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NAHB: Remodeling market index hits five year high

With the housing market as it is, it is no wonder that remodeling one’s home has sky-rocketed.  See what the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Remodeling Market Index has to say about this remodeling sentiment.

Remodeling Market Index Hits 5-Year High

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update – 01/16/2012

See the 10 tips for sellers in the Mortgage Advice section.  

Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update 01/16/2012

NATIONAL NEWS
     Real Estate Outlook:  More Markets Show Measurable Improvement
     City Report:  Forbearance
     Green Living:  Tips for the New Year

     Real Estate Outlook:  Mortgage Applications Down
     City Report:  Remodeling Pays
MORTGAGE ADVICE
    Mortgage Moment
    10 Tips for Sellers
Q&A
     Home Inspections
     Buyers: Making the Right Choice
     Ready to Buy?
     How to Sidestep the Spread of Mortgage Fraud
     The Joys of Home Ownership
GET YOUR HOME SOLD!
     Why Show / Why Buy Webcast

How to Install Easy Crown Molding | Step-by-Step | This Old House

One of the first things homebuyers look for in a home is crown molding. Many homes look unfinished when there is no crown molding…

“Crown molding makes it to the top of most remodeling lists because it adds charm and value to a home, not because people enjoy spending a Saturday try­ing to get the corners just right. Luckily, there’s a simple way to beat miter-saw frustration. Trimroc molding from Canamould Extrusions is a lightweight polystyrene foam coated in hard plaster. It cuts smoothly with a handsaw, and, as This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows here, it goes up in a flash with joint compound. No coping, no tricky angles, and ragged joints disappear with a dab of mud. So in just a weekend, you can upgrade a plain room to an elegant space—and still leave plenty of time for the rest of your list”

Continue:   via   HOUSTON – KATY AREA REAL ESTATE BLOG.

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update – 07/07/2011

 Here is this week’s market update. Check out the Q & A section, too.

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update – 7/7/2011

– NATIONAL NEWS

– MORTGAGE ADVICE

– Q & A

– GET YOUR HOME SOLD

via   HOUSTON – KATY AREA REAL ESTATE BLOG.

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 05/30/11

Besides the real estate outlook, check out this week’s updates about tornado relief, top towns for single moms and creative ways to curb spending – and the Q&A section.

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 05/30/11

National News
– Real Estate Outlook – Existing Home Sales Fall
– Mortgage Moment
– City Report: Tornado Relief
– Top Towns for Single Moms
– Creative Ways to Curb Spending
Mortgage Advice
Q&A
– Are you Ready to Buy?
– Kitchen Trends for 2011
– Home Inspections 101
– Popular Landscaping Trends
– Modern vs. Contemporary
Get Your Home Sold!

7 Hot Home Improvement Trends that Make Your Home Work for You – HouseLogic

 By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

“Here’s a look at 7 hot home improvement trends that improve the way we live with our homes.

Trend #1: Maintenance-free siding

We continue to choose maintenance-free siding that lives as long as we do, but with a lot less upkeep. But more and more we’re opting for fiber-cement siding, one of the fastest-growing segments of the siding market. It’s a combination of cement, sand, and cellulosic fibers that looks like wood but won’t rot, combust, or succumb to termites and other wood-boring insects.”

Read more:  via Katy and Houston Area News and Events.

Planning a Patio: Think Beyond the Concrete Slab – HGTV

Building Tips and Design Trends : Slideshow : HGTV Pro:

“Planning a Patio: Think Beyond the Concrete Slab

Whether you’re dreaming of a modest retreat where you can connect with nature or an elaborate space built for serious outdoor entertaining, there’s a patio to fit your home, lifestyle and budget. Patios can be built in nearly any shape, size, color or pattern you can imagine. Plus, new options in outdoor furniture, kitchens and other amenities can make a home’s outdoor spaces as inviting as its interior. Before you start pouring concrete or laying pavers, learn the basics of a well-built patio, then discover the latest trends in flooring, lighting, furniture and more.”

via Katy Real Estate and Events Blog.

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