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Cook County judge indicted for role in mortgage fraud scheme

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

A Cook County, Illinois, judge finds herself on the wrong end of criminal charges after federal authorities accused her of taking part in a $1.4 million mortgage fraud scheme. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jessica O’Brien caused lenders to issue and refinance approximately $1.4 million in mortgage and commercial loans by “making false representations […]

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Redfin: U.S. home prices, sales show strong gains as housing shortage continues

April 14, 2017 1:39 pm

A new report from Redfin shows home sales are heating up as inventory falls during the all-important spring hom-buying season. Click here to find out what experts have to say. HousingWire.com Topics

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Modern Tranquility

April 12, 2017 1:36 pm

This modern residence was designed to take full advantage of natural light and air flow from it’s fairly open and flat site. Tucked in the surrounding vineyards, this is truly a wine country home fit for gatherings with family and friends, but also respects the clients’ individual needs and connection to the natural environment. Dwell

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Vertical House

April 12, 2017 1:36 pm

This project started with the clients’ desire to have “their head in the sky and their feet on the ground”. The attic level offers magnificent views toward the mountains and Dublin Castle while the rear garden is bathed beautiful afternoon light. The ambition of the proposal was to offer it all. Rather than adhering to […]

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Houzz Tour: Midcentury Irish Cottage With Vintage Style (18 photos)

April 12, 2017 1:36 pm

This family home in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin is hiding some serious style inside. Interior designer Tonya Douglas began her transformation by maximizing the home’s light and space, then chose furniture and finishes that are child-friendly and also reflect… Houzz Galleries

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Sofa Secrets: It’s All in the Details (15 photos)

April 12, 2017 1:36 pm

When it comes to selecting or updating a sofa, you might want to consider options beyond the fabric. Design details like tufting, banding and nailheads can either dress up a sofa or keep it casual. Find out which details can make a piece more traditional, more modern or just plain old spectacular…. Houzz Galleries

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Freddie Mac: Renters say they expect to stay where they are

April 12, 2017 1:36 pm

As renters become more confident, they are not moving toward homeownership, but say they are fine where they are and will continue to rent over the next few years. In fact, many say even if they move, they are likely to continue renting and expect rent prices to remain affordable. HousingWire.com Topics

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Check Out This Rental From 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Kate Walsh, STAT!

April 11, 2017 1:36 pm

Photo: ShutterStock Sometimes a change is just what the doctor ordered. After spending nearly a decade as Dr. Addison Montgomery in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice,’ Kate Walsh is switching gears. Walsh’s newest undertaking, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” appears to be keeping her away from her home in the celebrity-rich Encino neighborhood of Los […]

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5 Ways You'll Spend Money on Your New Construction Home After Closing

April 11, 2017 1:36 pm

By the time you get the keys to your new construction home, you might feel stretched thin in the finance department. From earnest money and design center upgrades, to closing costs and moving expenses, buying a brand-new home is never cheap. As you take a look at the costs on the horizon, it’s wise to […]

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Gable House

April 10, 2017 1:33 pm

The client’s program was contradictory. The house was to be simultaneously open and closed, modern and traditional, timeless and current. Our conversations began with references and images of college campus quads, Hugh Newell Jacobsen (whose Fletcher house is a few minutes drive away), Post-modernism, and contemporary architecture. Eventually we settled on a goal; to make […]

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