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Embrace Home Loans expands into Texas

February 24, 2017 7:12 am

Recent reports from the Texas Association of Realtors and Fitch Ratings call out how hot Texas real estate right now, as more homes were sold last year than ever before. Seeking to strike while the iron is hot, Embrace Home Loans announced this week that it is expanding into Texas and opening its first office […]

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This is how much you need to buy a home in these top 10 cities

February 24, 2017 7:12 am

Home prices are on the rise in cities across the U.S., and hit new highs in many cities throughout 2016. New data from SmartAsset shows exactly how much income is needed in the top 10 U.S. cities to afford a home. HousingWire.com Topics

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See Inside the Homes of 10 Award-Winning Celebs

February 24, 2017 7:12 am

It’s awards season in Hollywood, and Sunday night is the highlight. Stars will be donning their designer gowns and tuxes for the creme de la creme of awards ceremonies. Winning one of the golden statues is no small feat, even for Hollywood A-listers. To gear up for Sunday night’s ceremony, let’s take a peek inside the homes of […]

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Get Rich Quick: Decorating With Jewel Tones

February 24, 2017 7:12 am

While we still love a neutral color palette and subtle accents, the design world is going crazy over rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and fuchsia. Jewel tones are most often used as accents to a neutral color palette in the form of an accent wall, a few throw pillows on the couch, or a brightly […]

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Modders are turning the NES Classic Edition into an all-purpose retro gaming machine

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this last holiday season, you were probably impressed (as was I) with the quality of the emulation — so much so you wished it had a few more games, or maybe even that there was an SNES version. Well, your dream […]

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The court system should know as much about electronically stored information as does your teenager

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the internet is already double the number of humans on earth. Electronically stored info from smart appliances, home security systems, fitness trackers and personal assistants are compiling a mass of info that is […]

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Houzz Tour: Period Cottage Goes From Cluttered to Cozy (17 photos)

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

The couple who own this 1880 cottage in west London were looking for a redesign of their space when they approached interior designer Natasha Powers. “They’d lived here for about six years and done some bits and pieces during that time but were ready to overhaul it,” she says. The interior’s… Houzz Galleries

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How to Get Your Roof Fixed (4 photos)

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

Roof repairs are to homeownership what good nutrition is to overall health — a necessary component of keeping things in working order. They may not be the most glamorous projects, but they are definite musts. Here is a beginner’s guide to keeping your roof intact and your home dry. Houzz Galleries

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Another Republican senator introduces bill to "dismantle" CFPB

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a bill repealing Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which established the CFPB. But Cruz wasn’t alone last week in launching a full-scale assault on the controversial governmental agency. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, also introduced a bill last week that would kill off the CFPB, albeit […]

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Hensarling compares CFPB to a tyranny

February 22, 2017 7:09 am

It’s probably safe to say that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, is no fan of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And as Hensarling told the Dallas Morning News in a recent interview, there are plenty of good reasons to change the CFPB. HousingWire.com Topics

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