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By Dianne McKenzie | News & Tips for Buyers, Sellers & Investors in Santa Fe & Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …


The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

From off-the-grid pods to tiny houses that can be taken apart move with their owners, innovative home design blossomed in 2016.<p>Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist …


This apartment interior is filled with creative storage and decor ideas

Photography by Alt Kat Photography<p>COA Mimarlik have designed this 2 bedroom apartment for a newlywed couple that live in Istanbul, Turkey,<p>Upon …

Interior Design

New Groove: Vinyl Floors Are Back!

Forget everything you think you know about vinyl floors from the kitchens of decades past. Vinyl flooring is back and better than ever. It’s durable and easy to clean, and it comes in a vast array of colors and patterns. This often undervalued material deserves a second chance to become part of any …


Kitchen Pocket Doors – A Must-Have For Small And Stylish Homes

Before you rush to get new doors for your home, stop for a moment to consider all the options. As common as swing doors may be, they’re not the most …

Interior Design

For Sale | National Post

This couple had a concrete plan for the full-gut reno on existing 1960 bungalow<p>Kempenfelt Bay home took three years to build, with custom staircase …

How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

If you're a home gardener in most of the country, your tomato plants are probably just getting started. It's not even officially summer.<p>Yet if you go to the grocery store, you'll probably see tomatoes that come from even farther north: Canada!<p>Our cold-weather neighbor sends us more tomatoes, …

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The middle class is starting to go solar

The price of solar has plummeted since the late 1970s. Back then you’d pay $77.67 per watt for solar cells, and you still wouldn’t be able to produce electricity—not until you connected a bunch of cells together to form a solar panel.<p>Last year, the price for a <i>fully made solar panel</i>—including the …

Renewable Energy

This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America’s Urban Ag Capital

Chicago is quietly becoming the country's urban agriculture capital with 821 growing sites across...


Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running “Property Brothers.”<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

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10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes—and How To Fix Them

Repair any home project slip-up with these expert tips

Home Improvement

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

The latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winners take their inspiration from the original innovation master.<p>Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to …

How Real Estate Is A Smart Investment For Entrepreneurs

From the fictional Lex Luthor to the very real Donald Trump, real estate has often been considered a ripe investment opportunity for successful entrepreneurs. But what differentiates a smart real estate investment from one that's going to turn into a disaster? What tells the best real estate moguls …

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Dog-Friendly Flooring Rules

Dog-friendly flooring needs to be durable, easy to clean, and attractive too. Here's what you need to know if you have four on the floor

A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

It’s not quite farm to table, but one Berlin supermarket is trying to make urban farming mainstream with a high-tech vertical garden in its produce aisle.<p>A pilot project between wholesale supermarket Metro and indoor farming startup Infarm, the Kräutergarten (‘herb garden’) uses hydroponic …


30 Smart Devices: Centralite Unveils New DIY Smart Home Solution

There are two ways to smarten your home: hire a professional to install the technology or do it yourself. In the past, manufacturers catered …

These on-trend features can sell your home faster — and for more money

The Austin real estate market is hot -- one of the hottest in the country. But even in the midst of this buyer/seller frenzy, there are keys to …

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Funiture Giant IKEA Wants to Help Restaurants Build Their Own Indoor Farms

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.<p>Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known …


Kelley's Market Trends: Residential Home Sales

Five months into 2016 and homes sales in Flathead County continue at a near record pace. After a 20 percent increase in this April over April of …

Real Estate

3 Surprising Ways to Measure Sustainability in Your Community

Sustainability is a popular word, and I think that’s mostly because it can mean so many different (but mostly positive) things: environmentally …


CoreLogic Reports 37,000 Completed Foreclosures in April 2016

—National Foreclosure Inventory Down 23.4 Percent from April 2015— CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and …

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2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

Kevin S. Murphy<p><b>Are staycations a good money-saving idea?</b><p>Yes, staycations are a good money saving idea. They are much less costly than a vacation …

Frugal Living

About Aldea de Santa Fe - Real Estate Properties Santa Fe - Kachina Mountain Realty - Representing Real Estate Properties in Santa Fe, Taos County & Beyond

Overview of Aldea:<p>An exciting new urbanist village within Santa Fe’s prestigious northwest side, Aldea de Santa Fe has been thoughtfully conceived as …

Sustainably Designed Villages Could Produce All Their Own Food And Energy

ReGen Villages is a global development company that aims to tackle global issues through self-sufficient buildings

10 Summer Ski Town Festivals to Nab Tickets for Now

Don't miss these events in Colorado, California, Utah, Idaho and more<p>As anyone who's lived in a ski town knows, you show up for the winters and end up staying for the summers. And it's not only the rivers, trails and wilderness that makes ski country so appealing during the snow-less months — …


8 Ski Areas Undergoing Major Renovations

Here's what's coming to ski resorts across North America<p>The competition to attract skiers and riders from the world over has made continual upgrades and additions nearly a requirement for top-tier ski resorts. That means more lodging, upgraded base areas, new villages and on-mountain improvements …


Taos Ski Valley Real Estate in New Mexico

<b>Kachina Mountain Lodge offers a rare opportunity to own a Luxury Euro-Alpine Home within an exciting World-Class Mountain Eco-Resort Community,</b> …

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