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Relocation.com recently undertook a survey of 1,500 homeowners and buyers which produced some interesting results:  almost half of them preferred their “ideal home” should be no larger than 1,900 square feet. Melissa Dittman writes in REALTOR®  Magazine that five years ago the average was 2,400 s...
12/24/2010
Every December, designers all over the US begin their forecasts of the next year’s design trends.                      So, what’s in store for 2011? Vintage furniture is going to be “big”, and that means the 50s, 60s, 70s. Green will stay as a main color in various hues, tints, shades and tones, ...
12/23/2010
How would you feel if your backyard disappeared?   And a week before Christmas?  We have to commiserate with townhouse owners in Sunrise, Florida, where luxury townhouses stay empty this Holiday season after their backyard fell into a canal.  Residents have been told to stay away from their homes...
12/22/2010
Two states have files suits against Bank Of America!  Arizona and Nevada are suing BoA for alledged foreclosure fraud.  “Bank of America has been the slowest of all the servicers to ramp up loss mitigation efforts in response to the housing crisis.  It has shown callous disregard for the devastat...
12/22/2010
The MIROMAR DESING CENTER  in Estero, SW Florida has just announced that they will resume their "Distinguished Speakers" series in January 2011. Renowned designers and architects from all over the Unites States, including the great-granddaughter of Frank Lloyd-Wright, will give lectures over the ...
12/22/2010
This is good advice for all of us who like Facebook.  I doubt if the new page will be able to "give a sense of who people are" but any improvement is always welcome.  Of course, Facebook does have competition, and has to try hard to stay on top. Christine R. Sutherland,REALTOR®Downing-Frye Realty...
12/21/2010
There are measures you can take to prevent your home from flood damage.  Obviously, the first thing is to check out your neighborhood’s flood elevation - call your local city or county offices and find out where you can have access to a local flood map.Consider moving essential electrical equipme...
12/20/2010
Here in Florida we usually use more cooling than heating, but this year we have had some cool days in December!  I live on the beach in wonderful Naples, SW Florida,  and even on the Gulf of Mexico the temperatures dropped into the 40s for a few nights.  The tips provided below by Jean and Le-Ann...
12/19/2010
The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) is a group of the world’s leading real estate associations, committed to the right to own and transfer real property all over the world. The Internet has opened up international real estate markets, and residential real estate sales...
12/19/2010
Do  you receive calls, usually from out-of-state, when you are notat homeand they do not leave a message, and when you check your caller ID it gives a number but states "unknown caller"?  Do you receive calls from callers who just hang up and when you try and call them back the line is constantl...
12/19/2010
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