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Plywood Interiors


Plywood, the manufactured wood panel from the family of manufactured boards, which includes medium-density fiber board, particle board and chipboard, has recently been making appearances as a material for interior space. Made from thin sheets of wood veneer, Plywood used as an interior cladding, adds a modern look, which is both warm and clean. Below, we share 12 examples of how the historically inexpensive, rough material, can create a beautiful space with a finished look.

New Heating Oil Law Effective September 30

This new law requires that all owners of one to four-unit residences that use oil heat must install a safety oil valve or a protective sleeve on their heating equipment. The typical cost for this installation ranges from $150 to $350. The benefits of this installation greatly outweigh the expense; an oil leak can cost thousands to clean up.


Read more about this new law that effects all homeowners at


Read More Date: Sep 30, 2011 Posted in: Blog Market News

Luxury Real Estate Market Picks Up

"Luxury is the best performing segment of the housing market right now," says's chief economist.




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Read More Date: Sep 21, 2011 Posted in: Blog Market News

Stay Positive...Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May !!

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Pending Home Sales Indexrose 8.2 percent to 88.8 in May from an upwardly revised 82.1 in April and is 13.4 percent higher than the 78.3 reading in May 2010. The data reflects contracts but not closings, which.....


Read More Date: Jun 1, 2011 Posted in: News Blog Market News

The Latest Innovations in ‘Green’ Homes

Green building and products continue to gain traction in real estate, and some of the latest “green” products not only are helping home owners trim energy bills but also making their homes work smarter.

Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Read More Date: Jun 1, 2011 Posted in: Blog Green Building Market News

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