Design Trend: Shiplap All Over the House

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Shiplap may be overtaking subway tile as the wall accent everyone’s talking about. There’s just something about those clean, orderly boards that makes people swoon. Many credit Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” with popularizing the look, which they use to cover a variety of wall woes. Since installing a shiplap accent wall is a DIY project you can … Read More

#225: Surviving a Real Estate Crash and Investing Out-of-State with Kathy Fettke

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A lot of investors love to talk about the good times. But for life-long real estate investors, failure is often inevitable, especially during real estate crashes. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this discussion with Kathy Fettke today on the BiggerPockets Podcast . Kathy started her journey toward financial independence after receiving shocking news from a doctor, but used … Read More

The Future of Your City According to Sci-Fi Movies

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Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you lived in a science fiction or futuristic fantasy movie? What would it feel like to discover that the entire human race had been replaced by intelligent apes? Or can you imagine narrowly escaping a cybernetic machine sent back in time to kill you? We spend our time wondering … Read More

10 Midwestern Cities Where Solar Power Has a Big Payoff

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Just because you don’t live in the sunniest region of the U.S. doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from solar power. There is actually a lot of solar potential in several areas of the U.S., including the Midwest! While the initial cost of solar panels can seem costly (ranging anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000), the panels will eventually pay for themselves … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Janie Molster's Colorful Guest Quarters

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Interior designer Janie Molster astutely mixes color and pattern to create sophisticated and vivacious spaces. She recently transformed the third floor of a stately residence – located along Monument Avenue in the historic Fan district of Richmond, VA  – into a chic and colorful guest suite. Molster breathed new life into the upper floor by outfitting it with two bedrooms, a … Read More

Color Quiz: Test Your Design Instincts

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Editor’s note: Painting is the first project many of us tackle in a new home – sometimes before we even unpack the first box. And if we can’t paint, or prefer not to, we express ourselves with color through the textiles, furniture, and accessories that fill our homes. Introducing our favorite colors to our home decor helps us make an … Read More

Which 10 U.S. Metros Have the Most Empty Nesters?

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Pittsburgh is strong as steel when it comes to empty nest households, according to new Zillow research. Steel City holds the top spot in a new survey of markets where older homeowners live in a house with no children. The number of empty nests nationwide is higher than ever before , having climbed steadily in the past decade, says Aaron … Read More

3 High-Impact Spots to Use Bold Color

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Editor’s note: Painting is the first project many of us tackle in a new home – sometimes before we even unpack the first box. And if we can’t paint, or prefer not to, we express ourselves with color through the textiles, furniture, and accessories that fill our homes. Introducing our favorite colors to our home decor helps us make an … Read More