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Picture Perfect: 45 Epic Homes That Celebrate Australia (50 photos)

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

To help celebrate Australia Day — the country’s Jan. 26 national holiday — Houzz has pulled together a collection of 45 homes from across the continent that demonstrate the diversity of Australia’s natural landscape and residential design. From modern marvels teetering on the water’s edge to classic… Houzz Galleries

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Houzz Tour: Color Makes This House a Home (12 photos)

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

The vibrantly colored accessories used throughout this Minnesota house make it easy to overlook the fact that it’s actually mostly white. “The whole family was willing and ready for us to add a lot of color to their home,” interior designer Rebecca Toleno Van’t Hull says. Everyone… Houzz Galleries

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Pence, Hensarling: Dismantling Dodd-Frank remains a high priority

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

It’s been a busy first week in office for President Donald Trump, with executive orders on immigration, energy, trade, health care and more being handed down daily. But executive orders are just the preamble to the big initiatives that Trump and the Republican majority in Congress are expected to push for shortly. Chief among those […]

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Trump’s Mortgage Nation – an inside look at HousingWire’s webinar

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

Will Trump repeal Dodd Frank? Does Cordray have a future at the CFPB? Is GSE reform on the way? Experts from the housing industry answered these questions and more today in HousingWire’s webinar, Trump’s Mortgage Nation. Didn’t have time to watch the whole thing? We have you covered. Here are the cherries from today, plus […]

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'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Home For Sale in Minneapolis

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

Millions mourning the recent loss of Mary Tyler Moore will be heartened to see photos of the Minneapolis home where she lived in the popular ’70s show that carried her name. Only the exterior of the stone Victorian mansion was used in the show, while Mary’s actual apartment was a Hollywood set. It was meant […]

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Get Hygge: Cozy Up to Scandinavian Simplicity

January 27, 2017 7:00 am

The Danish trend hygge (pronounced “HOO-gah”) took the world by storm in 2016. Both a lifestyle and design trend, hygge is recognizable by its Scandinavian simplicity, modern decor, plush accents, and homey details. There is no literal translation of hygge into English – instead, the beauty of the word lies in its ability to be […]

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The Second Rule of Home Staging: Keep It Fresh

January 26, 2017 8:51 pm

The overall goal of home staging is to make your home shine. After paring down to just the essentials, the next staging step is to give your home a light…

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Why Many Americans Are Opting For Manufactured Homes

January 25, 2017 8:51 pm

"The wave of the future is manufactured or modular homes to answer America's affordable housing problem" - These are the words of Paul Comino, than founder of Home Nation, a…

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What To Do If You Were Counting On The Mortgage Premium Cut

January 25, 2017 8:51 pm

About that FHA mortgage interest premium (MIP) reduction we wrote about earlier this month…well, never mind. The cut that would have "lowered premiums to 0.60 percent, saving FHA-insured borrowers with…

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Bots_alive kit imbues toy robots with charming, lifelike AI

January 25, 2017 7:00 am

There will be no shortage at Toy Fair next month of robots and gadgets promising artificial intelligence — and generally falling short. But a more modest approach from an actual AI researcher has produced a clever and accessible way to create lifelike behavior through a simple and elegant modification of a popular existing robot. Read […]

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