How to Get a Landscape You Love … for Less!

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Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you’re hoping to cultivate a garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple tips can help you save money on the most common outdoor improvements.

Redo your deck economically

Even if your wooden deck has taken a beating, you may be…

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Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you’re hoping to cultivate a garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple tips can help you save money on the most common outdoor improvements.

Redo your deck economically

Even if your wooden deck has taken a beating, you may be…

New home sales race to 8-year high, prices soar

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Prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth early in the second quarter….

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Prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth early in the second quarter….

Sam Zell: I'm a seller in this market, but I'm buying THIS

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Sam Zell said he's investing less because he sees fewer opportunities and selling more because he doesn't get buyers' optimism….

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Sam Zell said he's investing less because he sees fewer opportunities and selling more because he doesn't get buyers' optimism….

Why Home Buyers and Agents Need to Have Each Other's Backs

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Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not the same as it was a generation ago. The space (both physical and virtual) between the buyer and the real estate agent was much larger, and coming together was slower and more methodical.

If a buyer saw a For Sale sign or an ad in the paper, they might call the real estate agency’s office, get some information, and move on. Or they could walk into an open house solo. They could be rather anonymous.

But…

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Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not the same as it was a generation ago. The space (both physical and virtual) between the buyer and the real estate agent was much larger, and coming together was slower and more methodical.

If a buyer saw a For Sale sign or an ad in the paper, they might call the real estate agency’s office, get some information, and move on. Or they could walk into an open house solo. They could be rather anonymous.

But…

Think Outside the Box: Exterior Considerations When House Hunting

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It’s easy to get tunnel vision while house hunting. When you fall hard and fast for a house, you may be willing to do just about anything to make it your own. But even if you’ve found what seems to be your dream home, take a closer look outside before you make an offer. Any home you consider calling yours should go through a thorough exterior inspection.

Read on to learn what outdoor considerations you should keep in mind while home shopping.

Trees and foliage<…

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It’s easy to get tunnel vision while house hunting. When you fall hard and fast for a house, you may be willing to do just about anything to make it your own. But even if you’ve found what seems to be your dream home, take a closer look outside before you make an offer. Any home you consider calling yours should go through a thorough exterior inspection.

Read on to learn what outdoor considerations you should keep in mind while home shopping.

Trees and foliage<…

US retailers are following the $$$ to these locations

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/23/global-push-by-us-retailers-expands-real-estate-footprint.html

American retailers already operate in more foreign countries than Asian and European retailers do, but the gap is now widening….

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American retailers already operate in more foreign countries than Asian and European retailers do, but the gap is now widening….

Rental Listing Terms Reveal Popular Features in Each State

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Home shoppers in Arkansas and Washington, D.C. are looking for retail with their rentals. Landlords in the D.C. area are seven times more likely to include “Starbucks” in their rental listing, while the phrase “close to Walmart” is 54 times more popular in the Natural State than anywhere else in the country.

Rental shoppers in New Hampshire, on the other hand, seem more interested in technology, with “USB port” 287 tim…

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Home shoppers in Arkansas and Washington, D.C. are looking for retail with their rentals. Landlords in the D.C. area are seven times more likely to include “Starbucks” in their rental listing, while the phrase “close to Walmart” is 54 times more popular in the Natural State than anywhere else in the country.

Rental shoppers in New Hampshire, on the other hand, seem more interested in technology, with “USB port” 287 tim…

House of the Week: A Peaceful Seaside Mansion in Santa Barbara

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Upping the ante for what it means to remain in awe of your surroundings, this palatial Santa Barbara estate provides an ethereal residence where nature serves as the ongoing inspiration.

Previously owned by Fred Kavli, the late philanthropist, famed physicist and creator of the Kavli Foundation- a close rival to the Nobel prize, the home is filled with mahogany wood trim, sweeping open spaces, epic windows and tremendous volume, leaving it open without feeling hallow. Every aspect of t…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/seaside-mansion-santa-barbara-197123/

Upping the ante for what it means to remain in awe of your surroundings, this palatial Santa Barbara estate provides an ethereal residence where nature serves as the ongoing inspiration.

Previously owned by Fred Kavli, the late philanthropist, famed physicist and creator of the Kavli Foundation- a close rival to the Nobel prize, the home is filled with mahogany wood trim, sweeping open spaces, epic windows and tremendous volume, leaving it open without feeling hallow. Every aspect of t…

How to Choose a Storage Facility

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Lack of space is one of the most acute problems in our hectic modern-day world. Quite often, people find their homes packed and crammed with all kinds of items they don’t want to part with, but don’t have the room to keep either.

Especially when downsizing to a smaller home, moving in with a partner, or remodeling your place, the question of what to do with all the miscellaneous items that don’t fit may become a very troublesome issue.

Under such circumstances, your most…

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Lack of space is one of the most acute problems in our hectic modern-day world. Quite often, people find their homes packed and crammed with all kinds of items they don’t want to part with, but don’t have the room to keep either.

Especially when downsizing to a smaller home, moving in with a partner, or remodeling your place, the question of what to do with all the miscellaneous items that don’t fit may become a very troublesome issue.

Under such circumstances, your most…

Millennials may not be buying homes, but more are selling them

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/20/millennials-may-not-be-buying-homes-but-more-are-selling-them.html

The housing crisis thinned the ranks of Realtors, but a new guard is signing up, younger folks who want to sell you a house….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/20/millennials-may-not-be-buying-homes-but-more-are-selling-them.html

The housing crisis thinned the ranks of Realtors, but a new guard is signing up, younger folks who want to sell you a house….