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  • Zillow: No Buyers Market Until At Least 2020

    Home values across the country are expected to continue to see strong appreciation in 2018, with a predicted 5.9% increase. Home sellers will continue to hold more negotiating power than buyers for the next year and a half, according to the 2018 Q3 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and

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  • Why The Kitchen Work Triangle Benefits Homeowners

    What is a kitchen work triangle? It’s the shape formed when you connect your kitchen’s main three work areas—fridge, stove, and sink—where most of the prepping, cooking, and cleaning take place. If you’re in the process of renovating your kitchen, this “work triangle” term is bound to be bandied about—and for good reason: If there’s one

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  • Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Stinging Winter

    Cold temperatures, above-normal snowfall and biting winds are in the offing this year, according to the forecast from the 2019 Farmers’ Almanac released Monday in Lewiston, Maine. “Teeth-chattering,” “biting,” and “stinging” cold are a few of the adjectives the Farmers’ Almanac is using to describe the upcoming winter, and not only in northern areas. “Contrary

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  • Mortgage Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Week

    Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said rates were at their lowest level since mid-April. “Backed by very strong consumer spending, the economy is red-hot this month, which is in turn rippling through the financial markets and driving equities higher,”he said. “Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the housing market, where it appears sales

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  • The Housing Recovery Isn’t Over, It Just Feels Like It Is

    CNBC‘s Diana Olick reports on the wave of disappointing housing data that has been reported since spring. She sees it as more hangover than crash. Sales of new and existing homes are falling, construction of single-family homes is basically flat for the year, mortgage rates are rising and affordability is weakening. It certainly feels like

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  • Four Old Living Room Design Trends Returning to Today’s Homes

    To get design inspiration, many generations look to the past. For a while, many designers were adding mid-century modern accents, such as tapered legs, sleek profiles, and wood, but now rooms are getting a contemporary makeover as well, especially living rooms. Realtor.com reporters Jamie Wiebe and Rachel Stults asked design professionals which vintage living room

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