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Over the last year, news for once-booming housing markets like Las Vegas and Phoenix have had a less-than-rosier outlook. According to data from the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts in Las Vegas are expected to drop by 32 percent in 2008 and actually get worse in 2009, fallin...
09/04/2008
                                                   Are you looking to sell or buy a home and are desperately seeking a helpful real estate agent? You're not alone. A J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Home Buyer/Seller Study released in July found that real estate agents still remain key to customer ...
09/03/2008
While a recent report from the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index released last week showed that housing values have dropped by 15.4 percent nationally, there remains a good handful of cities that have retained healthy home-equity values. Last month Forbes.com named the...
09/02/2008
A group of CV employees volunteered with Windy City Habitat for Humanity last week to help begin construction on a home on Chicago's South side. For the third consecutive year, employees from Classified Ventures (CV) -Homescape's parent company - have chosen to brave the summer heat and voluntee...
08/29/2008
Despite a 15.4 decline in national home prices during the second quarter from the same period a year ago, there are signs of a silver lining in the sky. The rate of single-family home price declines slowed from May to June, according the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Ind...
08/27/2008
After attending numerous home building and design shows this year, it's safe to say that eco-friendly appliances and green home products are more than just a passing trend. If you're thinking about sprucing up your bathroom and want to trade in your conventional home furnishings for something a l...
08/26/2008
                                                  Denver, CO, will be under the media spot light this week for the Democratic National Convention. So I thought I'd take this chance to highlight some of the best attributes in this Rocky Mountain metropolis. Denver has become a fast growing city, l...
08/25/2008
Are you looking for an affordable city to call home? Well if you're a fan of Nascar and keen on wholesome Midwest hospitality, then Indianapolis, IN, should be a great starting place for you. Indianapolis has flourished into a world-class metropolis over the last decade, and recently, it maintain...
08/22/2008
Tired of being followed by pushy paparazzi, snapping away at your most personal and intimate moments. The 24-story tower Carlyle Residences on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, CA, is touting itself as the first building specifically designed to guard its residences from noisy photographers, report...
08/21/2008
Despite continued record-low confidence in the housing market, the National Association of Home Builders say, "There's still a bright side to the news." Anticipating positive lift from the newly enacted housing-stimulus package, single-family home builders registered some improvement in their out...
08/20/2008
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