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4 housing predictions for 2017

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Share this Post For the past several years, rumors about rising mortgage rates triggered a sense of urgency for some buyers, but those increases largely hadn’t materialized. However, as expected, last week the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a year. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com, expects the Fed to raise rates at least three …

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9 Winter Wonderland Homes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit…Let It snow!

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Share this Post With gorgeous snowy views and easy access to skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, these homes offer the ultimate apres ski retreats, with cozy features like fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs, and even a hot chocolate bar. Vail, Colorado For a luxury winter retreat with a rustic vibe, check out this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home in the popular winter resort town …

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Fun facts about the North Pole

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Share this Post You know that Santa lives there, but did you know these other fun facts about the North Pole? The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters almost permanently covered in shifting sea ice, according to AccuWeather. The sea ice that surrounds the North Pole is typical between 6’7″ and 9’10” thick. …

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Tips for buying or selling a house in the winter

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Share this Post Winter can be a particularly challenging time to buy or sell a house. If you’ve spent a year or more in Washington, you are familiar with the seasonal swings we experience — from sweltering heat and humidity during the summer, to the dark and dreary days of winter. With each season there are home-buying patterns and trends …

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Festive Facts about Christmas

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Share this Post 1. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.[7] 2. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.[6] 3. Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.[6] 4. All the gifts in the Twelve …

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Let’s Talk Turkey!

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Share this Post A great majority of Americans choose to indulge themselves in a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week — which most likely includes a turkey — we would like to address this topic.

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The Amityville horror house: Last sold for $950,000 – Would You Purchase This Home?

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Share this Post First there were the flies, a plague of them that, even  in December, swarmed  inside the imposing clapboard house as George and Kathy Lutz were unpacking their belongings. Then there were the cold spots in rooms and hallways, the odd smells of perfume or excrement and the jolting sounds  at night. George became increasingly volatile and would …

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Seattle is Getting More Interest from Foreign Investors

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Share this Post Seattle is Getting More Interest From Foreign Investors Seattle property is getting more looks than its sister city to the north. The Vancouver Sun reports that figures from Chinese website Juwai.com, which connects investors with international home sellers and real estate agents, shows property buying inquiries from foreign investors shot up in August compared to August 2015. …