Tips & Advice

How Breaking 3 Design Rules Made Our Home Feel More Like Us

“A house is a machine for living in.” Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier made huge contributions to Modernism, urban planning and furniture design, but among all his contributions, the one thing I keep coming back to is this quote. The challenge we all face as homeowners is in adapting our houses to our unique lifestyles instead

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year Is Here, and It’s Purple

Editor’s note: Color authority Pantone just announced its selection for the 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet, a purple shade that is sure to prompt passionate discussion among design pros and enthusiasts. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the color “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.”  We spoke with Eiseman about

3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list

CoreLogic: Home prices surge 7% annually in October

Home prices increased across the U.S. from last month and last year, according to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Home prices increased a full 7% from October 2016 to October this year and 0.9% from September to October, the CoreLogic HIP showed. “Single-family residential sales

Beyoncè, Jay-Z take out $52 million mortgage from Goldman Sachs

Billion-dollar couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z just bought a home in Los Angeles, and took out a mortgage of $52.8 million from Goldman Sachs to do so. The couple put in a down payment of 40% for this $88 million mansion, the sixth most expensive home purchase in the city’s history, according to an article by

The Secret to No-Fuss Holiday Decor? Use What You Already Have

Hold your holiday decor horses! Before you purchase gobs of tinsel and piles of twinkle lights, take another look at items you already have – they may be the holiday embellishment you’ve been looking for. By hunting through your cabinets and closets, you can easily repurpose common household items into yuletide decor for your abode.

FHFA reports home price increase of 1.4% for Q3

Home prices increased 1.4% in the third quarter this year, but increases slowed from August to September, according to the latest House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices increased 0.3% in September, hitting yet another all-time peak, but slowing slightly from its increase of 0.7% in August. Annually, home prices increased

Case Shiller: Home prices rise at fastest pace since 2014

Home prices increased in September at their fastest pace in more than three years, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices released by S&P Dow Jones and CoreLogic. The Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, showed over the last 12 months, home prices increased 6.2% nationally, the

5 Holiday Looks on the Nice List

If Santa’s decor has been on the top of your wishlist ever since he claimed his home on Zillow, now you can make it happen. We highlighted five ways you can easily incorporate his holiday style into your home. Related: An Insider’s Look at Santa’s House The Untold Story of Tiny Homes, Straight From the

What Happens When a One-of-a-Kind Home Needs a New Owner?

When shopping for a home, it’s not uncommon to come across one that truly stands out. It’s not because the home is an old fixer-upper or that it’s a newly renovated home with a designer kitchen. It’s a home that’s architecturally significant or in some way conveys a “different” attribute. For instance, it might be