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When it comes to mortgages and home improvement, many consumers have some complaints, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America, which reveals the top consumer complaints. Among its list of top “worst” consumer gripes: mortgage-related problems, home improvement, timeshare sales and resales, Internet sales, and fraud. Many of the mortgage complaints have stemmed...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By John Askins]
I heard MainStreet America described as a perpetual showcase of homes, and while that is true, it is so much more. Yes, you can tour 12 fully decorated model homes in different styles from beachfront to  trendy urban contemporary at your own pace, guided by a cool hand-held integrated information device called TED (Technology Education Device). Want more information about an item – s...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Judith Sinnard]
This checklist is essential for every seller! Brand new homes and very old homes will feel more comfortable and valuable to home buyers if they are well maintained.  We are always here to help you sell your home! -Mary & Kelly ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
ABC’s Nightline recently aired an interesting segment about house flipping, which included a magic number that’s probably never been seen before. House flippers would have been glued to their TVs if they’d stayed up late enough to catch Nightline, because if authentically magical, it’s a good number to know. The segment was part of a series called “R...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Connie Inmon]
Deborah Bowness is designing wallpaper panels that look like actual walls.  Sounds bizarre?  Well, it's actually pretty cool.  It is artwork for your wall in an instant.  Check out this article from the New York Times Magazine.  This might be what you're looking for... http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/garden/from-deborah-bowness-wallpaper-that-mimics-walls-them...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Jean Risha]
Interior designer Vicente Wolf’s new book, Lifting the Curtain on Design, says simply, "White can do everything. Painting a room white simplifies the environment. It brings it to its essence." Wolf, who has spent most of his career trying to expand small places in New York City, relies on white strategically throughout an apartment. His approach could work in properties elsewher...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By John Askins]
Can you get through this post without calling your contractor? http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-home-315#.luJp4MkQdK ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Almas Devshi]
According to Zillow Digs, cowhide and gold fixtures is the hot new trend.  Indigo and navy are the new accent colors because they accent earth tones.  Modern midcentury is the design theme and would you believe wallpaper is coming back as a hot design element.  I found this Zillow areticle at Culture Map.  Both links are listed below.  Read all about it! http://www.zill...
Read Post [Posted on 01/12/2015 By Jean Risha]
Ikea Studied Americans at Home. Here’s What It Found. Read ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/10/2015 By Susan Greer]
Houses that will sit empty through the winter need attention to avoid frozen pipes, reports Long Island American Water, which is part of American Water, the largest investor-owned U.S. water and waste water utility company. The company offers these tips for ensuring that pipes don’t burst: · Search for pipes that are not insulated, or that pass through unheated spaces such as craw...
Read Post [Posted on 01/10/2015 By John Askins]
http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/house-pictures/simple-shaker-style-cottage??src=rss#slide-1     ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/09/2015 By Pamela Harris]
If your house was built more than 40 years ago, replace old electrical wiring for safety. An outlet is ungrounded, and should be updated, if it only accommodates two-prong plugs. Image: Liz Foreman Old wiring—even knob and tube wiring that dates back to the early 20th century—isn’t inherently dangerous, but unless you were around when the house was buil...
Read Post [Posted on 01/09/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/08/2015 By Charles Champion]
Lever-style door handles are easier to use than knobs, and they can even contribute to the value of your home. Image: Baldwin Hardware One of the basic principles of universal design, also called ageless design, is that it makes homes more practical and safer for everyone — not just the elderly or people with limited mobility. These days, universal design features ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/06/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
Backyard greenhouses are becoming spaces for women to kick back and relax. Image: Gothic Arch Greenhouses Inc. We’re still kinda obsessed with finding space for women to kick back and relax on par with the guys’ “man cave.”  Now, the Wall Street Journal says the backyard greenhouse has become the she-space where retired baby boomers pester or...
Read Post [Posted on 01/06/2015 By Marla Lewis]
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