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  • See the Most Expensive Home for Sale in Every State

    As spring fever creeps in, you might begin to feel a bit restless in your current home. While you wait for the weather to warm, these pricey listings should help fuel your budget-free daydreams. We pulled the most expensive single-family home listing on Zillow in each state. While we left off the working ranches, empty parcels and […]

  • Winter Weatherproofing Ideas That Take Just Minutes

    According to the Punxsutawney Phil, winter is sticking around for a while this year. It’s not too late to seal up your house from the cold and save money on your heating bill. These fixes are quick and easy to install, and they’ll help your home stay cozy and warm for the duration. Insulating windows […]

  • Hensarling compares CFPB to a tyranny

    It’s probably safe to say that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, is no fan of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And as Hensarling told the Dallas Morning News in a recent interview, there are plenty of good reasons to change the CFPB. HousingWire.com Topics

  • Another Republican senator introduces bill to "dismantle" CFPB

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a bill repealing Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which established the CFPB. But Cruz wasn’t alone last week in launching a full-scale assault on the controversial governmental agency. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, also introduced a bill last week that would kill off the CFPB, albeit […]

  • Houzz Tour: Period Cottage Goes From Cluttered to Cozy (17 photos)

    The couple who own this 1880 cottage in west London were looking for a redesign of their space when they approached interior designer Natasha Powers. “They’d lived here for about six years and done some bits and pieces during that time but were ready to overhaul it,” she says. The interior’s… Houzz Galleries

  • Why Your Room Needs a Pair of Vintage Armchairs (10 photos)

    Three may be a magic number when it comes to design, but two’s definitely company when it comes to armchairs. A pair of chairs is a classically stylish motif, whether they face a sofa or flank a side table as if having a private tête-à-tête. When it comes to the age of the chairs, there’s […]

  • These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

    I’m not saying your head is oddly-shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are designed to fit you perfectly and won’t touch your cheeks, spread over your wider face, or frustrate you by slipping off. […]

  • Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids

    Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone, has now launched an app store. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

  • My Houzz: A Crush on Kitsch Gives a Townhouse a Quirky Edge (22 photos)

    A world of wonder and whimsy has been created inside this new-build townhouse in Melbourne, Australia, although you’d never guess it by looking at the modern facade and contemporary blue door. As soon as that door is opened, an eclectic family home is revealed, one that’s packed full of bizarre vintage… Houzz Galleries

  • Pet of the Week: 3 Poodles That Know How to Strike a Pose (5 photos)

    These three poodles fit right in with the elegant interiors designed by their owner. When they aren’t modeling, they greet clients and go for morning walks, all while looking fabulous. Houzz Galleries

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  • House of the Week: A 108-Year-Old Mansion With Bay Views

    City living often means sacrificing on space, parking and nice-to-haves. But this home has it all. Built in 1909, it’s a grand mansion with sought-after features such as oak hardwood floors, crown molding, box-beam ceilings and mullioned windows. Current owners Dr. Charles Millington and his wife, Charlotte, thoughtfully renovated the space to preserve its original charm. […]

  • Bethenny Frankel: The Lister With the Mostess

    Photo: ShutterStock Sometimes, Real Housewives do back-to-back parties or brunches or hissy fits. But lately, Bethenny Frankel is into back-to-back listings. Just three months after selling her chic Tribeca loft for $6.95 million, the Real Housewife of NYC has listed another Manhattan apartment: This time it’s a luxury loft in Soho, listed at $5.25 million. […]

  • SoftBank to take over Fortress Investment Group

    In a major acquisition play for the industry, SoftBank Group Corp. announced a definitive merger agreement to purchase real estate investment powerhouse Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in cash. Neither of the companies are new names to industry as both are heavy investors in top housing companies. HousingWire.com Topics

  • Senate Republicans unveil bill to rein in CFPB spending

    The sharks swimming around the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now appear to smell blood in the water. Now, those who defend the CFPB face another battle, as several Senate Republicans unveiled a bill this week that would give Congress oversight of the CFPB. HousingWire.com Topics

  • Dark Cabinets and Smart Hidden Storage Update a 1980s Kitchen (10 photos)

    Looking for better traffic flow and more prep and entertainment space, this empty-nester couple set out to remodel their original 1980s kitchen with the help of designer Kathi Fleck. But before beginning, the couple tasked Fleck with one more request: to include a subtle nod to the wife’s Scottish heritage…. Houzz Galleries

  • Houzz Tour: Tiny, Narrow Home Gets an Ingenious Makeover (10 photos)

    When it came to renovating this apartment in the center of Madrid, nothing discouraged the owner, a creative advertising executive. Not its tiny size (226 square feet) nor its narrow width (less than 7 feet) nor its single natural light source (a skylight opening to an internal courtyard) got to him…. Houzz Galleries

  • MakerBot lays off 30% of its staff as company’s scope narrows

    MakerBot is laying off 30 percent of its staff as part of an ongoing effort to adapt to a changing market, the company announced in a blog post today. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

  • Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D

    Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company’s core technology, “light field photography” that captures rich depth data, will be put to better use there than it was in the ill-fated consumer offerings. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

  • Dealing With a Seller Who Is 'Just Not That Into You'

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, many single folks swipe left and right searching for the “one” love of their life. Looking for the right match is not much different in real estate: trying to find the perfect home, in a prime location, that checks all the boxes on your wish list. Given the ups and downs of a […]

  • Victorian Homes That Inspire Romance

    Let the ornate details, sweeping archways, stained glass windows, decorative fireplaces and well-kept grounds of these Victorian stunners whisk you away into a more elegant era. Some were built during the Victorian period, roughly from 1837 to 1901, while others were more recently constructed, but pay loving tribute to the style. Either way, these charming homes will set the […]

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  • This Is Mandy Moore's New Home in Pasadena

    Photo: ShutterStock Mandy Moore, the celebrated star of NBC’s hot new series “This Is Us,” just found a new home in Pasadena. Well, not really new. It’s a mid-century modern home built in 1950 by well-known architect Harold Zook. Like any self-respecting mid-century modern, this 3,551-square-foot home invites the outdoors in. The walls of windows, in […]

  • Sale Pending: What Does It Mean & Should You Make an Offer?

    Remember the big red “Pending” sticker you used to see across “For Sale” yard signs? Before the Internet and online listings, that sign was the consumer’s only indication that a home had a deal. Today’s consumers discover the words “contingent” or “pending” online, and they don’t always know what it means. Many buyers assume that […]

  • Zillow just reported its best year ever, in nearly every way

    Zillow Group, the online real estate giant that includes brands like Zillow, Trulia, SreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments, just turned in its best year ever from a revenue and traffic perspective, but still posted a net loss for the year, the company said Tuesday afternoon. But the company plans to keep growing in 2017, stating […]

  • Housing confidence takes a turn, ends 5-month decline

    Americans are more confident in housing, breaking a 5-month trend of declines. However, that confidence could quickly decrease if income gains do not offset decreasing home affordability. Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains the incoming dangers to the market. HousingWire.com Topics

  • Warm Midcentury Vibe Takes Over a 2002 Spec Kitchen (7 photos)

    A traditional-style home built as a spec house in 2002 did not suit the new homeowners’ contemporary tastes. They felt the kitchen’s existing white cabinets and tiled countertops were underwhelming and a far cry from the midcentury modern aesthetic they had been hoping for. In an effort to give the room… Houzz Galleries

  • The Ancient Pulley System Finds New Life in the Home (12 photos)

    Ancient Greek tinkerer Archimedes is credited with unpacking the physics behind the pulley system, which quickly became popular with sailors looking to move heavy cargo. Electronic lift systems have relieved the mechanical pulley from most of its former duties, but this ancient technology can still be… Houzz Galleries

  • Tiny chip looks deep inside your body with millimeter-wave radiation

    Researchers at the University of California Irvine have created a chip for use in medical imaging and other applications that’s as powerful as it is tiny. The pint-size millimeter-wave radiator could lead to better scanning of tissues and organs, but may also work as part of our everyday wireless data ecosystem. Read More Tech Crunch […]

  • This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

    Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with […]

  • Home Decor That Inspires Amour

    Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have […]

  • Realtors ask Trump to reinstate FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

    The National Association of Realtors believes that the Trump administration’s recent decision to suspend a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual mortgage premiums will keep as many as 40,000 potential homebuyers from becoming actual homebuyers in 2017, and wants the premium cut reinstated “as soon as possible.” HousingWire.com Topics

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  • Houzz Tour: A Comedian’s Stylish Townhouse Has Everyone Smiling (13 photos)

    When a stand-up comedian and her husband bought an Italianate townhouse in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, their idea was to retain the structure’s original character while inserting their own personalities. Fans of Wes Anderson movies, in particular The Royal Tenenbaums, the couple enlisted… Houzz Galleries

  • 8 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Your Kids’ Artwork in Your Home (8 photos)

    My 3-year-old is beaming as he hands me a scribbled-on piece of paper with stickers of his favorite cheeky train engine embellishing it. Clearly these illustrations represent the creative genius that is our little guy, but so did the five other art pieces that came before it today. We’re running out… Houzz Galleries

  • DIY: Fixing 3 Common Household Problems

    Little things go wrong in a home sometimes. These issues are usually too small to call someone about, but they can be bothersome nonetheless. Fortunately, you can easily fix these issues yourself. We’ll show you how to troubleshoot – and permanently correct – three common household problems that can occur time and again in a […]

  • Bat Bot is the biomimetic flying soft robot we deserve

    If you’ve ever seen a bat in flight, you know how impressive their aerial acrobatics can be — so impressive that we have yet to successfully imitate it the way we have with locomotion or even bird flight. This impressive new flying robot is the best attempt yet, though it’s still a long way from […]

  • Big Game Hometowns Square Off on Housing

    While we wait to see Sunday which football team wins the season, here’s a telling snapshot of how Atlanta and Boston match up when it comes to homes. Atlanta, sometimes known as “Hotlanta” for its lively nightlife and steamy summer temperatures, is wide open down the middle of the field with housing affordability. Its homeowners spend 11.7 percent of their […]

  • Goldman Sachs reaches $100 million in consumer relief in $5 billion settlement

    Goldman Sachs is progressing in the consumer relief obligations that are part of the $5 billion settlement reached in April over toxic mortgage bonds, the settlement’s monitor said in a new report. The report showed that Goldman Sachs passed the $100 million mark on its way to the $1.8 billion in consumer relief it’s required […]

  • Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

    European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between them amount to a breach of the region’s competition rules. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

  • Third-party sales at foreclosure auctions now higher than ever

    Homeowners are benefiting from the low-inventory market as competition increases, pulling even foreclosure prices up. Competition is so fierce, in fact, that third party sales at foreclosure auctions reached an all-time high in 2016. But while the share of third party buyers is high, distressed sales reached a nine-year low. HousingWire.com Topics

  • How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

    Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract. In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow. Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to […]

  • First American: Rising interest rates finally takes toll on home affordability

    Affordability took a hit in November, according to First American, which tracks what it calls “real house prices.” But while real home prices saw an uptick for the month, reversing a six-month trend, First American’s chief economist explains home prices are still at their most affordable point in nearly two decades. HousingWire.com Topics

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  • Saying 'I Do' to a Tiny Grain Silo Home

    Christoph Kaiser finishes his latest sketch, while Shauna Thibault chops vegetables. It’s a delicate dance in 366 square feet, but the newlyweds aren’t fazed. “There’s something about living in a small space that simplifies life,” Kaiser explains. “It quiets the mind, in a way.” The couple isn’t renting a micro-apartment, although their urban Phoenix lifestyle might make you think […]

  • 8 Staycation-Worthy Tiny Homes for Sale

    Any home can be staycation-worthy if it’s a space you truly enjoy inhabiting. This carries a different meaning for each of us – maybe you want to be surrounded by scenic beauty, or engaged by innovative interior design, or soothed by comfortable outdoor living spaces. These tiny homes prove that you don’t need a lot of space for a home to […]

  • Here's how the new overtime labor law will change the housing industry

    Starting Dec. 1, 2016, overtime will have a whole new meaning since the White Collar Exemption salary threshold is about to jump by more than 100%. There’s just over two months until this law goes into effect, and with the housing industry projected to boom up to $2 trillion this year, the need for overtime […]

  • CoreLogic: Cash sales hit record low in June

    Cash sales hit a new mark-they decreased to below 30% of total market sales for the first time since 2007. They still have some work to get to the pre-crisis average, which it will reach by mid-2018 if the decrease continues at its current rate. HousingWire.com Topics

  • World of Design: Heirlooms With a Twist in a Russian Country House (14 photos)

    Three years ago, Moscow designer Irina Lavrentieva and her husband bought a small dacha, or vacation house, where they could spend their summers and weekends. The country home outside Moscow was an ordinary house covered in siding, and they were planning to do just a basic makeover. But after they started,… Houzz Galleries

  • Houzz TV: Kids, Avocados and Happy 1950s Style (22 photos)

    After renting for 10 years, Aaron and Greta Eskridge developed a very specific wish list for their family’s first owned home. The California couple wanted a midcentury house with original features and a few trendy upgrades, a detached garage, wood floors, large windows, three bedrooms, a backyard and… Houzz Galleries

  • Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is ‘optimistic’

    Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he’s not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO’s presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk noted that the project is still essentially a hobby at the company, drawing only a fraction of its efforts. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

  • Where Pokémon Go is going, and Tesla’s trajectory: Listen to TCBC Episode 4 with Greg Kumparak

    On this week’s episode of TCBC, after a brief Disrupt-induced hiatus, longtime TechCruncher Greg Kumparak dishes on Pokémon Go – what made it so appealing at launch, what’s going on with product development, and where he’d like to see it go in the future. Me and Greg are both big Pokémon fans, so it’s a […]

  • Warner Bros. Mansion on the Market for $40M

    The dazzling Beverly Hills estate of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner is on the market for $39.999 million – a lush price for a mansion that’s hosted some of the world’s greatest luminaries. Marilyn Monroe crashed for an extended stay in the guest house, according to current owner Daphna Ziman. And since she’s lived there, Ziman has […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Lists Second Home in a Month

    Now that he finally has an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is narrowing the number of homes in which he can display it. The leading man has listed his home in Studio City for $2.395 million, just a week after putting his Malibu beach house on the market. Not to worry: DiCaprio still owns multiple other homes, including […]

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  • Tips for Designing a Perfectly Timeless Coastal Home

    Your home’s decor should be a reflection of its natural surroundings, so it’s no wonder that some of the most beloved design comes from seaside homes. Taking cues from the natural beauty of the iconic Cape Cod seascape, designer Irina MacPhee of Pastiche of Cape Cod recently designed the interior for a cottage at the […]

  • Labor shortages dent Lennar earnings

    As one of the first to posts its third-quarter results, homebuilder Lennar’s tough quarter shed light on what will likely unfold for its rivals as well. The big item weighing on the builder’s earnings: Labor shortages. HousingWire.com Topics

  • CFPB consumer complaint database about to hit 1 million complaints

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s much-maligned consumer complaint database is about to reach 1 million total complaints, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said Tuesday. And, as it turns out, the database proved helpful in levying the $185 million fine against Wells Fargo for opening 2 million fake accounts. HousingWire.com Topics

  • Plant Rocky Mountain Beeplant for Late-Summer Color and Pollinator Buzz (5 photos)

    Gardeners prize annual plants for their ability to add instant color, bloom copiously and perk up tired beds — and we’re always looking for something new. Rocky Mountain beeplant (Cleome serrulata), a native annual wildflower, does all of that and more: Its height helps it mix well with tall ornamental… Houzz Galleries

  • Room of the Day: Rich Color Provides the Backdrop for a Collected Look (18 photos)

    The owner of this home in Leeds, England, described the look she was after for her open-plan living and dining space as Out of Africa meets London’s Natural History Museum. She had a huge collection of vintage objects, Africana, taxidermy, old maps, collectors’ drawers and furniture pieces. “It… Houzz Galleries

  • NASA’s asteroid-harvesting mission solicits proposals for its robotic spacecraft

    Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the space-faring organization issued an official “request for proposals” from four partners on how they would go about creating the robotic spacecraft […]

  • With Kúla Bebe, any smartphone is a 3D camera

    If you spotted the iPhone 7 Plus launch and hung your head in sadness because the dual lenses weren’t for 3D photography, Kúla’s new Bebe might be the solution you’re looking for. The product splits your lens in half, taking a photo from two different angles at once, turning it into a 3D scene. Read […]

  • Should My Lender Try to "Cross-Sell" Me Other Banking Products?

    Recently, negative headlines have appeared about how banks “cross-sell” you additional products and services. But cross-selling isn’t always bad for consumers – and, in fact, when it comes to mortgage cross-selling, there are some compelling benefits. Here’s a look at what cross-selling is, and how to know when it can help or hurt your finances. What is cross-selling? […]

  • 10 Tips for Renting with a Roommate

    Living alone certainly has its perks, but sometimes it’s just difficult to afford it. Having a roommate often gets a bad reputation, but it can also make a nicer, more spacious place affordable if there are two (or more) people on the lease. If you’ve signed on to live with a roommate, here are 10 tips […]

  • FBR: Wells Fargo's next move is critical, for the bank and for the industry

    What happens over the next few days will go a long way in determining how Wells Fargo, and the banking industry as a whole, will weather the storm currently swirling around the megabank from the “widespread unlawful” practices of more than 5,000 former employees who opened more than 2 million fake accounts in order to […]

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