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Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Apr 16, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Forbes has released its rankings of the 20 fastest growing cities for 2014. Texas dominated the list, with Austin coming in 1st for the fourth year in a row. Dallas came in 4th, which is a slip down from 3rd last year, and Houston came in at number 10, a huge drop from number 2 last year.  

Each year, Forbes ranks the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) using data from Moody’s Analytics to assess growth in three areas: population growth, job growth, and economic growth. They combine this with the federal unemployment data and the median salaries of college-educated workers living in the area, to rank the 20 fastest growing cities in America.  

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Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Apr 14, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Whether you have a house that has the shape of a giant shoe, or one that is merely different from all the other houses in the neighborhood, selling a unique home has its own set of challenges; in addition to the ones that sellers are normally up against. 

You may love the uniqueness of your home, but remember that you are attempting to appeal to a specific segment of buyers. You must also find an experienced agent that understands how to attract those buyers to your property, so they can fall in love with it, too.

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Why it Pays to Keep Up with the Joneses

Apr 11, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Why it Pays to Keep Up with the Joneses

We all have those neighbors. The ones who never mow their lawn, whose roof has missing shingles or piles of abandoned furniture in the front yard. No matter how posh of a neighborhood, there is always one eyesore. But what if your house is the neighborhood slacker? If you have lived for years without making any improvements, there’s a good chance your house is starting to fall out of sync with the others on the block. 

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Buyer's Remorse? Not with Your Dream Agent!

Apr 09, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Buyer's Remorse? Not with Your Dream Agent!

Buying a house can be one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. The problem is that unlike a piece of clothing or a car, you can’t take it for a test drive. This can lead to ‘buyer’s remorse’, which can kick in even before you close and take possession of the house.

Buyer’s remorse is all the nagging questions and thoughts that make you second guess your decision. Did you pay too much? Is it in the right neighborhood? Will another house go on the market soon that may be better? Did you overlook something that might be a major problem down the road? Then there are the people around you who will question your choices, which will only exacerbate the problem. What can you do to determine if you’re experiencing buyer’s remorse, and should you really listen to your gut? 

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Unusual Home Designs

Apr 07, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Unusual Home Designs

If living in a split level ranch in the suburbs isn’t your cup of tea, take a look at some of these unique houses to inspire you as you plan your unusual dream home. 

Cube Houses, Rotterdam, Holland

When architect Piet Blom designed the first set of cube houses, he had a living forest in mind. The original 18 cubes were built in 1977 in Helmond, but the biggest cluster is in Rotterdam and totals 55 in all.

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