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As Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes

Construction of "wee" small houses is gaining in popularityAs Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes - (MCT)—At first glance, the pint-sized cypress-wood cabin Emily Faulconer is building looks like a hand-hewn, portable home for hobbits. Just 200 square feet, Faulconer’s future wee home in Osteen, Fla., is set atop a special trailer that she plans to eventually make her permanent home. It will include bare-bones amenities such as a mini-kitchen and [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates

Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress recently to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation. Testifying before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

Area Offers Many Festive Holiday Events

The Holiday Train- one of many fun, free holiday events in the areaWhether you’re new to the area or have been here your whole life, there is a lot of fun to be had in the Twin Tiers and Finger lakes regions during the holiday season. Here are some popular events that are sure to become a tradition for your family.