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Meet Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year (9 photos)

December 9, 2016 6:06 am

I’ve heard many folks grumble that 2016 has been a rough year. In addition to losing many iconic musical heroes, we are still emerging from an especially heated election season. As we turn our attention to the new year and, hopefully, look forward to a fresh start, the color-management company Pantone… Houzz Galleries

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4 Eco-Friendly Household Brands

December 8, 2016 1:48 pm

When you and your family are looking for household brands you can trust, look for companies that are safe for both your loved ones and the environment. Here are four…

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Vacant Home Insurance: Keeping Your Unoccupied Home Safe

December 8, 2016 1:48 pm

Although your homeowners' insurance offers financial protection against property damage or destruction, your policy includes coverage exclusions if your residence is unoccupied. If you plan to leave your residence vacant…

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Home flipping comes down off 6-year high

December 8, 2016 6:03 am

Home flipping came down off of last month’s high as inventory pushed home prices up and competition closer. A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions details the decrease, and the new low in investors using cash to buy the home. HousingWire.com Topics

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New York unveils bill of rights for borrowers facing foreclosure

December 8, 2016 6:03 am

The state of New York is taking the next step in its fight against abandoned foreclosures and neighborhood blight by unveiling a consumer bill of rights for borrowers facing foreclosure. The consumer bill of rights reminds consumers of the various rights they have before, during, and after the foreclosure process. HousingWire.com Topics

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The Happiest Place on Earth? Tour Disney's Palm Springs Home

December 8, 2016 6:03 am

Walt Disney’s Palm Springs paradise home can be yours for $899,000 – and just a wish upon a star. Built in 1962 when Disney’s famous “Walt Disney Presents” changed to “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” the desert retreat is lively with cartoon-colored decor. The current owners have taken care to preserve Disney’s vision of the […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is No Longer the Wolf of This California Ranch

December 8, 2016 6:03 am

Leonardo DiCaprio sold one of his more modest homes a few weeks ago — a classic California ranch home with mid-century modern leanings. The price tag: $2.24 million, a smidge less than the $2.4 million he was asking. The Studio City spread spans 3,400 square feet, and features a spectacularly remodeled chef’s kitchen with vaulted ceilings and exposed […]

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A Homeowner's Guide To Water Filtration

December 7, 2016 7:48 pm

Is a home water treatment system a luxury or a necessity? Based on surveys commissioned by the Water Quality Association (an industry trade group), people who viewed water treatment as…

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7 Reasons You Should Buy Your Next Home Right Now

December 7, 2016 7:48 pm

Get off the fence. This might be the best time to buy a home you're going to see for a while. Here's why. Less competition for homes Tired of having…

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You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids

December 7, 2016 6:03 am

If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to the FTC filed by consumer watchdog groups highlights ongoing privacy and security concerns with this creepy class of toy. […]

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