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Kickstarter smash hit INSTRUMENT 1 from Artiphon is now available to buy

November 13, 2016 5:45 am

Take a Chapman Stick, add a lot of tech in its belly and jam a USB cable up its jacksie and you get something that looks vaguely like an INSTRUMENT 1. It’s a completely new type of musical instrument developed by Artiphon. Funded through a seven-figure Kickstarter campaign, the instrument is shipping now, and we […]

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DIY: Make a Sweet Gift of Future Blooms (11 photos)

November 13, 2016 5:45 am

Winter may bring gloomy days, but our homes don’t have to be dull. You can brighten up decor with potted flowering bulbs, such as the fragrant hyacinth featured here. Purchase the bulbs inexpensively, plant in plastic nursery pots and wrap them in decorative paper and string. The plants… Houzz Galleries

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Simple Pleasures: Fall Traditions for a Special Season (10 photos)

November 13, 2016 5:45 am

Apple picking, baking, crunching through piles of leaves, sipping warm drinks by the fire — these are just a few of the many simple pleasures autumn has to offer. Traditions like these become rich with meaning when returned to year after year, and sharing them with family and friends only makes them… Houzz Galleries

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October shows surprising 30% increase in foreclosures

November 13, 2016 5:45 am

Foreclosures took a sharp turn upward in October, in contrast to the previous downward trend. In fact, the increase was the highest monthly increase since 2007. And one state could be about to see even more foreclosures. Here’s why. HousingWire.com Topics

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Top 5 interview questions to ask your Realtor

November 13, 2016 5:45 am

Navigating your first home purchase can be a complicated process, so it’s important to get the right Realtor on your side. Here are the top five questions you should ask your agent in the interview process, according to some experts. HousingWire.com Topics

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What it’s like to use Snapchat Spectacles

November 11, 2016 5:42 am

Snap’s Spectacles are having a spectacular debut today, with (at least) hundreds of people lining up at their first Snapbot pop-up vending machine location in Venice Beach. We got the chance to speak to a few of those lucky enough to have grabbed some today, and they told us what it’s like to use the clip […]

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How long until Facebook Frames?

November 11, 2016 5:42 am

Snapchat’s Spectacles are already causing huge lineups and mild millennial frenzy in LA now that they’re on sale via super-exclusive Snapbot vending machines. It’s almost inevitable that Facebook copies this, too, so gird your nose bridge for Facebook Frames. Here’s our exclusive (and very fake) early preview of their promo site copy, which unsurprisingly looks […]

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Basement of the Week: A Place the Whole Family Can Enjoy (14 photos)

November 11, 2016 5:42 am

This family of four, who live in a Toronto suburb, were bursting out of their small family room area and wanted to finish their basement for a range of activities. “The first and most important thing to do was to create zones and work the layout around them,” says interior designer Christina Da Costa…. Houzz […]

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Shining a Light on Solar Tubes (8 photos)

November 11, 2016 5:42 am

Solar tubes — also known as sun tubes or tubular skylights — can help illuminate your home in an energy-conscious way. Solar tubes are sturdy columns that penetrate the roof and ceiling to pipe daylight, much like a skylight, into interior rooms. Though they don’t offer the expansive overhead view that… Houzz Galleries

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Pam Patenaude reportedly under consideration to serve as Trump's HUD secretary

November 11, 2016 5:42 am

With future Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump officially set, there are 15 other seats on the president’s cabinet to start speculating about. And the one that’s closest to housing, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, could possibly go to someone who was recently featured on the cover of HousingWire Magazine and was included as a Women […]

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