Tract Housing: The Levittown Legacy

Posted on February 6th, 2017

  The years following World War II were extremely prosperous in the United States. Incomes increased from coast to coast, existing industries flourished and new ones thrived. Economic opportunity seemed limitless. Homeownership was within reach for millions. After the Great…

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Handsome Walls: The Gated Community Appeal

Posted on February 1st, 2017

That Feeling of Security at Home Handsome Walls: Our inside term for those enclosures that separate gated communities from the outside world. Many meanings apply to the term “home.” In its most common context, it implies a residential building of…

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Politics & Economics: How they affect the Housing Market

Posted on January 30th, 2017

Since President Trump won the election, mortgage rates have increased due to the awaited economic stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 20,000 for the first time – investors elevated stocks following a strong earnings report after Trump’s push to…

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Home & Garden…and the Living Room Tourist

Posted on January 24th, 2017

How HGTV Captures Its Audience We are a nation of viewers. In 2015, Americans spent an average of 2.8 hours a day watching television. NFL and college football enjoys enormous viewership, but these aren’t played year-round. Political and cultural news…

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HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

Posted on January 20th, 2017

FHA Mortgage BREAKING:  HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut   Shortly after Trump took office today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective immediately and indefinitely.…

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