The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home
prices continuing to rise at a modest pace despite at a flatter
rate when compared to the spring and summer months. This trend
largely reflects a decline in housing activity. The index,
constructed to gauge underlying property value based on
non-distressed home sales only, was up 0.5 pe...
(BPT)-The recovering U.S. housing market has led to increased
demand for certain luxury items, including hardwood flooring.
Exciting trends are influencing the marketplace and for today's
consumers, there are more hardwood flooring options than ever
"Savvy consumers want variety and flexibility in their flooring
choices," says Linda Jovan...
Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 2.1 percent
to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 464,000 units in November
from an upwardly revised strong pace of 474,000 units in the
previous month, according to data released recently by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census
Bureau. Except for October 2013...
Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing
Market Outlook for November showing that the major shift for the
coming year will be a transition from a refinance-dominated
mortgage market to the first purchase-dominated market the industry
has seen since 2000.
Expect economic growth in the 2.5 to 3.0 percent range, more than
(BPT) - As the holidays roll around, it's natural to want
to spread good tidings and cheer with festive decorations like
wreaths, candy canes and Santa Claus figurines. But this year,
instead of digging out the same old holiday decorations, why not
create some new looks that will last the entire winter season, even
after you put away the gift wrap...
(Family Features) From non-friendly weather conditions to
itch-inducing dyes found in everyday products, your skin can be
exposed to a variety of unexpected irritants. But, protecting and
maintaining healthy, comfortable skin can be easy with simple tips
"With so many skin types out there, getting to know how yours
reacts to differ...
Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week
earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's
(MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending
August 30, 2013.
The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application
volume, increased 1.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from
one week e...
(Family Features) Ever envy those beautiful homes that seem to
get redecorated with every new season? The latest and greatest
looks are easy to incorporate if you keep your furnishings neutral
and the décor uncluttered. From there, it's just a matter of
bringing in a few simple touches that create a big impact.
Start with one or two easy project...
Summer brings the return of bugs and other pests to your home.
The first line of defense against an invasion is keeping your home
clean and eliminating attractants that may bring the unwanted
To help keep your house pest-free, here's a list of the top
cleaning tips to avoid the pest invasion that comes with summer
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