Joanne Y Cleaver

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Joanne Cleaver is a strategic communication consultant, media trainer, media readiness coach, editor, writer, and real estate guru. Check her out on Google+!

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JANUARY 28, 2013 | MONDAY
3 Top Apps to Help You Plan a Remodel

Are your project plans hidden in piles of folders, each overflowing with clips, notes, and paint chips? You can save time, corral your ideas, and bring your current "organizational s...

JANUARY 21, 2013 | MONDAY
Top Productivity Tools for Your Smartphone

Now is the perfect moment to plan your 2013 projects. Be more precise with your time and resources using this raft of renovation-oriented home remodeling apps to aid your productivity. Al...

JANUARY 14, 2013 | MONDAY
5 Market Trends to Cash In On This Year

The unexpected has become the norm for the US real estate market. As evidenced by the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, recently released by the National Association of Realtors ...

JANUARY 7, 2013 | MONDAY
A Little Income Adds a Lot of Value

If you’ve inherited or converted even a small slice of space to a standalone living unit that could be rented, you’ve substantially boosted the value of the whole property. The Appraisal ...

DECEMBER 31, 2012 | MONDAY
Will 2013 Values Support Improvements?

2013 is likely to see home values stabilizing—but not because of sale prices. A strengthening labor market is the rising tide that will lift property values, says Abbe Will, research anal...

DECEMBER 17, 2012 | MONDAY
3 Top Ways to Capture Value in 2013

While analysts argue whether 2012 was in fact the turnaround year for home sales, it’s clear that home remodeling is gaining traction. The Harvard Joint Center on Housing’s Leading Indica...

DECEMBER 10, 2012 | MONDAY
Two Regulatory Trends That Could Trim Your Cash Flow

That sacred cow, the home mortgage deduction, is likely headed for the slaughterhouse. As Congress explores ways to raise revenue, analysts agree that the deduction is likely to be trimme...

DECEMBER 3, 2012 | MONDAY
Home Buyers Seek Low Carrying Costs

Price is the number one factor for home buyers, according to the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers recently released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). No surprise the...

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 | MONDAY
What "By Owner" Services Won't Tell You

For the DIY-minded, it makes perfect sense. If you've fixed up the house on your own, why shouldn't you sell it on your own too?Like starry-eyed television shows that portray renovation a...

NOVEMBER 19, 2012 | MONDAY
HELOC? HEL, Yes!

Experts agree that the housing market has touched bottom in most markets. With values stabilizing, now is a good time to explore opening a home equity line of credit (HELOC). • Stable val...