How Homes are Valued

November 22, 2013

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Homes are valued a lot like everything else: They are worth what people will pay for them. The Maybach Exelero, the most expensive car in the world, sells for $8 million because that’s what people will pay for it. By the same token, you can ask for $8 million for your Hyundai, Ford or Chrysler, [...]

Does Flooring Add to the Value of a Home?

June 22, 2012

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Real estate agents and brokers from Palm Springs, Calif. to Nashville, Tenn. and Garden City, N.Y. can be found online encouraging homeowners to rip up the carpet and replace it with tile or hardwood flooring to increase the value of their homes. But does flooring really add value? New flooring can add a ton of [...]

New Signs of Life in the Housing Market

December 9, 2011

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Housing Market may Have a Better Year Ahead Would the new year ring in some much-needed cheer for the housing market? Probably, says CBSNews.com. There are some signs of a turnaround in the horizon, despite the challenges. So, what are some of the telling signs of a better future? CBS says the official unemployment rate [...]