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  • What Home Builders Can Learn from 2009

    Most home builders are more than ready to put 2009 behind them. The mortgage crisis had a domino effect across the economy but really put home builders behind the 8-ball this…

  • Home Buyer Incentive – Pork & Beans

    Neatorama tipped us to this interesting offer from Clayton Homes running in the Columbia Daily Herald. If you buy a home from them before the end of the year you will…

  • Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

    We’ve got mixed feelings on renovating bathrooms before resale. On one hand a sharp looking countertop, tile and fixtures can certainly give a wow impression especially if the taste level and…

  • Home Building & Buying is Still a Bear

    According to some reports the housing market is beginning to rebound with some areas reporting an increase in prices. But with inventory still at record levels the recovery isn’t near. “House…

  • New Yorkers are Flocking to Fixer-Uppers

    The demand for fixer-uppers in NYC has never been that high but as inventory has grown and the competitive prices for move-in ready apartments continues to swell, more city dwellers are…

  • 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    So what does it take to make your place look great? Not big bucks or a lot of time. ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, shares 10 projects that can…

  • Deep Discounts on Homes Continues

    Home prices continue to fall and according to S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price index, an indicator of real-estate market direction, prices dropped 19.1% this first quarter compared to a year ago which…

  • House Plan Abbreviations

    Are all builders, architects, and developers on board with these house plan abbreviations? It might make life much easier for them and their clients.…

  • Dream Cave House

    If you have an extra $300,000 sitting around or are simply after a change of scenery, then the Sleeper family of Festus, Missouri (suburban St. Louis) have a deal for you.…

  • Homebuilders Need an Extreme Home Makeover

    Urbanologist William Olson foresees 3 changes that major home builders should make if they expect to succeed in the new world of tightened loans, green building, and smaller homes. The big…

  • Find Historic Properties Online

    If you’re considering buying an old house and one that has some historic value, check out this website that gathers listings of historic properties for sale across the country. You can…

  • Las Vegas McMansions are Shrinking

    > Las Vegas has seen unprecedented growth for the past 20 years but this year the state of Nevada has dropped to 8th place on the list for growth with Utah…

  • Buying a Fixer-Upper

    1912 Bungalow is one of our favorite houseblogs and we just found this great list they pulled together that may be welcome advice for first-time fixer-upper house owners. If I could…

  • No Market for Hobbit Homes

    Lord of the Rings fans may have to look elsewhere to find authentic homes modeled after the Shire found in the J.R.R. Tolkien books. The developer of this unique community, Ron…

  • Extreme Home Makeovers For Sale

    If you’re a fan of the Extreme Home Makeover show on ABC, now you have a chance to buy the homes. Some homeowners have decided to cash in on their new…

  • Inspecting an Old House: The Series

    Evaluating an old house is a process of compromise. The need for minor repairs like painting, scrubbing tile, and freeing stuck windows may disqualify a house if its over-all appeal to…

  • Open House Parties sans Kid n Play

    Realtors are becoming more proactive with getting potential buyers to step inside their homes or condos. For example, open house parties are popping up around the country. Invest in a DJ,…

  • Nevada, California, and Arizona…Oh My!

    In a grim sign of continuing economic troubles, a report released today indicates a 112 percent increase in foreclosures—in other words, one out of every 194 U.S. households has received a…

  • Selling Your Home without an Agent

    Just as you can run your own construction site you can also sell your own house. Obviously the guidance and knowledge that a real estate agent provides can be well worth…

  • Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House For Sale

    Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House will be selling by auction on May 13th, 2008 through Christie’s Realty in New York. It’s estimated to sell for $15-$25 million. This home is gorgeous and…

  • Good Time to Buy a Home?

    As real estate prices in some markets are adjusting and normalizing, many on the fence prospective home buyers are seeing an opportunity that hasn’t been an option for a few years.…