Smart homes should include a safe word for emergency situations

July 30, 2021

When you think home security, Alexa and Google Assistant are not the first devices that come to mind (despite the inclusion of a camera in the Nest Hub Max.) After all, no one really wants their smart assistant to be that smart — the last thing we need is a Terminator situation. The question is: Why not? A […]


Home trends: Kitchen cabinet style focuses on functionality

July 28, 2021

Just like floor plans, paint colors, appliances, lighting and flooring, another key element that can make your kitchen look incredibly fresh or impossibly outdated is your cabinetry. There are numerous choices when it comes kitchen cabinets ranging from surface type, color, hardware, doors, spacing and size. And the trend of what’s in style right now […]


7 home design trends that could go from Instagram-worthy to dated in a few years

July 26, 2021

Grass-green shag carpet evokes the Nixon era on the lower level of my family’s turn-of-the-century farmhouse. The wall-to-wall floor cover, like a teddy bear underfoot, was all the rage in 1974, when my grandparents left urban life to retire at the homestead. Most trends — appliances in harvest gold and avocado, reflective brass fixtures, open […]


July 23, 2021

According to the interior designer Emily Shaw, the days of cookie-cutter homes and identical Pinterest-approved decor are heading out the door. Anyone searching for proof need only scroll through the 23-year-old’s TikTok account, where videos of her loft apartment show bold geometric shapes, funky wallpaper, and gold accents. “The whole eclectic nature of having different types of […]


Sustainable and Green Home Design in 2021: Top Trends

July 21, 2021

Interest in eco-friendly homes has grown rapidly in recent years at the public recognizes the impact of climate change and the critical importance of protecting the environment. As new materials, products, and techniques enter the market, trends in green and sustainable home design change as well. To look into what is trending among homeowners, surveyed 48 experts in […]


Today’s Personal Loan Rates: July 21, 2021—Rates Fall For Well-Qualified Borrowers

July 21, 2021

Personal loan rates fell last week. This means if you’re looking to finance a home remodeling project, vehicle, unexpected bills or temporarily need to improve your cash flow, you can still snag a reasonable rate, as long as you’re a high-qualified applicant. From July 12 to July 16, the average fixed interest rate on a […]


A Housing Frenzy Is Sparking Bidding Wars From New York to Shenzhen

July 16, 2021

Around the world, property markets are going bananas. From the U.S. to the U.K. to China, housing is riding an extended boom. Global valuations are soaring at the fastest pace since 2006, according to Knight Frank, with annual price increases in double digits. Frothy markets are flashing the kind of bubble warnings that haven’t been seen since the run up to the financial crisis, […]


3 fundamental changes from the pandemic economy that could become permanent

July 14, 2021

The post-pandemic economy is taking shape. Fifteen months after the US first plunged into lockdown, the economy is well on its way to a complete reopening. Spending is up, businesses are rehiring, and Americans are — slowly — returning to work. Economists largely agree that economic output will grow at the fastest rate since the […]


4 Pandemic–Fueled Home Remodeling Trends

July 12, 2021

You are here Home News and Commentary Daily News © Maskot – Maskot/Getty Images 4 Pandemic–Fueled Home Remodeling Trends Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Print June 23, 2021 Sprucing up the home has become a favorite pastime during the pandemic. Home renovation spending has increased by 15% over the last year, reaching a median outlay of […]


Gen Z Is Eager to Buy Within 5 Years

July 9, 2021

Get ready for Gen Z to make a bigger mark in real estate soon. Nearly three-quarters of this age group say they prefer buying a home over renting long-term. About 40% of young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 also say they plan to enter the housing market within the next five years, […]