From Trash To Treasure: Homes From Recycled Parts



In recent years, more and more homebuyers have become incredibly eco-conscious as they search for a home with an ever-shrinking carbon footprint. While many homeowners are perfectly content to settle for a home with new energy-efficient appliances, some take it several steps further. These innovative young buyers are creating homes from recycled components, and not […]

U.S. rents rise for the 4th successive month



Rents across the U.S. are rising steadily, according to the October Zillow Real Estate Market Report, which found that the rate of year-over-year appreciation has increased in each of the past four months. The typical rent in the U.S. is now $1,600 per month, an annual increase of 2.3% in October – just off yearly […]

Gen Z survey shows growing optimism over homeownership



If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic about the future of housing, look no further than Generation Z, the demographic that comprises the youngest potential consumers. A new survey from Freddie Mac shows that Gen Zers aged 14 to 23 on the whole are more positive about what it means to be a […]

New Tempe, Arizona rental community plans to ban cars completely



A 1,000 person rental development currently under construction in Tempe, Arizona, is to carry out a rather bold new experiment, making the area an entirely “car-free zone”. Tenants who live at the development will have to sign an agreement within their lease that states they cannot have cars parked outside their homes, nor in the […]

The Must Haves For Accessible Housing



Many people are now growing accustomed to seeing accessibility adaptations out in public, such as accessible parking spaces, ramps into buildings, and more. However, not everyone knows how to make their own homes accessible for the people in their life that may need it. Disability is more common than most realize – there are two […]

Airbnb says it will verify every property listed on its site



Airbnb says it intends to carry out a review of every property listed on its website, with the new initiative starting at the end of next year. Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky made the announcement at a conference in New York last week, saying the company intends to verify the accuracy of photographs, addresses and other […]

Fears of oversupply in student housing sector



Student housing construction is booming with developers adding “tens of thousands” of new units each year, but experts say the market could be in trouble from oversupply as many beds remain vacant. A report in the National Real Estate Investors notes that student housing developers opened 47,000 new beds in or around college campuses in […]

Showers Reign in Master Bathroom Remodels, Houzz Study Finds



Master bathrooms are making extra space for showers, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Four in five homeowners upgrade their shower during master bathroom renovations (83 percent) and over half increase their shower size (54 percent). This is particularly notable when considering that only 22 percent expand their master bathroom square footage […]

Behind The Houses: A Closer Look At Living Tiny



From HGTV to reality, tiny homes are popping up in communities and cities around the nation. These unique forms of housing push minimalism to the max, with entire families living in spaces sometimes as small as 500 square feet. But what about tiny homes has appealed to so many, and what continues to make them […]

Minor Home Improvement Projects Can Provide Major Returns



Home Improvement projects are a great way to increase the value of your home. Especially if you are getting ready to sell your home.  Granted, some remodeling projects can cost a fortune and take a lot of time to complete. Major projects like, finishing an unfinished basement or building an addition to your home are […]