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Consumers are less confident about housing, but searches for these topics are soaring

August 17, 2020

From CNBC After plunging in April, consumer sentiment in housing began a promising recovery. Home sales surged and beat expectations; homebuilders reported buyer traffic was, well, through the roof, and online housing-related searches soared. Consumer confidence in housing now appears to be weakening, but consumer curiosity is not. Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index […]


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Urban Rent Slowdown May Signal Renters are Edging Toward the Suburbs

August 10, 2020

From Zillow While the for-sale market has shaken off the early impact of the coronavirus pandemic and resumed its torrid pre-pandemic pace, rent growth hit the brakes this spring. Rent prices in urban areas have slowed more than those in suburban areas, a possible signal that renters’ preferred location is tilting toward the suburbs. Rents were […]


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You’ll Want to Steal These Amazing DIY Ideas for Your Front Yard

August 9, 2020

From Houselogic  Landscaping done right can put as much as $4 in your pocket for every $1 you spend, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®. So what are you waiting for? Grab a shovel, and let’s go. #1 Mix Rocks with Bark Mulch Image: Dundee Concrete & Landscaping Surrounding bark mulch […]


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14-Day Declutter Guide

August 7, 2020

From Goodhousekeeping Our 14-Day Declutter Guide Will Transform Your Life in Just Two Weeks Clear out your closet De-junk the junk drawer Tackle kitchen cabinets and counters Overhaul your pantry Maximize your linen closet Organize shoes Tidy up the fridge Transform your drawers Boost bathroom storage Cut desktop clutter Click here for a step by […]


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Millions of Americans Could Soon Become Homeless as Protections Expire

August 5, 2020

From realtor.com By Clare Trapasso | Jul 28, 2020 Millions of renters could soon lose the roof over their heads in the midst of a deadly pandemic, now that the clock has run out on a federal rule shielding them. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act moratorium on evictions, which protected about 1 in 4 renters, […]


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Home Shoppers are Trending Toward Buying Sight-Unseen, Selling Virtually

August 3, 2020

By Zillow Research on Jul. 17, 2020 36 percent of Americans would be more likely to try to buy a home entirely online during the current coronavirus outbreak; 43 percent would be more likely to try to sell a home entirely online In a departure from traditional practice, 1 out of 3 would prefer taking a virtual […]


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12 Edible Plants – Perfect in Late Summer

July 31, 2020

A gardener’s work is never done. Even though August is the high point for the summer vegetable garden, with ripe tomatoes and peppers, freshly picked corn and never-ending zucchini rewarding you for your hard work in the spring, it’s time to start thinking about what vegetables you want for fall. The following are 12 edibles you can plant now that will extend […]


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Now Is The Time To Redesign Your Office

July 29, 2020

From Forbes.com For many people returning to their offices after more than three months in lockdown, doing so will be like visiting the ruins of a bygone era. Working from home, call it distributed work, remote work or work from anywhere, is definitely here to stay. No matter how much we spend on partitions, colored safety […]


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10 Timeless Kitchen Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

July 27, 2020

Kitchen design trends come and go—we’re looking at you, Formica counters and avocado-green refrigerator!—which means you might get sucked into a fad now and then. But despite all of these passing whims, there are certain classic kitchen looks that will never go out of style. Certain kitchen decor styles endure for good reason: They are […]


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Rural Real Estate Prices Rise As People Consider Leaving Cities

July 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed the way Americans live, but its long-term repercussions may be with our world even after the virus is eventually controlled. A range of indicators looking at Americans’ economic decision-making shows the virus is impacting how we spend money, how we shop and perhaps, even where we want to live. […]


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