I got a very rude shock when I opened my power and water bill last month. The combination of a hot summer and the ongoing drought in California mea...
As I was walking to the door thinking I had successfully avoided waking anyone up, I heard a whisper in the dark say, "Dad, where are you going?" It was my son walking towards me in his jammies with crazy bedhead.
Earlier this month was National Roof over Your Head Day. To celebrate, we at Redfin decided to feature five homes for sale with unique roof designs. Each one is a work of art, with an architectural design you won't find anywhere else.
From adding a little sparkle with your family heirlooms to decorating your space with the latest designer must-haves, for a quick home update, turn your cast-off accessories into a standout décor pieces with these five simple and chic ideas to dress your home.
Real estate practitioners love times like these for marketing, as they can show that in most markets it's cheaper to buy than to rent. With interest rates still low and owned homes having to compete with foreclosures in the market, prices of homes not in foreclosure haven't been rising much.
Social calendar be damned: When it's cold outside and we're dog-tired, nothing holds a candle to crawling into the little slice of heaven that is our bed.
Anyone who has struggled to save for a down payment knows that homes are expensive. REALLY expensive. Especially after taking advantage of so many holiday shopping deals lately. It got us thinking... how expensive would it be to actually build a house out of money?
Tradition is one of the most beautiful ideologies we have created and experience as living and loving humans. There is no cookie cutter outline for what your tradition should look like, who you should share it with or how it should grow over time.
When designing a house, architects and their clients often talk about hopes and dreams of the style, size, and ambience of the house they will ultimately call home. Seldom discussed, but always on the mind of the designer, is how to design a home that will withstand as much harsh treatment as Mother Nature can dish out.
For centuries, traditions have kept our spirits buoyed through the shortest, darkest days of the year with candles and strings of lights. Continue the custom with gleaming decorations that cast a serene glow on the season (and require far less effort than trimming a tree).
Sunrise is the most beautiful part of the day. First light. Don't matter if there are colors like a picture postcard or it's gray as water in a greasy sink. The darkness still fades. The light begins. Makes you feel alive like nothing else.
Replace your kitchen hardware (hello, drawer pulls) and fixtures (nice to meet you, faucet). These two simple updates can immediately make a dated kitchen look more modern.
We've been to enough houses to know what we do and don't like in other people's living rooms. While some have good taste, there are a few design mistakes we see folks making again and again.
I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.
Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"
What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work?