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Cozy is Trending in Home Design

The pandemic is ushering in an era of cozier vibes in home decor. As more people stay home due to COVID-19, homeowners are looking for ultra comfort in their nests. The cozy theme is being shown off through warmer neutral shades. This marks a comeback of hues like tans, beiges, ivories, pale yellows, and mocha browns, reports Houzz, a home remodeling resource. “These shades mix well with the warm grays that also…

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Real Estate Trends Emerging From the Pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some housing trends will accelerate, some will come to a halt, and some will spawn entirely new areas of growth, experts said Wednesday during the Urban Land Institute’s virtual fall conference. For example, the migration from cities to suburbs, which millennials led prior to the pandemic, has only sped up; multifamily developers are no longer engaging in amenity wars to attract new residents; and housing trends reflecting…

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Florida #2 for Homeowners Who Should Refinance

A new study finds that a mortgage refinance would help 43% of U.S. homeowners with a 30-year loan. While Calif. has the largest number, Fla. ranks second.NEW YORK – Forty-three percent of 30-year mortgage holders are eligible for a refinance that would lower their mortgage rates, a new study shows. That means their credit rating is at least 720, they have at least 20% equity in their homes, and they can reduce…

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Florida’s Housing Market Median House Prices Rises

Florida Realtors’ data: More sales, higher median prices, more new pending sales and more new listings year-over-year. Single-family sales up 8.8%; condo sales up 10.3% – and sales in the upper price tiers paved the way for the surge, says Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor.ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, more new pending sales, higher median prices and more new listings in August compared to a year ago despite the…

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What Home Inspectors Check that you don’t Know About

Selling a home often means getting a home inspection; in fact, only 5 percent of home purchases go through without a thorough check. This is typically paid for by the buyer, but if you’re the one selling, you’re going to want to ensure that the home inspection goes well. If your home doesn’t meet the mark, the door is open for the buyer to negotiate for a lower price, making it especially important to…

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Transform Your Home With a Budget

Splurge on Focal Pieces. You may not be able to break the bank on every item in your home, but consider splurging on attention-grabbing pieces. For example, a high-quality leather chair or fancy wallpaper on a prominent wall are good ways to spend money strategically. With these elements in place, you can be more budget-conscious with other purchases.Layer Rugs. Rugs are a cost-effective way to add warmth and style to a room. To create…

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Landlord Responsibilities You May Have Overlooked

If you own real estate and decide to lease it out to someone else, then congratulations: you are now a landlord in the eyes of the law. Whether you lease out a single family home or apartments in a multiplex building, there are many landlord responsibilities that come with the territory.Some duties seem clear, like collecting rent or finding tenants for a vacant unit. Others, however, may be less obvious. The more…

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Turning Your Patio into Great Entertaining Space

With Florida being summer or lets say sunny all year around, it’s always a good time to give outdoor entertainment spaces a facelift. Whether the goal is to spend quality time with immediate family or to invite a few friends over for drinks, outdoor entertaining is very popular. There is nothing more pleasant than being able to enjoy a fresh breeze on a hot day from the comfort of your own patio. From…

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HERE ARE FINANCIAL TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF DURING COVID-19

Millions of Americans are facing financial uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. For people with student loans, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers relief for those with federal student loans, and many private student loan lenders are providing options for reducing or suspending payments as well. The majority of private student loans have co-signers. If you’ve co-signed a private student loan, you have a financial responsibility and legal obligation,…

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