Returning Users
Email Quick and Easy Sign Up

My Blog

Pet’s Place: Pillow-Loving Pooch Rarely Misses a Photo Op (5 photos)

April 24, 2017 1:39 pm

Penda’s owner hasn’t been in the interior design business too long, but this dog is already a pro at posing for interior design photos. When she’s not modeling, you’ll find her begging for a car ride or playing with her two human siblings. Houzz Galleries

Tags:

5 Tips to Declutter Your Closet in a Day

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

I recently had a closet collapse. I came home from a day at the office to find heaps of once-neatly-hung, color-coordinated clothes in one giant, messy mound on the floor. Worse than picking up the pieces of chipped drywall? Admitting that maybe it was time to get rid of that favorite shirt of mine — […]

Tags:

10 Prefabs Found on the East Coast

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

While some people may think “West Coast” when they think of prefab homes, the following 10 examples challenge that assumption. Paneled, modular, and kit residences are more affordable and eco-friendly than structures built with traditional techniques—and they’re popping up from coast to coast. Take a look at these 10 examples of prefabricated homes on the […]

Tags:

7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough. But beyond the character and nostalgic architecture, brownstones come with their own set of issues. In fact, going through a renovation is often necessary in order to bring modern living to these […]

Tags:

4 Tips for Designing a Wildlife-Friendly Small Garden (5 photos)

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

A small garden can be as attractive, low maintenance and supportive of nature as a large garden. When well designed, a small garden can be home to many species of wildlife. And when it’s in a neighborhood of small gardens, it becomes part of a larger habitat or corridor in which wildlife can live and… […]

Tags:

The Case for Losing the Traditional Lawn (6 photos)

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

I’m already nostalgic for this past summer. Warm days spent frolicking outside, picnics, ice cream, birds chirping and the nonstop sound of lawnmowers as the smell of freshly cut grass wafts over the garden. But that sweet grass smell is a chemical reaction, a warning signal that the lawn has been wounded… Houzz Galleries

Tags:

Here's a detailed breakdown of Ocwen's new restrictions by state

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

The servicing issues at Ocwen Financial are allegedly so widespread that some states are placing stricter restrictions on the nonbank, beyond freezing the company’s ability to acquire new mortgage servicing rights and originate new mortgage loans. In fact, in one state, Ocwen has basically been put of out business entirely. HousingWire.com Topics

Tags:

NAHREP stands behind Mortgage Banker Association proposition for GSE reform

April 22, 2017 1:39 pm

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals issued a statement supporting the Mortgage Bankers Association’s proposal for GSE reform. NAHREP stressed that it supported the MBA’s focus on affordable housing, which would help Hispanics who make up 40% of the U.S. first-time homebuyer population. HousingWire.com Topics

Tags:

4 Home Improvement Jobs You Should Always Hire Out

April 20, 2017 1:39 pm

Whether you’re flipping a house or renovating your current home, hiring private contractors is nearly unavoidable. If you’ve seen “Flip or Flop,” you know Tarek and I can’t do everything ourselves. We’ve built relationships with contractors we trust, and they do most of the heavy lifting. If you’re new to the flipping game, though, chances […]

Tags:

The Original Homeowners of a Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House Ask $1.4 Million

April 20, 2017 1:39 pm

It’s a rare occasion when a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright goes on the market. But it’s even rarer when it’s being offered for sale by the original homeowners who have lived there for almost 60 years. Located on 3.77 acres in Minnesota’s Lake Forest neighborhood is a 2,647-square-foot, three-bedroom home that was designed […]

Tags: