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The Largest Construction Projects Currently Underway in Los Angeles

February 17, 2014

Construction projects are booming across the country, especially in Los Angeles, California, where this city is undergoing several building projects at any given time. The number of expansion projects going on right now is a barometer of sorts for the healthy development of roadways, businesses, neighborhoods and even the nation’s economy. Neighborhood Expansion Neighborhood expansions […]

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Which Types of Roofs Have the Fewest Complications?

January 3, 2014

Caring for your roof is one of the best ways to avoid expensive problems with a leaky roof in the middle of the winter. Investing in the right roofing materials will prevent leaks and other problems. Which roofing materials will provide you with the proper durability for your roof? Composition Shingles Using composition shingles can […]

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A Look at the Rental Market of Santa Fe, New Mexico

December 28, 2013

New Mexico has become a very attractive place to live thanks to a variety of cultural phenomena. The recently concluded TV series, “Breaking Bad” was based in Albuquerque, which is also where legendary MMA trainer Greg Jackson has built a fighting empire. But if you head northeast from Albuquerque, you’ll find yourself in a city […]

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The Top Markets for Sellers in the United States

December 15, 2013

In 2008 it seemed like many real estate markets were in a race to the bottom. A November 2008 article published by CNN reported significant year-over-year declines in many major markets across the country. According to the article, “the worst hit market of the 20 metro areas covered was Miami, where the median home fell […]

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A Survey of the Rental Market in Phoenix, Arizona

December 10, 2013

The Phoenix Rental Market: Boom or Bust? A curious dynamic is playing out in Phoenix’s rental housing market. Once considered one of the fastest growing housing markets in the country, the Valley’s rental properties were booming, until very recently. As of late, there has been a saturation of single home rental properties, with consequences for […]

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Trends in the Real Estate Market of Hawaii

November 19, 2013

Real estate values throughout the United States have been plummeting for years; but now housing prices are starting to climb. In Hawaii, prices are climbing even faster than average. Sellers find themselves receiving multiple offers for their homes thanks to high demand for homes in Hawaii. On top of high demand, there are fewer homes […]

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Tips for Selling Your Toronto Home

November 16, 2013

Looking to sell your property in Toronto? Residential homeowners in this largest of Canadian cities may feel some apprehension about putting their houses on the market, but there’s no reason to fret. Toronto enjoys some of the mildest weather in all of Canada, according to the City of Toronto. You’ll find temps between 60 and […]

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Tips on Obtaining a Quality Mortgage for First-Time Home Buyers

November 15, 2013

If you are a first-time homebuyer, finding the best mortgage terms can be difficult. Though a mortgage is a product like a car or anything else you buy, it is likely to be the biggest purchase you ever make in your life. For this reason, it is imperative to go into the market prepared and […]

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Are Alimony Laws Outdated?

November 15, 2013

Alimony has been a long-standing staple of the American legal system. Alimony is court ordered payment that must be paid from one member of a couple to the other after a separation or divorce. For years, because of gender roles in our society, men almost exclusively were the ones who had to pay to the […]

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The Ins and Outs of Tapping Into Your Home Equity

November 15, 2013

During the housing crisis in 2008, it was often said that people were “using their house as an ATM” to fund extravagant lifestyles. What does it mean to use a house as an ATM? Below, I outline the basics of mortgage refinancing and the process of turning home equity into cash. Although this can lead […]

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