America’s Original Homestead Discovered Anew – St. Augustine, Florida

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Historic St. Augustine

Photo: Historic St. Augustine Large numbers of baby boomers continue to retire to Florida, seeking mild year-round weather and affordable living – but for many years, few were looking at St. Augustine. And it may be Florida’s hidden gem when it comes to great communities to call home. Why is the oldest city in America.....

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Helping Millennials Attain Homeownership

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Helping Millennial Homebuyers

After years of waiting for millennials to start buying homes, it’s finally happening! Millennials currently make up the largest share of homebuyers according to the National Association of Realtors, at approximately 37 percent of all new homebuyers. In particular, older millennials—those ages 29 to 38—make up the largest share of buyers who are married, at.....

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Refinance Fever, Take Advantage of Current Low Interest Rates

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Mortgage Rates Decline

After the Federal Reserve’s decision in late July to lower interest rates, there was an immediate and dramatic impact on the mortgage market as many families moved to take advantage of the new rates. In the week following the rate cut, new mortgage applications skyrocketed as many families decided that now was the time to.....

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Luxury Home Buyers Flock to South Florida

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Luxury Home Buyers Flock to South Florida

Luxury home buyers flock to South Florida for many reasons, including warm weather, culinary delights, views, beaches, art, yachts, and more. There are more than 2700 re-sale condos currently on the market between Sunny Isles and South Miami, priced at over $1 million. There are also about 350 condos to choose from with prices above.....

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New Self-Draining Vented Wall System for Homes

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Vented Wall System

Friel Plastering & Stucco, Inc. of Haverford, Pa. has been in the stucco, stonework and siding business for the past two decades, performing about 250 stucco installation and remediation jobs a year in the greater Philadelphia area. During that time, owner Denis Friel noticed a reoccurring problem in exterior cladding installations throughout the area: moisture.....

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes – How to Recover if You Are Affected

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes

With two earthquakes east of Los Angeles and Tropical Storm Barry flooding communities along the Gulf Coast in July, natural disasters have already disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. And with the heart of hurricane season just around the corner – August through October – we can expect plenty of additional damage.....

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