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Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship with HomeAdvisor Small Businesses

Americans love the handcrafted, local, and small scale. While our nation’s big businesses are now household names around the globe, we still respect and love small businesses. And that respect and love includes the skilled craftsperson providing small batch goods and services. This is true for everything from craft made whiskey and handmade bags, to…

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5 Smart Home Trends Straight from CES 2019

The integration of technology into the home has been going on for decades, but it’s kicked into high gear in the last few years, thanks to the boom in connected devices, from thermostats to door locks to smoke alarms. As we roll into 2019, the smart home trend is only going to intensify, a fact…

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Biggest Buzzwords in Housing Design for 2019

From rising energy costs to the aging population, seismic shifts throughout U.S. society are changing the way Americans think about housing. As we turn the corner into 2019, the final year in a decade that’s already seen massive change and disruption, we checked in with the pros at HomeAdvisor to identify the biggest buzzwords in…

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Appreciation Slows Amid Worsening Affordability

September 25, 2018 More Homeowners Will Stay Put New data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of home prices shows that the pace of home price increase is still elevated, but is finally starting to slow, as we had been anticipating. The 20-City Composite posted a 5.9% year-over-year gain in July, down from 6.4% in…

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The Home Price Deceleration Has Begun

August 28, 2018 New data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of home prices shows that the pace of home price increase is still elevated, but is finally starting to slow, as was inevitable. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed a 6.2% annual rate of increase in June, down from 6.4% in…

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How Renters are Remodeling, and What Happens When They Buy?

Renters are Having Two Distinct Impacts A new study finds that renters are making two notable impacts on home improvement demand. They are taking on small projects in their rental units — installing closet systems, painting, wall-mounting the TV and hiding wires from their computer and surround sound systems. They are finally becoming homeowners in larger…

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