Monthly Archives: January 2016

Food for Thought: Living Near Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods May Boost Your Home Value

Homes within a mile of either grocery chain begin appreciating faster than other homes after the stores open, according to the new paperback edition of “Zillow Talk.” You may have heard about the Starbucks Effect, a discovery revealed in the

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Room of the Day: A Bathroom That’s Simply Efficient

It’s amazing what you can do with 45 square feet. The owners of this bathroom in Toronto’s Rosedale neighborhood approached designer Paul Stewart with a primary goal: They wanted it to be as simple and efficient as possible. The only

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20 Ways to Personalize a New House

Little touches go a long way toward making your place feel more like you When you first move into a new house, it’s only natural to want to put your personal stamp on the space — after all, unless you

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The Basics Of The FHA Loan (Plus FHA Mortgage Rates)

Low-Downpayment Option: The FHA Loan There are a lot of reasons to like the FHA mortgage. As a program with an 80-year history, the FHA has helped millions of renters become homeowners; and has done it with flexible underwriting standards, low

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Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Home to Sell

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell. When it comes to setting the

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