Design Trend: Beige That's Anything but Bland

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Given the interest in all things natural these days, it makes sense that beige is making a comeback. Danish design brand Ferm Living’s autumn/winter collection featured caramel-coated doors framed by bubblegum-pink walls . Even New York City designers have chosen beige for its ability to warm up interiors, and many find it reads as a natural material, not unlike marble … Read More

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

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“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 of worrying too much about … Read More

#257: “But My Market is Too Expensive!” (How to Become a Long-Distance Real Estate Investor) with David Greene

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Investing outside of your local market can strike fear into the hearts of even the most savvy real estate investor. But long-distance investing doesn’t need to be extra risky! In fact, today’s guest argues that it might just be the most profitable investing you’ll ever do. Today’s guest, David Greene, a San Francisco real estate investor and agent, shares his incredible … Read More

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

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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 how her team selects the … Read More

#256: The Surprising (Scientific) Truth Behind What Makes You Successful with Eric Barker

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Why do some people achieve incredible success while most others struggle? Why do some reach their goals while others give up within days of setting them? Why do some people make WAY more money at work while others are stuck in the mailroom for 40 years? Those topics, among many others, are the focus of today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, … Read More

3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

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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 for your next holiday bash. … Read More

Redfin Housing Demand Index Dipped 1.7 Percent from September to October; Still 26.6 Percent Higher Than Last Year

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The Redfin Housing Demand Index fell 1.7 percent from 137 in September to 134 in October. Still, the Demand Index increased 26.6 percent year over year in October. The Demand Index is adjusted for Redfin’s market share growth. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers. A level of 100 represents the … Read More

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

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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. Need a little inspiration? These … Read More