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California home sales decline as market moves into autumn

November 6, 2016 5:39 am

Summer is over, and the housing market is transitioning into the fall and winter months. As a result, California home sales followed typical seasonal trends in September and decreased. Madeline Schnapp, director of Economic Research for PropertyRadar, takes a longer-term view to give a better picture of the market. HousingWire.com Topics

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Ben Feldman of 'Superstore' Trades Mid-Century Homes in LA

November 6, 2016 5:39 am

Fresh from buying a new home in Hollywoodland, “Superstore” star Ben Feldman and his actress wife, Michelle Mulitz, have listed their mid-century charmer near Los Angeles’ popular Runyon Canyon Park. The light-filled 3-bedroom, 3-bath home they’re unloading sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and features exposed-beam ceilings and a lush garden with an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. […]

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Set a Fabulous Table for Fall

November 6, 2016 5:39 am

Fall’s whimsically shaped produce and bold-hued foliage offer fantastic inspiration for your seasonal decorating. See two gorgeous and budget-friendly options for setting a stunning table for fall entertaining. Don’t miss out on the next Zillow video! Subscribe today to see the latest.  Design resource guide Canvas drop cloth, Lowe’s, $22 Artichoke and beet tea towels, Foxy & Winston, […]

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Report: Smartwatch sales aren’t falling — shipments increased 60% year-on-year

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

Are smartwatch sales tanking? Analysts are divided. A recent IDC report suggested the total shipment of smartwatches had plummeted by 50 percent in the last year, but this week rival analyst firm Canalys claimed that sales have actually increased. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

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Samsung’s big Gear S3 smartwatch arrives November 18

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

Been a while since we’ve heard much about the Gear S3. Since it was first shown off back in August at IFA, Apple has announced and released their own new offering and, of course, Samsung’s been slightly preoccupied with other things. But fear not, the super-sized smartwatch will be arriving in time for the holidays. […]

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How to Improve the Comfort of Your Midcentury Modern Home (7 photos)

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

One of the main reasons midcentury modern homes fell out of fashion in the 1970s was that their thermal performance was so poor. Midcentury modern design was ahead of its time in aesthetics, but it also turned out to be beyond the technical performance of the materials available to designers and home… Houzz Galleries

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Basement of the Week: Warm, Modern and Family-Friendly (10 photos)

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

We wanted to create a modern aesthetic but still wanted it to be warm,” interior designer Renee Gannon says of this young family’s basement renovation. Her clients wanted to transform what had been a rental apartment into a space they could enjoy together. The project required a complete gut renovation… Houzz Galleries

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New York allots $20 million to state land banks to fight blight

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

The state of New York is set to give an additional $20 million to the state’s land banks as part of a continuing effort to fight neighborhood blight throughout the state, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week. The funding will come from the state’s settlements with Goldman Sachs and […]

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Going to vote? Here are the top 10 ballot decisions for housing

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

Despite the lack of attention on housing from both political candidates, this year’s election ballots are filled with measures for affordable housing. Trulia compiled a list of the top 10 most impactful measures, and what they do. Love them? Hate them? Election day is next week. HousingWire.com Topics

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House of the Week: A Converted One-Room Schoolhouse

November 4, 2016 5:39 am

In 2012, Bronson Bigelow and his wife already owned a weekend home in Sullivan County in the Catskills, about 100 miles north of New York City. But when they found out that the gorgeous gospel church around the corner from them was for sale, they couldn’t resist. “When we first bought, it we just wanted […]

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