From the monthly archives:

January 2012

25 Best Cities For Staying Young

January 31, 2012
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Is your city keeping you young, or making you old before your time? The 2012 Youngest & Oldest Cities in America report employed RealAge Test results from more than 28 million people to rank America’s 50 largest metropolitan areas and uncover the best places to stay young. “Aging is inevitable, but the rate of aging […]

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Irvine, California: Historic Groundbreaking Paves Way For Development Of Great Park Neighborhoods

January 31, 2012
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FivePoint Communities Management, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony to start construction of Great Park Neighborhoods, the long-awaited, master-planned community on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. “With today’s groundbreaking, we are moving forward with the first phase of Great Park Neighborhoods. This demonstrates the value of the Irvine market and […]

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10 Real Estate Markets Poised To Outperform In 2012

January 31, 2012
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Inman News highlights 10 metro areas that data suggest are set to outshine many other markets in real estate performance this year. The markets, which stretch from New York to Texas and include metros with populations above 150,000, were selected and ranked based on a range of demographic, economic and real estate market data. These […]

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January Consumer Sentiment Highest In Nearly A Year

January 30, 2012
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Americans were more optimistic about potential improvements in the job market in January, pushing consumer confidence to its highest level in nearly a year, a survey showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s final reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment rose to 75.0 from 69.9 the month before. It was the highest level since […]

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New-Home Builders Offer A Fresh Take On In-Law Quarters

January 30, 2012
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When Tom Moser went to his friends’ holiday party, he learned their house had been modified to give personal space to some older relatives. Moser liked the idea. And with an 81-year-old father who may need some help in the future, he decided to research the options he had in the Tucson area for sharing […]

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New Survey Uncovers Homeowner Preferences For Exterior Features

January 30, 2012
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Market research firm Harris Interactive has completed a comprehensive study on homeowner preferences for roofing and exterior home features. Sponsored by DaVinci Roofscapes, the nationwide study found that homeowners select durable exterior products for the home that complement their personalities; the study also found that color is important when deciding to replace those exterior features. […]

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Lennar’s New “Next Gen” Homes In Four Tampa Communities Focus On Changing American Demographics

January 30, 2012
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Lennar has started construction of its first “Next Gen” homes in four Tampa Bay area communities that feature integrated “home within a home” floor plans for live-in relatives or guests. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar’s Central Florida Division, said Lennar’s new five and six bedroom “Next Gen” homes reflect changing American demographics. “More and more […]

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Lennar Las Vegas Has Plans For New Year

January 30, 2012
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Lennar kicked off 2012 with a grand opening at Ladera Terrace in Summerlin’s The Mesa village Jan. 21. “We had a great time at the grand opening and many families came out to tour,” new-home consultant Virginia Ferrar said. “But interested buyers should really act quickly because we only have a few homes left and […]

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Hot And Smart Home Products

January 30, 2012
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When the market is booming, product manufacturers roll out splashy and silly products, like talking refrigerators, wash-and-dry heated toilet seats and crystal-handled gold faucets. In bad times, they focus on the basics, like beefed up insulation, recycled flooring and energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. It’s no surprise that most of the products that […]

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Lennar Atlanta: Wexford Opens For Sales In East Cobb

January 30, 2012
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Wexford is one of Lennar Atlanta’s newest communities in Cobb County. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 1. Homebuyers at Wexford can choose from 6 unique floor plans priced from the high $400’s. Homes range in size from 3,300 to more than 4,300 square feet. Each home includes a 3-car side-entry garage and 3-sides […]

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