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Should I Buy Down My Rate After 2017 Fed Rate Hikes?

March 15, 2017 7:21 am

Rates are up .5 percent so far in 2017, and could go higher. This raises the question of whether it makes sense to buy your rate down to control your mortgage costs. Let’s review the market outlook, then answer the question. Where are rates headed from here? Rates are tied to daily trading in mortgage […]

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Mansion Madness 2017: Pick Your Favorite Luxury Home

March 15, 2017 7:21 am

Get your brackets ready, because it’s time to determine which of these gorgeous mansions has the moves to dominate this spring’s real estate rivalry. Will it be a slam dunk for a traditional colonial with Roman columns and dormers? Or will a modern-day stone castle run the floor? A Mediterranean estate with vaulted ceilings and spectacular […]

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Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

A while back, I reminded people that they should tip their Uber drivers. But a common response was essentially, “I’d like to tip, but half the point of Uber is not having to carry cash. And there’s no option in the app. So how do I do it?” Well, perhaps with Pax, a little seatback […]

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The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is $2,000 worth of high-tech boozing

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

In the annals of mechanical gadgets it doesn’t get much simpler than a flask. You open the top, pour booze in and close the top. Then you drink. But what if you could put two boozes into your flask? And what if you had a mechanical indicator to tell what kind of booze you were […]

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Expand Your Outdoor Living Space With a Satellite Patio (11 photos)

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

Traditional patios are often paved or gravel areas right off a home’s back door. There can also be an opportunity to add a secondary patio set apart from the house. The advantage of including a secondary seating area — or satellite patio — is that you create a reason for guests to step away from […]

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Designers’ Go-To Loos (12 photos)

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

It’s hard to hold back bathroom humor puns when discussing this topic, but we need to talk about the toilet. An important functional part of our homes is the loo. Not too ago, a toilet was a toilet. But being in the market for a new one myself, I can’t get over how many options […]

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Home flipping hits 10-year high in 2016

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

More investors are entering the home-flipping market than at any point since 2007, pushing the number of homes flipped to a 10-year high. And why wouldn’t investors jump on board? Profits are now higher than they’ve ever been. HousingWire.com Topics

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Goldman Sachs conference answers 3 top housing questions

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

Despite housing not being a big topic of conversation during the election cycle, it’s made it way to the top of the pile in the Trump administration. So what does this mean for the industry? Panelists at Goldman Sachs’ annual housing and consumer finance housing conference in New York City answer three top questions. HousingWire.com […]

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Designer Lookbook: Kari Whitman Uses Metal to Create a High-Style Look

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

Designer to the stars Kari Whitman is having a love affair with metal. She uses it in her own homes, and she takes it to the homes of her clients, who include Hollywood A-listers like Jessica Alba, Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas and Kristen Bell. “What I love is that [metal] seems very timeless,” Whitman says. […]

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5 Ways to Stage Your House Like a Pro

March 9, 2017 7:18 am

Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready for […]

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