Tag Archives: home improvement

2012 Home Building Trends

We are not surprised what the experts in the housing industry are saying will be this year’s home building trends.  The biggest factor and influence being the economy.  Although the economy is finally showing some big improvements, learning from past … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

When I headed off to the office this morning, the temperature inside the car read 16 degrees, so it seemed like a good idea to re-post a previous post about fireplaces. The first fireplace dates back to the 16th century.  A … Continue reading

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That’s Maine for ya

On a recent trip to New York, between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondacks, I was relieved that we were not spending the entire time on a busy highway.  We were able to enjoy Maine’s Lakes Region, … Continue reading

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No man is an island.

It’s no surprise that the kitchen is usually the favorite room in the house.  For many, it’s the only time that the entire family can be together during the day.  Our dining room table hasn’t been used since the holidays because … Continue reading

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Thanks Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow yesterday.  But it’s hard to believe that we are going to have an early spring when there is a couple of feet of snow on the ground and more on the way.  Living in Maine … Continue reading

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Home ownership and divorce

When I was growing up, the “American Dream” meant home ownership.  The American Dream can mean paying off the mortgage to one person or the ability to be able to afford a home to buy to another.  The government has helped Americans … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marketing to the Millennials

National Association of Builders just wrapped up its annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this past weekend.  Housing professionals from across the country and abroad attended the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition that featured the most cutting-edge designs, … Continue reading

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House fluffing and Feng shui

My sister told me that I should be a house fluffer.  Whenever I am at her house we can’t help but rearrange her entire house.   I have been known to take a night stand out of their bedroom and put it next to the couch or … Continue reading

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Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Somehow Maine, at least the southern part, has managed to avoid any snowfall this winter until recently.  Over a foot of snow was dumped on us the other day.  Snow plows, snow blowers, snow mobiles and snow boards are out … Continue reading

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He loves me, he loves me not.

Gone are the days when you would place an ad in the paper or a home publication and wait for the phone to ring.  Up until recently, it was all about page rank on that all mighty search engine.  In order … Continue reading

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