Emmanuel Fonte Blog

Why Millennials Buy A Home

“The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over … [Read More...]

A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value

These suggestions for decorating, remodeling and adding storage will help your home stand out on the market Unless my clients are designing their forever home, they are usually quite concerned with resale value when discussing renovations big and small. A home is often a person’s largest asset, so design … [Read More...]

The Way Land Is Really Used Across The U.S

One thing that shocks many European tourists in the US is the sheer amount of space. It’s true: America has a lot of room, whether in the width of its streets, the size of people’s yards, and above all, its vast rural expanses. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, ‘What does America do with all of … [Read More...]

10 Smart Ideas From Beautifully Organized Garages

With coat cubbies, folding counters and other elements, these spaces do a lot more than store a car Your garage likely has to hold everything from gardening and sports equipment to holiday decorations — not to mention a car. With such a big job to do, it’s no wonder this hardworking space can get a … [Read More...]

Is Smart Lighting a Smart Choice for You?

A professional offers advice on the latest in smart lighting for your home Smart lighting promises a new and improved way to light your home. Research has shown that smart lights can improve your sleep, boost your mood and even help you heal faster. But how well do these lighting systems actually work? And … [Read More...]

How to Map Out Your Kitchen Remodel’s Scope of Work

Help prevent budget overruns by determining the extent of your project, and find pros to help you get the job done When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, an important early step is to determine your project’s scope of work. Find out what scope of work is and how you can decide what yours will be. Then find … [Read More...]

Anatomy Of A Smart-City

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What Happens on the Internet Each Minute

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Debunking the Biggest Homebuying Myths Today

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate!88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types! … [Read More...]

Remodeling and Design Firms Expect Steady Demand This Quarter

The Q2 Houzz Renovation Barometer also shows that U.S. firms now have shorter project backlogs than a year ago As we head into the second three months of 2019, many firms — on both the construction side and the architectural and design side of the residential remodeling industry — have positive … [Read More...]