There’s a lot of talk about how to solve the “affordable housing” crisis, but one solution has been around for centuries. There’s also one thing that has been slowing down the implementation of the solution: regulations.
You probably know them as “mother-in-law apartments,” or “garage apartments,” by whatever name you use, a second small house, typically under 1,000 square feet, built in the backyard of an existing home, or retrofitted into an existing house is legally referred to as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). They’re about to become the hottest new trend of the next decade if governments allow them. “If [...]
Here’s a sad reality: your baby isn’t a baby anymore. You’ll probably always remember the nesting days preparing your home for your bundle of joy. During those times, you spent countless days and nights preparing their nursery, cleaning and getting the house ready for baby. Let’s not forget them outgrowing the nursery and progressing to the cute toddler bedroom and eventually the teenage bunker that withstood an admirable number of changes (ah, remember when you woke up and those boy band posters were finally gone?!)
Before we take a tear-worthy trip down memory lane and your empty nest syndrome sets in, have no fear! Your high school or college grad is [...]
My next-door neighbors were empty-nesters for about fifteen minutes. That’s what my friend said it felt like because her college kids came home for their summer break every season. “I hope you don’t hear us fighting!” she stressed. Although I didn’t, I really felt for her. They had just sold their home in Boston and moved to a 3-bedroom apartment in Philly. Ah, finally an empty nest but then what? The answer isn’t as simple as it used to be when your kids left the nest. Today’s trends see two vastly different situations, each of which creates their own set of space needs.Where are the Empty-Nesters?
True empty-nesters are, in [...]
These days, more Americans are rediscovering the joys of urban living. The new metropolitan renaissance has many proponents, from younger people who want to be close to the action and have access, to the employment opportunities and amenities found in larger cities, to empty-nesters eager to live out their golden years surrounded by high culture and ample convenience.
The most popular destinations have seen dramatic increases in housing prices as of late, but there are still plenty of great cities where buying into the American Dream is still affordable. Check out these five urban areas now, where homes are still super [...]
Your linen closet says a lot about you. From the type of towels you use to the state of your sheets, these everyday decisions can reflect where you are in your life — whether you’re settling in to your first apartment or you’re an empty-nester with a weakness for fine Egyptian cotton.
As your needs and wants evolve at every age and stage, you’re sure to encounter some questions when it comes time to shop for new linens. We’ll help you navigate the world of thread counts, fabric density and textile trends so you can build the perfect linen closet for your lifestyle.College Grads: Towels
Towels are often the [...]
[el56abd94d8d035]Ask the Experts What do you think the general trends will be in the housing market of 2016?
It can be hard to figure out what’s going on with the real estate market. That’s a big part of the reason why real estate professionals are so crucial in a successful real estate transaction. How do you know if now is the time to buy or sell? Well, we decided to ask. Hundreds of experts from around the country responded with advice, tips, and market trends to help you know what to expect from 2016.Dutch Revenboer
DutchSellsOKC@gmail.comFlat Iron Realty GroupEdmond, [...]
Fortunes have been made flipping houses, but they’ve also been lost. Done correctly, house flipping can be a very profitable and exciting business. But of course, it’s not without its potential pitfalls. If you’re interested in buying and selling homes for profit, then check out these handy tips before you get started.Don’t Get Emotional
The process of purchasing a home can be an emotional one, even if you’re only in it for the money. Whatever you do, don’t let your emotions run away with you when flipping houses. Evaluate each deal from a purely logical standpoint, even if you feel a strong personal draw toward buying a certain [...]
In our latest fun poll, we decided to find out what type of house style our visitors like best. We asked people that which type of home were they most interested in. We included styles like ranch, arts and crafts bungalow, cottage, farmhouse, high rise apartment, and even a log cabin. We had a great response to the poll.What house style is your dream home?
A very large majority, almost half at 47%, want a single story home, which makes a lot of sense to us.
Here’s why. We have two significant segments among our respondents: empty nesters/retirees and young families. Both demographics love single stories for very different reasons.
As people grow older, they like [...]