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10 maintenance tips for first-time homeownersIf you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know how to properly care for your new place. But you can avoid some costly mistakes by doing routine home maintenance that protects your investment. Here’s a basic home-maintenance checklist to help you get started.Check gutters regularly to make sure they’re pro...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By Rochelle Barrow]
Luxury ski homes have seen prices rise by nearly 6 percent over the last year, as they’re increasingly being courted by the wealthy’s top 1 percent.Knight Frank’s annual Prime Ski Property Index, which tracks prices across 20 of the top resorts in the world, recorded a 5.9 percent uptick for the year ending in June. Overall, North America saw the biggest price jumps for luxury ski homes,...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By John Askins]
This is a MUST SEE! Check out the link to this amazing property! http://search.har.com/engine/3320-Otto-Rd-Spring-TX-77373_HAR41230477.htm BREATHTAKING!Fall in LOVE Immediately!Do Not Let this One Get Away!Pictures Can't do it Justice!Custom home on 3.81 Meticulously Maintained acres.Out of this World Saltwater Pool with a ''Mega'' Rock Waterfall.Pool Cabana w/Restroom,Sink,Tv hook up,BBQ area.Ga...
Read Post [Posted on 09/28/2014 By Monique Wren]
LUXURY-ONE OF KIND-CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME. YOU MUST SEE THIS SPECTACULAR ONE STORY, WITH A LAKE AND POOL VIEW MASTERPIECE. SUPERBLY DESIGNED FOR GRAND ENTERTAINING, YET IDEAL FOR FAMILY LIVING AND INTIMATE GATHERINGS. ITS PRIVATE, SPACIOUS, WITH HAND-CRAFTED DETAILS. YOU WILL HAVE PRIVACY, STUNNING VIEWS, WITH ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE AND UTMOST COMFORT. 4BR, 3.5 BATHROOMS,HUGE MASTER BR W/77''...
Read Post [Posted on 09/26/2014 By Ethel Easter-Dismuke]
Land prices rose a median of 4 percent across the country for the 12 months ending in June, according to the 2014 Land Markets Survey of more than 600 members of the REALTORS® Land Institute. About half of the most recent land sales were located in the heartland, including Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. About 26 percent o...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By John Askins]
Which cities offer retirees the most bang for their buck?CNNMoney ranked the best places for retirement. Here are the top 10:  Marquette, Mich.Population: 21,400Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $145,000 Cape Coral, Fla.Population: 154,300Population over age 50: 38%Median home price: $95,000 Boise, IdahoPopulation: 205,600Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $120,000...
Read Post [Posted on 09/14/2014 By John Askins]
Home searches often slow down in the autumn season, but not everywhere. A new study by Trulia shows that of the 500 largest U.S. metros, some markets see house-hunting pick up in the fall — particularly markets in New England, the San Francisco Bay area, and New York state.In analyzing home searches on its site, Trulia found the following metros often have the highest numbers in autumn: ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/10/2014 By John Askins]
Real estate practitioners in vacation spots across the country say the market for second homes is hot as buyers grow more confident given signs of growth in small businesses. The median vacation home price is down from a peak of $204,100 in 2005, but agents in some locales say prices are beginning to spike upwards as the distressed inventory is all but depleted. Vacation-home buyers are s...
Read Post [Posted on 09/01/2014 By John Askins]
Purchasers of vacation or second homes are continuing to buy properties much closer to their primary residence.In the past, second-home buyers tended to buy properties out-of-state or were lured to vacation homes near far-flung resorts and tourist destinations. But second-home purchases these days seem to be more restrained, as more purchasers opt for vacation spots that are within a relatively sh...
Read Post [Posted on 08/19/2014 By John Askins]
Many buyers are still seeing plenty of opportunities with buying a vacation home,  says Tom Gilmore, chief executive and founder of VacationHomeRentals.com. The home can even turn into a money-maker for those who choose to rent them out.  Twenty-three percent of buyers said they plan to rent out their recently purchased second home, according to a National Association of REALTORS® surve...
Read Post [Posted on 08/03/2014 By John Askins]
More than one in three U.S. counties -- a record number -- are losing its population, according to new census data. A growing number of counties are watching their population fall due to an aging population and weakened economies that have prompted younger people to move elsewhere looking for jobs.Many places in the Midwest and Northeast are seeing residents leave, with young adults moving for job...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
Vacation-home sales have improved, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The association’s 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2012, shows vacation-home sales rose 10.1 percent to 553,000 from 502,000 in 2011. Investment-home sales declined...
Read Post [Posted on 07/09/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/02/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
Ranch Living.... Good for the soul - being out in the open plains and/or hills of Texas' vast land. So many options to experience this type of calm living this summer season.... A few suggestions to begin your look into ranch living:  http://www.texaslandmen.com/ http://www.fredericksburgrealty.com/ http://republicranches.com/ http://www.yoranch.com/land-sales/ Getting int...
Read Post [Posted on 06/30/2014 By Gail Medina]
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