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How to Choose Lights for Your New Home

ADDED September 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

It’s not just about wattage anymore. Light fixtures and light bulbs come in myriad types, sizes and colors. Do you want LED? Should you use “soft” bulbs? And what is the difference between watts and lumens? With the phase-out of the traditional incandescent bulb, the lighting choices you grew up with are not the same…Read More »

Choosing Paint by Light Direction

ADDED September 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Light exposure in your room plays a large part in the visual drama of your paint colors. In rooms with multi-directional sun exposure—either opposing (east/west or north/south) or perpendicular (north/west, north/east, south/west, south/east)—the play of light over your walls, reflecting off your ceiling or bouncing off the floor can change the appearance of the paint…Read More »

Living Small

ADDED September 11, 2014 0 COMMENTS

No matter what our background, we all have an ideal dream home size in mind. When it comes down to the actual living in it, however, can smaller be better? If your dream is for an urban dwelling with access to cultural events, public transportation, or a great walk score you might have to look…Read More »

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

ADDED September 10, 2014 0 COMMENTS

According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings cash to the table. When it comes to buying a home in a hot real estate market,…Read More »

Why More Americans Do Not Own Homes

ADDED September 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Even while home prices are on the rise—fueled by the low supply, low mortgage rates and investor buying—the number of Americans that own homes, as a percentage of the population, is decreasing. The reasons vary, since many current renters are former homeowners that lost their homes during the financial crisis and others simply do not…Read More »

Keeping the Old House when Buying the New

ADDED September 5, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The current housing market, while picking up in most areas, has one basic problem: low supply. With many buyers choosing to keep their old home when they purchase a new home, fewer homes are on the market, driving up demand. Becoming a landlord Buyers that do not need the equity in their current property in…Read More »

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