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Man Who Builds Houses for Homeless Shares Video After Homeless Woman Dies

Man Who Builds Houses for Homeless Shares Video After Homeless Woman Dies | Housing | Scoop.it
A California man who has been building tiny houses for the homeless has dedicated a video to a local homeless woman who has died.
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What a good person and great idea.. build tiny houses for the homeless.   #tinyhouse #minihouse #home #house #realestate

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When You Should Buy A Rental Property

When You Should Buy A Rental Property | Housing | Scoop.it
Understand how to analyze a building's price tag, cap rate, and return on upfront costs.
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There's a lot more that goes into analyzing a profitable Real Estate deal but the points made in the article is a good starting point.  #realestate #investing #realestateinvesting #rentalproperties #cashflow 

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Five real estate trends to watch in 2015

Five real estate trends to watch in 2015 | Housing | Scoop.it
Improvements could mean ideal conditions for the industry in the coming year
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Great time to buy or sell!  Low inventory + sellers wanting to sell + Low Mortgage rates = Great time to Buy or Sell.  

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15 Distinctive and Trendy Kitchen Island Designs - Home Designer Ideas

15 Distinctive and Trendy Kitchen Island Designs - Home Designer Ideas | Housing | Scoop.it
Evident or not, the kitchen island is one helpful space in our kitchens. It serves each as a bar once we need to get some drinks, and naturally, it serves as nook for meals we don’t absorb our eating rooms.
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Real Estate Open Houses: Do They Sell Homes?

Real Estate Open Houses: Do They Sell Homes? | Housing | Scoop.it
Why Real Estate open houses are popular but not that effective as a marketing activity. Why A Realtor gains more benefits than a home seller.
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7 Home Maintenance Chores That Turn Costly If You Delay - US News

7 Home Maintenance Chores That Turn Costly If You Delay - US News | Housing | Scoop.it
Don't let your leaky faucet drip into your emergency savings.
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A few good reminders with spring and summer coming around. #house #home #realestate #homemaintenance #preventativemaintenance #

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A Walk Through One of the World's Weirdest Houses - Slate Magazine (blog)

A Walk Through One of the World's Weirdest Houses - Slate Magazine (blog) | Housing | Scoop.it
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A Walk Through One of the World's Weirdest Houses
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A walk through the House on the Rock, perched atop Deer Shelter Rock in rural Wisconsin, raises a lot of questions: Is this real?
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Sensory overload!!! Could spend days in this house and not see everything. Definitely different! #realestate #House #odd #home  

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These 3-D Printed Houses From China Appear In Just A Few Hours

These 3-D Printed Houses From China Appear In Just A Few Hours | Housing | Scoop.it
They won't win any beauty contest, but a Chinese company has figured out how to print practical homes from waste materials--all for half the cost of...
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Technology amazes me.  #3D #printed #houses #realestate

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10 Ways to Look for Investment Properties - DailyFinance

10 Ways to Look for Investment Properties - DailyFinance | Housing | Scoop.it
10 Ways to Look for Investment Properties
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Word of Mouth - Don't keep your interest in investment properties to yourself; other people could help you with your search.
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10 Ways to Look for Investment Properties. #realestate #investing #investmentproperties.  Let me know how I can help you find investment properties.  

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Plan To Annually Reassess Properties In Philadelphia Is Scrapped - CBS Local

Plan To Annually Reassess Properties In Philadelphia Is Scrapped - CBS Local | Housing | Scoop.it
Plan To Annually Reassess Properties In Philadelphia Is Scrapped CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Last year's overhaul of property values in Philadelphia has led to a backlog of appeals this year, and that, in turn, has prompted the city to scrap...
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Phila doesn't have the manpower to handle this every year especially after the big change this past year.  #philly #realestate #taxes. 

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This new service from Porch is like Carfax for houses - Digital Trends

This new service from Porch is like Carfax for houses - Digital Trends | Housing | Scoop.it
Digital Trends This new service from Porch is like Carfax for houses Digital Trends Wouldn't it be nice to know the repair and remodel history of a house you're thinking of buying, much like you can look up the accident history of a car before you...
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Porch - the Carfax of home repairs.  #realestate #home #repairs 

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Most Expensive NBA Houses - Business Insider

Most Expensive NBA Houses - Business Insider | Housing | Scoop.it
The guys who dropped the most cash on the best houses. ... The 16 Most Expensive Homes In The NBA ... Using that resource, we boiled down a list of the 16 most expensive houses currently owned by active NBA players.
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Some of the most expensive homes owned by NBA players.  Some on the list will surprise you.  

 

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Take a celebrity vacation by renting these legends' homes - CBS News

Take a celebrity vacation by renting these legends' homes - CBS News | Housing | Scoop.it
Have some vacation days left this year? Why not go stay in Elizabeth Taylors former home?Legendary stars like Taylor, Orson Welles and John Steinbeck left
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What celebrity's house would you rent?  Sinatra's would be pretty cool in my book. Jimmy Page? Bob Dylan? Dick Clark? Elizabeth Taylor? 

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What Monopoly taught me about real estate

What Monopoly taught me about real estate | Housing | Scoop.it
Children around the world grew up playing Monopoly, and many more adults still get together for some friendly – and sometimes not-so-friendly – competition. But is there more to it than that?
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Some good lessons to be learned.  

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Better to own near Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? - Newsroom and Media Center

Better to own near Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? - Newsroom and Media Center | Housing | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac looked at home values, appreciation and property taxes in U.S.
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Better to own near Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? Either one is good in my opinion.  

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$1 billion worth of property sells on biggest auction day

$1 billion worth of property sells on biggest auction day | Housing | Scoop.it
Some regions in Sydney in Sydney had clearance rates above 90 per cent on Saturday as the city recorded the best sales rate on the biggest auction day ever.
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Would you buy a house from a Real Estate Auction? Would your emotions get the best of you and pay more for a property than expect?  RE auctions are big in the REO business - how long before traditional sales go the auction route? 

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Dream Houses on Twitter

Dream Houses on Twitter | Housing | Scoop.it
Under the Stairs Dog Homes pic.twitter.com/wTz67J73mS
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Great idea for dog owners. #doghouse #realestate #home #house

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The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen | Housing | Scoop.it
A look at one-of-a-kind homes.
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Official ground breaking of East Market set for this week - Philadelphia Business Journal

Official ground breaking of East Market set for this week - Philadelphia Business Journal | Housing | Scoop.it
Demolition will begin on what is many refer to as Girard Square and transform a section of Market Street.
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Long over due and good news for Philly.  #philly #realestate 

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Yahoo!

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14 very interesting and I think pretty cool prefab homes. What do you think?  #homes #prefab #realestate.

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Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid | Housing | Scoop.it
The car maker is demonstrating how homes and cars will become part of the same renewable energy system.
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A unique way for Honda to grow it's business.  #honda #realestate #houses

 

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Most US Homes Now Affordable for Average Buyers - AOL Real Estate

Most US Homes Now Affordable for Average Buyers - AOL Real Estate | Housing | Scoop.it
The majority of homes nationwide are more affordable now than they were in the years leading up to the start of the housing bubble, according to Zillow research.
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The market has corrected itself after the bubble.  #realestate #houses #affordable 

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Coming back from foreclosure as 'boomerang buyers'

Coming back from foreclosure as 'boomerang buyers' | Housing | Scoop.it
A foreclosure, or a short sale to dig out from under a mortgage whose payments have become overwhelming, might seem like an insurmountable obstacle to owning a house again in the future. Not for...
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"Boomerang" Buyers back in the market after suffering economic hardship.  #realestate #foreclosure 

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Today's new homes are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973, and the living space per person has doubled over last 40 years

Today's new homes are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973, and the living space per person has doubled over last 40 years | Housing | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau recently released data on average and median home sizes for 2013 and those data are displayed in the top chart above. Here are some details: 1. In 2013, the average size of new ho...
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Very interesting data - While the square footage of houses have increased over a 1,000 sq ft over the last 40 years, the sizes of families have decreased. More house per sq/ft per family member. Price per square foot has remained roughly the same over the last 40 years.  #realestate #housing #data 

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