About James Woodard

James Woodard

James Woodard

James Woodard has been writing about real estate news and trends since 1971. He keeps up to date on all aspects of real estate activity and reports the most interesting and significant events and trends. His focus is on news that is timely and helpful to home buyers and sellers and people seeking financing for a home. He also writes features on subjects related to real estate, business and youth development. 

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Top Home Design Trends in 2017 Feb 27, 2017

After 45 years of writing this column, this is my last submission. It focuses on new home design trends evolving this year. Every year we see new design trends becoming dominant in housing. Here are key trends we will see during this year. Velvet, j... Read More

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Strategic Landscaping: a Viable Marketing Tool Feb 20, 2017

This is the time of year when many homeowners refurbish their landscaping, making their homes more salable and generally more attractive. "Good landscaping could potentially boost a home's value anywhere from 6 percent up to 28 percent," according to... Read More

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Time Required to Save for Down Payment Feb 13, 2017

Many potential homebuyers are now making sacrifices to save for that all-important down payment. Sometimes it's really tough to maintain that saving program. That's especially true for young first-time buyers and seniors. A study of these buyer group... Read More