Monthly Archives: January 2014

Friday Facts: 10 Hottest Home Design Trends for the New Year

FRIDAY FACTS January 31, 2014 Tips from 10 Hottest Home Design Trends for the New Year by Barbara Ballinger Via: http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2013/12/thing-color-in-2014 Wider, reclaimed wood and wood-like porcelain floors.  Wood floorboards are getting wider – often up to 5 and 6 inches, … Continue reading

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The Five Smartest Places To Spend Money In Your Home

The Five Smartest Places To Spend Money In Your Home Homes allow for an endless amount of customization and individual expression. Walls can be painted to your heart’s content, bedrooms done up in childhood whimsy and bathrooms made an expression … Continue reading

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Friday Facts – Preparing for the Millennial Buyer

FRIDAY FACTS January 24, 2014  Sound bites from Preparing for the Millennial Buyer Travis Robertson – Inman Connect, NYC, January 14-17, 2014 There are two major disruptive forces changing the real estate industry:  1.  The accelerated technology revolution, and 2.  … Continue reading

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Friday Facts – Cape Cod and Islands MLS Year-End Statistics

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Real Estate Associates DIY Project – Marilyn’s Tile Floor Fix-Up

Tile floors are great. They’re a classy and timeless touch in any kitchen or bathroom, and can turn an ordinary 1/2 bath into a conversation piece or pleasant surprise when showing a home. Unless you choose a crazy or super-trendy … Continue reading

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What Dodd-Frank Means: Harder to Qualify for Fewer Loan Products

FRIDAY FACTS January 10, 2014   DO YOU UNDERSTAND QM (QUALIFIED MORTGAGE) AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT YOU?   Qualified Mortgage (QM) goes into effect on January 14th.  It comes from the Dodd-Frank legislation. Mortgage loans must be Qualified Mortgage … Continue reading

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From Marilyn’s DIY Adventures – How to Find Great Framed Artwork for Less Than $100

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re already familiar with our resident DIY expert, Marilyn Osborne. In addition to being one of the busiest agents in our company, she’s also always working on one project or another at … Continue reading

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