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House flipping is back…in California, at least

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

House flipping, which served as one of the canaries in the coal mine before the house collapse, is apparently back on the map, in California, at least. In the words of one flipper, “the floodgates have opened” when it comes to finding financing for flipping. HousingWire.com Topics

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Connecticut real estate agent arrested for allegedly abusing access to rob homes

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

A Connecticut real estate agent is facing charges that he abused the access granted to him as an agent to rob a number of homes. Here are the details on John Rose, who is facing a series of charges after being arrested on Christmas Eve in an apparent burglary attempt of a home that he […]

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IoT redux… this time, it’s personal

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

As we advance toward 2017, a quick analysis of our connected landscape indicates that the IoT is taking a short break from destroying the internet and is now letting Mark Zuckerberg take a shot at it. All joking aside, the process of rapidly restructuring our world via technology — and functioning in the flux — […]

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LG’s headset that doubles as a wearable speaker is peak CES before CES

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

LG will be bringing a collar-like wearable wireless speaker to CES, which also includes in-ear buds for when you don’t feel like being a complete jerk. The sonorous neck horseshoe connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and contains “wearable speakers capable of delivering 3D surround sound” when the attached earbuds are safely ensconced within the […]

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My Houzz: A Midcentury Home’s Remodel Lets a Family Breathe (41 photos)

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

After living in seven houses in just 11 years, Peggi Fu, an executive director at a nonprofit, and husband John, an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, had a mighty list of likes and dislikes from each of those experiences. The home they found after moving to Seattle didn’t check all the boxes. But, Peggi… […]

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Roll Call: Choose Vinyl Wallcovering for Durability and Style (10 photos)

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

Vinyl wallcovering got a bad rap for many years. Although the tough material is notable for withstanding endless suitcase bumps in hotels and wear and tear in corporate corridors, its aesthetic for residential use has usually fallen short. Many of us remember the funky mushroom designs or… Houzz Galleries

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Say 'Oh, Bye!' to Ojai Weekend Estate

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

The girl on the train has finally blown the whistle on her country estate. Emily Blunt and her actor hubby, John Krasinski, fetched $2.4 million on the property — a big step down from the $4.25-million price tag they hung on it a year ago. Set on the 5-acre site of the historic Ojai Foothills Hotel, […]

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Home Improvement Quiz: What's Your DIY IQ?

December 30, 2016 6:30 am

When it comes to completing projects around the house, it’s no secret that some of us have a harder time than others. Maybe you can’t tell your ratchet from your monkey wrench – or perhaps you’ve got an expert grasp on when to choose a C-clamp instead of a pipe clamp. Now’s your chance to see how […]

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Picking The Right Standby Generator For Your Home

December 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Approaching bad weather always produces a run on certain items. Incoming blizzards empty stores of snow blowers; heat waves have air conditioners flying off of the shelves; the threat of…

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Six Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering Your Home

December 29, 2016 2:33 pm

If you're getting ready to move or sell your home, clutter is your worst enemy. It makes packing a nightmare, and finding the one item you need could take an…

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