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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Number of ‘Improving’ Housing Markets Nearly Doubles

The number of housing markets showing measurable improvement nearly doubled in January, with the addition of 40 new metros to the Improving Markets Index put out by First American and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index tracks housing markets that are showing signs of improving economic health based on three independent datasets …

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Reports Show Improvements in Commercial Property Sector

Reports by New York-based firms Moody’s and Real Capital Analytics show positive trends in the commercial property sector that experts are attributing to improved credit conditions. Commercial real estate prices and transactions are both improving, the reports show. Moody’s reported a 4.3 percent increase in commercial real estate prices during September, marking the first increase …

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