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Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018


Seven DIY Bedroom Updates For A Chic Sleeping Space
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Even though its the place we spend hours in, >You dont have to be afraid of tackling this important space; little changes can make a big difference, and many can be made this weekend without outside help. Shake out those muscles and get ready to make that bedroom beautifulUse wallpaper in new waysCreate an urban chic look with a feature wall of ...


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Want To Buy And Renovate A Property Overseas? 9 Things To Consider
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youve ever seen a movie like under the Tuscan sun, youve undoubtedly had your own Italian farmhouse renovation fantasy. But how real is it to think about buying property in a place that requires changing currency and a long plane ride?"Buying and restoring a fixer-upper in another country...It can be an appealing idea," said Huffington Post. ...


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The Inside Workings of Credit Scores
Written By: David Reed

Consumers are encouraged to check their credit reports once per year. The primary reason for doing so is to make sure there arent any mistakes. Unfortunately, credit reports are prone to contain mistakes. Its not really the fault of the three main credit repositories, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion because all three are just a database. Whatev...


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How To Improve The Accessibility Of Your Outdoor Living Area
Written By: Jean Cherry RN, MBA

Your outdoor living area can be a source of enjoyment when youre >Here are a few tips to make your outdoor living area easier for everyone to enjoy.1.Install ramps.For people with mobility problems, even one or two steps can be difficult to navigate. A gradual sloping walkway or a ramp in place of steps can provide better access to an outdoor li...


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How To Channel Your Personality To Create The Perfect Home For You
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Youre not boring, and your home shouldnt be either. But, you can obey all the design rules and end up with a place that looks like it came right out of a magazine but still lacks a little spark. Heres how to inject a little "you" into it.ArtYou dont have to have a house full of bold florals or abstract pieces just because thats whats "in" right ...


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Emerging Trends Threaten Housing
Written By: Blanche Evans

Household growth has increased over the last three years, millennials are stepping up, and home prices have recovered from recession lows. So what is there to worry about? Not much on the surface, but there are some emerging trends that suggest good times wont continue for much longer in the housing market.Rising housing costsAccording to the la...


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Broker with Heart: Brokers Making a Difference
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, Inc., creators of the Agent with Hearttrade; program, have developed a new branch of their program to welcome brokerages to their community through their latest initiative, Broker with Hearttrade;.Realty Times sat down with PinRaise, Inc. Chief Communications Officer Celeste Orsquo;Hara to discuss this new program and the many ways it ...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Special Assessments
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our pool and clubhouse are 15 years old. The board wants to build a larger pool and upgrade the clubhouse which would require a 200,000 special assessment and drain our reserves.Answer: The board has no authority to expand the common area amenities. Its authority is to maintain existing amenities in good condition. However, if an appro...


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Deck Those Condominium Halls
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: At our condominium, the grounds and buildings are kept immaculately and our hallways and lobbies have just been renovated by a professional decorator. The lobbies look elegant, and halls are newly carpeted. Some owners, however, have taken it upon themselves to put tables, plants and even paintings in the corridors. Some owners are con...


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Californians To Vote On Rent Control Initiative
Written By: Bob Hunt

Come November, Californians will vote on whether or not to adopt the Affordable Housing Act. It is not too early to begin discussing the details and the effects of this ballot initiative.The initiative, as summarized by its proponents in the signature-gathering phase, does this:Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control...


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How Do Clients Rate Your Service?
Written By: PJ Wade

When was the last time you took a close look at your service from the client point of view?Much is made of "Im Number 1" sales awards which celebrate the number of deals closed, but is the same level of attention paid to professionalism in service delivery?Length of time on the job, slick marketing, and the number of properties sold each year do...


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The 7 Worst Mistakes You Can Make While Renovating And How To Avoid Them
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Everyone wants to renovate. And now more than ever, they want to do it themselves. According to Remodeling magazine, "Big-ticket remodeling activity, already enjoying record economic conditions, is growing at its fastest pace in four years and should rise 5.1 this year alone." Those numbers are based on Metrostudys latest Residential Remodeling ...


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10 Places That Will Pay You To Move There
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Close to job. Great schools. Projected growth. Theyre all reasons why someone might consider buying a home in a certain area. But heres one more important reason: Because someone wants to pay you to move there.Thats right. You could actually make money moving to a new areahellip;if youre willing to go where the interest is."The idea has spread w...


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The Fed Just Raised RatesSo What?
Written By: David Reed

Every six weeks or so the Federal Open Market Committee, or the FOMC, holds its two-day meetings to discuss the current economy with an eye on the future. The FOMC has various responsibilities but one of the actions it can take is to adjust the cost of funds.More specifically, it can adjust the Federal Funds rate. The Fed Funds rate is the rate ...


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The Fed Just Raised RatesSo What?
Written By: David Reed

Every six weeks or so the Federal Open Market Committee, or the FOMC, holds its two-day meetings to discuss the current economy with an eye on the future. The FOMC has various responsibilities but one of the actions it can take is to adjust the cost of funds.More specifically, it can adjust the Federal Funds rate. The Fed Funds rate is the rate ...


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The Fed Just Raised RatesSo What?
Written By: David Reed

Every six weeks or so the Federal Open Market Committee, or the FOMC, holds its two-day meetings to discuss the current economy with an eye on the future. The FOMC has various responsibilities but one of the actions it can take is to adjust the cost of funds.More specifically, it can adjust the Federal Funds rate. The Fed Funds rate is the rate ...


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Steps To Building Wealth
Written By: Blanche Evans

Its never too late to secure your financial future. At BuildingWealth.org, a public service offered by the Dallas Federal Reserve, you can learn how to reach your life goals by budgeting, saving and investing, building credit and controlling debt.When you understand the difference between assets and liabilities, you know that owning a home, cont...


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The Cohan Rule: Estimate Your Expenses For IRS Deductions
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: I built my own house. At first I stuffed receipts into a folder but toward the end when things got hectic, I forgot. I probably have receipts amounting to a quarter of what I believe I spent, land included. How can I establish a credible basis when it comes time to sell? The good news is the house is probably now worth a million and I ...


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Seven DIY Bedroom Updates For ...
Even though its the place we spend hours in, >You dont have to be afraid of tackling this im...

Want To Buy And Renovate A Pro...
If youve ever seen a movie like under the Tuscan sun, youve undoubtedly had your own Italian...

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