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Housing Market Recovery Infographic

Housing Market Recovery Infographic

The housing market has seen a sharp uptick over the past several months, and it has the federal government to thank for it.  Ever since the federal government handed out an $8,000 home buyer tax credit and lowered mortgage rates in 2009, about a million new buyers have entered the market. This stopped the bleeding of the  slumping housing sector and preserved an estimated 900 billion dollars in home equity, according to the National Association of Realtors.  The folks running Mint.com’s blog have created an infographic to showoff this recovery.

This graphic demonstrates how the number of home sales has been steadily increasing across many regions in the U.S over the past year.  Notice the profound percentage increase  year-over-year between Q3 and Q4 in total properties sold.  The tremendous upswing in property sales makes this graphic worthy of being displayed across real estate offices across America. I recommend printing copies of it and distributing it to as many people in the real estate sector as possible.

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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

The infographic below offers a perspective on the state of the UK renters market. If you are interested in the property market in Britain then this infographic well help you understand it a little better.

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Infographic provided by Morgan’s

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The design for this infographic is simple and sweet. There are quite a bit of images that help display the information and make it a little brighter. I wish there was a border to the infographic to frame the information on the page.

Infographic Information: B

I am sure anyone living in the UK will be interested in this information. It is always helpful to know what the housing market is doing in your area.

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Homeowners, Renters, and Debt Relief

Homeowners, Renters, and Debt Relief

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B+

This is a small infographic with a lot of financial information which does not give it a lot of great design points. I do like the colors that are used and the while on the blue background ads a little extra border. The orange helps to compare the different years and the charts are easy to read and understand. I know it is hard to incorporate images into such a professional infographic but adding a few images of houses would have made me happy. But other than that I cannot say too many negative things about the design.

 

Infographic Information: B

The information was interesting to see how debt differs due to different factors.  I was surprised to see that only about 40% of people actually seek help with their debt. I would think that those who have serious debt problems would try and consult with someone to help get out of debt. I do think that the information here is a little short. There could have been a lot more put into this to really give the reader a good understanding of debt and debt relief especially a way to help readers find a way out of debt. Overall though a nice simple infographic that offers some good basic information.

Infographic provided by Careonecredit.com

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Home Improvement Trends in 2011 [Infographic]

Home Improvement Trends in 2011 [Infographic]

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This infographic, provided by elocal.com, highlights some home improvement trends of fiscal year 2011. The graphic takes a direct approach to examining the trends, with a particular emphasis on specific categories like green living, home updates and value awareness.

Due to the housing market, says the graphic, homeowners will choose to stay in their current homes and invest in updates rather than move into a new home. The graphic predicts that renovations will add the most value to homes in 2011, and homeowners will pursue designs that embody their personalities and transform their homes into what they love most. Curb appeal will be of the utmost importance to current homeowners, and there will be more exterior updates to the home, everything from installing new roofing and siding to merely painting the front door.

The green living segment of the graphic states that the typical homeowner will be more aware than ever of the components that make up their homes. Reused and recycled materials will be used throughout the house a great deal in 2011. Natural resources that can be harvested like cork and bamboo will play a larger role in flooring and furniture. Water efficient faucets, toilets, and showers, as well as tankless water heaters will be installed in more homes than ever. Homeowners will embrace greener plumbing systems, such as gray water recovery and solar options.

The efficient spaces portion of the graphic discusses how more and more people will use the space in their homes more efficiently. It says that people will create hybrid spaces, that is, they will engender spaces that serve two, sometimes three functions. Examples of this include a home office that doubles as a game room.

2011 will also see an uptick in the number of technological appliances that fill a home, as well as an uptick in the number of people who bring nature into their home. Building new decks and porches will become more and more popular as the planet changes in 2011.

Infographics Scorecard

Design: A-

I think the design is very strong. The creators chose an interesting collection of color shades. It has a more “animated feel” than many graphics you see on this site. If you’re looking for a graphic with a unique flair, then then look no further than this infographic.

Content: A-

A great deal of content has been jammed into this graphic, making it rather elite. Sometimes graphics here are rail thin from a content perspective. Other times, the graphics give so much info that they overload your brain. This graphic strikes the balance. And how!