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New Year, New Trends: Your 2015 Interior Guide

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Hooray! It’s a new year! Which can only mean one thing…New You? Not quite. How about new home? Well, sort of. You see, along with the New Year comes entirely new trends for your living space that will make all your friends wonder where you found the time to pack up and move to such a fancy abode. Now, it’s all about getting the inspiration that you need to start making the big transition into 2015. Where does such a brilliant stroke of inspiration come from, one might ask. Well, none other than from us, of course!

Start off simple and begin with your color palette to influence the direction that your redesign will venture towards. Every year a handful of new trending interior colors pop up that are influenced by people, places and even things! Most anticipated each year are the newest colors from the Pantone Spring 2015 colors like Aquamarine to give your room a dreamy feel or Toasted Almond for a very organic and natural looking atmosphere. Even beyond that there are further trending colors for the New Year like Greek blue influenced by the Mediterranean or neutral gray to bring some contrast to your space. Once you’ve decided on a color then the fun REALLY begins.

2015 is all about blending materials that seemingly don’t mix to give a very modern, yet clean feel. Whether you’re redecorating a room or your entire home with new trends for year, going for a modern look will ensure that your efforts effortlessly pay off in the long run. Try placing stress on softly curved lines or organic shapes to bring some personality to accent pieces. To give a more rustic feel to your modern new interior redesign, try your hand at juxtaposing natural elements such as stone, wood or metal with accent pieces that stand out.

Even if you’re working to simply give your favorite bathroom a new breath of life in 2015, there are new trends that are shaping up to be some of the hottest of the upcoming year. In fact, a 2014 study done by the National Kitchen & Bath Association surveyed upcoming new trends for the year expressed that most designers felt modern and simple were the key to focus on with a contemporary twist. For example, darker tiles are making their way to the bathroom to make a bold statement. Not to mention, sinks are ditching the cabinets underneath for a set of legs to give that bathroom a fresh and cool look.

It’s worth mentioning however, that when all else fails, look towards the epicenter of the hottest new trends. Yep, that’s right, we’re talking about fashion! As it turns out, the runway has always proved to be a point of inspiration for even interior design. Take loose geometric lines for example and implementing them into a room as a fresh new wallpaper or paint job will vibrantly shake up any living space! In any case, whether it’s big or small, the new year is the perfect time to try out that new trend you’ve been itching to bring to life in your home!

2015 interior trends[Image Credit: The Hunted Interior]

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Bargain Prices in Deep South Miami-Dade Still Exist

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Just a few years ago, during the depths of the real estate slump, homebuyers looking in the area of deep South Miami had many options when it came to decent home priced under $50,000. With the high number of foreclosures, a good deal was never too far away.

Since then, the picture is a quite different, with homes for sale—especially foreclosures—harder to find. Inventory is down and prices have risen.

The good news is, there still are some good properties out there, particularly for homebuyers willing to put in the time for homes needing a little TLC, according to a recent article in the Miami Herald.

The article states that in a recent review of active single-family home listings in unincorporated deep South Miami-Dade, Homestead and Florida City, four foreclosures and 24 short sales priced from $50,000 to $80,000. While homes priced under $80,000— mostly distressed — can be found throughout Broward in areas like Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Davie, Hollywood and Pompano Beach.

Click here to read the full article.

Homebuilding Goes Green

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According to a recent article published by the Sun-Sentinel, homebuilders and buyers are expected to go green during the next five years.

Environmentally friendly homes represented 17 percent of the residential construction market in 2011 and are due to increase five-fold by 2016, according to a study released last week by McGraw-Hill Construction during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Green home remodeling is projected to jump by 150 percent by 2016.

The homes increase energy savings and are seen as higher quality, according to the study. Costs of building a green home also are down.

What do you think about the green home trend?

To read the original article, visit sun-sentinel.com.

If you’re a South Florida homeowner looking for ways to save money on your home mortgage so that you can invest in green home remodeling projects or other expenses, Home Financing Center may have a refinancing program that may be right for you.