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7 Old-School Interior Design Trends That ‘Grandmillennials’ Are Revitalizing

September 29, 2021

THOUGH 35, Whitney McGregor considers herself an old soul, an identity she shares with many young people drawn to unmodern things. The Greenville, S.C., designer—one of many self-identifying grandmillennials giving new life to traditional décor—embraces florals on florals and doesn’t quail in the face of scallop-trim. Décor motifs like scallop-trim are subject to the trend-pendulum’s swing. […]


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Remote Work, Affordability Driving the Hottest Markets for Real Estate, August 2021

September 27, 2021

As more professionals have been able to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re fundamentally changing the real estate landscape. Smaller, cheaper parts of the country have edged out the bigger, pricier cities to become the nation’s hottest housing markets as those who can work from anywhere are chasing affordability. In August, Burlington, NC, where buyers […]


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‘The Era of Sub-3% Mortgage Rates May Be Behind Us’: The Fed’s Policy Shift Could Have Major Repercussions for Home Buyers

September 24, 2021

As the Federal Reserve looks to curb high levels of inflation, its next moves are set to have a big impact on the mortgage market. And many people’s ability to purchase a home could hang in the balance. The Federal Reserve warned on Wednesday that it’s close to being ready to taper the bond-buying program […]


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Update: A Shocking Peek Behind the Scenes at How Companies Pick the Colors of the Year

September 22, 2021

Drum roll, please. At long last, the time has arrived when our nation’s top color forecasters announce their much-anticipated Colors of the Year. Haven’t heard of COTY? Just about every paint company and trend tracker out there today predict certain hues as “the next big thing” poised to dominate in fashion, home furnishings, and just […]


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Artificial intelligence is taking over real estate – here’s what that means for homebuyers

September 17, 2021

Brick-and-mortar real estate may seem like the only tangible thing left in an increasingly virtual world, but it too is being taken over by artificial intelligence. Some of the biggest names in the business, such as Compass, Zillow and LoanSnap, are now employing AI to help find buyers the perfect mortgage and the perfect home. And for real […]


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The 2021 Real Estate Market: Predictions For The Final Quarter

September 15, 2021

In early July 2021, Fannie Mae confirmed something that most real estate professionals already knew: Buyers and sellers are currently on a very different page. Over half of buyers (64%) think it is now a bad time to buy. By contrast, an even higher percentage of sellers (77%) think it is a great time to sell. But […]


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3 Post-Pandemic Real Estate Trends That Are Here to Stay

September 13, 2021

The real estate industry is one of the top industries that have been impacted by the pandemic. To make home buying and selling more accessible while adhering to CDC guidelines, realtors have sought new effective methods to show properties virtually. However, even post-pandemic, these trends are so convenient for modern buyers they might just be […]


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HOUZZ RELEASES 2021 EMERGING HOME DESIGN TRENDS REPORT

September 10, 2021

Houzz identified the top emerging home design trends based on the latest search insights* from our community of U.S. homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home professionals. The trends reflect a need for dedicated activity spaces within the home, a desire to bring the outdoors in, a requirement to create flexible interior spaces and a passion for luxurious […]


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Six Residential Interior Design Trends That Don’t Enhance Wellness

September 8, 2021

There are so many residential design innovations and features that enhance wellness. These include steam showers, bidet-style toilets, combi-steam ovens, induction cooktops, smarter home technology and low maintenance surfaces like engineered stone and porcelain slab. Then there are design details, styles and trends that can put your home’s wellness potential at risk. Here are six, […]


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Interior designers share 15 home-decor trends they think you’ll regret in a few years

September 6, 2021

Joe Cangelosi, the owner of Joe Cangelosi Design, told Insider that marble countertops weren’t the best option — particularly for those who plan to spend a lot of time using their kitchen. “They’re beautiful, but they also chip and stain easily,” he said. “Choose quartz instead. They have options that look just like marble. Or if you […]


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