Homes of the Future

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, and one idea creating a big buzz was “The Connected Home.” This isn’t a particularly new idea, and it has been talked about for years at CES, but it appears as if the technology is finally catching up with the idea, and having …

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Boomer Expectations Set To Affect Home Markets Over The Next 10 Years

American housing in the next decade is expected to be shaped by the changing values of adults ages 46 to 64, a study by the Urban Land Institute indicates. The people in this demographic are healthier than the previous generation of home buyers and expect to work, at least part-time, past the typical retirement age. …

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NAR Home Buyer and Seller Survey Shows Value of Long-Term Home Ownership

Home buyers today have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of home owners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. The study was released here today at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & …

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Best Payback on Remodel

Most homeowners who are considering selling consider making a few home improvements, with the hope that those upgrades will attract both buyers and a better payback.  But what home improvements (such as a kitchen remodel, new front door, or wood floors) offer the best payback on investment when you are trying to sell? It really …

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