James Watts's Blog Posts

Jun 6 2018 43219 1 7 Living Room Design Ideas To Make Your Space Look Luxe

7 Living Room Design Ideas to Make Your Space Look LuxeWhile the kitchen and bathroom often take priority when it's time to renovate, the living room is the first place

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Jun 5 2018 43219 1 The New Home Walk Through Process

Home inspections are usually part of the process when you’re buying an existing home. If you’re building your home, however, your builder will coordinate any necessary inspections with the

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May 1 2018 43219 1 Staging For Successfull Sales

The National Association of REALTORS Profile of home staging took a look at the value that staging a home brings to the selling process.  What they found was that Staging is directly

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May 1 2018 43219 1Rising Sea Levels Reshape Miamis Housing Market

MIAMI—Concerns over rising sea levels and floods are beginning to reshape one of the country’s largest housing markets, with properties closer to sea level now trading at discounts to those at

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Apr 22 2018 43219 1 Homebuilding Isnt Keeping Up

ses ...With Growth. America’s housing shortage is more wide-ranging than cloistered coastal markets, stretching from pricey locales such as California and Massachusetts to more surprising

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Apr 16 2018 43219 1 Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money

Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?Homeowners should pursue projects that add considerable value, such as converting an attic into a bedroom and minor kitchen remodels.Even if you

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Mar 28 2018 43219 1Boomers Are Redefining The Retirement Hotspot

Boomers are Redefining the Retirement Hotspot mnn.com When I started watching the baby boomer scene, I predicted that the hot spots for retirees would be university towns, where you can

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Feb 20 2018 43219 1 Nations First Solar Powered Town

In Southwest Florida, taking a shine to the nation’s first solar-powered townA model home at Babcock Ranch, billed as the country’s first solar-powered town, in Southwest Florida. (Selina Kok

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Feb 1 2018 43219 1 Living It Up High Demand Fuels Luxury Home Prices

Living it Up: High Demand Fuels Luxury Home PricestheMReport.com Life's a beach for the luxury homes market which ended December with a year over year increase of 7.4 percent to an average.;

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Jan 6 2018 43219 1 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping A Flop

House flipping has become the day trading of the first decades of the 2000s. But in the rush to make a profit, far too many would-be real estate moguls 

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Jan 5 2018 43219 1 5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

Key Points The latest technological advances are making it easier to age in your own home Many health issues can be remotely monitored, rather than relying on in-home help Help

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Jan 3 2018 43219 1 Technology

Technology poised to reinvent the industryMyke Thomas Placemaking, driverless cars and technology will greatly affect residential and commercial real estate development in the future.These are the

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Jan 1 2018 43219 1 2018 The Year Real Estate Takes Center Stage

2018: The Year Real Estate Takes Center StageReal estate prices are gaining momentum and will attract more attention in 2018.Demand for middle-class homes is simply too high to be ignored,

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Dec 20 2017 43219 1 Homebuilder Confidence Hits Highest Level In 18 Years In December

Homebuilder confidence hits highest level in 18 years in DecemberThis is the highest reading since 1999.Confidence among the nation's homebuilders jumped unexpectedly in December on expectations for

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Dec 18 2017 43219 1 Luxury Home Buyers

Luxury Homebuyers Want Over-The-Top Amenities For Enjoyment And InvestmentFrom Miami to Beverly Hills, today’s luxury and ultra-luxury buyers want over-the-top amenities to enjoy now and help

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Dec 6 2017 43219 1 FIVE Tips For Family Financial Talks

The holiday season provides an opportunity for family financial conversations Relatives who communicate regularly are more confident about overall family wealth Getting ahead of

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Dec 3 2017 43219 1 MILLENNIALS

Millennials find down payments the biggest barrier to homeownershipNerdWallet study also finds confusion about how much money is requiredMillennials, like other generations before them,

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Dec 2 2017 43219 1 Our Local Holiday Lights Guide

Your spirited neighbors are at it again, stringing up dazzling light displays and crafting Santa scenes to get you in the seasonal mood. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods and houses. 

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Condo Sales Boom Rentals Going Fast As Market Heats Up Nov 8 2017 43219 1

West Palm Beach attracts another new business to downtownOf 75 planned townhouses, half now are sold, Vail said. Prices range from the mid $500,000s for some two-bedroom units up to the $700,000$

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FIND THAT NEW HOME Nov 5 2017 43219 1

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Nov 2 2017 43219 1 Sell Your Home In 90 Days Or Less

Check it out! Guide to selling your home in 90 days or less https://youtu.be

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Oct 31 2017 43219 1 THE START TO FINISH GUIDE TO BUYING A HOME

THE START TO FINISH GUIDE TO BUYING A HOMEPurchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people's lifetime to-do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. But it certainly doesn't

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Oct 29 2017 43219 Is Buying Cheaper Than Renting

Of course, the biggest determinate is where you live; it turns out that if you live in the 100 largest American metro areas buying is cheaper than renting over a seven-year period.,

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Stuart Florida Oct 15 2017 43219 1

A Condensed History of the AreaFrom a Book By Sandra Henderson ThurlowThe Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River, the North and South Forks of the St. Lucie River, and countless creeks played major roles

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Buy Vs Rent OCt 10 2017 43219

The housing landscape has dramatically shifted in the last few generations, from the modest, affordable houses of the 1950s to the towering McMansions of the 1990s. Easy access to mortgages made

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Downsizing Is The Next Big Thing In Housing Oct 5 2017 43219 1

Downsizing or downscaling, which means to design or produce in a smaller size, covers a lot of lifestyle facets—from building capsule closets to cutting out expenses in the pursuit of reducing the

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US Homebuilder Sentiment Falls In September Sep 29 2017 43219 1

US Homebuilder Sentiment Falls in September stltoday.com U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following

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Aug 30 2017 43219 1

America's 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for August 2017.read more;

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Aug 29 2017 43219 1

DID YOU KNOW?...With 455 of the 505 companies in the S&P 500 reporting, Q2 earnings are up more than 11% over last year. One economist said the threat of recession is "as low, basically, as it ever

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