Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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A survey by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) discovered that more than 80 percent of homeowners make a direct correlation between the cleanliness of their floors and their family’s health. However, the organization notes that a major part of preventing airborne contaminants and keeping your home healthy is odor removal. We might remember to take off our shoes or mop during the weekly cleaning routine, but we often overlook other odors in our closets, laundry and even the ones coming from pets. Here are some quick and easy ways to eliminate odors and help keep them away.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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The national average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage last week was 3.86 percent, according to Freddie Mac's most recent survey.




Freddie's Deputy Chief Economist Len Keifer believes 2015 will be a great year, with the highest number of housing sales since 2007. The outlook for 2015 is even better, assuring almost instant equity if you purchase now.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Gone are the days when the yard is used for just a few months. Today, the outdoors are an extension of the indoors, with gracious spaces for eating, lounging, and playing year-round. The latest trends in outdoor living have you covered - literally.

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Selling a house today is like being on a reality show. And that show is called "Everyone's An Expert." Especially when it comes to the sales price. If you're a REALTOR, don't bother showing neighborhood comparables. The seller clearly knows what the price should be - based on what they owe, what they need to move up to their dream house, or what they simply think it's worth. Never mind that their "must get" price is way out of the line for their house, their neighborhood, and the real estate market as a whole.

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Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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The first round is always about unexpected outcomes--and all the better for it! Whenever some small mountain college topples a giant state university expected to go to the final four . . . I don't know, an angel gets it's wings (and gets his bracket completely bombed on at the same time, incidentally). Our first round comparing the full sixty four cities turned up quite a few more upsets than expected. When it comes to economic prowess and stability, a city's size doesn't always matter as much as you'd assume.

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