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By Michael Hiatt | Lifestyles, Real Estate, Opinion

10 Real Estate Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2016

Nearly everywhere you turn, you hear news of the rebounding housing market. Not only is it bouncing back, but it’s also making a huge comeback with …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Interior Design

7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it's worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. …

Stand Out! Ask Me How...

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Cartoons

Articles about tech savvy homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be...<p>Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let...<p>Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 …

Architecture

10 Ways to Overhaul Your Curb Appeal

Give an exterior a whole new look is as easy as focusing on the front door.<p>Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.

The 10 Best Beaches in The World

From Hawaii to New Zealand, the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.<p>From Hawaii to New Zealand, the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.

16 Crazy Bedrooms That Break The Mold

From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.<p>From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

A look at one-of-a-kind homes.<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out.

10 things billionaires won’t tell you

<b>1.“We just get richer and richer.”</b><p>The past 35 years have been a period of extraordinary wealth creation by billionaires, according to a new “2015 …

14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.

Interior Design

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot …

10 Things, Besides Location, Luxury Real Estate Buyers Should Obsess Over

Still looking for that elusive, luxurious big-city home?<p>Last week on Forbes.com I offered you my list of frivolous things that luxury real estate buyers waste too much money and attention on. Zen parks, electronics systems, outdoor showers—it’s not surprising that buyers shopping for high-end homes …

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James Keach buys condo in Santa Monica for $4.4 million

James Keach, who produced and acted in “Walk the Line,” has bought a condominium in Santa Monica for $4.4 million.<p>The remodeled unit has high ceilings, multiple terraces and patios, a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,817 square feet of living space. …

Home affordability sees biggest drop since 2004

There is a downside to rapidly rising home prices: declining home affordability.<p>The share of new and existing homes affordable to median-income …

Housing

Fewer homes repossessed by lenders in October

Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties …

Real Estate

5 least affordable housing markets (and most affordable ones, too)

Even though the average San Francisco-area resident earns a six-figure salary, median home prices are so expensive that only a small percentage can afford to buy a home there. That makes San Fran the least affordable major housing market in the nation, according to National Association of Home …

Relax. Rates Won't Go Up Unless Yellen Wants Them To.

Janet Yellen will be pushed to defend the Fed’s easy-money policies on Thursday when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee for hearings on her nomination to succeed Benjamin Bernanke as chairman of the nation’s central bank.<p>The Fed has a dual mandate, of course: To stimulate full …

18 Rooms with Breathtaking Views

Vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and, gardens.<p>Not only are these rooms impeccably decorated, they also feature vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and gardens.

All Things Real Estate BHGRE

7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

Turning the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, reading in a hammock in your own backyard and painting your dining room bright red - what …

Personal Finance

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …