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The Truth About Bats: 3 Reasons to Love Them (15 photos)

October 30, 2016 5:33 am

When someone mentions bats, do you automatically think of blind, rabies-carrying, blood-sucking flying rodents getting caught in your hair? Well, the truth about bats is anything but scary. Houzz Galleries

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Houzz TV: Try This Cool Way to Fold and Stack T-Shirts (8 photos)

October 30, 2016 5:33 am

One of the biggest challenges with organization is consistency. In this episode of Houzz TV, New York organizer Jeanie Engelbach shares her method for turning a jumble of T-shirts into crisp, tidy stacks ready for the dresser drawer. She also teaches her trick of creating cascading stacks so you… Houzz Galleries

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Tesla’s Powerwall 2 packs over twice the energy storage

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

Tesla’s new Powerwall 2 is part of Tesla Energy, the company’s new comprehensive approach to green, all-electric power delivery. The updated home energy storage product is similar to the last one, in that it’s a large, rectangular (now with more rectangularity) device designed to live on a wall in your home (likely in the garage […]

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Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 18th class

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

500 Startups’ 18th demo day wrapped up this afternoon in San Francisco. The companies that presented ranged from financial technology all the way to yet another attempt to try and fix conference calls. 500 Startups has to compete with a lot of other accelerators like Techstars and Y Combinator, and in order to be successful […]

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Trending Now: 5 Foolproof Living Room Ideas From Popular Houzz Photos (17 photos)

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

Very few living rooms are alike. That’s because each space must fit different preferences and needs. That isn’t to say a lot of living rooms don’t share common threads. Some of these commonalities can be found by digging through the most popular photos added to Houzz in the previous three months. After… Houzz Galleries

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New This Week: 3 Screened-In Porches Ready for Winter (4 photos)

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

Screened-in porches are great when the weather’s nice. But once winter rolls around, these spaces often get left out in the cold. That is, unless a fire feature comes into play. Here, three cozy screened-in porches embrace flickering flames to brave the chill. Houzz Galleries

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2.5 million consumers hit by financial crisis ready to reenter housing

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

The time frame for borrowers who were significantly hit after the financial crisis to improve their credit score is about to happen, opening the door for a lot of consumers to reenter the housing market. Are you ready for this huge group of borrowers? HousingWire.com Topics

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Zillow partnering with Facebook to increase real estate agents' reach

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

In a move that shows how much better companies are getting at reaching their desired audiences no matter where they are, Zillow announced a partnership this week with Facebook that will allow Realtors and real estate agents to target potential homebuyers directly on their Facebook feed. HousingWire.com Topics

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Favorite Halloween Traditions of the Past and Present

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

No matter how many great political or lion-eating-dentist costumes we’ll see this year, being an adult at Halloween can be a bit of a bummer. Between obligatory “clever” costumes and the egregious lack of candy at most adult-themed Halloween parties, there’s not a lot of giddiness left in the holiday for the grownups. In honor of […]

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11 Fall Maintenance Tasks to Do This Weekend

October 29, 2016 5:33 am

By Shannon Ireland Scents of pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple cider have started to fill the air, sweaters populate the fronts of closets, and trees prepare to unveil the full extent of their beauty by changing leaf colors from green to vibrant hues. But before you cozy up with a fleece blanket and your […]

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