Month: June 2020

Real Estate News | Real Estate News & Insights

Realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu reviews the week’s economic reports and how they relate to trends in new listings, …

The trend toward ‘less is more’ has been turned on its head by months spent under lockdown, making it an opportune time for sellers looking to unload estates with extra acreage.

Homeowners stand to save money by refinancing, but some factors may make getting a new loan less worthwhile.

Wouldn’t it be nice to leave the big-city apartment or the cramped, suburban house behind and weather the pandemic in a sprawling

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Home Design 2020 Predictions and Top 5 Current Trends

(SCARSDALE, NY) – With Americans’ technology-dominated lives, it’s no surprise that today’s home design is following suit. The Plan Collection, the pioneer of online home and design plans, divulges that 2020 home architectural design is trending to accommodate Americans’ busy, technology-driven culture with more space and conveniences in the kitchen – the heart of the home – with “Prep Pantries” and “Command Centers.” The top five current trends are environmentally conscious with a simplistic and modern design of “Zen-Dens,” flex rooms, high ceilings and open floor plans.

2020 PREDICTIONS – Here are The Plan Collection’s 2020 top predictions for

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Building materials come alive with help from bacteria

Building materials come alive with help from bacteria
Living building materials can be sculpted into a range of shapes and sizes. Credit: CU Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there.


In a study that will appear Jan. 15 in the journal Matter, engineer Wil Srubar and his colleagues describe their strategy for using bacteria to develop building materials that live and multiply—and might deliver a lower carbon footprint, to boot.

“We already use biological materials in our buildings, like wood, but those

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42 Stunning Exterior Home Designs

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Home exterior designs are a crucial part of your home’s curb appeal. They’re the first thing anyone sees about your home, and they play a big role in how your home is perceived. So why settle for a standard, plain, or boring home exterior design, knowing how important it is to your house as a whole?

Exterior Home Designs

These 42 designs will show you just what’s possible when you start thinking outside the box.

1. Cottage Style

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Just because a house is small on size doesn’t mean that it can’t be big on style, too. The light colors and

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Top 10 Must See Home Decorating Ideas |

2020 interior design trends feature

The beauty of design is its ability to morph, adapt, and incorporate influences that enhance style and function. The interior design trends 2020 exemplify this in a way that tells a story. With their fingers on the pulse of the latest developments, our top online interior designers shared the trends that they are seeing this year. Hint: It’s interesting to see patterns unfolding that address our needs as society and environment even more. With all of this in mind, here are the top 10 must-see home Interior Design Trends 2020 has to offer.

1. Earth Tones

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Neutral living room

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