Monthly Archives: January 2015

7 New Ways to Make Your Home Look Larger


By Barbara Pronin Hanging large mirrors on one wall of the living room has been touted for years as a way to make the room larger. But, said New York designer Jeffrey Blum, mirrors reflect everything in the room, creating … Continue reading

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FHA Makes Moves to Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums


As we continue to see improvements in the housing market, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro recently announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent. This … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Costly Repairs with Inexpensive Maintenance


By John Voket In our quest to help homeowners save money while avoiding the disruptive headaches of costly repairs and breakdowns this winter, your RIS Consumer Confidant sought the advice of Summer Mandell at The Texas Association of REALTORS® (texasrealestate.com) … Continue reading

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