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The Great Housing Reset

The rise of renting in the U.S. isn’t just about high housing prices, or preferences for city living, but about the flexibility to compete in today’s economy.<p>The American Dream has long been defined by homeownership, but current trends suggest this aspiration is waning. The U.S. appears to be …

Housing

The share of American young adults living with their parents is the highest in 75 years

Parents in the US cannot get rid of their kids. The share of young adults in their late 20s living with their parents is the highest it’s been in 75 years.<p>According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016. This is almost …

Why artist housing is just another kind of affordable housing

To support priced-out arts communities, cities look to housing and studio support<p>The brightly colored pinatas in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood, known as the Casita Triste, or “sad little houses,” would be more playful if their aim wasn’t so serious.<p>The cartoonish papier-mache dwellings are the …

Why You Should Think Twice Before Getting Office Space

Let's talk about some much cheaper alternatives.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some entrepreneurs, working without an office space is unthinkable. And that’s understandable because for them, an office space is synonymous with work -- and it may boost their …

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

Seattle temporarily bans rent bidding apps to investigate legality

The city will evaluate if the apps contribute to its affordable housing crisis.

Housing

The lessons of ‘tactical urbanism’

Tactical urbanism, according to Garcia, creates wider public engagement, expedites the delivery of a public benefit, and allows people to see what …

Urban Design

20 Painted Ceiling Ideas That Change Everything

The ceiling is usually a neglected space in room design, but it certainly shouldn’t be. Why settle? With the right wallpaper or shade of paint (and a …

Mayor Bill de Blasio defends market-based affordable housing plan

Mayor pushes back on suggestion new housing in Inwood be 100% affordable<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio offered one of his fiercest defenses yet of his …

Housing

Awesome Room Divider Ideas, Even If You Have a Small Space

Open space living in lofts, studios or homes with high ceilings and few walls are very popular. The open architectural look may be gorgeous, but not …

Interior Design

What’s Coming to Netflix in February 2018

“Ocean’s 8” will be coming to theaters in June, but in the meantime, Netflix is letting viewers catch up on the original series, adding “Ocean’s …

Entertainment

Here’s The New Show You Should Watch This Week

A great show joins the weekly ranking this week.<p>Streamline recommends the second season premiere of “Dear White People” as the new show you should watch this week.<p>Although Netflix Originals have often dominated the weekly Streamline ranking, this is the first Netflix standout to join in awhile.<p>This …

TV

New Lock Adds Privacy to Barn Doors

A clever and handsome solution to the barn door lockability issue.<p>Barn doors have become tremendously popular in recent years, especially to divide …

Stainless Steel

Multifunctional wall adds two bedrooms to this tiny studio apartment

From converted vans to micro-homes, small space enthusiasts are finding design inspirations and solutions from traditionally small interiors such as …

Tech isn’t enough to solve the productivity crisis – we need a flexible working revolution

Productivity has long been front of mind for British industry, with firms up and down the country still working to solve this complex and evolving …

How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere

It actually took less effort than you might think—here’s why.<p>IBM recently informed its thousands of remote workers that the jig was up: They’d either have to relocate to one of the tech company’s offices or find new jobs. To be fair, only 56% of employers offer any kind of flexible work …

The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 12th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” It’s never …

10 amazing ideas to utilize the space under the sink for storage

A small apartment mandates a smart design that offers plentiful practicality in a neat & visually sound manner. This means that the furniture, …

Boutique Fitness Studios Are Remaking Urban Neighborhoods

Wellness, not drinking and dancing, now defines the character of many city blocks.<p>Back in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lower Manhattan was known for two things: its nightlife, and being a haven for artists, musicians, writers, and intellectuals. Bars, pubs, and clubs that were popular 30 years ago such as …

The 25 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 15th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of programming available to stream, and it’s not just recycled titles from Netflix or straight-to-DVD rejects. Although it’s not the easiest streaming service …

Entertainment

Hate Open Shelving? You Might Like This New Storage Trend.

Even as open shelving gets more and more popular, it also accrues more and more criticism from people who just don't want to see all their kitchen …

Storage Ideas

Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

How to make a small space feel bigger? There's a diverse repertoire of solutions from using transformer furniture to hiding storage in underused …

26 small kitchens that prove size isn't everything!

Small kitchens don't have to be a stumbling block to amazing levels of functionality and style, but if you're a little unconvinced, we're about to …

New York's vanishing shops and storefronts: 'It's not Amazon, it's rent'

Vacant storefronts are becoming more noticeable in the capital of consumption, as small retailers are being pushed out by wealthy investors<p>Walk down almost any major New York street – say Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower, or Madison Avenue from midtown to the Upper East Side. Perhaps venture down …

Real Estate

The Small Appalachian City That’s Thriving

Roanoke, Virginia, has become what many cities of its size, geography, and history want to be. It started by bringing housing to a deserted downtown.<p>At the end of October, a blue Amtrak train pulled into downtown Roanoke, Virginia, to the sound of applause. This was a big moment. For the first time …

Urban Design

For Small Banks, Equity Can Be a Growth Strategy

Growing up, Yosara Trujillo got to watch an entrepreneur at work every day. Her mother’s first business was a travel agency; Trujillo helped out with …

The Ghost of Renters Past: A Portrait of Renters in the U.S. since 1930

The holiday season egg-cites us to reflect Santa-mentally on the past year and look forward to the new one. With 2017 coming to a wrap, the Apartment …

Houston Luxury Apartments Add Co-Working Space

Ascension on the Bayou, a luxury apartment community in Houston, has added a 10,000-square-foot co-working space.<p>Created by a partnership between PRD …

The Great Retail Retrofit

The “retail apocalypse” affords a unique opportunity to turn retail stores and malls into more productive community spaces.<p>In late October of this year, the office-sharing startup WeWork announced that it was buying Lord & Taylor’s flagship store in New York City. Coming as this did in the wake of …

Urban Design

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What it Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals

<b>Example 1</b>. Amy Agent is single and for 2018 has commission income from her real estate sales activities of $55,000, net of her normal business …