Chad Arend's Blog Posts

The DamageFree Way To Attach Holiday Lights And Decorations To Your Home

To keep from damaging the eaves or siding on your home when mounting holiday lights or other decorations, attach self-adhesive, plastic mounting bases to your house, then use removable plastic cable

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A New Study Says An Overwhelming Majority Of Millennials Want To Be Homeowners But Student Loans Are

For many millennials, the idea of homeownership is still a big picture dream, with a new study saying 89 percent plan to purchase a home in the future — but simply can't because of student debt

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Mortgage Applications Rise 2 But Buyers Seem Unimpressed By Lower Rates

Mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, reinvigorating the refinance business. But that isn't bringing many more buyers back to a very expensive housing market. Affordability is still

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3 Tech Gift Ideas For Homeowners

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for homeowners? These high-demand items are likely to be gone before long. Safety and comfort is the name of the game here with these cool gadgets. Cor WiFi

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These Cordless Blinds Are Awesome Just Raise Em Up

Blinds have been a common window treatment for a couple of centuries. And they really haven’t changed that much — until now. The Home Decorators Collection cordless blinds have no cords or

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Drones Taking Off In Real Estate Industry Applications

Goldman Sachs forecast a $100 billion market opportunity emerging for drones from 2016 through 2020. We are more than halfway through that window, and real estate is one of the industries feeling

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The FirstTime Homebuyers Guide To GrownUp Furniture

You just bought your first home. Congratulations: You're an adult! Now it's time to fill it up. But if you were planning to pack up those ratty old beanbag chairs and the bed that awakens you with a

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Toll Brothers Record Shows The American Housing Boom Has No End In Sight

Unemployment keeps falling and home prices keep going up. It's a great recipe for a strong housing market.Nothing has been able to stop the housing boom -- not even higher interest rates. 

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5 Ways To Afford Your First Home

Buying a home is a major financial undertaking, so much so that a growing number of Americans are struggling to meet that milestone. For one thing, the homeownership rate among Millennials has

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Pending Home Sales Up Half A Percent In September

Pending home sales rose 0.5% in September, but were lower than last year  Home sales eked out a small gain in September, but the pace is still lower than last year. Signed

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How To Spice Up Your Bedroom

Ever notice how you feel especially amorous when you're in a nice hotel with your honey? Everything from the luxury bedding to the clean and orderly nature of the space can add to your desire to get

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Market Summary For The Beginning Of October

Market Summary for the Beginning of OctoberStarting with the basic ARMLS numbers for October 1, 2018 and comparing them with October 1, 2017 for all areas & types: Active Listings (excluding

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Zillow Buys A Mortgage Lender And The Stock Tanks

Zillow is the site people visit to see how much their home (or their neighbor's) is worth.But the company is not content only serving real estate voyeurs. It wants a bigger piece of the housing

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West Coast Home Prices Are Surging

Housing markets out west are on fire.Prices are rising, supply is tight and competition among buyers is fierce. That's all good news for homeowners. Not so much for buyers.Home prices have risen

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