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Is the Housing Market Returning in Maine?

Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than two and a half years, further evidence of a sustained housing recovery.

Sales of new homes rose 4.4 percent in November from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 377,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That's the fastest pace since April 2010, when a federal tax credit boosted sales.

For the entire story More buying, more building in housing market

Maine Builders News-New Maine contractor law goes into effect

Waterville Morning Sentinal — Maine's Labor Department says the state's new independent contractor definition is going into effect.

Officials say the new law that goes becomes effective Monday clarifies the conditions under which a worker should be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor.

Ahead of the Bell: US Housing Starts

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders likely pulled back on home construction in November after starting work in October at the highest pace in more than four years.

Superstorm Sandy may have also slowed home building in the Northeast. Sandy hit the East Coast on Oct. 29. To read more visit Ahead of the Bell: US Housing Starts

Never Signed Up, But I Have a Facebook Page

Facebook does not ask your permission to create a company facebook page for your business. And yes they can sell advertising and post competitive businesses on the page as well. Want to stop it?

Builders Probably Began Work on Most U.S. Homes in Four Years

New-home construction in the U.S. probably rose in September to the highest level in four years, a sign the industry is in the initial stages of a recovery, economists said before a report today.

For the entire article visit Builders Probably Began Work on Most U.S. Homes in Four Years-Bloomberg

Homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Confidence among homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years and many expect the housing recovery to strengthen in the next six months.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index increased to 40, from 37 in August. That's the highest reading since June 2006, just before the housing bubble burst.

For the entire article visit Homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

Are you Yangin’, Yinin’ or Perfectly Balanced?

To some, color is simply a color, like red or blue. However, there’s more to color than meets the eye. One of the main differences between colors is the affects of warm and cool. Warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow make a room feel warmer, but they also promote high energy (a.k.a. yang energy). These colors work great in areas where people need more energy, like the living room and kitchen. To read more visit Are you Yangin’, Yinin’ or Perfectly Balanced?

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