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Michael Phelps Trades Baltimore Townhouse for Scottsdale Mansion

September 10, 2016 11:12 am

Just weeks before Michael Phelps competed in his final summer games, the gold-medal swimmer unloaded this Baltimore townhouse for $960,000. He took a loss — a rarity for Phelps — after paying $1.03 million for it four years ago. The loft-style, brick townhouse combines the urban grit of exposed air ducts and sliding factory doors with the […]

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Helping Pets Cope With Back-to-School Blues

September 10, 2016 11:12 am

Has your pet been moping around the house since your kids went back to school? It’s very common for both dogs and cats to suffer from “empty nest syndrome” and feel lonely when the summer vacation is over. During the summer, there is always extra activity in the home with friends coming and going, and […]

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HOA Generationalizing

September 8, 2016 6:15 pm

Homeowner associations can be a melting pot of age groups which carry unique values and perceptions of the world. At times, these values can clash at the HOA level and…

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Smart Home Technology: 6 Gadgets That Will Increase Home Efficiency

September 8, 2016 6:15 pm

For bolstered efficiency and enhanced convenience, it's worth it to equip your home with the newest technology. There are practical smart home devices that will help you save on utility…

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8 devices other than the iPhone 7 Plus that used dual cameras — with varying success

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

The new iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with a pair of cameras where there once was only one. But while Apple’s implementation is, of course, special and unique, it’s not the first dual-camera setup by a long shot. Hell, it’s not even the first to be announced in the last 24 hours! Here are a […]

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Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving a storage bump. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros already start at 32GB, so only old iPad models […]

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How We’re Hanging On to Summer at Home (13 photos)

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

With Labor Day weekend behind us and schools already in session, summer is winding to a close. Technically, though, the first day of fall isn’t until Sept. 22 (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). In honor of stretching out the season, we recently asked… Houzz Galleries

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Reader Kitchen: An Open-Plan Space in St. Louis for $44,000 (4 photos)

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

This series profiles kitchen remodels shared by homeowners on Houzz.As part of our ongoing series on reader kitchen remodels, we travel to St. Louis, Missouri, where two homeowners bought a fixer-upper and totally changed their kitchen for $44,000. Read on for the next installment in our… Houzz Galleries

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Congressman wants FBI to release details of financial crisis investigations

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

If you’ve ever wondered why more (any) senior executives weren’t held responsible for their companies’ conduct during the financial crisis, you’re not alone. Representative Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, feels the same way and he wants answers. HousingWire.com Topics

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EXCLUSIVE: Security vulnerabilities discovered in FHA systems

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

Some of the systems used by the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family insurance program are vulnerable to security breaches, an investigation by the agency’s watchdog uncovered recently. Details on the nature of the “vulnerabilities” are limited at this point, as the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development chose not […]

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