Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks

~ love seeing these types of renovations! Gives me so many ideas ~ Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks  What a difference a renovation makes Property developers across America are playing house with alternative spaces, turning derelict churches, mills and factories into luxury homes. Do you have what it takes to spot the potential … Continue reading Incredible homes: American fixer-uppers created from wrecks

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69 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You’ve Ever Seen

~ Some of these are absolutely wonderful! ~ 69 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen Tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement isn't necessarily about sacrifice. With thoughtful, innovative … Continue reading 69 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You’ve Ever Seen

Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

~ not sure if you can do this? but if you are able to, I would give it a go ~ Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the … Continue reading Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

A new way to buy a home

~ I love this idea. I know when I bought my first home with FHA my husband and I in our early 20s didn't have enough cash saved yet for a down payment, so my father-in law gifted us the money (only $2800 at the time), but not everyone has someone who can do the … Continue reading A new way to buy a home

How a Silicon Valley exec wants to fix California’s housing crisis

How a Silicon Valley exec wants to fix California's housing crisis  For nearly five years, Sam Altman, a self-made multimillionaire and president of top Silicon Valley start-up incubator Y Combinator, had to live with his three siblings as roommates thanks to San Francisco's astronomical housing prices. "All of my siblings were living in my house … Continue reading How a Silicon Valley exec wants to fix California’s housing crisis

  Here's What $1,000 A Month In Rent Will Get You In All 50 States Damn, I'm moving. Posted on April 17, 2017, at 3:01 p.m. Finding an apartment you love can be HARD — especially on a budget. So we took to Craigslist to see just how far $1,000 would go in all 50 … Continue reading

Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

~love this idea~ Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build 'granny pods' © Provided by CNBC 400-square-foot "Granny Pods" Like many boomers, Jane Baldwin faced a difficult question: "Where do I go next?"The 67-year-old retiree was living alone in Wyoming, and had grown tired of cold winters. She wanted … Continue reading Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build A team of architecture students designed a seemingly impossible home. After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio - Auburn University 's architectural-design program - built two cottages in 2016 with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The … Continue reading These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis

The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis  © Jim Wilson/The New York Times State Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored a bill restricting communities’ ability to quash housing projects. “We’re at a breaking point in California,” he said. SACRAMENTO — A full-fledged housing crisis has gripped California, where the lack of … Continue reading The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis

Incredible underground homes you’ll want to see inside

~ take a look at these. some look fun to live in while others are just beautiful! ~ Incredible underground homes you'll want to see inside Life below the surface Life above ground can be a little overwhelming sometimes, and there are plenty of architects out there that know how to make life just that … Continue reading Incredible underground homes you’ll want to see inside