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This Is How Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines Deck The Halls

This Is How Fixer Upper’s Chip & Joanna Gaines Deck The Halls Olivia Harrison If you’re like me, you look to Chip and Joanna Gaines for all your home-decor advice. Their rustic design ideas can transform any space — even my shoebox-sized Brooklyn apartment — into a shabby-chic dream. So it makes sense to follow […]

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Housing Choices of the 55+ Population: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Housing Choices of the 55+ Population: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist America’s population is increasingly aging: roughly one in three will be 55 years and older by 2060, up from about one in five in 2010.[1] What are the housing choices of the 55+ […]

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Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines Answers All Your Renovating Questions

AD asks expert renovator Joanna Gaines for advice on curb appeal, layout strategy, antique sourcing, and more. (Joanna Gaines, star of the HGTV series Fixer Upper.) If anyone knows renovating, it’s Joanna Gaines. As one half of the beloved HGTV show Fixer Upper http://www.hgtv.com/shows/fixer-upper, which she hosts with her husband Chip, Gaines has made a […]

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How To Use Self-Directed IRAs For Private Lending

How To Use Self-Directed IRAs For Private Lending w/ Quincy Long Posted by: Jim Ingersoll Audio Player Podcast: Play in new window | Download Enjoy this week’s episode about being a private lender with special guest, H. Quincy Long In this week’s Investor Success Podcast we discuss: What is a self directed IRA and when […]

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Most Americans Think the Housing Crisis Never Ended BY: KRISTON CAPPS

Most Americans Think the Housing Crisis Never Ended   The Great Recession rewrote the American dream. Millions of Americans who thought they’d captured the flag instead got swallowed up by a national mortgage-foreclosure crisis. Many of those former homeowners are now renters, competing in ever-more concentrated job markets for ever-scarcer affordable housing.   So perhaps […]

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Bubble Watch: Could the Housing Markets in These Top Cities Be Getting Too Hot?

Therese Petersson / EyeEm/Getty Images Home prices are skyrocketing faster than inflation. Bidding wars are breaking out. Shacks in the nation’s most scorching real estate markets are selling for over a million bucks. Things seem to be heading up, up, up. Sound familiar? Déjà vu can be a spooky thing. Some folks these days are […]

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2016 Renter Survey

2016 Renter Survey Renters value homeownership but face affordability challenges when it comes to buying a home, C.A.R. survey finds LOS ANGELES (June 8) – Current renters value homeownership and want to buy a home but many are encountering affordability and financial obstacles that prevent them from buying, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ […]

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Sellers Can Fill a Void: By Richard Crouch

Sellers Can Fill a Void When traditional lending avenues fail, seller financing can help seal the deal. But watch out for pitfalls. If you’re working with sellers who have seen offers collapse because buyers can’t get a mortgage loan, you might want to suggest they consider offering some variation of seller financing. If structured carefully, […]

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6 Examples of Topiary Gardens from the AD Archives

  “These ornamental shrubs add playful elegance to these gardens” Text by Allix Cott Posted July 15, 2016 Shaped into fanciful creatures or symmetrical orbs, topiaries are perfect for adding character and sophistication to gardens and landscapes. A favorite horticultural technique in the Middle Ages, topiary is still popular today, with creations resembling everything from […]

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Retiring Baby Boomers May Shift Suburban Debate on Taxes, Social Services BY: BARBARA ELDREDGE

Retiring Baby Boomers May Shift Suburban Debate on Taxes, Social Services An increasingly older generation may look for a new deal on taxes, schools, and social services. Baby Boomers rule the ‘burbs. The generation born between 1946 and 1964 grew up in suburban homes, raised their families in suburban neighborhoods, and soon, plans to retire […]

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