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America’s Rental Market Heats Up As Its Housing Market Takes A Breather

August 21, 2019

Although the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the nation’s rental market is thriving. According to the company’s Real Estate Market Report, U.S. rent prices accelerated for the ninth-straight month in June. As of now, the average apartment costs the typical renter $1,483. This translates to a 3% annual increase, […]


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City of New Orleans to Hold Online Tax Certificate Sale

August 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City announced it will hold an online tax certificate sale as part of its continuing efforts to collect delinquent real estate taxes. The online auction will be active Tuesday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Over 1,300 properties are scheduled to go to sale in the auction, which is […]


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The Importance of Contrast in Interior Design (Plus, How to Make It Work for You)

August 13, 2019

Interior design buffs know how important a room’s first impression can be. There are some spaces that, upon first glance, make your breath catch because its elements are so visually striking, yet still fit together. Other rooms seem to fall flat, almost like something is missing. Contrast is the secret ingredient that gives those memorable spaces their impact. When […]


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Basic Interior Design Principles

August 13, 2019

When you know the basic interior design principles you can transform any space to look fabulous. You know what it feels like when you walk into a well-designed room. You can sense how everything feels cohesive and put together. It feels just right. You can achieve that effect in your own home with a little […]


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9 Housing and Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2019

August 13, 2019

The first half of 2019 surprised housing markets across the country: Mortgage rates fell. That’s the opposite of what the experts had predicted at the beginning of the year, and it’s welcome news for home buyers, sellers and homeowners. Millions of owners could benefit from refinancing at these unexpectedly lower rates. In other ways, housing […]


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Louisiana Teachers Assigns $100 Million to Real Estate, Infrastructure

August 6, 2019

Louisiana Teachers’ Retirement System, Baton Rouge, made two new commitments totaling up to $100 million, said Dana Brown, director of public markets. The $20 billion pension fund committed up to $50 million each to Campus Real Estate Partners II, a real estate joint venture between developer Campus Apartments and Clarion Partners, and infrastructure fund Global […]


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7 Modern Lessons From The Apollo Moon Landing

July 20, 2019

  The strategies NASA employed to reach the moon in the 1960s can still inform space and other technology leaders today on how to pursue big goals and recover from inevitable setbacks. | Michel Euler/AP Photo This July 20 marks 50 years since one of mankind’s greatest triumphs — when the first humans reached the […]


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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 20, 2019

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show  From left to right: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11) […]


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Top 25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes

July 17, 2019

From ignoring prep work and safety to setting unrealistic budgets, find out how to avoid these mistakes and more when renovating. Buying Cheap Materials Don’t Sweat It host Steve Watson says, “One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to home renovation (is that) they try to be cheap when they buy […]


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Closing On a House: What Sellers Should Expect

July 16, 2019

Ah, closing on a house. It’s the finish line! You’re almost home free (or free of your home in this case). You’ve accepted the buyer’s offer, the negotiations are finally winding down, and there is only one more little box to check: closing. OK, so maybe it isn’t a little thing. And maybe you’re a little […]


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