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Speakers at MBA Annual focus on 3 changes coming to housing

October 25, 2016 5:33 am

The Mortgage Bankers Association opened conference activities with a talk to the industry, explaining some of the changes taking place. So who is renewing their call for a housing policy director at the White House, in order to represent the needs of the housing industry in Washington? Click here to find out. HousingWire.com Topics

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Getting Your Home Ready for Trick-or-Treaters

October 25, 2016 5:33 am

At summer’s end, once school is back in session, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to your door is a safe one. […]

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4 Reasons to Go to Open Houses (Even If You're Not Looking to Buy)

October 25, 2016 5:33 am

After a seller has staged their home and listed it on the market, it’s likely their real estate agent will recommend holding an open house. Home buyers flock to these events for a chance to get a peek inside the closets and stroll through the rooms. But not everyone who attends open houses is looking to […]

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What Happens To The Buyer's Reports?

October 24, 2016 6:39 pm

It is not uncommon for a real estate purchase transaction to fail because of something that has been uncovered by a third-party investigation undertaken on behalf of the buyer. Depending…

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Multitasking vs 'A Real Estate Frame of Mind'

October 24, 2016 6:39 pm

It's not news anymore. We know that multitasking is bad for our brain, our productivity, and our results. Yet, real estate buyers and sellers are asked to jump into a…

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Nine Energy-Efficient Fall And Winter Tips

October 23, 2016 12:39 pm

Saving energy is a priority year round, but when the temps start to dip, and those 24-hours-a-day heating bills kick in, finding ways to conserve takes on new urgency. A…

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Top Tips For Selling Your House In Fall And Winter

October 23, 2016 12:39 pm

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin spice everything has taken over the world. With fall color and produce so prominent at this time of year, you…

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Six reasons to be hyped for the Nintendo Switch (and four reasons to worry)

October 23, 2016 5:33 am

Yesterday saw the introduction — after many leaks and rumors — of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s next game console. It isn’t due to arrive until March of next year, which is infinitely frustrating because it looks amazing for several reasons, not all of them obvious. Here’s why I’m more excited about the Switch than […]

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This smart sock adds sensations to prosthetic limbs

October 23, 2016 5:33 am

The future of prosthetics is fast arriving, with 3D-printed construction, advanced materials and embedded sensors replacing the unadorned wood and plastic of yore. But like the rest of the future, it’s not equally distributed. In order to bridge the gap for users who can’t afford or get at these fancy new prostheses, researchers propose smartening […]

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Houzz Tour: A Floating House Perfectly Suits a Sailing Couple (17 photos)

October 23, 2016 5:33 am

What better place for two avid sailors to live than in a house on the water? Not next to it, but actually on it. Bill and LauraLee Symes lived in a large home in northwest Portland, Oregon, that overlooked a community of floating homes on the Willamette River, where they’ve been longtime… Houzz Galleries

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