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Expert Advice for Chinese Home Buyers

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

Chinese buyers are an undeniable growing force in American real estate, racking up over $300 billion in sales between 2010 and 2015. Some are just looking to invest their money, but many are families drawn to the United States for a variety of reasons, including excellent schools and universities, lower cost of living (compared to Beijing […]

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My Houzz: A Sun-Filled Family Condo in Boston (23 photos)

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

Jessica and Cody Klein began looking for a condo to buy for their growing family in 2014. After a year of fruitless searching, they stumbled upon a three-bedroom condo in Boston’s Savin Hill neighborhood that had two bathrooms, a city luxury they had yet to experience in their previous small rentals…. Houzz Galleries

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10 Must-Haves for a Lovingly Lived-In Look (11 photos)

December 20, 2016 6:24 am

Moving into a home that’s new or just new to you and making it feel like your own can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to take years for a home to look and feel lived-in and loved. Filling your rooms with favorite objects that have meaning to you will make your house feel like […]

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New Law Will Narrow Eviction Records Database

December 19, 2016 8:06 pm

Effective January 1, 2017, a change in California law will result in a rather significant change to the data bases often used by landlords during the tenant-screening process. Assembly Bill…

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How To Get Excited About Pantone's Socially Motivated 2017 Color Of The Year

December 18, 2016 2:06 pm

The Pantone Color Institute chooses a new color each year that they predict will drive fashion and interior design trends, among other things. This year's color: Greenery. And while it…

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Adding An Outdoor Fireplace: What To Choose And What You'll Spend

December 18, 2016 2:06 pm

Depending on where you live, outdoor living could be a year-round reality. Or, maybe once December hits, the backyard is generally off-limits until the first signs of spring. But, no…

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Here are 2016’s top 10 most popular homes for sale

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

As 2016 comes to a close, realtor.com put together a list of the year’s most popular homes for sale, as measured by clicks. Whether well known as movie locations or celeb homes, these houses captured the attention of many Americans this year. However, the attention didn’t always translate to a sale. HousingWire.com Topics

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Is Washington the next hottest housing state?

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

Other than Seattle, which is regularly featured on hottest housing market lists, cities in Washington state rarely make the cut on top lists, until now. Washington’s housing markets recently dominated a monthly market report, making up half the list. This exciting for the state, but is it really a positive? HousingWire.com Topics

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Top Home Design Trends for 2017

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season – not only to celebrate the year’s end, but to look back at highlights of the past 12 months and start thinking about what we hope the coming year will bring. This week on Porchlight, we’ll reminisce about some of 2016’s bright spots, and help you get ready to greet 2017.  […]

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A Quick Guide to Holiday Houseplants

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

Don’t let a silly houseplant add even more stress to your holiday routine. From now through January, poinsettia, amaryllis, and holiday cacti only ask for three things: the right drainage, sunlight, and moisture. After the holidays you can either throw them out with the tree and buy new plants next year, or you can follow […]

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