How the right lighting can get buyers in the mood (for a home)

Agents should take a cue from Cupid and learn how to set the mood for buying by using a simple and effective lighting plan.

5 cutting-edge home design trends to keep an eye on in 2019

As the new year draws near, homeowners are thinking about how to refresh their abode — whether it’s buying a new set of pillows or a complete renovation.

What’s hot and what’s not in 2019 kitchen trends

Moving into 2019, homeowners are making the kitchen the focal point of meeting health and wellness goals. Find out what buyers are looking for here.

Could kitchens be extinct by 2030?

HGTV, be prepared to mourn — all those sweeping shots of large kitchens adorned with granite countertops, high-shine finishes, commercial grade appliances, and of course, the ubiquitous kitchen island may soon be a relic of the past, along with formal living and dining rooms.

Startup YINC launches blockchain-powered home services app

The home services marketplace startup YINC, in the works since 2016, chose an interesting time to launch. The startup made its first publicity push this week, the same week Facebook — the one competitor capable of crushing nearly any startup with its scale — added home services to Facebook Marketplace through partnerships with startups HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.

Facebook Marketplace now lets you book home services like cleaning, repair and more

Facebook Marketplace will now let consumers book home servicepeople directly from the website or app, through new partnerships with home service providers HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.

3 trends taking over spring kitchen design

This year’s spring kitchen trends are all about hi-tech tools and appliances matched with low-maintenance materials, fixtures and finishes.

The hottest new trend in home decor comes from a 300-year-old Christian sect

Although Shaker design originated more than 300 years ago, it’s still resonating with homeowners today. This simple furniture can be easily customized with trendy color palettes and modern finishes — perfect for people looking for a simple style they …

‘Aging in Place’ Begins Early: Report

Homeowners are getting older, and to continue on in their current house, improvements are necessary. “Aging in place,” however, is not just about adding railings and ramps—in fact, 46 percent of homeowners aged 75-plus began improvements early with the expectation that they would grow older, but stay put, according to a HomeAdvisor report. The most […]

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Driving the Smart Home Surge

More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home inquiries in recent months, and requests for maintenance once per month or more. “This report […]

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