Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Home Amenities

When selling a home, you need to understand the current consumer expectations and lifestyles. Appliance companies have tracked these for a while, and while some trends come and go, others remain popular for years. Recent consumer demands for energy efficiency and for connectivity via a smart phone are shaping the future of home amenities these days.

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Confidence in Housing Market Continues to Grow

A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, according to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that a preponderance of Americans think that now is a good time to buy a home.

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Creating a Home Gallery

Whether it’s creative children’s school projects, a collection of your favorite photos, or pieces of more formal artwork, I recently ran across a helpful hint list for transforming those personal treasures into a home gallery.

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Are Financial Missteps Wrecking Your Budget?

According to a recent Gallup poll, 45 percent of Americans say they are spending more than they were a year ago. Most, especially older Americans, attribute the increase to delayed spending on necessities, while millennials are spending more in discretionary categories such as leisure activities and clothing.

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