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JULY 2011


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BuildingTeam Building for Community Associations
We all want to be successful and meet our goals, but many of us get caught in the trap of narrowing down the pathway so that it resembles a one-way street that will only accommodate a single person at a time.


SoldHouse35 Ways to Sweeten a Home Sale

Haggling has become the norm in real estate transactions. And while price may be the brass ring we all try to grab, there are often lesser "prizes" within our reach that ultimately can amount to


HomeSafetyKeep Your Home Safe While on Vacation 

As the summer heats up, many of you will escape the daily grind and head out on a well-deserved vacation. But before you hit the road, take a few precautions so your home isn't enticing to thieves or


VolunteerCommunity Involvement

With homeownership comes responsibility. As soon as you sign on the dotted line, repairs and maintenance are yours to attend to. How well you care for your home affects not only the appearance of
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Upping Your Home's Curb Appeal

The saying "don't judge a book by its cover" certainly applies to real estate because the first thing we do when we pull up in front of a house is judge. Maybe we like what we see, or maybe we don't and that's why first impressions count in real estate. It's called "curb appeal."


Despite Fears, Owning Home Retains Allure

Owning a house remains central to Americans' sense of well-being, even as many doubt their home is a good investment after a punishing recession. Nearly nine in 10 Americans say homeownership is an important part of the American dream, according to the latest New York


Summer Stress on Plants

Desert climates can be very hostile to most plants. The combination of extreme temperatures (hot or cold), low humidity, strong winds and poor soil means special precautions are needed to protect them. Understanding how summer stress affects your plants, and what you


Newest Home Staging Trend: Placement Pets

Placement pets, as they are known in the advertising world, are increasingly showing up in home listing photos, trying to convey a subliminal message to would-be buyers. Golden Retrievers bouncing in the yard say "family home"; bloodhounds on the hearth rug shout


Top Places Where People are Moving - St. George #2!

Among the 366 metropolitan areas tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau, these 10 areas grew the fastest over the past decade. Find out why these booming places are bringing in new residents. With nearly 50,000 new residents over the past decade, St. George, Utah ranks #2 on the


How Do You Measure Square Footage?

Do you really know the square footage of your home? Do you really know if that room you use as a den could be considered a bedroom in case you want to sell? You're not alone. If you're listing a home for sale or about to make a home purchase, it's key to understand the details of


Keep Your Pets Healthy and Happy this Summer

As the temperature rises, don't forget about your best friend! Each summer, you may be unknowingly exposing your furry friend to a number of risks that could cause illness, injury, or even death. Take a few minutes to review these tips from the American Society for the


Homebuilder Toll Talks Housing

One of the leading home builders says mortgage rates will begin to rise in the next few weeks as the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program, or QE2, winds down. And Bob Toll would not be surprised to see rates spike from 4% now up to 7% within two years. But the


How to Get a Home Loan with Bad Credit

To easily snag a home loan, an applicant needs to be a "triple threat" -- have an excellent credit rating, a large down payment, and low debt-to-income ratio with steady significant income. But even if you have bad credit, you don't have to rule out future home ownership.



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