12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list ahead of time and shop for all the tools and supplies in one …

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Home Improvements that Pay Off

Great advice article on those of you in the seller’s market: The temptation is strong: Clean up the yard, declutter the house, and put it on the market without spending time and money sprucing the place up for sale. This is especially the case if you anticipate losing money on the sale. Some real estate …

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Boosting Resale Value With Home Improvements

When deciding which home improvements to make, many homeowners consider the amount of resale value the improvement may or may not make and compare that against the cost of the renovation.   Homeowners concerned with making home improvements that will pay off when it’s time to sell the property, should consider the following tips. Making sense …

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Fannie Mae sees slight housing market improvement

Fannie Mae’s latest market outlook continues to call for a “modest improvement” in housing activity this year, although the prevalence of distressed properties on the market has led to renewed weakness in home prices and the industry’s shadow inventory looms large. The GSE’s chief economist notes that as the economic recovery approaches its two-year anniversary …

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