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Real Estate March 2014 Market Statistics Sponsored:March 2014 Market Statistics
First quarter results for the past two years have been quite similar. The number of transactions in each first quarter was the same as the year before but the average price increased.
Real Estate October Market Statistics: A Little Slower Sponsored:October Market Statistics: A Little Slower
Based on the limited data available so far in the fourth quarter, the torrid pace set in the first three quarters appears to be slowing. October's closings were down 3% and pending sales down 4% from October 2012.
Real Estate 3rd Quarter: Proceeding Toward Normal? Sponsored:3rd Quarter: Proceeding Toward Normal?
The first three quarters of this year produced a significant - 16.4% - increase in the average price of residential properties, compared to the first three quarters of last year with a similar - 16.6% - increase in the number of transactions.
Real Estate Housing Market Statistics: August 2013 Sponsored:Housing Market Statistics: August 2013
August was hot! Ada County sales this August increased by 11% over last August. The average price of distressed properties increased by 19%, and the average price of non-distressed properties increased by 5.2%. Distressed sales were only 11% of total sales this August compared to 21% last August.
Real Estate Sponsored:Unpack like a pro
So, you’ve packed like a pro, completed your big move and now find yourself waist deep in a labyrinth of boxes and furniture. The job of unpacking might seem daunting, but it’s a job that must be done. Here are tips for staving off moving-day anxiety and unpacking your home like a professional.
Real Estate What the Realtor Code of Ethics Means to You Sponsored:What the Realtor Code of Ethics Means to You
When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It guides Realtors and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.
Real Estate New Neighborhood Hunting Sponsored:New Neighborhood Hunting
The old adage in real estate is — and always will be – location, location, location. A property can be upgraded to satisfy your HGTV aspirations or personal tastes, but the neighborhood will define how you enjoy your home for years to come. Your independent research will require a significant amount of time, since your Realtor can’t tell you where to live. So, how do you determine which neighborhood you want to live in? It depends.
Real Estate How to create the garage workshop of your dreams Sponsored:How to create the garage workshop of your dreams
Garages often harbor a not-so-secret second life: heroic home workshop. They’re well-suited to the task, with a tolerance for the noise and dust of do-it-yourself projects.
But if a garage workshop isn’t comfortable and convenient to use, you’ll avoid projects rather than enjoy them. Here are the essentials:
Real Estate How to prevent weeds Sponsored:How to prevent weeds
Unlike seeds and plants you buy from catalogs and nurseries, indigenous common weeds are naturally suited to the sun, soil, and water conditions of your garden. That’s why it’s so hard to get rid of weeds after they’ve taken root.
Real Estate Save money with these homemade garden watering systems Sponsored:Save money with these homemade garden watering systems
Save money when you make these nifty DIY watering systems from materials you probably already have.

- Drip hoses that save water by delivering moisture directly to roots.
- Self-watering planter that hydrates plants by wicking moisture from a water well.
- Ollas, buried clay pots that deliver water to roots on demand.
Real Estate Is a lawn right for you? Sponsored:Is a lawn right for you?
Since the 1950s, a lush, green lawn is every suburbanite’s dream, a sign they’d achieved the American dream of homeownership and a weed-free front yard...
Real Estate Turning Mason Jars Into a Creative Light Fixture Sponsored:Turning Mason Jars Into a Creative Light Fixture
April is Perk Up Your Patio month at HouseLogic, and we're bringing you eye-catching projects that give your patio some pizzazz. At the end of the month, vote for your favorite.

I just love mason jars, those wide-mouth glass canning jars that hold everything from strawberry jam to fireflies. That's one reason I've fallen for the DIY mason jar light fixture made by Taylor of the MaryJanes & Galoshes blog.

Although Taylor originally wanted it to light up her gazebo, she loves it so much she's going to relocate it to her living room.
Real Estate First Quarter Market Stats 2013: Out Like a Lion! Sponsored:First Quarter Market Stats 2013: Out Like a Lion!
First quarter closings in Ada County were almost exactly the same as they were in the first quarter last year, but the average price of all properties sold was 22% higher. Behind that somewhat remarkable number, however, is the fact that sales of distressed properties are decreasing.
Real Estate Never use these 5 words in your real-estate listing Sponsored:Never use these 5 words in your real-estate listing
When you're trying to sell your home, you want to make it as appealing as possible. So you paint it, you stage it, and you help a potential buyer envision what their new lives might look like if they moved in. But even getting interested parties in the front door can be a challenge if your listing, whether online or in local newspapers, contains words or phrases that may seem off-putting.

Here are five words or phrases to avoid in your real estate listing: