Monthly Archives: December 2010

President Obama Signs Extension of Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

The beginning of a new year is a great time for planning, and especially in today’s economy, many people are looking for ways to cut costs and save money.  Tax credits are often helpful towards this end, especially if they … Continue reading

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Linkapalooza! Click here to make your New Year’s resolutions happen

Dec 22, 2010 It’s one thing to make New Year’s resolutions. It’s another to make sure they last longer than the debt you piled on over the holidays. Here are some top websites for making sure you stay on track … Continue reading

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A Christmas Reflection

I always seem to reflect during this time of year.  It seems that no matter what you celebrate during this season, it’s always a time for family, gatherings, and remembering.  I am definitely an optimist and try to bring lemonade … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Tips

It’s safe to say that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, and it’s usually one of the rooms in which people spend much of their time on a daily basis.  So it makes sense … Continue reading

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What to do in Charleston over the Holidays – find your link here!

http://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/events_news/events.html http://www.charleston-sc.gov/shared/docs/0/holiday%20card%202010.pdf http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/calendar/Section?oid=1072082

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Demand for Housing Will Increase in 2011

Will the housing market improve in 2011? According to the last Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), consumers should expect an increase in demand for housing in the coming year. Considering that mortgage rates are … Continue reading

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5 Predictions for 2011

Daily Real Estate News  | December 10, 2010  | Freddie Mac analysts point to five features that they believe will likely characterize the 2011 housing and mortgage markets: 1. Low mortgage rates. With Fed observers expecting the central bank to keep the … Continue reading

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How to Include Your Dog in the Holiday Fun

For all you dog lovers out there wondering how to make the holidays more joyful and less stressful for you and your four-legged family members, Elaine has forwarded an article on how to include your canine companion in your holiday … Continue reading

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Should you give your kid a down payment?

By Amanda Gengler, Money magazine writerDecember 3, 2010 (MONEY Magazine) — Ken and Denise Holick had always intended to help their children buy homes. So when their daughter Katie, 26, told them she’d been apartment hunting for weeks in Columbus … Continue reading

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Home Staging: How to Appeal to Buyers During the Holidays

In keeping with the holiday spirit we wanted to share this fabulous staging article from one of my favorite staging blogs, Stagetecture.  I always come across a wealth of valuable information in reading this blog and find this article on … Continue reading

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