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03/05/2008
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9.) Add a ReflectionOne of the easiest and best ways to make a space feel larger, without literally expanding the room, is to add a framed mirror to the end of a galley kitchen. You will add dimension to the room. Plus, the mirror reflects already existing light, which will brighten up your kitch...
03/05/2008
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6.) Tile a CountertopTile your countertop and have new countertops in a day. If you have a small kitchen, this is when you actually benefit, because you can get a more expensive tile and still not have to pay a lot of money. 7.) Flooring is EasyChanging your old flooring does not have to be diffi...
03/05/2008
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3.) Remove a Few DoorsExamine the cabinets carefully and think about which doors could be removed to expose the shelving. Not only does open shelving make a room look larger, but you can also then display your favorite dishes, cookbooks, glasses, or whatever. This is easy to do and a new look. Ta...
03/05/2008
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1.) Try PaintingPaint works wonders on everything. A dull room can be transformed into an atmosphere that feels alive and clean with a few strokes of a brush and a gallon of paint. If your old wood tone cabinets are not catching your eye anymore, try spray-painting them very glossy white or hand ...
03/05/2008
Winter will not be here forever, but while you cannot go outside and work on your home's exterior or plant in the garden, you mind as well make use of the time you have inside. Perhaps your faded kitchen needs a new and creative touch. In fact, you don't even like spending time in the kitchen bec...
03/05/2008
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Efforts by both government and private-sector entities to reduce unnecessary foreclosures already at more than 2 million units at the end of 2007 are helping but more can, and should, be done," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech to bankers on Monday. Economists estimated on Monday that ho...
03/05/2008
The measure boosts the limit on loans that can be insured by the FHA to the same $729,750 in high-cost areas and raises the floor on government-insured loans from 95% of an area's median to 125%. Under the new floor, the FHA limit would be $271,050, regardless of an area's median home price. But ...
02/28/2008
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The good news, according to Federal Housing Administration Director Joanne Kuczma, is that the median price of houses in 85% of the country's 3,300-plus counties is high enough to qualify for a higher ceiling on FHA loans, as also set forth in the stimulus package signed by President Bush last we...
02/28/2008
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The NAHB has been saying that more than 3 million additional owner-occupied houses will be eligible for what are now being called "jumbo conforming" loans that can be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored enterprises charged with brining liquidity to the mortgage m...
02/28/2008
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