Designer Lookbook: Ryan White's Los Feliz Modern Makeover

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The mission was simple: Transform a run-down 1930s Los Feliz, CA craftsman into a modern-day dream home fit for a young family. Los Angeles interior designer Ryan White was up for the challenge, especially because he agreed with developers Jamie Davis and Jonathan Nash of W One Properties that the house should retain its old-fashioned charm. The design team: Jonathan Nash, Ryan … Read More

Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light

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Sun rooms, solariums, skylights – oh my! While the terminology can be confusing, these rooms designed to offer indoor sunbathing have similar qualities, and are great for any type of home environment. If your climate doesn’t offer year-round sun, you can still enjoy the outdoors by adding a sun room or solarium addition to your space. What’s the difference? A … Read More

5 Predictions for Renters and Home Buyers in 2017

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If you’re a renter, you (and your bank account) probably know this already: Over the past decade, rents have been going up. And up. In many parts of the country, in fact, rents have been increasing at a faster rate than home values. The good news? The rate of growth has gradually slowed since its peak in July 2015, according … Read More

Economic Sweet Spots for Tech, Finance and Health Care Workers

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With Silicon Valley workers living in vans and RVs and interns squatting in corporate offices , it’s clear that even a tech salary does not shield some workers from the vagaries of sky-high housing costs. The good news is, there are tech jobs outside the Bay Area — and, in some places, workers have thousands of dollars left over each month after paying … Read More

3 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

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Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season  with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready for a successful sale. Planning … Read More

City Living Costs Families Up to $9,000 More a Year Than Suburban

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Urban living has its perks, but they come at a cost: It turns out families spend $9,073 more a year to cover basic living expenses in the city than in the suburbs, according to a new analysis from Zillow and Care.com . Those costs include mortgage payments, property taxes and child care. The urban-suburban disparity varies considerably depending on the … Read More

Why May Is the Magic Month for Home Sellers

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When it comes time to sell a home, every seller wants the same outcome: to sell quickly, for as much money as possible. According to a new Zillow analysis , listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of making this happen. In all but five of the country’s 25 biggest metro markets, the best … Read More

DIY Weekends That Work

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It’s Friday night and you’re ready for some quality time with your toolbox. Tape measure in hand, you dive into your next do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project. Based on the tutorials online, you should be done by Sunday night. Whether you hit roadblocks in cost estimation or concept execution, common mistakes can leave you with an unfinished, unsightly project that taunts … Read More

San Francisco Is Best for Home Sellers, Baltimore for Buyers

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Owning a home in San Francisco comes with 99 problems, but selling ain’t one. Among the problems: San Francisco’s median home values are among the highest in the country, topping $800,000, according to Zillow Research . The city is cold and foggy in the summer, as Mark Twain noted. You also have to keep an ear to the ground for … Read More