Monthly Archives: January 2012

Would You Like to Lower Your Property Taxes?

Home values have dropped about 30% since their peak in late 2006 — but property taxes across the country have gone up almost 20% from 2005 to 2009. What are the chances your property taxes are too high? According to the … Continue reading

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It’s A New Year For Your Home Too

  5 “resolutions” to make the most of your home in 2012       House Logic, a site for homeowners, has taken the most common New Year’s Resolutions and turned them on their head — or perhaps “roof” would be … Continue reading

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How Do You Make Your Garden Glow?

3 lighting ideas to make your outdoor space beautiful 24/7 Photo by California Waterscapes (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons]   Outdoor lighting can seem like an overwhelming prospect — too expensive, too complicated, too time-consuming. But while it … Continue reading

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New Technology for Home Security

2 products help you set up security by yourself, even without a land line If you’re thinking about installing a security system, you might be weighing the pros and cons of contracting with a security service or hiring a professional … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Light?

Time to say goodbye to the bulb that Edison made Between now and 2014, lighting your home will by law become a more energy efficient endeavor. Standard incandescent bulbs, as per the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” will … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Housing Market in 2011

5 events that really had an impact Time Magazine and AOL Real Estate each have lists of the most significant news in real estate in 2011: AOL’s #1: “Foreclosure Crisis” The “emotional and economic distress.” The “drag on a recovery.” … Continue reading

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