Learning the True Costs of Living in a Community

Relocating can be one of the most exciting and important decisions a family or individual makes. When families relocate, they’re choosing more than just a house or apartment: they are also selecting the schools, job opportunities, green spaces and other characteristics that come with that community.   And, at the center of it all is a […] read more
Concrete Fence Styles

Concrete fencing provides enclosures to large areas where weather conditions make it impractical or budgets make it too expensive to use traditional fencing materials. Panels are pre-cast in factories and manufactured to mimic natural materials such as stone, wood or brick, then assembled on site. With texturing and added pigment, concrete fences are often visually indistinguishable from natural products and are nearly maintenance free. In larger applications, such as commercial perimeters, the terms concrete fence and wall are used interchangeably. read more

The Art of the Deal: Lobby Exhibits That Sell Condos

Condo developers are using artwork to create marketing buzz, lure in buyers, and in some cases assuage neighborhood resentment over new buildings. read more
HGTV Crafternoon: DIY Office Supply Spruce-Up

As a crafty person, the holidays are like my Olympics…. read more
Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can buy will decrease. Here is a chart detailing this point: read more
There’s No Place Like Om

More high-end homes are getting spiritual spaces for meditation, prayer—and the occasional cocktail party. read more

Where America’s millionaires live

Want to meet a millionaire? Head to Maryland. It’s the state with the most millionaires per total households. Check out our map to see where your state ranks. read more
Minimalist Kitchen Design: Clean Look and Lines

Clean lines and clear colors can lend a modern, sophisticated look to bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms – and even kitchens. read more
Dome Homes the Next Big Thing?

Dome homes may become more popular in the future because of their reputation for holding up well against natural disasters. read more

Ways to Manage Credit When Seeking a Mortgage

Consumer debt: Many of us have it. And most who do, have a love/hate relationship with it. If you can’t make the purchase with cash, do it with debt — right? We love to know we can still consume, but we hate the bill that comes 30 days later, along with the subsequent monthly payment. Ouch! read more