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Update Your HVAC Vents for a Custom Look

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 5:05pm. 111 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for a way to dress up an ugly HVAC vent?  Check out this one stop shop http://www.reggioregister.com

 

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Update Your Wire Closet Shelving on the Cheap

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 4:46pm. 134 Views, 0 Comments.

The newest revolution is storage & organization by John Louis Home.  Renew provides you the simple & affordable solution for wire shelf remodeling. Transform & refresh your shelving at a fraction of the cost while matching to your style.

Renew works with all wire shelf brands,types & meshes. Renew's patented design provides you a single product solution that works with 12, 16 & 20 inch shelf depths while covering the most common wire shelf face heights. This means you can focus on transforming your shelving without worry.

Renew provides the sizes to cover your shelving distances. Available in 2ft., 3ft. & 4ft. lengths allows you to mix and match to cover all standard distances. Renew panels & front rails can be cut to cover your exact…

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It's a Plane... Really!

Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 4:10pm. 282 Views, 0 Comments.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s My Home!

Insect-proof, fireproof, and able to withstand 575 mph winds, this Boeing 727 features more than 1,000 square feet of living area, and there are plenty of storage solutions in the cargo hold and in the overhead compartments. The jet body cost about $100,000 (without engines). Moving the decommissioned jet to its final resting place and outfitting it for living cost another $100,000.


Check out more at airplanehome.com

 

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Rock Solid Investment

Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 4:03pm. 267 Views, 0 Comments.

If you’re looking for a rock-solid investment, how about this house in Portugal? Situated between two giant boulders, the house walls are formed of mortared masonry, and the living area is covered by concrete tile roofing. Fireproof, windproof, and impervious to insects, a house like this might qualify you for lower home owners insurance rates!

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What is a Quitclaim Deed?

Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 2:42pm. 919 Views, 0 Comments.

The process of buying a home can be complex, particularly when the home is currently owned by more than one person. One of the ways in which property can change hands is by a quitclaim deed, a legal document that is commonly used when several members of a family own a property. You may find that the seller or property agent presents you with a quitclaim deed or you may have been advised to ask for such a deed. Your insurance company, with whom you are looking to insure your new home, might also require this deed. It is therefore worthwhile to familiarize yourself with this type of deed and how it can be prepared.

Definition of a quitclaim deed   A quitclaim deed is a legal document for transferring any ownership claim, interest, right or title a…

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Can You Buy a Home if I Have Bad Credit?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 12:14pm. 978 Views, 0 Comments.

Your biggest issue will be your loan options... depending on your credit score.

The FHA has their own guidelines for loans they will accept and may be your best bet. Keep in mind that FHA is not a bank; it’s a government agency that insures loans from FHA approved lenders. While the FHA will have its rules, a bank will also have its own rules as well. Most banks today are only willing to finance FHA loans with credit scores of 640 and above. The FHA however will allow loans with credit scores as low as 540 with 20% down. Additional requirements are as follows:

• 2 Years of steady employment, preferably with same employer. Last 2 years Income should be the same or increasing.
• Credit report should have less than two 30 day late payments in…

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Talk About Some Wall Art!

Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 11:10pm. 2524 Views, 0 Comments.

Remember that frustrating weekend project... when you were trying to find a wall stud to nail into?

If you think that was rough... imagine hanging this Formula 1 race car!  This home, designed by Tim Alt is on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.  His 1964 Grand Prix winning car steals the show.

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High Credit Score = Low Mortgage Rate

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 3:35pm. 885 Views, 0 Comments.

Credit scoring was developed in the 1960s as a means to determine whether or not consumers were
likely to repay their loans. The score ranges from 350 to 850 with a higher score being extremely favorable. Essentially, a high credit score translates into lower interest rates for the borrower.

There are five factors that comprise the credit score. Payment history accounts for 35% of the score; outstanding credit balances have a 30% impact; credit history makes up 15%, type of credit factors at 10%; and inquiries influence the score by 10%. This gives the lender a snapshot of an individual's sense of
financial responsibility and ability to pay back loans.

There are many quick tricks to improve the credit score.  If a borrower has to pay a higher interest rate…

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Augmented APP Now Available!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 3:03pm. 547 Views, 0 Comments.

The Twin Cities- based JimBergTeam.com at Re/Max Results has launched a new mobile search app, ResultsRadar, for iPhone, iPad and Android devices that incorporates augmented reality technology.

ResultsRadar overlays property information such as pictures and property description when the phone's camera is pointed at a property, and indicates the location and proximity of other properties for sale nearby.

In addition to retreiving MLS-derived property information, the app pulls additional property details that the brokerage may have about the property.

The ResultsRadar app is available to consumers and agents.

The app is available for iPhone, iPad and devices running on the Android operating system -- the first time an augmented reality…

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Surge in Home Building Indicates Recovery

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 4:57pm. 471 Views, 0 Comments.

A surge in homebuilding pushed construction spending up 0.9% in May, the largest amount in five months, further indication that the housing sector is slowly recovering.

Construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $830 billion – 11.3% above the 12-year low hit in February of last year, according to numbers released Monday by the Commerce Department.

The boost was also well above the Barclays Capital estimation of an 0.1% increase and consensus of 0.2%. Continuing the good news, April's rise was revised higher to 0.6% month over month from 0.3% previously. Construction spending now stands 7% higher than last May.

May's increase in spending was driven by a strong 1.6% gain in private spending, with both residential spending…

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