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Fix Layout Problems Without Changing Walls

It’s no secret that builders, developers, and architects have favored open-plan layouts in the past decade or two. Bigger kitchens that spill out into family and dining rooms are the new norm, and the aesthetics and healthfulness of outdoor living … Continue reading

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Realtors® Midyear Forecast

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to … Continue reading

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6 Easy Projects to Personalize a Cookie-Cutter Home

Value-boosting ideas for your home’s interior to make it really yours. There’s so much to love about a brand new home! No worries about an aging furnace or the source of a stain in the carpet. Yet, it can also … Continue reading

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Midyear Forecast: Home Sales, Prices to Rise Despite Inventory, Affordability Challenges

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to … Continue reading

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Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7% in the 1st Quarter

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) – Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. … Continue reading

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The “Bonus Room” Makes a Comeback

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 02, 2017 Home builders and designers say demand is increasing for more flexible living spaces, giving rise once again to “bonus” or “multipurpose” rooms, The Wall Street Journal reports. Such rooms offer extra … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You’ll Regret Painting Your Brick House

The best paint for brick? No paint at all (in most cases). Here’s why. Brick, brick, brick. All the homes in your neighborhood are brick. You’re itching to paint over that red-orange-brown color palette so your home’s personality can shine … Continue reading

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Fewer New Homes in Pipeline Pushes Up Prices

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Nationwide housing starts dropped in March, despite continued high buyer demand, which is adding pressure to overall home prices. Housing starts for single-family and multifamily homes dropped 6.8 percent in March … Continue reading

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What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Just how large a house really is may depend on whom you ask, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s because appraisers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, tax assessors, and architects all … Continue reading

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