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3 Recipes for Foraged Holiday Table Decor (5 photos)

December 3, 2016 5:57 am

These three simple table settings emphasize the beauty of the season without adding to the holiday load. They feature ingredients that could be snipped from your garden, picked up off the sidewalk or easily found at the local market. And if you can’t find a particular item, incorporate another material… Houzz Galleries

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Texas homebuyers diversify in 2016

December 3, 2016 5:57 am

Texas saw outstanding growth in home sales during 2016 in several areas including condo sales and new home sales. Not only there more homebuyers in the market, but they are also a more diverse group than in previous years. International homebuyers, women and first-time homebuyers are all making their mark in Texas real estate. HousingWire.com […]

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Opendoor raises $210 million, plans big expansion in 2017

December 3, 2016 5:57 am

Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes direct from homeowners, announced plans to expand beyond the two markets where it’s currently available thanks to a round of funding that reportedly values the company above $1 billion. HousingWire.com Topics

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5 Common Mistakes Newbie Flippers Make

December 3, 2016 5:57 am

Believe it or not, Tarek and I started flipping houses with very little experience in investing. We were real estate agents for many years, so we thought we knew the real estate world – including investing – backward and forward. Little did we know, there was a lot we needed to learn to become successful flippers. […]

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12 Security Tips for Living Alone Safely

December 3, 2016 5:57 am

Living alone has its benefits. No race to the bathroom to get ready in the morning. Sole control of TV and takeout choices. A pants/no-pants policy, as you see fit. But there are also some drawbacks, security not least among them. The number of people living alone is on the rise. “The most recent [census] […]

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep […]

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Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it’s the oldest one known to still be around today. Read More Tech Crunch […]

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To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist (10 photos)

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

With those in cold climates preparing for snow, plus holidays and social gatherings everywhere you turn, December is a notoriously busy month. But with a little preparation (and some extra time carved out for finding your Zen), you can savor the best of the season, from winter walks to hot cocoa. Check… Houzz Galleries

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Houzz Tour: Designer Divides and Conquers a Big, Open Loft (13 photos)

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

Take a big, open space with brick walls, lots of light and large views. Then try to figure out how to encompass a living area, desk area, sitting area and dining area in that space, with “feminine touches, but nothing over the top.” Designer Tiffany Hanken did just that, with creative solutions including… Houzz Galleries

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2016 HW Vanguard Award winners

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

Amid the potential new direction from the president, Congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting […]

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