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4 Design Rules Every Modernist Should Live By

Furnishings mogul Holly Hunt’s Chicago apartment is a lesson in contemporary style Text by Jennifer Fernandez – Photography by Pieter Estersohn – Posted April 8, 2016   It only takes one look at Holly Hunt’s home on Chicago’s Gold Coast to know that the furnishings mogul is a modernist at heart. After a gut renovation […]

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This Is How Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines Deck The Halls

This Is How Fixer Upper’s Chip & Joanna Gaines Deck The Halls Olivia Harrison If you’re like me, you look to Chip and Joanna Gaines for all your home-decor advice. Their rustic design ideas can transform any space — even my shoebox-sized Brooklyn apartment — into a shabby-chic dream. So it makes sense to follow […]

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July Housing Starts Beat Expectations

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.2 million units, the highest level since February, according to a new Commerce Department report. Single-family starts barely budged, rising just .5 percent to 770,000 units, while multifamily starts jumped 5.0 percent […]

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Convert Your Patio to Drip Irrigation

  With California facing its worst drought on record, water-wise gardening is now more important than ever. A surprisingly easy way to conserve water and save your garden is to install your own drip irrigation system. (Also, you can then tell your friends and family that you installed your own drip irrigation system, which sounds […]

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Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines Answers All Your Renovating Questions

AD asks expert renovator Joanna Gaines for advice on curb appeal, layout strategy, antique sourcing, and more. (Joanna Gaines, star of the HGTV series Fixer Upper.) If anyone knows renovating, it’s Joanna Gaines. As one half of the beloved HGTV show Fixer Upper http://www.hgtv.com/shows/fixer-upper, which she hosts with her husband Chip, Gaines has made a […]

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Bubble Watch: Could the Housing Markets in These Top Cities Be Getting Too Hot?

Therese Petersson / EyeEm/Getty Images Home prices are skyrocketing faster than inflation. Bidding wars are breaking out. Shacks in the nation’s most scorching real estate markets are selling for over a million bucks. Things seem to be heading up, up, up. Sound familiar? Déjà vu can be a spooky thing. Some folks these days are […]

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4 Painting Tips from Farrow & Ball’s Color Experts

 Decorating + Renovation (by Lindsey Mather,” 4 Painting Tips from Farrow & Ball’s Color Experts”. June 10,2016) From ceilings to floors, this new book has you covered Iconic paint brand Farrow & Ball is certainly familiar with the agonizing process of finding the right color—it offers 132 hues to choose from—but the new book Farrow […]

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Sellers Can Fill a Void: By Richard Crouch

Sellers Can Fill a Void When traditional lending avenues fail, seller financing can help seal the deal. But watch out for pitfalls. If you’re working with sellers who have seen offers collapse because buyers can’t get a mortgage loan, you might want to suggest they consider offering some variation of seller financing. If structured carefully, […]

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6 Examples of Topiary Gardens from the AD Archives

  “These ornamental shrubs add playful elegance to these gardens” Text by Allix Cott Posted July 15, 2016 Shaped into fanciful creatures or symmetrical orbs, topiaries are perfect for adding character and sophistication to gardens and landscapes. A favorite horticultural technique in the Middle Ages, topiary is still popular today, with creations resembling everything from […]

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Get Seller Financing to Work for You: By Liz Bigio

By doing a little homework and learning about this alternative to traditional mortgages, you can carve out a niche in your area. Seller financing has been a hot issue in recent real estate news due to the changes in regulations, specifically in the Dodd-Frank Act. Here’s what you need to know to incorporate this method […]

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