Are Tiny Homes Here To Stay?

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The average size of an American home has been increasing since the 1970s. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that, in 1973, the median size for a new home in the United States was 1,660 square feet. Over the past 45 years or so, this increased by more than 1,000 square feet. The median size of a new home is now 2,687 square feet. The Problem With Big Houses At first, a big house is appealing until one tries to clean it or pay the utility bills. Many baby boomers, who are now nearing retirement age, are downsizing, especially if…
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Should You Relocate A House To Improve Its Value?

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What can be done with a house that is just perfect but it is in a bad neighborhood or a dangerous spot? Think about homes that are in decent condition; yet, too close to the water. America is experiencing flooding now that is not supposed to happen in 500 years. That cute little beach bungalow could easily get wiped out in the next hurricane. It might be time to think about moving those homes to a safer area or higher ground. The International Association of Structural Movers says that around 8,000 homes are moved each year in America. Relocation may…
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Tips On Making Friends In Your New Neighborhood

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It's often harder to make friends as an adult than it is when you're a child. It's even more challenging to make adult friends when you move into a new neighborhood. You may feel like people already have their own group of friends and aren't looking to include newcomers. Of course, that's just an illusion. Here are some easy ways to implement tips for making friends in your new neighborhood. Put Out The Welcome Mat Make your front door inviting to the neighbors. Place some cheery flower pots near the porch and buy a nice welcome mat for the front…
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