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Trulia Reports Housing Inventory Falls Nearly 5 Percent Nationwide as 2018 Closes

Hope for Buyers on the West Coast as San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County End Year with Double-Digit, Year-over-Year Gains in For-Sale Homes San Francisco, CA – Dec. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) The number of homes for sale nationwide tumbled 4.6 percent year-over-year in the last three months of 2018 across all price categories, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch Report from Trulia®, a home and neighborhood site for homebuyers and renters. This marks...
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Smart Speakers Make Inroads Into American Homes

Source: Statista When Amazon announced the Amazon Echo in 2014, many people laughed at the idea of voluntarily letting the world’s largest online retailer put a “listening device” in your home. And yet, the Echo, and Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa with it, became a major success, pioneering the smart speaker market in the United States and internationally. According to a recent statement, Amazon shipped more than 100 million Echo devices since 2014, making it the leader in the highly contested ...
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Choosing a Home – The Essentials (CAR Infographic)

Source: car.org
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Our lock-and-leave culture: the rise of self-storage and clinging to stuff we hardly use

Moving, downsizing, long-term renovations, deceased estates and divorce are all factors in the relentlessly increasing demand for off-site storageAbout once every six weeks I go to my least happy place. It’s a massive warehouse in the industrial back blocks of Port Kembla, near Wollongong in New South Wales, housing a storage facility called Super Easy Storage. Because it is a no-frills operation, it does not offer 24-hour access like the more upmarket companies do, so I have to call ahead to sa...
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U.S. Home Flips Down 12 Percent In Q3 2018 To 3.5-Year Low

Average Home Flipping Returns Drop to 6.5-Year Low; Share of Flips Sold to FHA Buyers at a More Than 10-Year Low; Share of Home Flips Purchased with Financing Decreases From 10-Year High in Q2 2018 Irvine, CA – Dec. 6, 2018 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q3 2018 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that a total of 45,901 U.S. single family homes and condos were flipped in the third quarter of 2018, down 12 percent from a...
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Introducing The Pop Up Pet Door™

  Pop-Up Pet Products Introduces The Pop Up Pet Door™, The Quick And Easy Way To Add A Pet Door To Any Sliding Glass Door   “The 1st Pet Door That Can Be Installed In Less Than 5 Minutes…Without Any Tools!”    Designed to accommodate a wide range of homes and pets, this economical door installs in less than five minutes providing pets with easy access to the yard and house. Pets are great, but sometimes it seems like they cause a never ending process of getting up to open the door and let the...
Tags: Pet, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Freedom, Homes, Invention, Door, Pop-up, The Pet Blog Lady, Sliding, Innovative, Renee Vanderbilt Kay, Hallmark Channel USA


Hoop dreams: backboards in backyards – in pictures

Carlos Marchand photographs basketball hoops in Queens, New York City, as a way of framing suburbia Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Cities, Basketball, Homes, Queens New York City, Carlos Marchand


Home-Value Growth Slowing in Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets

– Seattle was leading the nation in home-value growth a year ago, but is now the 12th fastest-appreciating housing market and reported the greatest slowdown over the past year – Annual home-value growth is slowing in 20 of the 35 largest U.S. housing markets, with Seattle and Tampa, Fla., reporting the greatest slowdown. – U.S. home values rose 8 percent over the past year to a median of $218,000. – The rental market is also showing signs of a slowdown. Median rent across the U.S. rose 0.5 perce...
Tags: Home, Hot, Real Estate, Value, Sacramento, Atlanta, Markets, Radio, Portland, Homes, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Seattle, Market, Zillow, Columbus


June Home Prices Rose 5.7% Year Over Year; Smallest Increase Since December 2016

Inventory Declines Continue to Moderate; Number of Homes for Sale in June Down Just 6% Compared to June 2017 Seattle, WA – July 24, 2018 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) U.S. home-sale prices increased 5.7 percent year over year in June to a median of $312,700, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. This is the lowest price growth since December 2016. At the same time, the number of homes for sale in June was down just 6 percent year over year, which continue...
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Luxury Housing is Hot, Hot, Hot

$1 million-plus sales are up 25 percent; Demand rising on West Coast, Denver, Nashville; Stalling in New York City area Santa Clara, CA – July 12, 2018 (PRNewswire) Luxury home sales and prices are surging, according to the realtor.com® June 2018 Luxury Home Index released today. The Index reveals $1 million plus home sales are up 25 percent, despite the fact it costs on average 4.6 percent more to enter the high-end market this year compared to last year*. The index analyzes the entry-level lux...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, New York, New York City, Radio, Brooklyn, Luxury, Queens, New Jersey, Property, Homes, Manhattan, Mls, Dallas, Nashville, Seattle


Buyers Are Paying a Smaller Premium for Waterfront Living

Waterfront homes sold for a 36 percent premium in the first quarter of 2018; in the second quarter of 2012, the premium was 54 percent Seattle, WA – July 10, 2018 (PRNewswire) The premium for living on the water isn’t as high it used to be. Homes along the water sold for a 36 percent premium in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new Zillow® analysis. The extra cost for waterfront living is at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2002, and below the average premium since 1996 of 41...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Los Angeles, Radio, Property, Homes, San Diego, Miami, West Coast, Price, Zillow, Edge, Premium, Seattle Wa, Waterfront, San Francisco Seattle


Fiction: Flawed, Fragile, Hungry Human Bodies: A.M. Homes’s Stories Get Under the Skin

The author’s new collection, “Days of Awe,” confronts the beauty and violence of daily life with mordant wit and a focus on the flesh.
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Is It Time to Move to a Smaller Home?

" width="550" height="329" /> As housing prices continue to set new records of unaffordability, there are plenty of good reasons to consider whether it’s time to move to a smaller home. Larger houses take longer to clean and have higher maintenance costs. Unless your family size and budget can justify those obligations, switching to a smaller home might be a smart move. While the decision is ultimately a personal one, it’s helpful to know what the signs are that you’re ready to take the leap. He...
Tags: Real Estate, Housing, Marketing, House, Homes, Inflation, Mortgage, Finances & Money, Better Features


Homes with Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets and Black Front Doors Can Sell Up to $6,000 More than Expected

For-sale listings with neutral wall colors accented by dark pops of color sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis; homes with red or brown wall colors can sell for less than expected Seattle, WA – June 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) Painting a home in the right colors can have a significant impact on its sale price. According to a Zillow® analysis, homes with black front doors, tuxedo kitchen cabinets and periwinkle blue bathrooms sell for as much as a $6,000 premium(i). Zillow’s 2018 Paint Co...
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The tile hunter of Barcelona: preserving a unique form of local art – in pictures

Joel Cánovas uses Instagram to document his passion for rescuing discarded tiles as part of his one-man mission to salvage a century of Catalan heritage Joel Cánovas was sipping a beer on a patio in Barcelona when a piece of rubbish caught his eye. A section of hydraulic cement tile – the once-ubiquitous flooring material used in homes around the city for a century or so from the mid-1800s – had been discarded during a home renovation. Cánovas picked up the tile, and a passion was born. Spotting...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Catalonia, Barcelona, World news, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Homes, Interiors, Joel Cánovas, Barcelona Cánovas


CoreLogic Reports Home Equity Gains Topped $1 Trillion in the First Quarter of 2018

– In the First Quarter of 2018, 84,000 Residential Properties Regained Equity – About 2.5 Million Mortgaged Residential Properties Are Still in Negative Equity – An Additional 500,000 Properties Would Return to an Equity Position if Home Prices Gained Another 5 Percent – Over the Past Four Quarters, the Average Homeowner Gained $16,300 in Home Equity Irvine, CA – June 7th (BUSINESS WIRE) CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, California, Washington, Radio, Asia Pacific, Property, 2018, Homes, Equity, Nyse, Corelogic Inc, Irvine Calif, Real Estate News, CoreLogic, HPI


Tiny home inspired by a lunar lander

Boat designer Kurth Hughes designed and built this far out home on the Columbia River in central Washington. It's just 250-square-feet but contains a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and dining nook with a table fashioned from Hughes's first sailboat. The geodesic dome skylight provides plenty of sunlight and a glorious view of the starry night. (Zillow)
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London’s Abandoned Warehouses Are Being Transformed Into Giant Living Spaces For Artists

Property Guardianship has become a popular way to live cheaply in London. It allows people to rent buildings that are abandoned and about to be developed. These buildings are often warehouses or commercial spaces, and some even come with photography studios and music studios. Property Guardian Protection is one of the companies renting out these spaces. The company installs kitchens, toilets, and fire alarms in each building. Reception rooms and Wi-Fi are also installed and bills are all includ...
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Redfin Report: Shrinking Supply Sends Prices for Luxury Homes Up Nearly 8 Percent in First Quarter

Number of Luxury Homes for Sale Fell 20 Percent, Marking Four Consecutive Quarters of Inventory Declines Seattle, WA – May 14, 2018 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Luxury home prices in the first quarter of 2018 rose 7.9 percent compared to last year, to an average of $1.8 million, according to the latest report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The analysis tracks home sales in more than 1,000 cities across the country and defines a home as luxury if it is amo...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Washington, Radio, Luxury, Homes, Las Vegas, Nevada, Reno, Redfin, Henderson, Seattle Wa, Inventory, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater, Vero Beach Florida


50% of Homes Sold in 30 Days in March [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Homes sold in […]
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Entry-Level Homes with ‘Farmhouse Sinks,’ ‘Wainscoting,’ or ‘Exposed Beams’ Sell for Nearly 30 Percent More than Expected

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse-inspired design trends command highest sale premiums among entry-level homes, according to an analysis from RealEstate.com Seattle, WA – May 2, 2018 (PRNewswire) Homebuyers – especially first-time buyers shopping for entry-level homes – can expect to pay a significant premium for houses with listings that tout popular farmhouse or craftsman-inspired features, according to a new report from RealEstate.com, a Zillow Group® brand tailored to helping first-time buye...
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Another 5 Bizarre Houses From Around the World

We had ‘Bizarre Houses Around the World‘ and then ‘5 More Bizarre Houses Around the World‘ and today the fun continue. So how would you list these five ‘homes’? 1. The Kettle House, in Texas (USA). 2. The Errante’s Guest House, in Chile. 3. The Strawberry house, in Tokyo (Japan). 4. The Pickle Barrel House, in Michigan (USA). 5. The Steel House, in Lubbock (Texas, USA). Architect and sculptor Robert Bruno spent 23 years building this strange home that looks like a giant pig out of 110 tons o...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Fail, Radio, Chile, Property, Homes, Just For Fun, Guest House, Tokyo Japan, Texas USA, Michigan USA, Errante, Kettle House, Pickle Barrel House, The Steel House


5 More Bizarre Houses Around the World

Here’s our second ‘bizarre house’ post (see: ‘Bizarre Houses Around the World‘). And we have the same question: Any ideas on how to list these five ‘homes’? 1. The Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania (USA). It was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and built partly over a waterfall. 2. The Mushroom House, in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA). 3. The One Log House, in Garberville (California, USA). It is a one-bedroom house hollowed out from a single log that came from a 2,100-year old re...
Tags: Home, Fail, Mit, Radio, Property, Homes, Frank Lloyd Wright, Just For Fun, Fallingwater, Cincinnati Ohio USA, Pennsylvania USA, Mushroom House, One Log House, Garberville California USA, Art Schmock, Kvivik Faroe Islands


Redfin Ranks the Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes in 2018

Green Homes Sold for $46,532 More on Average Than Homes Without Green Features in 2017 Sustainability Efforts Pay Off in Cleveland, Where Three Shaker Heights Neighborhoods Made the List Seattle, WA – April 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN)– Green homes sold for $46,532 more than homes without green features in 2017, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. To determine that figure, Redfin data scientists analyzed real estate listings for all the homes ...
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It’s Not Cheap Being Green, but Eco-Friendly Homes Do Not Always Cost More

Homebuyers desiring built-in “green” amenities could find listings for less than median home values Santa Clara, CA – April 19, 2018 (PRNewswire) Homes with eco-friendly features do not always command a premium price tag in today’s hot housing market, according to analysis from realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination. In honor of Earth Day, realtor.com® analyzed current listings in the top 200 U.S. metros to determine the market availability of “green” homes with any of seven eco...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, California, Green, Radio, United States, Connecticut, Arizona, Homes, Dallas, Energy Star, Eco Friendly, News Corp, Santa Clara, San Antonio, Eco


Rising Prices, Fewer Sales Driven by Record-Breaking Low Inventory

April 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report on MLS Data from 54 Metro Areas Denver, CO – April 16, 2018 (PRNewswire) If you are looking for a new home, chances are you’re not finding many homes on the market. If you’re a seller, you have likely noticed the value of your home is rising — no matter what part of the country you live in. According to the April 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report, home prices continued to climb year-over-year for the 24th consecutive month in March, while home sales c...
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Real estate juggernaut Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses

Zillow is no longer playing the middleman in the real estate game. On Thursday, the Seattle-based company announced that it would expand testing of a pilot program in Phoenix, in which it will buy and sell homes directly. The post Real estate juggernaut Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses to sellers’ delight

Zillow is no longer playing the middleman in the real estate game. On Thursday, the Seattle-based company announced that it would expand testing of a pilot program in Phoenix, in which it will buy and sell homes directly. The post Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses to sellers’ delight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The clean breathing craze proves that you can put a price on fresh air

Tech companies are finding innovative and lucrative ways to clean the air in our homes, while sales of purifying plants are bloomingFirst it was clean eating; now it’s clean breathing. Sales of air purifiers are soaring, with the global market expected to be worth £6.2bn by 2024.The trend is in response to the rise in asthma and allergies linked to poor air quality inside buildings. Research says it can be up to five times more polluted than air outside, with chemicals from cleaning products, ae...
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Robert E. Lee’s Childhood Home Listed at $8.5 Million

The Alexandria, Virginia home was built in 1796
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