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Americans rush to refinance as mortgage rates keep rising

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

While Americans rushed to refinance their home in the third quarter, the same can’t be said for purchase originations. While refinances shot up, purchase originations took a tumble during the third quarter. HousingWire.com Topics

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An Insider's Look at Santa's House

December 1, 2016 5:57 am

When Santa claimed his home on Zillow, updated the home’s facts, and uploaded photos and a video walkthrough, we wanted to learn more about his house. We tracked down the people in charge of Santa’s 2013 remodel – interior designer Mary N. Bright and general contractor Doug Fir – and asked them to spill the […]

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The End Of The Line For The Hot Real Estate Market?

November 30, 2016 7:45 pm

Rising rates, looming Ben Carson HUD appointment create murky reality Is real estate's nice little ride over? The combination of rising rates and fear around new housing leadership has some…

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A Quick Downsizing Quiz For The Undecided

November 30, 2016 7:45 pm

On the fence about downsizing? We help you decide whether that fencing should encircle a mansion or a mini trailer. We all consider downsizing for different reasons. Maybe we’re sick…

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Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functionality. It’s clear that the product is different and probably compelling — but it’s not exactly clear what it does. Earlier this week, I sat […]

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This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a flip disk system. This system, created by a BreakfastNY, is basically a modern version of those massive analog-digital signs you used to see in […]

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Houzz Tour: A Humble but Welcoming Beach House in New Zealand (18 photos)

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

The owners of this 1980s beach house about two hours’ drive from Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island had vacationed for years with their children. But now that those children are young adults, the family needed more space for the visiting hordes. They called on Richard Carver and Brad Beazley of Redbox… Houzz Galleries

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Roll Call: Why Trendy but Tricky Grasscloth Wallpaper Is Worth It (16 photos)

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

A staple in the 1960s and ’70s, grasscloth wallpaper has lately become a hot commodity. A natural material, it’s one of the most versatile decor items, complementing almost any style from tropical to rustic, traditional to modern. But despite its good looks, grasscloth is a “fussy… Houzz Galleries

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Realtor.com predicts these 5 housing trends for 2017

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

The housing market is on the edge of 2017. A quick look back on 2016 shows a year filled with thoughts on Millennial homeownership, low interest rates and drastically low inventory. What changes do you think next year will bring for housing? HousingWire.com Topics

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Will interest rates price Millennials out of the housing market before they can even jump in?

November 30, 2016 5:57 am

Millennials, which usually fall into the first-time homebuyer pool, are predicted to start moving into the housing market soon as they opt out of renting. Unfortunately, this new forecast report explained that the election changed a lot of the rosy picture original predicted for first-time homebuyers in 2017. HousingWire.com Topics

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