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By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Yes, ceiling fans can actually make you warmer. Let's see why. In the summer, when the fan is on a high speed, the fan blows air past you, removing the hot air that surrounds your body, making you feel cooler. In the winter, you simply put the fan on the lowest speed. That's usually not fast enou...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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The age-old observation that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression" certainly applies when it comes to attracting buyers to a for-sale home. Making a good first impression can mean the difference between receiving serious offers for your home or being subjected to months of lo...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Meeting With RealtorsSo you've decided to sell your home and have a fairly good idea of what you think it is worth. Being a sensible home seller, you schedule appointments with three local listing agents who've been hanging stuff on your front doorknob for years. Each Realtor comes prepared with ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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The trade deficit for November declined by 1% to $58.2 billion, the lowest level since July 2005, the Commerce Department said January 10. Despite the improvement, the total 2006 trade deficit is on pace to reach $765.4 billion (December's trade numbers must still be tallied), compared to $716.7 ...

By Eric Rogers
(Century 21 Pro-Team)
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Oswego Real Estate Real estate in Oswego is centered on three main areas - the Boulder Hill area, the downtown area along the Fox River and farther east near the intersection of Douglas Road and Wolf's Crossing. The Boulder Hill area features nearly 4,000 homes and is shared by the three communit...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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 For homeowners, water can be a quiet villain. This seemingly innocuous element can harm your house gradually over time or in sudden disastrous events. A home that is water damaged can be a health hazard to its occupants and is very often expensive to repair. Common Causes of Water and Moisture D...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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The vast majority of sellers list their home with a real estate agent, but some individuals choose to go through the selling process on their own. Selling a home "For Sale By Owner", while entirely possible, does come with a list of hurdles and some significant risks. Un-represented sellers are m...

By Jada Lutterbach
(RE/MAX Way Oswego Illinois)
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I am brand new to the blogging world so bear with me.......Over the holidays my family and I had a nice relaxing break from the everyday life, you need to do this now and then. But over the course of the break, my mind would wonder over my past year in Real Estate and bring wonder of what was to ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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So you've decided to sell your home and have a fairly good idea of what you think it is worth. Being a sensible home seller, you schedule appointments with three local listing agents who've been hanging stuff on your front doorknob for years. Each Realtor comes prepared with a "Competitive Market...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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The Fed has just announced they have decided to remain in a "paused" mode and will NOT be making any changes to the Fed Funds Rate at this time. But as expected - Fed President Jeffrey Lacker still disagreed with the vote, and said another .25% hike was needed.Because the Fed Funds Rate influence...

By Angus in Naperville IL
(RE/MAX of Naperville)
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The Village of Oswego was a sleepy little farming community along the Fox River not so long ago. These days housing developments are the crop growing from those farms. The downtown area is small and quaint, but is starting to wake to it's own natural charm of being a river city. As the developmen...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Ever been faced with this dilemma when out shopping? You walk up to the register to pay for an item that costs $8. The cashier rings it up, and when you reach into your wallet to pull out a credit card to pay, the cashier explains that the "store policy" requires a minimum purchase of $25 when pa...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Probably the big news in the December 2006 Economic Outlook published by Freddie Mac's Office of the Chief Economist last Friday was that the office has finally changed its interest rate projection for the year.The monthly forecast since late last year has clung to a projection that the 30-year m...

By Scott Gerami, Helping people find their place in the world!
(Compass Real Estate)
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One of the country's top housing economists has come out with a new forecast and timeline for the market over the coming months - and it's got some great insights for anybody interested in real estate.Dr. David Seiders, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, says that hous...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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A Time for Yellow FlagsNovember 28, 2006Figures from the National Association of Realtors show that the market has done fairly well. Of 148 metro areas, 102 showed year-to-year price gains, 45 were down and one was unchanged.Twenty-one metro markets actually showed doubled digit price increases. ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Be careful of odors in your home. If your family room smells stuffy and stale, or if your cat or dog has left a distinctive odor in the hallway, take action by eliminating the source of the odor rather than merely treating the effects. Smells have a powerful effect on the way people react to a ho...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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In many ways New Year's Eve is the procrastinator's holiday, as the hectic pace and distractions of December can easily push New Year's plans out of mind. Those that wait are often left with a choice between hastily crafted plans or no real New Year's celebration at all. Here are some unique ways...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Gloomy weather, icy roadways, and crowded airports aren't likely to prevent thousands of Americans from traveling this winter. The fact that Christmas and New Year's fall on Mondays this year may help spread out the "heavy" travel days, but overall the volume of travelers is expected to reach or ...
Standard phishing scams use e-mail to direct potential victims to phony Web pages to steal their identities. Phone phishing scams work a little differently:Instead of being directed to a Web page, you could be prompted by e-mail to call a customer support number.On the other end of the phone line...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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You've been programming too long whenWhen you are counting objects, you go "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D...".When asked about a bus schedule, you wonder if it is 16 or 32 bits.When your wife says "If you don't turn off that darn machine and come to bed,then I am going to divorce you!", and you cha...

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