Landscape mounds, also known as berms, improve drainage in soil and raise plants to provide greater privacy in flat garden spaces. A berm is suitable for a rock garden or drought-tolerant plant bed, and it gives plants that well-drained soil to grow in. To look natural in your landscaping, the mound should be four to six times wider than its height and slope gradually to soil grade. Landscape mounds are generally oval or crescent shaped. read more
The rich still have a big appetite for land. Find out who the top 8 landowners in the country are and how much they have. read more
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The story of how Richard Hodos, a senior retail broker at CBRE, brokered the $400 million deal in the 711 Fifth Ave. building, owned by Coca-Cola Co., is getting a lot of buzz in the New York commercial real estate business. read more
Depending on how much a borrower owes on his mortgage loan and the current home values in his area, his mortgage lender may be unable to recover the full mortgage debt from the sale of the property. The borrower still owes any portion of the original mortgage loan not repaid through the property sale. This is known as a “mortgage deficiency.” read more
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In the United States, 71.5 percent of all generated electricity comes from nonrenewable energy sources like petroleum, coal and natural gas. Until all of Americans’ energy needs can be met using renewable sources, conserving energy is an important way to extend supplies of nonrenewable resources for as long as possible. (See Resources 1) read more
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With the news out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, being that the 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as half of the rest of us, here’s a timely glimpse at where some among the top percentile live these days. Or at least a look at the perspective from those lofty heights.
As part of its “Secret Lives of the Super Rich,” CNBC offers its picks of “The Most Expensive Views in America.” When it comes these properties, a prime location is just for starters. “To command an eye-popping price tag,” says CNBC, “a property had better have eye-popping scenery.”
‘THE MOST EXPENSIVE VIEWS IN AMERICA’:
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Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage? These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons.
1. Demand is Strong
There is currently a pent-up demand of purchasers as many home buyers pushed off their search this past winter because of extreme weather. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of buyers in the market, which feel off dramatically in December, January and February, has begun to increase again over the last few months. These buyers are ready, willing and able to buy…and are in the market right now!
2. There Is Less Competition Now read more