Monthly Archives: June 2015

Household Economic Well-Being: U.S. Households Increasingly Optimistic


By Robert Dietz According to a Federal Reserve analysis, U.S. households surveyed during October 2014 reported only modest improvements with respect to economic well-being but felt increasingly optimistic about the future. The Survey of Household Economics and Decision making (SHED), … Continue reading

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New Home Purchase Applications Dip in May


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2015 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 9 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Paint


By Barbara Pronin Painting the interior of your home is the fastest and most economical way to give it a fresh, new look. But before you pick up a paintbrush, read these tips from the editors of Better Homes & … Continue reading

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Should You Replace Your Roof? 5 Signs


Most homeowners don’t think about their roofs until leaky ceilings and puddles form inside their home. Why think about your roof if there isn’t a problem? According to Metal Roofing Alliance Executive Director Bill Hippard, "Roofers are most in demand … Continue reading

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Hot Trends in Outdoor Spaces “and Which Ones to Retire


Want to punch up your patio this year? Set your sights higher with a vertical garden, light the night with a hurricane candle, add a splash of lime on seat cushions or table linens, and you’ll be right on trend … Continue reading

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