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AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural

January 11, 2017 6:54 am

What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs? At the store, you may find one carton drawing your eye with promises of being “all natural.” This is meaningless, of course: no one has defined what “natural” is, so anyone can put it on there. The same problem is now happening in […]

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Great Home Project: How to Regrout Your Tile (4 photos)

January 11, 2017 6:54 am

The majority of homeowners who renovate their master bathrooms make a change to their floors, with 91 percent upgrading this area, according to Houzz research. But you may not need… Houzz Galleries

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My Houzz: A Cozy Cottage Brings the Outside In (26 photos)

January 11, 2017 6:54 am

The power of plants to transform a home shows in this 1960s cottage, tucked away on a suburban Australian street and surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The house, in the tranquil beachside town of Altona, near Melbourne, was purchased in 2006 by Marise Maas and Steve Purcell, who looked past its rundown… Houzz Galleries

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Renters Insurance Required: A Win-Win for Apartment Owners and Tenants

January 11, 2017 6:54 am

By Barry Bridges  In years past, an apartment-hunter might have been able to find a place with little more than the first and last month’s rent and a handshake. But today, the conditions for signing a lease might include anything from a criminal background check to a pet interview. Times have changed, and the changes […]

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Insiders Share What Makes Baltimore So Charming

January 11, 2017 6:54 am

Once dubbed the ‘City of Neighborhoods’ for its more than 100 identified districts, Baltimore, MD is a true East Coast gem. Though often recognized for its iconic rowhouses and rich industrial history, this city is further defined by a unique mix of Southern hospitality, urban charm and coastal flavor. Whether you’re thinking about capitalizing on […]

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Dealing With Difficult People In Your HOA

January 10, 2017 8:45 pm

Dealing with difficult people in any setting can be a real challenge. But in volunteer-based homeowner associations, where there is none of the leverage managers have with employees, there is…

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Essential Inspections for a Green and Healthy Home

January 10, 2017 8:45 pm

The typical U.S. household spends about $2,150 on residential energy bills every year, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. However, LEED-certified homes are designed to use between 30 and…

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Get Your Home Ready For Your Senior Years

January 9, 2017 8:42 pm

Downsizing to a condominium or apartment isn't in everyone's retirement plan. In fact, many people don't want to give up their home or their community just because the years are…

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What does Goldman Sachs expect from Trump administration?

January 9, 2017 6:51 am

In the days since the election, observers on both sides of the political divide found themselves shaking their collective heads at the frequency at which the name Goldman Sachs is a prominent feature on the resume of one of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. So, what exactly does Goldman Sachs expect out of the Trump […]

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How Amazon and Nvidia won CES this year

January 9, 2017 6:51 am

This year’s CES displayed a pretty broad mix in terms of production areas, with plenty of representation for categories ranging from wearables, to health, to VR and beyond – but the clear winners were two companies, and both succeeded primarily through partnerships than by direct demonstration of their own consumer products. How Nvidia won Of the […]

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