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Redefining skin in the game

October 1, 2016 5:21 am

People shouldn’t be worried about the 3% down program. The FHA, USDA and VA have been doing it for years, and with the right guidelines and criteria in place these are great for borrowers. Whatever is best for borrowers and prudent lending standards is what all lenders and originators should be looking to offer. HousingWire.com […]

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Why I Love My Pint-Sized Home

October 1, 2016 5:21 am

Growing up in a cramped, one-bedroom apartment, I never guessed that as an adult – and especially as a parent – I would come to appreciate the value of a small living space. Although I loved living in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village as a kid, our housing situation became more complicated the older I got. As […]

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House of the Week: A 400-Square-Foot Sanctuary by the Beach

October 1, 2016 5:21 am

Here’s a tiny home in beach heaven. Technically, it’s in Beach Haven, NJ, but to hear the owner tell it, the 400-square-foot charmer is also a slice of heaven. “It’s very open, very airy and very much a sanctuary,” Holly Trump said. “You can live there year-round and feel like you’re cuddled in the space.” Trump […]

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Fitting Every Design in One: Creating an Eclectic Interior Design for Your Home

September 29, 2016 3:57 pm

Designing an eclectic home is both challenging and rewarding. Throwing together unlike pieces requires an artistic knowledge of design. Although the design process can be confusing and stressful, these tips…

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Lawn Care For The Fall: Essential Tips to Follow

September 29, 2016 3:57 pm

All summer you've been watering, cutting, trimming and feeding your yard in the hopes of having the greenest plot of land in the neighborhood. So what should you do to…

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A robot learns to cope with the loss of an eye in an experiment carried out on the ISS

September 29, 2016 5:18 am

Humans are pretty good at ballparking distances, even with one eye closed — but it turns out computer vision systems have a hard time with it. Researchers hope to fix that, or at least make robots a little more robust, by teaching them to navigate a space without the benefit of stereo vision — in […]

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Where Pokémon Go is going, and Tesla’s trajectory: Listen to TCBC Episode 4 with Greg Kumparak

September 29, 2016 5:18 am

On this week’s episode of TCBC, after a brief Disrupt-induced hiatus, longtime TechCruncher Greg Kumparak dishes on Pokémon Go – what made it so appealing at launch, what’s going on with product development, and where he’d like to see it go in the future. Greg and I are both big Pokémon fans, so it’s a […]

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My Houzz: Chic Updates to a 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment (24 photos)

September 29, 2016 5:18 am

Natasha and Rob Habermann’s 350-square-foot apartment in New York’s East Village is appropriately described by Natasha as a “cozy little jewel box.” Its existing white brick walls and high ceilings charmed the couple when they saw it, and they were able to look past the poorly planned layout and cramped… Houzz Galleries

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Bring the Charm of a Rustic Cabin to Your Home (21 photos)

September 29, 2016 5:18 am

Many of us dream of stepping off the fast track of modern life and retreating into the woods for a quiet, more peaceful existence. Perhaps reading Walden in high school planted the seed. Or maybe it’s a deeper undercurrent in the American psyche — we are, after all, a country that was born from… Houzz […]

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Housing affordability at the worst level in seven years

September 29, 2016 5:18 am

Home affordability is at the worst level in seven years, with one in four housing markets not affordable by historic standards. Despite the negative news, Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions, did point out one positive area, which involves California’s typically hot market. HousingWire.com Topics

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