Short Sales From HouseLogic

A short sale is a way for sellers to avoid foreclosure and for buyers to save money. Stay on top of the benefits, drawbacks, and latest legislation.

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Curb Appeal From HouseLogic

Your house doesn’t have a second chance to make a good first impression. So make sure it looks good from the curb. Here are some great ways to make the outside of your home more appealing.

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99-Cent Solutions From HouseLogic

Home maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. When your home throws you a curveball, sometimes the solution can be bought for mere pennies.

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Screens Protect Your Patio’s Right to Privacy


Is it getting cooler, shadier, and less buggy on your patio and deck already? We hope so, because all week we’ve been helping you take back the outside with heat-beating misters, shade-makers, and bug fighters. Today, we’ll help you carve out a little patio privacy from neighbors’ prying eyes and bad taste in music with manufactured or natural screens. You might even find indoor uses for some of these options.

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Fla.’s housing market continues positive track in July 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. – Aug. 22, 2012 – Pending sales, closed sales and median prices rose, while the inventory of homes and condos for sale dropped in Florida’s housing market in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

Home Buyers Check Out Local Shopping Centers

DENVER — Home buyers and homeowners near shopping centers should pay close attention to their retail health, says Don Wood, CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust, which manages investments in malls and shopping centers in South Florida, the Northeast, California and Texas.

Speaking last week at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Spring Journalism Conference here, he said healthy, well-managed shopping centers with the right retail tenants can boost neighborhood home values. Before buying close to a shopping center, home shoppers should do “their own due diligence,” Wood said. “If you are near a reputable developer who is truly in it for the long term and not to flip a property, obviously to make money, but also to improve that community, you will see it in home values.”

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