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Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9 percent May 2014

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9% in May 2014

Real Estate Research, Stats, and Trends · Read in less than a minute 

National stats from Realtor.org (June 23, 2014): Existing-home sales were up 4.9% but down 5.0% YOY. This strongly hints the July 2013, sales decline is pretty much over. Distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) accounted for 11% of May sales, down 18% YOY. First-time home buyers made up 27% of all buyers in May, down from [...]

7 Deadly Sins of Home Ownership

7 Deadly Sins of Home Ownership

For the Home · Read in 5 minutes 

By: John Riha Published: August 23, 2012 Attention sinners! If you’ve been guilty of any of the 7 deadly sins of home ownership, there’s no time like the present to redeem yourself. 1. Envy: You covet your neighbor’s grass Don’t just admire your neighbor’s thick, lush lawn: Turn the tables. Proper lawn care will make [...]

Home Maintenance 101 - 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know

Home Maintenance 101: 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know

For the Home · Read in 2 minutes 

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: September 2, 2011 It’s back-to-school time, and the perfect season to bone up on your home owner basics: standard DIY know-how that’ll keep your household running smoothly, day in and day out. So here’s your course: Home Maintenance 101. Review them when you can, and practice the techniques to ace [...]

True Stories of the Most Annoying Neighbors Ever

True Stories of the Most Annoying Neighbors Ever

Fun · Read in 4 minutes 

By: Dona DeZube Published: September 13, 2012 Here are 9 stories about the most annoying neighbors you hope never become your neighbor. Or have they moved in next door already? The leaves are starting to fall off the poplar trees in my yard, and that’s bad news. Not because I have to rake the leaves, [...]

How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold

How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold

For the Home · Read in 2 minutes 

By: Deborah R. Huso Published: January 14, 2013 Got bathroom mold? Here’s how to get rid of it and prevent future infestations, too. It’s one of the most common problems in any house; it’s also one of the easiest to prevent and cure — as long as you haven’t let it get out of hand. [...]

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Gary V’s How to Break through the Noise of Social Media

Info For Pros · Read in less than a minute 

Gary Vaynerchuk laid it all out for us: Talent Matters. You have to hustle and you have to work. The dirty little secret of how you break through the noise of social media: have talent know how to communicate use the best products put in the hussle have a differentiator have a point of view care [...]

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When $20 Million is Greater than $20.1 Million

Fun · Read in 3 minutes 

Republished with permission. Labor Day has come and gone, and, while fall isn’t “officially” here, it’s time to put away those summer whites. Never mind that the mercury is still hitting 100 degrees in parts of the country; forget about those pennant races still heating up in the AL West and NL Central. This weekend, [...]

 
 
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