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Foreclosure activity drops below pre-recession levels in 47% of U.S.

Foreclosure activity dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2017 and brought 47% of the U.S. to foreclosure activity below pre-crisis levels. As for March, foreclosure filings increased slightly but marked the 18th consecutive month of annual decreases. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39839-foreclosure-activity-drops-below-pre-recession-levels-in-47-of-us
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3 Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Those With Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely to Own Home, Study Says Trends in Housing: The County That Broke Texas’ 8-Year Streak Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In Thanks to reality TV, you […] The post 3 Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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Navigating the Home-Buying Process: 5 Tips

Buying a home for the first time can be complex and daunting, especially in a competitive housing market. A new book, “My First Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream,” aims to help first-time buyers navigate the process. Below are five tips from author Shashank Shekhar, a blogger, media source and radio […] The post Navigating the Home-Buying Process: 5 Tips appeared first on RISMedia .
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Dining Room Decor Strategies That Can Help You Find Your Own Style

A lot of homes these days tend to overlook the dining room which used to be a must-have some time ago. We’re now moving towards a more casual and flexible lifestyle which doesn’t necessarily require a separate space for eating. Instead, we often opt for extensions of the kitchen island which can serve as a…
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Small Balcony Makeover: A Must-Read for Renters

Just because an apartment balcony is small, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort and style. You’ll see what we mean with the gorgeous small balcony makeover styled by Chari Herndon of Chic Home Style. She made the absolute most of her small outdoor space with a lovely outdoor bistro set, outdoor string lights…
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How to Clean Brass Simply and Effectively

There are plenty of natural methods to be found online for cleaning and polishing brass. The question is, which (if any) of these methods work? Which are worth your time? We undertook an experiment of four common brass cleaning and polishing methods, using regular ingredients you likely have on-hand (most of them all natural) and…
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Immigrants seek to own homes in the suburbs

Immigrants’ needs and desires will shape housing growth for decades to come, and right now that growth potential seems to be looking towards the suburbs, a new report from Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing shows. As immigrants continue to shape the needs of the market in the U.S., the center explains how urban…
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Want to Save Time and Money? Kill Your Lawn

(TNS)—Leah was such a sweet dog. I never heard a peep from her, and she was always friendly in a calm way. We met when I bought a duplex, and she was living in one of the units with her owner. I moved into the unit next door after the sale closed, and gradually she […] The post Want to Save Time and Money? Kill Your Lawn appeared first on RISMedia .
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Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners

For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report (ZHAR). Seventy percent of renters surveyed in the report say the down […] The post Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners appeared first on RISMedia .
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