March 2014

Found 24 blog entries for March 2014.

kitchen_primoz_jenko_450This year is definitely the year for your kitchen! Over the past few years the trend of modernizing your kitchen to fit your lifestyle has been apparent with technology-driven appliances and innovative surfaces and materials. I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada in February for the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry show (KBIS). Here are 10 wonderful highlights of the show and how your kitchen still rules the home.

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sale_chris_boswell_450realtor.com - More sellers are now putting their homes on the market than at this time last year, according to the latest National Housing Trend Report from realtor.com®.

Inventories of homes for sale rose 10% year-over-year to 1.744 million units, indicating increasing seller optimism and a strong, early beginning to the spring home-buying season, according to the report’s February data.  

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housekeys_voronin_450zillow.com - There’s nothing like paint to transform the look of your home’s exterior, but when there’s no shortage of shades from which to choose, it can be challenging to make a final selection. We’ve collected some essential do’s and don’ts to help you find a hue you’ll be happy and proud to live with for years to come.

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.27 percent, up from 4.19 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate surged early last week, peaking at 4.33 percent on Thursday before dropping down near 4.28 percent, where rates hovered for the remainder of the week.

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houserainbow_anthonycz_450money.cnn.com - Is your home the neighborhood slacker? If you've lived there for years without making many improvements, there's a good chance your house is starting to fall out of sync with the others on your block.

Bringing your home up to speed doesn't have to mean a massive, six-figure renovation. Small-scale projects that address some typical flaws of older homes can do double duty: They'll make your home more attractive when it's time to sell, and turn it into a more comfortable place for you to live.

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cleaning_tan4ikk_450zillow.com - Does anyone really love their laundry room? Perhaps that overly affectionate word is, and always will be, a bit much when it comes to a room dedicated to a basic, yet necessary, household chore. But laundry isn’t the task it once was, so why should the room dedicated to its purpose be? Even if your laundry room was ill-conceived from the start, there are some simple ways to turn it from a workroom into a performance room. Here are five ways to help you “love” your laundry room.

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househill_sellingpix_450zillow.com - As the spring home shopping season heats up, buyers and sellers nationwide can expect very different experiences when it comes to negotiating power.  Our analysis shows many home sellers are thriving in the Bay Area, San Antonio and Los Angeles metro areas, where price cuts are sparse and homes often sell at or near their asking price.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Tampa metros are buyers’ markets, with homes taking longer to sell, less competition in the marketplace and more room for bargaining on prices.

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.19 percent, down from 4.21 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily declined last week, dropping to as low as 4.13 percent over the weekend before rising slightly to today’s rate.

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frozen__arunas_gabalis_450More sellers are now putting their homes on the market than at this time last year, according to the latest National Housing Trend Report from realtor.com®.

Inventories of homes for sale rose 10% year-over-year to 1.744 million units, indicating increasing seller optimism and a strong, early beginning to the spring home-buying season, according to the report’s February data.  

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