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Discuss: What's the Smallest Space You've Ever Lived In?

March 29, 2017 7:30 am

It takes big thinking to live in a tiny home. Not only do you have to be resourceful and creative in your use of space, but you also have to feel at home in tight quarters. Whether it’s a closet-sized room in the big city or a house on wheels in the backcountry, we want […]

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Stroll Through 10 Inspiring California Native Gardens (16 photos)

March 29, 2017 7:30 am

Paths and the plants that edge them can create some of the most memorable and magical garden spaces, from meandering, overgrown walks to clean-lined, neatly framed runways. Over the course of two days, April 1 and 2, 2017, garden enthusiasts will be able walk through and experience over 30 gardens throughout… Houzz Galleries

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11 Surprising Ways Wallpaper Can Elevate Your Ceiling (11 photos)

March 29, 2017 7:30 am

Ceilings aren’t the most commonly thought of place to use wallpaper — given the name — but there’s evidence that ceilings have been covered with paper as far back as the early 1500s. And, just like wallpaper, “ceiling paper” can transform the look, style and feel of a room. Check out these ideas for… Houzz […]

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Lending to Hispanics – a whole new ballgame

March 29, 2017 7:30 am

When it comes to lending to Hispanics – non-Hispanic lenders are out of their league as they struggle to serve a community they don’t understand. From dealing with a credit-invisible population to navigating the diverse family demographics, Hispanics don’t fit the usual mold for mortgage lending. HousingWire.com Topics

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Case-Shiller reaction: What to make of record high home prices

March 29, 2017 7:30 am

The latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices showed that home prices hit a 31-month high in January, but will those record prices be a speed bump or a brick wall for home buying moving forward? Opinions appear to be a bit mixed in that regard, with some analysts viewing January’s data as a significant drawback for […]

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Sacramento Modern Residence

March 28, 2017 7:30 am

Klopf Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new warm, modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors. The site is a large plot in a semi-rural area surrounded by an […]

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Duchess Mansion

March 28, 2017 7:30 am

This landmark residence was built in 1906 for a Seattle industrialist, Sam Hill and at one point was the home of a European Duchess. The interiors are a carefully planned mix of tradition, contemporary interior architecture, and industrial highlights all coming together in a surprisingly cohesive manner. Glamorous custom chandeliers we designed specifically for the […]

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A Hollywood Landmark Gets All Dressed Up (25 photos)

March 28, 2017 7:30 am

For the second designer showcase at the historic Wattles Mansion in Los Angeles, 16 design teams tackled the theme “Hollywood History: The New Classics.” The designers injected contemporary touches into the home’s rooms while preserving… Houzz Galleries

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Houzz Tour: Cape Cod-Style Home Doubles in Size (13 photos)

March 28, 2017 7:30 am

After three sons and a large Newfoundland dog came along, Colette and Jason Chipman soon found they had outgrown their 1950s Cape Cod-style home. In search of more living space, they set out to create an addition that would double the size of the home with more bedrooms, a master suite and a new… Houzz […]

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First American: Housing affordability improves marginally in January

March 28, 2017 7:30 am

Housing affordability improved in January as homebuyers increased their buying power. But despite the monthly increase in affordability and continued strong wage growth, homes are less affordable across the country compared to a year ago. HousingWire.com Topics

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