‘The Fever Has Broken’: Is the Housing Market Frenzy Really Going To Cool Off This Fall?

Over the next few weeks and months, the long-overheated U.S. housing market is expected to continue to cool off in the bracing chill of autumn. After a wild year of unprecedented price increases, a worsening shortage of homes for sale, and cutthroat bidding wars where offers six figures over the ask price weren’t uncommon, conditions...

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10 Super Hot Home Trends That, TBH, Just Don’t Make Sense

Once a home trend gets started, it’s hard to leave it behind. As certain looks start popping up on your social feed and solidifying their place on the hot list, it’s tempting to hop on the bandwagon and buy into them, too. Yet design pros urge folks to think carefully about how they really live,...

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Serendipitous Timing Sparks Sales Boom for Caribbean Developments

From record sales to buying sight unseen, these beach resorts are hotter than ever Second-home ownership in the Caribbean, for decades, has been resigned to either standalone residences overseen by a villa management company or condo-hotel residences offering little more than expanded accommodations and hotel amenities. In recent years, however, a new wave of luxury...

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Market Minute

As we close out 2020 and reflect back, it is clear that despite losing roughly two months of the spring homebuying season, the housing market was strong in California this year. And, although the housing market has cooled during the final week, there are still many reasons to be optimistic about home sales and prices...

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U.S. Home-Price Growth Picks Up Pace Amid Pandemic Buying Rush

Home-price growth began accelerating in July, a sign that the slowdown in home prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic may be reversing. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 4.8% in the year ending in July. On a monthly basis, prices...

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Summer R&R: What Pandemic-Weary Vacationers Crave

After months of self-isolation and concern about coronavirus spikes, vacationers seek safe summer rentals. Learn how to help clients get away and enjoy healthful relaxation. When news about the pandemic started to spread earlier this year, one hard-hit segment was the vacation rental market. Bookings were canceled and vacation property managers returned deposits. Imaginative homeowners...

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Meet The Man Who Would Have Been Our Guest at Our 2020 Annual Luncheon

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These Housing Markets Could Be Most at Risk in a Coronavirus-Fueled Recession

Just about everyone has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic—and the crisis, according to most experts, is only beginning to play out in many parts of the U.S. America now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. And beyond the devastating human toll, an economic one is looming. The unemployment numbers are staggering,...

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10 Design Trends to Ditch in the Coming Year

As the hours count down to a brand-new decade, there’s a good chance you’re reflecting on your choices over the past 10 years. Maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for taking that job across the country. Perhaps you wish you could undo that three-year relationship that sucked the life out of you. Or maybe—just...

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Design Dilemmas

Home trends come and go, but these are the ones people are most likely to regret in 20 years, according to social media users. Barn Doors Commenters feeL the use of these hanging doors is already starting to Look dated. Floating Shelves Using these in Lieu of cabinets requires the homeowner to always keep shelves...

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