Pending Home Sales Dip In April Amid Rising Rates, Steeper Prices

May 27, 2022

Escalating mortgage rates have bumped up the cost of purchasing a home. Newsday via Getty Images Pending home sales slipped in April as contract activity decreased for the sixth consecutive month, the National Association of Realtors reported. Only the Midwest saw signings increase month-over-month, while the other three major regions reported declines. Each of the four regions registered a drop in year-over-year contract activity. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking in ...read more

Rebuilt Custom Home Is A Standout At Colorado’s Beaver Creek Ski Resort

May 28, 2022

The rebuilt Beaver Creek, Colorado, home takes in ski slope, sunset and western views. Slifer Smith Frampton If black diamond ski runs such as the Birds of Prey and Raptor downhill courses give you an adrenaline rush, you’ve come to the right place: Beaver Creek, Colorado. But the regular stop on World Cup circuit is not just for thrill-seekers and pros; the 150-trail resort – made up of the villages of Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead – is also ideal for beginners ...read more

Estate On Florida’s Vero Beach Barrier Island Is Long On Privacy

May 29, 2022

A sea of green surrounds the secluded estate on Florida's Vero Beach barrier island. Dale Sorensen Real Estate It’s hard to put a dollar value on privacy. But for those who crave it, priceless would be a good place to start. In fact, privacy is ranked as just as important in home buying as proximity to family and friends in a 2022 trend analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. At the very least, it certainly commands a premium in the luxury housing market. An ornat ...read more

Art Brings New Life To These American Cities

May 30, 2022

The Bob Dylan Center opened on May 05, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images ... [+] for The Bob Dylan Center) Getty Images for The Bob Dylan Center Several American cities are experiencing a renaissance because they are redefining themselves with new attractions. As it turns out, attractions that draw people include music, theater, museums, galleries and gardens: in other words, the arts. Until very recently, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was best known as the h ...read more

Historic Housing Shortage Shows Signs Of Letting Up As Sales Decline

May 31, 2022

Home sales that closed in April spent less time on the market and sold for further above list price ... [+] than a year ago. getty The housing market turned a corner in April as the inventory crunch showed signs of easing, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. The 9% year-over-year decline in homes for sale was the smallest since March 2020 and the first single-digit drop since the start of the pandemic. While inventory remained at a record l ...read more

Timbers Kaua’i Is The Perfect Luxury Outpost For Couples, Families & Adventurers

May 31, 2022

It seems that everyone is headed back to the Hawaiian Islands these days, meaning it’s more challenging than ever to stake out an oasis of calm — but our recent discovery of Timbers Kaua’i Ocean Club Residences puts serene luxury back on the agenda, front and center. While I’ve long been aware of Timbers’ calling card as curating ultra-luxury experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, I had never visited the Kaua’i property, which is just a few minutes from the ...read more

Stay And Play Like A Rock Star At Hotel Ziggy On The Sunset Strip

Jun 1, 2022

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: Atmosphere shot of the front of Hotel Ziggy at a ribbon ... [+] cutting ceremony at Hotel Ziggy on April 05, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) Getty Images While many people say rock and roll is dead, it’s more alive than ever at the Hotel Ziggy on Los Angeles’ famed sunset strip. Located at 8462 Sunset Boulevard, the hotel has 108 guest rooms, a cocktail lounge, a music venue called Backbeat, a pizza ...read more

Gold Star Family Tributes Bring Memorial Day Home Daily

Jun 1, 2022

Gold Star sister and Travis Manion Foundation president Ryan Manion honors her Marine brother with a ... [+] home memorial tribute. Ryan Manion Lieutenant Commander Landon Jones was killed on September 22, 2013, when his helicopter crashed into the Red Sea. He was based out of Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, where his widow Theresa and sons Anthony and Hunter still live. LCDR Jones, along with Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathan Gibson who died in the same crash, ar ...read more

Home Sellers In Migration Hot Spots Are Steadily Dropping Asking Prices

Jun 2, 2022

Sacramento has seen a surge in migration and a sharp increase in home prices over the past two ... [+] years. getty The housing market is sending clearer signals that the pandemic-driven housing frenzy is coming to an end, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. Price drops are becoming increasingly common, particularly in hot migration destinations. In Boise, Idaho, where home prices are up 62% in the past two years, 41% of home sellers droppe ...read more

What Supply Chain Issues? Here’s Where You Can Buy Furniture Right Now

Jun 2, 2022

You can't sleep without a bed Crate and Barrel When it comes to supply chain issues, frustrations are at an all-time high for consumers. Model and influencer Allison Weiss Brady has been furnishing her entire home for several years but everything has been delayed. From a toilet that never arrived to a seven-month wait for a storage piece, she’s reached a breaking point. “I ordered a nightstand four months ago to use for drinks next to the bed. Because it was delayed, I asked the store ...read more

Moving Construction Firms Toward Tech-Forward Innovation

Jun 3, 2022

‘The Forge’, a two-building office project under construction in London, showcases Bryden Wood's ... [+] approach to industrialized construction. Bryden Wood With America’s infrastructure challenges and acute housing shortage demanding solutions, is it possible standardization may provide a few of the answers? Some leading design industry observers believe so. They are convinced standardization and repeatability when combined with the ability to produce all kinds of buildings an ...read more

Merging Modern Designs With Regional History And Culture

Jun 4, 2022

At the Rosewood Mayakopa Resort, the respectful design encourages harmony between the guests and the ... [+] area wildlife, and has become a model for environmentally friendly design. EDSA Lots of architectural efforts seek to generate the next big breakthrough or start the next cutting-edge trend. But in many, it’s also important the design of new projects respect the heritage and culture of the settings in which they will be located. Displaying a reverence for history and the auth ...read more

How Top Agents Are Leveraging Social Media To Sell Homes In 2022

Jun 4, 2022

Luxury real estate agents share why social media is more important than ever when it comes to the ... [+] business of selling homes. getty Is social media still worth the investment? In the world of ultra-luxury real estate, the answer is a resounding yes, according to top agents around the world. With an estimated 3.96 billion users (and growing) globally, social media has changed how we interact with one another. This is especially true in a field such as real estate where communicati ...read more