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2007 

To save money on a home renovation project, it's a no-brainer to do the work yourself. Get the skills necessary through free workshops at your local hardware store. For example, Home Depot provides free hands-on clinics on topics such as installing flooring, tiling a backsplash and installing a w...
10/31/2007
During the housing boom, new-home builders were like the hosts with the hottest invitation in town. They could raise prices with every newly opened phase of a development and display a "take it or leave it" attitude toward buyers. Now, amid the downturn, homebuilders are the hosts everyone avoids...
10/31/2007
From CNNMoney.com:For purposes of comparison for the current situation, imagine the Detroit metropolitan area, which the Census Bureau estimated had 2.08 million households in its 2000 Census. Now picture virtually every house or condo empty, with a for sale sign in the front yard of every home, ...
10/30/2007
If you haven't already seen it , you have to check out this site: http://www.cyberhomes.com/. It's free to use and even though it's not quite as accurate as the MLS, it's a great way to get an idea of comps quickly. The database includes more than 100 million property, ownership, sales, and mortg...
10/30/2007
The MonolithicTM Dome is the most disaster resistant building that can be built at a reasonable price without going underground or into a mountain. And this Dome of a Home, in Pensacola Beach, Florida, has survived its third serious hurricane in a year.If you are interested in building your own D...
10/29/2007
 Rates on 2 million mortgages are scheduled to rise by the end of 2008. If yours is one of them, consider refinancing now - if you can. Even if your loan isn't going to reset soon, there are reasons not to wait. MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston says sinking home values eat into your equity, making ...
10/29/2007
It's been a long, hot summer, but winter is on its way. It brings with it the promise of ever-higher heating bills.Forbes took a look at which U.S. cities are the priciest for anyone trying to keep the home fires burning.To determine this, the magazine examined expected temperature patterns, hist...
10/25/2007
According to USA Today, a study of stress in the U.S. finds that housing costs worry 51 percent of adults.The survey by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association found housing is a "very significant or somewhat significant" source of stress of 61 percent of residents in the We...
10/25/2007
Whether this billboard earns business by making someone laugh or snags a bit of buzz by pissing people off, it was a stroke of genius by whomever designed it. I would love to throw out some link love to the website that is advertised on the billboard, but alas, the website only goes to a placehol...
10/24/2007
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According to clickz.com, movers spend on average $7,300 in new products and services in the first 90 days after moving. Top methods to research and locate new businesses in the community are word-of-mouth through new neighbors (67%) and the Internet (61%). Email falls lower on the list, at 23%. 
10/24/2007
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