Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Home For Forever: How To Make Your Home Suit Your Age

Phoebe Chongchua at Live Fit Magazine

It’s been called aging in place, universal design and now the more eloquent term: “Forever Homes”. “I don’t like to call it aging in place because it’s depressing. Nobody likes to think about when they’re old. So I call it a ‘Forever Home.’ Really what that means is that you’re planning on staying in your home forever and eventually you’re going to get older and so to plan for the future is wise,” says Steven Mark, Senior Design Consultant with Marrokal Design & Remodeling. According to American Association of Retired Persons, the majority of older homeowners prefer to live in the... more »

Infographic: Decorating your home on a budget

By  | Spaces – Mon, Jan 7, 2013

Maybe better than anyone, renters know how hard it can be feather a nest without a lot of scratch. So the good folks at ForRent.com have compiled a list of useful tips for scooping up the best thrift-store deals, how to craft a color scheme (complete with mathematical formula) and where to find free (free!) furnishings.

Below is an interesting set of graphics explaining it all.....

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year Begins with Mortgage Rates Remaining Low

There is no doubt that the residential housing market gained momentum in 2012. As the New Year begins with mortgage rates remaining low, it is expected that this movement towards recovery will continue to bring improvements that will filter down into other areas of the economy. This past week, data reflected that, even though housing has entered its slow season, this sector is still experiencing gains in both sales and values.

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices (HPI), home prices - READ ON...