Why Dense Housing is Green Housing

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Redfin’s chief economist argues that cities should encourage dense housing to reduce carbon emissions The way we tackle the housing affordability crisis will have a large impact on the environment. Currently, in the Los Angeles metro, a family earning the local median household income of $69,992 would have to live as far as 65 miles away in Palmdale , where … Read More

Lasagna Gardening: A Backyard Guide for Beginners

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Looking to cook up your own lasagna garden? Okay, maybe there’s no cooking involved (at least not until harvest time), but lasagna gardening has become an increasingly popular no-till, or no digging, gardening technique that uses layers of compostable materials, including kitchen scraps, cardboard, coffee grounds, as well as numerous other materials to grow vegetables. Furthermore, lasagna gardening is sustainable, … Read More

Why Insulating a Garage Should Top Your Home Improvement List

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If you’re like most homeowners, insulating a garage may not be high on your list of home improvement projects – but it should be. Adding insulation to a garage delivers a great return on investment in terms of energy savings throughout the year, and the benefits don’t stop there. A well-insulated garage can help extend the life of your vehicles, … Read More

6 L.A. Homes the Vanderpump Rules Cast Might Love to Move Into

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Some of TV’s biggest stars–aka Bravolebrities–still live in modest apartments. Here’s what we think the Vanderpump Rules cast could afford to buy, based on reported net worth and Redfin’s affordability calculator.   It’s not about the pasta–it’s about the real estate! That’s our take on the hot-debated infamous line from reality TV cult favorite, Vanderpump Rules. But first, let’s backup … Read More

This Bathroom Has Us Mystified: Is It a Mirror or a Double Bathroom?

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(photo credit: Kristin Brillantes)   First there was the debate over the blue or gold dress , then Laurel or Yanny . Now comes, mirror or double bathroom. Let’s backup: this charming home in Baltimore , listed by Kristin Brillantes of Keller Williams, features three bedrooms, a lovely white picket fenced yard, and 1.2 bathrooms. (photo credit: Kristin Brillantes) Wait, … Read More

How Should You Price Your Home? If It’s in One of These Places, Consider Pricing Just Below or Just Above the -0,000 or 5,000 Mark

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In San Jose, Oakland and Los Angeles, pricing a home just below the -0,000 or -5,000 mark pays off. And in Minneapolis and Phoenix, pricing a home just above that threshold pans out. Read on to find out where else those pricing strategies are worthwhile—and where they’re not. Pricing your home at $599,000 rather than $600,000 could help you sell … Read More