Wood countertops no longer on the chopping block

By Mary G. Pepitone, Universal Press Syndicate

Don’t knock wood as a durable and functional kitchen countertop option. While wood might seem problematic in terms of water and stain resistance, it has a long tradition of being used as a countertop in Europe and is enjoying a resurgence in American kitchens.
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Borrowers wait for lower mortgage rates and lose

Rates are still historically low — but they are beginning to tick upward.  Don’t lose out on the opportunity to leverage these rates into buying power.  Contact Dreambuilder Custom Homes today and begin building your dream home here in northeast Florida.  We are ready to help you with lot purchase, financing, designing and building —…

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Mortgage rates climb in latest survey

From interest.com:  Interest.com’s weekly survey of major lenders, taken Dec. 8, found the average interest rate for a: 30-year, fixed-rate loan rose to 4.89%, from 4.71% last week. Last year, it was 5.04%. 15-year, fixed-rate loan rose to 4.26% from 4.07%. A year ago, it was 4.47%. 30-year, jumbo loan (for mortgages exceeding $417,000 to…

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Internet Plan of the Week: The Retreat at Water’s Edge

This incredible contempory, New England shingle-style home from Architects Northwest is nearly 10,000 square feet of luxury on three levels.  The features and amenities are far too numerous to list here, but one of our favorites is that the media room, great room, breakfast room and kitchen all line the rear of the home and…

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Dreambuilder Custom Homes announces Dreambuilder Eight: a kitchen transformation

Dreambuilder Custom Homes is pleased to announce its latest remodeling project:  Dreambuilder Eight — a kitchen transformation. Work has already begun on this project, and completion pictures will be available soon.  “Before” pictures of the outdated, outmoded kitchen can be viewed in the Dream Home Gallery — scroll down to Dreambuilder Eight. Dreambuilder is handling…

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