February 2009

Found 28 blog entries for February 2009.

Ranch-style houses have been around since the 1920s. And became extremely popular during the 1940s and the 1970s where new communities were built for WWII and Vietnam Veterans. The western United States is famous for ranch-style houses as many people moved to the suburbs. They are often described as single-story rectangular shaped homes built on huge lot areas where they are allowed to spread out side to side rather than built with multiple floors. A ranch house is particularly simple and uses minimal decorations, yet it is functional due to its wide floor area, great floor plan, extra features and other benefits. Despite the long existence of Ranch-style homes, it remains as a popular choice for most home buyers and sellers alike. Homeowners refer to…
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Why Do home owners opt to have real estate agents sell their homes?

Real estate agents help people buy and sell houses. They help the seller set the price for the house. To do this, they must know what the house is like. They must also figure out what people who would be willing to pay for the house so that it will sell quickly. They make sure that people see ads for the house so that they can think about buying it.

The main reason why home owners go to real estate agents is because they can generate the contacts. And they get the word out so that there would be enough exposure for the sale to happen. Or, simply because home owners are too busy to do the selling.

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A single guy's Richland Wa townhome digs can become a bit too forbidding, so take coldness out of condo living with these tips. A lot of bachelors, young or otherwise, tend to fill their condo units with a lot of black leather, glass, and steel, giving it a cold feel and dated 1980s look. Add warm accent colors to your palette, such as cinnamon, terracotta, and sage green to small accessories like your throw pillows, curtains, bed linen. Give your urban pad a natural connection with earthy textures and materials that are exciting to the eye and the touch. For your cabinets and furnishings, use wood paneling or wood veneer with nice grains, furniture with woven fiber, soft shag rugs, and tiny glass mosaic borders in your bathroom for accents. Contrast sharp…
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Wouldn't it be nice to wake upon one day and see the sun rise above lush gardens instead of rows upon rows of rooftops and gray buildings? At Pasco Leisure Farms, you can do that. This lifestyle is brought to you by The Lane Real Estate Team. The breathtaking scenery offers a respite from grueling city life. Pasco is a residential flower garden community. Residents can indulge in various recreational activities – they can grow their own gardens with the technical support of the development's staff, go fishing at a campsite within the property, dine al fresco at the commercial center, go swimming at the clubhouse, or shop at the outdoor markets.
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Puzzled over how to make man and beast coexist in one space? Follow there tips and be assured that the barking will stop – from both sides. For easy cleaning up after your pet, choose unglazed ceramic tiles for your flooring. Best of all, your furry friends will have a cool place to nap on. Stay away from silk that can snag, and especially velvet, which traps doggy hair. Take inspiration from your pet when choosing the colors for your home. This might seem a bit extreme, but you' be happy to not notice the hair your pet leaves behind. Carpets are the worst enemies of any homeowner with pets. They absorb odor and trap pet hair. If you must have a rug, fore go the expensive Persian and use sea grass or sisal area rug instead. Avoid using flat paint on…
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Buying a home of your own is extremely beneficial, especially when you intend to live in the same location for a very long time. For some people renting would be better. If you're determined to purchase a home, it is essential to put some factors into consideration. First, you will need to know if you could afford to purchase a home, even if your income is good, and even if today's market prices offer monthly amortizations equal or even less than your monthly rental rate during the first few years, you would still need to check how much you have to put into your current debts, amount of savings you could put as down payment, and evaluate your credit rating. As most of us know, the interest rate depends on credit scores. After doing so, you are going to…
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Are you looking to buy a new home? Here are some tips to get you started.

First, Check your Budget. Never buy a house that you can’t afford. If you do, you are most probably going to lose it due to foreclosure.

Second, Location! Location! Location! Accessibility to where you need to go to is very important. In reality, not a lot of people own their own vehicles. So a location that is commuter friendly is important.

Third, Compare Notes. House hunting is very easy now-a-days. Just go online and make searches to possible houses that are available around your desired location. Compare your desired homes from each other to find out which would be a more practical choice.

Fourth, Site Visit. By this time you probably have a list of

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Urban dwellers definitely need to slow down and chill out. Follow these easy tips to create your own tranquil space.

  1. Get rid of clutter. Clear your space to clear your mind. It’s easier to relax when everything is organized. Stash the rest of your stuff behind closed doors to visually “clean” the place.
  2. Keep it simple. Pare down your furnishings to the bare essentials. Choose practical pieces that have clean, simple lines and material that are please to the eye and touch.
  3. Make it airy. Natural light can often define space while darkness can feel constraining, so let as much sunlight into your home as possible. Instead of using heavy drapery, opt for sheer curtains or blinds instead.

Three home elements that will help you relax.

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Eco friendly homes are starting to pick up steam. A lot of people are shifting to a greener kind of lifestyle and Hollywood is no exemption. More and more stars are turning their green filled pockets into green friendly houses. Take Johnny Depp, in 2005, the star converted his Bahamas island home to run on solar hydrogen technology. Depp's eco enlightenment may have rubbed off on his "Pirates of the Caribbean" costar Orlando Bloom. In 2007, Bloom built an enviro-friendly house in London. "It's as green as I can make it," Bloom said on green design website Inhabitat. "It's got solar panels on the roof, energy efficient light bulbs-newer technology basically that is environmentally friendly." Only last year, Leonardo Dicaprio bought an eco-friendly…
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There is a science to hues and your home. Here are some tips on jazzing up your house's color scheme.
  • If your condo has an extremely low ceiling, paint your ceiling lighter than the walls. Start first with the color of the walls and make your hue a notch lighter. It'll open your space up and give it the height it needs – visually at least.
  • If your home has a very long narrow hallway that you'd like to visually correct, use deep tones. Painting the far wall a deeper tone than the rest of the walls can actually make it look closer than it actually is.
  • If you like to kick back and unwind with a good book, forest green is extremely easy on the eyes. Green is a color that directly focuses on one's retina, meaning it's the easiest color to perceive
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