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January 2015
In This January, 2015 Issue
Lowes 10% Coupon
How Much Value Does Regular Home Maintenance Add?
11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance
Top 10 Common Repair Costs
2014 Middlesex County Sale Statistics
Matching Room Color and Lighting
What Appeals to Home Buyers Today
Lowes 10 % Coupon
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Home Maintenance Savings Home Maintenance Value

How Much Value Does Regular Maintenance Add to Your Home?

Learn how much your home can appreciate in value if you do regular maintenance - and what the risks are if you don't. Read 

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11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

Wouldn't it be nice to approach your home's entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door. Read 

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Top 10 Common Repair Costs

In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. Read 

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                        2014 Middlesex County Sale Statistics

               Wondering what the real estate market was like in 2014?
                            Sales Increase?      Sale Prices Increase?

 

Economics 101:
Real estate is local! What is true of the whole is not true of the parts!


Yes, real estate statistics can vary from Town to Town! And yes, real estate real estate values and statistics can vary from one neighborhood to another in the same town.

Middlesex County witnessed an increase in sale price from $336,449 to $345,516, a 2.7 % increase, on one family homes while closed transactions for the year dropped from 4337 to 4250, a drop of 2%. Wouldn't it be more appropriate that if sale transactions drop so would sale prices, as the assumption would be that buyer dropped?    

Not so! This trend of a drop in sale transactions and an increase in average sale is quite evident in more Towns than not in the 2014 statistics in Middlesex County. The cause for this is not due to buyer lack of buyer demand, but more so to the amount of homes being placed on the market for sale.

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Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get the Effect You Desire

Light changes color, so your lighting design - a top priority for any remodel - should help guide your color choices. Here's how. Read 

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Choosing Light Bulbs Based on Your Fixtures

In the brave new world of light bulb choices, let your fixture be your guide. Read 

Want to Add Sconce Lighting?

Sconce lighting offers excellent illumination and practicality, and installing some models is a simple DIY job. Read 

seasonal,affective,disorder,SAD,lights

9 Ways to Increase Daylighting to Fend Off Seasonal Affective Disorder

Adding skylights, solar light tubes, windows, and other means of daylighting can brighten your winter and help alleviate symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read 

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If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

Knowing what appeals to today's home buyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home. Read 

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David Fialk, REALTOR
Choice Realty Co.
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