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Homebuilder sentiment drops in June due to soaring lumber costs

June 18, 2018

U.S. homebuilders are thrilled with demand for housing, but they say they are being hamstrung by rising costs for lumber. Builder sentiment fell 2 points to 68 in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The index stood at 66 last June. A reading above 50 is considered positive […]


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Summer Project Paint Tips

May 23, 2018

If you’ve got a paint project to tackle in the coming months, here is a little help to make the job easier and cleanup faster. Plus, a few tips to keep you organized when touching up those inevitable bumps and scrapes down the road. Eliminate paint odor at the source. Simply stir 2 teaspoons of vanilla […]


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Home Sales Spring Into Gear

May 22, 2018

Sales of new and existing homes were on the rise in March, but not all the news was rosy for would-be buyers. March New Home Sales rose 4 percent from February to an annual rate of 694,000, the Commerce Department reported. This was a four-month high. Sales also were up 8.8 percent from March 2017. […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

February 3, 2016

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

January 27, 2016

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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