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A Home Buyer Poll conducted by TD Bank of more than 1,300 Americans revealed that:

  • 64% of women say home ownership is essential in achieving the American Dream,
  • 52% of men say owning a home is a vital component of achieving the American Dream.


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Real Trends 500 ranked NRT LLC #1 Residential Real Estate Company in the U.S. for 15 consecutive years – ranked by Closed Sales Volume for 2011. NRT and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is #1 real estate company with the Highest $$$ volume of sales and #1 real estate company with the lowest average days on the market.


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Real Trends 500 ranks NRT LLC #1 Residential Real Estate Company in the U.S. for 15 consecutive years.

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Here’s homeownership course: Home Owner 101

1. Fix a leaky toilet. (more…)

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Owning a home free and clear gives a sense of security and a psychological comfort, although every borrower’s situation is different and the decision should be made individually.

Should you pay off your mortgage early? (more…)

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Repair wood floors and scratches can make rooms look worn out. It is easy to put the luster back into the floors.

Camouflage scratches (more…)

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Automated HVAC Systems

Programmable thermostats can save consumers about $180 per year in energy costs, according to Energy Star.   Automated systems can be set to reduce consumption when residents are out and to create heating and cooling zones in a home—a guest bedroom, for instance, might not always need the same level of heat as the living room.


Water Heaters

Tankless gas water heaters turn on when residents start using hot water and turn off when they’re done, which can reduce water heating costs up to 35 percent annually. Water heaters that have a timer can be programmed to turn off when the home owner is away.



Automatic dimmers will adjust lighting based on the time of day, which is extremely beneficial for exterior lighting.


Blinds & drapes Automated blinds are an eco-savvy development in window treatments. Program shades to close during the hottest part of the day in summer and to let sun in during winter.



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Home remodeling is expected to have its best year since 2006, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The biggest focus areas of home owners in remodeling: Mid-size kitchen and bath projects, maintenance improvements, and energy efficiency upgrades. (more…)

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