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  • MORTGAGE RATES DROP TO 12-MONTH LOW

    Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that fixed-rate mortgages fell to the lowest levels since early 2018. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said, “The combination of cooling inflation and slower global economic growth led mortgage rates to drift down to the lowest levels in a year. While

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  • What Is Wellness Architecture? Home Design That Promotes Healthy Living

    “No other forecast is based on the perspectives of so many wellness experts, from renowned economists, academics, or futurists to the heads of global hospitality, spa, and beauty brands,” Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO, said of the conference. “And it makes for a powerfully collective, global, and informed set of predictions.” Let’s take a closer

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  • New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019

      New products and styles of fixtures and hardware were showcased at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the industry’s biggest event, held in Las Vegas from Feb. 19 to 21, 2019. We noticed an expansion of offerings in gold finishes as well as in matte black finishes, along with a new take on the

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  • This Demographic Will Drive Interior Design And Trends In Coming Years

    For the first time in the country’s history, in 2030, the number of persons age 65 and older will exceed the number of persons under the age of 18, as the last of the Baby Boom generation turns 65, according to recent U.S. Population Survey projections. Translation: one in every five Americans will be of

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  • HERE’S WHAT HOME BUYERS WANT IN 2019

    If you’re looking to draw in buyers this year, start in the laundry room. According to the latest What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 edition) survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), laundry rooms and energy-saving features such as Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient windows and whole house green certification are among the most wanted home

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  • SIX TRENDSETTING KITCHENS AND BATHS FOR 2019

    It’s no secret that well-designed bathrooms and kitchens help sell a house faster and for more money. Here are a trio of each that not only perform multiple functions but also exude the aesthetic appeal home buyers crave. California Remodel Celebrates a Beach Home’s Rich Character The renovation of this coastal home put the kitchen

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