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10 Homes for Sale With Amazing Kitchens

December 22, 2016 6:24 am

They say home is where the heart is, and for many people the heart of a home is the kitchen. Whether you’re in the market for a new house or need some design inspiration for a renovation, here are 10 homes that have some seriously amazing kitchens. With professional appliances, ample counter space, and designs spanning from […]

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The Most Popular Powder Room Photos of 2016 (10 photos)

December 22, 2016 6:24 am

With the limited area and design elements at play, you’d think the powder room would be the bane of a designer’s existence. But the opposite is true. Designers love the challenge and often refer to these rooms as “jewel boxes.” Because the door to a powder room is usually closed, it’s an opportunity… Houzz Galleries

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10 Budget Ideas for Making Your Grown-Up Bathroom Kid-Friendly (18 photos)

December 22, 2016 6:24 am

There comes a time when your little one is old enough to start enjoying more independent bathroom time. From rubber bath toys to extra toothbrushes and towels, your tiny tot might start to take over this often-small space. When you’re a single-bathroom household, you’re left with no choice but to reorganize… Houzz Galleries

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What Do Rising Rates Mean For Homeownership In 2017?

December 21, 2016 8:09 pm

The Fed raised interest rates last week, causing a ripple of concern among those who are worried about the effects on higher mortgage rates and the greater impact on the…

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Ask the HOA Expert: The Process To Handle A Recall Petition

December 20, 2016 2:06 pm

Question: I serve on our HOA board. Certain members have circulated a recall petition against two of the directors and obtained the required number of signatures based on our bylaws.…

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America's Educators Can't Afford Homes: What Now?

December 20, 2016 2:06 pm

Buying a home is part of the American dream, and every citizen strives to achieve that lifetime goal at some point in their lives. However, for many American teachers, the…

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Urban Institute: The current (and future) value of the housing market

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

As one of the largest sectors in the U.S. economy, the total value of the housing market now sits at a level not witnessed since the early 2000s. And now that it’s so large, what is the next year projected to look like? Here’s a side-by-side comparison from three of the top housing organizations. HousingWire.com […]

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First American predicts rate increase to bring cool-down in 2017

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

Contrary to the generally upbeat tone of the rest of the market, First American predicts that existing home sales will cool off in 2017. The increase in mortgage rates will also create a cooling down in home prices. However, there is still one factor that could change the housing market’s current course. HousingWire.com Topics

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Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

Samsung’s never shied away from going big. Big phones, big TVs, big watches. In fact, that was one of the defining characteristics for the first few generations of the Gear line, the first few of which were really more wrist-worn tablet than smartwatch. Things thankfully mellowed out a bit last year with the introduction of […]

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NASA tech could track firefighters where GPS can’t reach

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

In the chaotic environment of a fire or disaster area, knowing where your fellow firefighters and first responders are is of the utmost importance, but GPS and other positional tracking systems aren’t always reliable. A project from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory aims to solve this with a tracker that relies on a totally different kind […]

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