No matter where you are in the country an outdoor room can enhance your living space and overall quality of life. Having a nice outdoor space can also help sell your property. I believe it is often easier for a buyer to picture themselves relaxing on an inviting balcony than it is to imagine sleeping in the master bedroom. Create a nice space to enjoy the outdoors this summer and into the fall. Make sure to warm up the space with lanterns, string lights or candles. Use whatever linens are space appropriate, curtains, blinds, pillows or a rug. Hang an antique mirror or iron sculpture to complete the look. Go shopping! You can get great deals on outdoor items this time of year! And watch Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie for inspiration.
I guess it's no big surprise.. a study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows homeownership rates have fallen 2 percentage points since the 2006 peak. Officially, it was 67.2 percent
at the end of 2009, but the report says that effectively the rate is
about 62 percent if those home owners likely to lose their homes are
subtracted from the total.
Cities cited as having very low effective
homeownership rates include Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Miami, Tampa, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. Considering what has just happened maybe it's a good thing.
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