Archives for February 2017

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]


  • Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million.
  • January marked the 59th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median home price rose 7.1% to $228,900.
  • NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun had this to say, “Much of the country saw robust sales activity last month as strong hiring and improved consumer confidence at the end of last year appear to have sparked considerable interest in buying a home.” 

The secrets of Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

magic-fluteLove a good fairy tale full of subversive themes?

Take a look at one of the most influential operas ever written, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

This smart kitchen table can charge your phone with free power

phone-charging-tableTurning wasted heat from around your house back into electricity.

Turn wasted heat from around your house back into electricity. That’s the simple yet clever idea behind Heat Harvest. A project developed by students Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore, from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction.

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7 Ways to Freshen Up Your Entryway

entrywayReplace or revamp your doormats, porch lights, front stairs and more to give your entrance a bright new look

Your entryway welcomes you home and gives your guests a taste of what’s to come. Does your entry need a refresh? Take a look at these seven areas for ideas and inspiration.

The Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]


  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you could use your housing costs to own a home of your own!

Bathroom Trends for 2017


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10 Fresh Design Ideas for Utility Rooms

laundry-roomPlanning a well-thought-out laundry space is cialis generique the key to a tidy and stress-free home

Ask any homeowner what they’d like to improve about their property, and a likely response is the addition of a utility room. The stark reality of all too many homes is an overflowing laundry basket in the kitchen, assorted linen drying on the radiators, and never being able to find a pair ou acheter du tadalafil en france of socks that even remotely match.

Squeezing a separate utility area into your home — even if it’s reworking your existing kitchen cabinets to make more efficient use of the space — will help you to stay on top of the dastardly linen and hopefully reduce your household headaches to the barest minimum.