 04

Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice

Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice

Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice Make sure your home sellers pay attention to several areas in a home that often go uncleaned but could stand out to potential buyers. Jan M. Dougherty, author of The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home, shared with HouseLogic several spots that homeowners are …

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Dec 01

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very Nearly 30 percent of Americans admit they don’t know their neighbor’s first name. But at least 90 percent have smiled or spoken to their neighbors—at least once, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 Americans released by Safehome.org, a home security systems review resource. Fifty-three percent of …

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Nov 30

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops The Thanksgiving holiday may have taken a bite out of mortgage applications last week. Mortgage applications dropped 3.1 percent for the week on a seasonally adjusted report, which included the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. The MBA’s mortgage index reflects demand for refinancing and home purchase applications. …

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Nov 29

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today Homes today spend a median time of three weeks on the market—far shorter than the median of 11 weeks five years ago, according to new data from the National Association of REALTORS®. “The inventory shortage and the growing economy and job creation has increased the interest in …

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Nov 28

Broomall PA Fire Company Santa Claus Tour 2017

Broomall PA Fire Company Santa Claus Tour 2017 Dates, Times & Locations Tuesday, December 12th, starting at 5:15 PM. All streets in the borders of Media Line Rd, West Chester Pike, Springfield Rd.,Sproul Rd & Paxon Hollow Rd. & Rt.#252 Thursday, December 14th, starting at 5:15 PM All streets in the borders of Paxon Hollow …

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Nov 27

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate The housing market may be facing some headwinds with ongoing inventory shortages and the looming threat of tax reform from lawmakers, but don’t let these stories spoil your outlook completely. There are several factors sparking more optimism in real estate lately. Here are a few housing indicators …

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Nov 22

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors A burglary occurs about every 20 seconds, and some homeowners may be making it too easy for intruders. A burglar may knock on the door first to check if a resident is home. Some will then test the doorknob—if it’s unlocked, they’ve got easy access. In a survey …

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