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5 Ways to Identify a Neighborhood Ready for Revitalization

Choosing a neighborhood for a new home is a monumental task. Issues such as commute times, schools, safety, home prices, and home values are …

How Home Warranties Can Essentially Manage Your Rental Properties For You

As the owner of rental properties, you know the frustration of panicked calls from your renters for non-working furnaces, air-conditioners on the …

7 Ways to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent To Make Your Home Purchase Stress-Free

Image provided by Outsite<p>Selection of the right real estate agent is one of the most critical parts of your move. Whether you’re moving to a new city …

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters to Extend Their Life and Save Money

Proper care and maintenance of your roof and gutters saves you lots of cash. Your roof is one of the most expensive aspects of your home. Where your …

National Flood Insurance: What It Is, If You Need It, and How to Get it

The national flood insurance program received new attention in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast. After devastation in Houston, Puerto …

LIFX WiFi smart bulbs get support for Apple HomeKit

LIFX has announced that its current Lifx and Lifx+ lineup of WiFi smart bulbs now work with Apple HomeKit. Thanks to this new support, current and …

Home Automation

How Big Data and Tech Helps and Doesn't Help the Home Buying Process

How Big Data and Tech Helps and Doesn’t Help the Home Buying Process<p>Some industries are quick to adopt emergent technology to gain an edge over …

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12 Painting Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

We all like to give a good-natured ribbing to those folks on House Hunters that see the paint color on the wall as a major obstacle on their …

Derelict worker's apartment in Amsterdam is unrecognizable after space-saving renovation

Design Studio Deirdre Renniers renovated this derelict 484-square-foot apartment in Amsterdam into a spacious, modern space dominated by natural …

Jack K. Snow Builds an Innovative Home in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

To combat the mountain home’s sloped design, the architect crafted an adjoining bridge and three-story tower<p><i>This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>For as long as I can remember, I have loved bridges and towers," says architect Jack K. Snow, of the …

How to install interior doors

Make a huge difference in a weekend by replacing dated doors with something stylish<p>Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to install interiors …

Woodworking

How to replace a wooden front door with one that has glass panels

<i>Q: We recently moved into an interior rowhouse. Although we have plenty of windows in the side alley, as well as the front bay and transom windows, I am still desperate for more light. I would like to replace the four-panel front door with one that has glass panels. The house is quite old, and I</i> …

Hate yard work? 8 ways to achieve a smarter yard

Last April Fool’s Day, Google announced its latest product: the Google Gnome.<p>This “smart” lawn ornament was advertised as being capable of taking care of all of your yardly duties while you kicked back and relaxed with a cold drink.<p>Of course the gnome was just a prank — but the good news is there …

Gemma Observatory

Sitting on a foundation of granite bedrock in central New Hampshire, the Gemma Observatory ditches the traditional dome model for a more geometric …

New Hampshire

Jeff Bezos Makes Off-Market Purchase of House Next Door to Beverly Hills Estate

<b>BUYER:</b> Jeff Bezos<b><br>LOCATION:</b> Beverly Hills, CA<b><br>PRICE:</b> $12,900,000<b><br>SIZE:</b> (per tax records) 4,568 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms<p><b>YOUR MAMA’S NOTES:</b> …

Real Estate

This modern dwelling flaunts smart practical poise

Rome based architects from EF_ARCHIDESIGN have created a modern home that celebrates the open plan design and packs an elegant punch of functionality …

Weed Control Without Chemicals

"Weed control without chemicals" may conjure up unpleasant thoughts of getting down on your hands and knees in the yard on a hot day and pulling out …

Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail has officially poured ‘final concrete’

Word around the campfire is a ribbon-cutting could come next month<p>A little less than three years since city dignitaries, curious locals, and media hordes gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony in Adair Park, the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail is marking a significant milestone:<p>The last bit of …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

This herb tastes like tarragon and adds beauty to your back yard

The common names of things bedevil us all. How about the New York egg cream, a refreshing mix of milk, fizzy water, and chocolate or vanilla syrup? With no egg and no cream, the only truth to its name is the New York part.<p>Mustard spinach, a tasty Asian green, is neither a mustard nor a spinach. …

Video: How to Clean a Dishwasher

It may sound strange, but a dishwasher needs an occasional rinse to get it fresh and clean. The hot water that flows...

These 9 Fireplace Designs Will Give You Living Room Envy

Few things are better than cozying up in front of the fire and just unwinding after a long day or week (hey, we know you have those too). Even if the …

Pick of the zingiest zinnias and how to grow them as cut flowers

‘The popularity of zinnias grows with each successive season.” So said the great Roy Hay, founder of Britain in Bloom and instigator of the National Gardens Scheme, back in 1937. What happened?<p>Well, there seems to have been a divergence of opinion - Gertrude Jekyll wrote that the zinnia was …

The Best Way to Invest in Real Estate

Learn the ins and outs of real estate investment trust (REIT) investing.<p>If you think profiting from residential real estate requires lots of elbow …

6 Things That Make Your Kitchen Look Messier than It Is

Whether you're sprucing up for company or just trying to maintain a tidy home on the reg, there are several things that can hinder your efforts. …

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

The Secret to Making Money in Real Estate May Be Buying a Home Near This Grocery Store Chain

Here’s some food for thought.<p>Americans who own homes that are closer to a Trader Joe’s grocery store—as opposed to a Whole Foods or ALDI grocery …

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