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28 Design Ideas Coming to Homes Near You in 2017 (34 photos)

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

Looking for some great ideas for your home? How about a voice-activated assistant that will give you a weather update while you pour coffee into a preheated mug from a warming drawer? Not your style? No worries — there’s something for everyone in this preview of 2017 design trends. We plowed into Houzz… Houzz Galleries

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Raise a Glass to the Most Popular Wine Cellar Photos of 2016 (10 photos)

December 18, 2016 6:24 am

Some of Houzz’s wine aficionados like to store their collections in a small cloistered space in the cellar. Others surround them in clear glass and put them front and center in the foyer. The most popular photos uploaded this year — as measured by the number of saves to ideabooks — incorporate elements… Houzz Galleries

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Abilene police make arrest in connection with murdered real estate agent

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

The mysterious murder of a real estate agent in a small town in West Texas is starting to come together as police made an arrest in connection to the case. Police previously stated they did not believe the shooting was random, and they may have been right. The man arrested was the agent’s brother-in-law. HousingWire.com […]

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Exclusive: Nationstar CEO Jay Bray on Mr. Cooper, the company's future

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

Given the company’s recent radio silence on its massive rebranding efforts, it may seem like Nationstar Mortgage’s transformation into Mr. Cooper is in a perpetual holding pattern. But when one visits Nationstar’s headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, it’s clear that Mr. Cooper is both the company’s present and its future. In an exclusive […]

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Rates Rising Ahead Of 2017: What Home Buyers and Owners Need To Know

December 16, 2016 6:15 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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House of the Week: An Oil Baron's Lodge With History and Charm

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

If only the walls at Skelly Lodge could talk. Built in the 1930s by a group of oil barons as a duck hunting lodge, the grand old home is rumored to have hosted the likes of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and Churchill. It’s now for sale for $2.5 million with listing agents Mark and Janet Youngblood of […]

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Nintendo Switch patents tantalize gamers with possibilities of VR, touchscreen, new controllers

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

Everyone is excited about the Nintendo Switch, but the company continues to be cagey about critical details like the resolution, the presence or absence of a touchscreen and so on. Well, speculation will certainly heat up with the appearance of a nearly 150-page patent application that gamers are still poring through for hidden info. Read […]

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8Bitdo’s NES30 and Retro Receiver for NES Classic is the ideal wireless controller

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

If you are one of the lucky few who either managed to get an NES Classic Edition already, or who will likely be getting one this holiday as a gift, then you’ll notice right away that the controller included is barely usable, thanks to a short cord. That’s where 8bitdo’s new NES Classic wireless control […]

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The 10 Most Popular Kitchen Photos of 2016 (10 photos)

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

Some kitchen features never go out of style. Others seem to come out of nowhere and surprise you. That’s the takeaway from this collection of the top 10 most popular kitchen photos uploaded in 2016. While classic staples like white cabinets, reclaimed wood and farmhouse style continue to dominate many… Houzz Galleries

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Give Presents a Special Twist With Folded Paper Decorations (8 photos)

December 16, 2016 6:15 am

Christmas is around the bend! If you’ve been looking for original ideas for wrapping your gifts, these easy decorations could be just the answer. A little paper folding, a touch of glue, a couple of snips, and your special… Houzz Galleries

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