There’s no better data guru in the real estate market than Nobel Laureate, author and professor Robert Shiller. Any time you’ve got a widely followed index named after you personally, you know you’ve made it. Furthermore, Shiller has an extremely deep and detailed understanding of the varied nature of risk and the boom and bust market cycle. He wrote perhaps the seminal work on the Internet bubble, “Irrational Exuberance,” which he published in 2000, just as the market collapsed.
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When preparing to move, the thought of packing overwhelms just about everyone. Whether you decide to pack up your belongings by yourself or hire a moving company to do the job, the entire process can be a headache. But it doesn’t need to turn into heartbreak. Here are a few tips to follow to make sure your valuables don’t get lost or damaged during the move.
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Kitchen islands offer additional work and storage space, but they can also serve as social hubs due to their central location and unobstructed sides. They naturally become a place of gathering and conversation. Let’s explore some easy and affordable do-it-yourself ways to incorporate an island into your kitchen.
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The living room is the one room in the house that focuses heavily on décor, so integrating storage is often the last thing on your mind when designing your space. However, as you use your living room, you quickly begin to understand the importance of some stowaway room. When you have guests over, you want somewhere to stash the remote, or the magazine you just read, or your kid’s Xbox controller. It’s even nice just to have a place to
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The average rate for fixed mortgages had a sharp rise this week, dampening the dreams of many potential homeowners. According to mortgage giant Freddie Mac, the average rate on 30-year loans jumped to 4.46 percent compared to 4.29 last week. The shorter-term 15-year loans, popular for refinancing, also rose to 3.47 percent from 3.30 percent the prior week. The increased rates signal that the days of affordable loans may be over.
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One of the rooms we spend the most time in is the kitchen. Whether we’re preparing meals or eating with the family, a good portion of our day will be spent there. It only makes sense that we want to enjoy the space we’re living in, and a well-decorated space can contribute to that enjoyment. Kitchen backsplashes have become increasingly popular among homeowners for both their beauty and practicality, and are a cost-efficient upgrade for any house.
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Believe it or not, the practice of filibustering has its roots in real estate and land management policy. During the reign of Julius Caesar as consul in the Roman Republic, the Roman Senate had a rule that all legislative business must be accomplished before sunset. This had the laudable effect of prohibiting legislators from passing measures “in the dead of night.” But it also created a window for those in a minority coalition to
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Are you curious to know what might be tucked away in the forgotten space of your corner cabinets? Corner cabinets are perhaps the trickiest part of a kitchen to organize. Luckily, some manufacturers have realized the need for better solutions for these black holes.
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