Christopher Kaltenbock

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5 Signs Your Real Estate 'Guru' Might Be a Rip-Off

As the housing market heats to a boiling point, so does people's interest in real estate investing -- and that means a proliferation of seminars that promise to teach you how to get filthy, stinking rich by flipping properties. And yeah, some of these instructional workshops can indeed offer skills …

Mortgage rates retreat over global economic concerns

Mortgage rates retreated for the second week in a row, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac.<p>Concern over the global economy is fueling volatility in the financial markets and pushing down rates on home loans. The 10-year Treasury yield closed at a two-month low on …

5 Downsides of a Reverse Mortgage

A Home Equity Conversion Reverse Mortgage (HECM), more commonly known as a <i>reverse mortgage</i>, is often used as a means of income for retirees. For …

Articles about photo week prefab cabin green add ons on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to …

Architecture

Articles about smaller texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.<p>Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...<p>Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude.<p>A family matriarch enlisted an …

Architecture

Articles about students dream grid prefab housing on Dwell.com - Dwell

How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the …

Prefab Homes

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Design

A Petite Tennessee Cabin That's Big on Charm

This place is going on our fall getaway wish list.<p>The folks at Shelter + Roost have done it again. The family-owned vacation rental company that brought us this dream cottage and this idyllic farmhouse has added a sixth property to its lineup. Located in the sleepy little town of Leiper's Fork, …

Taiwanese turn old shipping containers into sheds, offices, homes and more

They're used as roadside betel nut stands. Tool sheds for farms. And increasingly, as houses, offices, retail showrooms and restaurants.<p>They're the 40-foot steel containers too battered or rusted for continued use in shipping cargo from the western Pacific export powerhouse to markets around the …

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Herbal Antibiotics: A Defense Against ‘Superbugs’

<i>Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as “superbugs,” are becoming more numerous and more virulent thanks to continuing overuse of antibiotics. Herbal</i> …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 141<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

Modern Seaweed House Inspired by Traditional Techniques

On an island where trees were scarce, crafty locals made use of an abundant, yet highly unusual building material: seaweed. Naturally insulating, …