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Glass House Management: Transparency In Your HOA

December 27, 2016 2:30 pm

Homeowner association boards are elected to handle HOA business. Some do it better than others because of training and natural ability. While good business practices are fundamental to getting the…

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Great Gifts For The Germaphobe In Your Life

December 26, 2016 8:15 pm

Have a lovable germaphobe in your life? We all know (or know of) someone who washes their hands a lot and carries ample hand sanitizer with them at all times.…

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2017 Kitchen Trends To Get Your Renovation Started

December 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Is 2017 the year your kitchen is going to transform from something you tolerate to something you celebrate? If you're looking to renovate next year, you'll want to keep these…

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Houzz TV: Flickering Virtual Fireplaces to Warm Your Heart (82 photos)

December 26, 2016 6:24 am

Even the look of flickering flames can cozy up a room. Here’s a virtual fire to enjoy whether or not you have a fireplace — plus decorating ideas for every kind of living room. Houzz Galleries

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Houzz Call: What’s Your Favorite TV or Movie Home? (6 photos)

December 26, 2016 6:24 am

There’s nothing quite like a good movie or television show for an escape from everyday life. Often, the storyline and characters are what we find captivating. But it also can be fun to admire the homes. As you relax over the holidays, we want to hear: What big- and small-screen homes inspire you most?… Houzz […]

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Real estate professionals lost confidence in housing before election

December 24, 2016 6:24 am

In a survey taken right before the election, real estate professionals showed a wavering of confidence in the housing market. The possibility of a rate hike, which indeed happened, had some worried about its effects on the housing market as we head into 2017. HousingWire.com Topics

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Goodbye new normal: Time to close a loan ticking back up

December 24, 2016 6:24 am

Well that didn’t last long. After settling back around 46 days, the time to close a loan is starting to edge higher again, getting close to the yearly high, according to the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae. HousingWire.com Topics

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This battery is powered by bacteria

December 24, 2016 6:24 am

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have created a “bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper.” The project is aimed at creating batteries for disposable microelectronics that can run for weeks using a little bacteria-rich liquid. “The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries […]

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Wolfprint 3D raises $500K to bring scanning pods to an airport near you

December 24, 2016 6:24 am

3D body scanning isn’t very exciting right now – you can’t really use your scan anywhere except maybe on Thingiverse where people can print you out and create a shrine to you (hint hint!). Wolfprint, however, wants to bring 3D body scanning to the masses by putting their pod-shaped scanners in airports and malls, allowing you […]

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House of the Week: A Ridgetop Home in Steamboat Springs

December 24, 2016 6:24 am

Perched on a ridge above Steamboat Springs, this home offers panoramic mountain views — including of “the mountain,” known to outsiders as Steamboat Ski Resort. It’s a 10-minute drive to the slopes, but what’s really cool about this location, according to listing agent Chris Paoli of The Paoli Group, is that “you can hike into […]

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