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Spruce Up Your Home- Design Trends in 2014

Spruce Up Your Home- Design Trends in 2014

For recent buyers, or soon-to-be sellers, here’s ten big design trends in 2014: 1.) Wider reclaimed wood and wood-like porcelain floors Floorboards are becoming wider, sometimes up to 5-6 inches. Mixing in different types of wood, even reclaimed boards, and keeping the stain colors warm 

59 Metros Back to Normal

59 Metros Back to Normal

According to National Association of Home Builders/First American’s latest Leading Markets Index, 59 out of 350 housing markets across the country have returned to, or exceeded their last normal level of housing and economic activity. Markets nationwide are running at around 87% of their normal 

4 Million Renters Say They’re Eager to Buy

4 Million Renters Say They’re Eager to Buy

According to a new survey by Zillow of renters in the 20 largest housing markets in the U.S., 10% of renters say they want to buy a home in the next year. If those 10% of renters all buy homes in the next year, it’ll 

10 Most Expensive Places To Live In The World

10 Most Expensive Places To Live In The World

It could cost as much as $6.64 in U.S. dollars for a cup of coffee, or $6,960 to rent an unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment In Hong Kong. Hong Kong ranked # 3 on Mercer’s latest annual Cost of Living Survey. The survey is aimed at giving 

12 States With the Lowest Amount of Foreclosures

12 States With the Lowest Amount of Foreclosures

Many homeowners in the U.S. are still dealing with the after-effects of the housing bubble and credit meltdown. However, the foreclosure market is starting to show signs of slowly improving. The amount of completed foreclosures in December dropped 14% in comparison to December 2012. There