Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Super Spring Decorating Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home

With spring just around the corner, now is a good time to begin decorating your home for the upcoming season. Whether you enjoy chic decorations that are budget-friendly or easy changes to create a fresh look, below are five quick ideas to brighten up your home for the season.

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Case-Shiller Reports Energetic Annual Home Price Gains Nationally

The most recent S&P/Case-Shiller Indeces report showed all three composites posting double-digit increases over the last four quarters. The national composite, which is the broadest based index, showed an increase of 10.2% annually.

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Existing Home Sales Numbers Highest Since 2009

The National Association of REALTORS reported that sales of existing homes in April reached 4.97 million on a seasonally-adjusted annual basis. This is the highest report since November 2009.

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How To Throw A Memorial Day Weekend Party To Remember

Memorial Day weekend is widely regarded as the beginning of summer and many people kick off their summer plans on the weekend coming up. We take this time to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect and defend our liberty and freedom. But even while giving thanks for their sacrifice, we also celebrate the beginning of our summer with fun and (hopefully) sun!

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Fed Meeting Minutes Expose Rising Interest Rate Risk

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee recently released may have a significant impact on mortgage rates going forward. One significant development from the meeting suggests that the present quantitative easing program may be modified in the near future.

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Simple Tips To Help Your Flowerbeds Flourish This Spring

Flowerbeds can be a very attractive addition to any |**CITY % CITY**| home -- if you have the time to set up and maintain them. Flowerbeds don’t necessarily require a profusion of costly flowers that need to be fertilized, mulched, covered during severe weather and possibly re-planted on a yearly basis.

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Pricing Your Home To Sell

It can be very difficult to determine what your property is worth in the current marketplace, because you are biased by what the property is worth to you. These emotions can get in the way of impartially evaluating a property and often cause sellers to overprice their home.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 20, 2013

Looking ahead, economic news for this week includes the Existing Home Sales report for April with an expectation of 5.00 million homes sold on a seasonally-adjusted annual basis against the March tally of 4.93 million homes sold. Also set for release on Wednesday are the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes for the meeting held April 30 and May 1.

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