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Here’s why the housing market continues to struggle with low inventory

April 19, 2017 1:39 pm

One of the greatest challenges homebuyers face this spring home-buying season is the lack of housing inventory. Freddie Mac gave four reasons in its monthly Outlook why inventory remains low, and what that means for this year’s home sales. HousingWire.com Topics

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Houzz Tour: Rancho Mirage Getaway Channels Frank Sinatra (11 photos)

April 17, 2017 1:39 pm

Palm Springs draws fans of the desert climate, midcentury modern design and all things Hollywood Rat Pack, including Frank Sinatra. This home in nearby Rancho Mirage was built on property once owned by Ol’ Blue Eyes and serves as a vacation house for an Orange County family. The custom home was… Houzz Galleries

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Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project (7 photos)

April 17, 2017 1:39 pm

Congratulations. You’ve decided to decorate your home. Now what? Whether you’re furnishing your first place or redoing the house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be a challenging task, filled with costly decisions whose outcomes could haunt you for years. How do you figure out what… Houzz Galleries

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White Cabinets and Blue Accents Brighten a Kitchen (7 photos)

April 15, 2017 1:39 pm

A pipe leak motivated Michael Bodaken and Fran Bernstein to finally tackle some home improvement projects in their 1930s center hall Colonial-style home in Maryland. Apart from updating all… Houzz Galleries

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How to Make Your Garage a Storage Powerhouse (7 photos)

April 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Garages often turn into repositories for everything from sports equipment to holiday decorations. But with planning you can turn your garage into a harmonious space with room to actually — wait for it — park the car. Houzz Galleries

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Los Angeles struggles to retain workers due to high housing costs

April 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Los Angeles may have year-round sunshine and great beaches, but it’s not enough to entice workers to accept jobs there. Businesses, instead, must develop special hiring packages in order to compete with more affordable housing markets. What would it take to get you to work in LA? HousingWire.com Topics

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House in Moscow

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

It’s from the cold, gray forests of Russia that architect Aleksandr Zhidkov drew inspiration for this residence in rainy Polivanovo, just outside Moscow. Plenty of wood and a monochromatic color palette help create a cozy home that’s reflective of its surrounding environment. Dwell

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A-to-Z House

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

A modest home expands through aggregation, multiplying scaled versions of the original A-type pulled along a twisted Z axis. The result is a double offset – a 2nd story structure to capture sweeping views and a voided landscape carved into the hillside. New forms combine with the old, erasing boundaries. The A-to-Z House proposes an […]

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London Celebrates the Exuberant Midcentury Designs of Josef Frank (10 photos)

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

When we think of Swedish design we usually visualize a pared-down, functional Scandinavian look with minimal fuss and color. So where do Josef Frank’s wonderfully bright and indulgent textiles and wallpapers fit into the mix? The Austrian-born architect and designer made a name for himself as Swedish… Houzz Galleries

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10 Reasons to Forget the Capsule Wardrobe (8 photos)

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

With its tightly edited collection of clothes that all work together, a capsule wardrobe offers a lot to love. But just because capsule wardrobes are the rage now doesn’t make them right for everyone…. Houzz Galleries

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