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  • The Housing Recovery Isn’t Over, It Just Feels Like It Is

    CNBC‘s Diana Olick reports on the wave of disappointing housing data that has been reported since spring. She sees it as more hangover than crash. Sales of new and existing homes are falling, construction of single-family homes is basically flat for the year, mortgage rates are rising and affordability is weakening. It certainly feels like

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  • Four Old Living Room Design Trends Returning to Today’s Homes

    To get design inspiration, many generations look to the past. For a while, many designers were adding mid-century modern accents, such as tapered legs, sleek profiles, and wood, but now rooms are getting a contemporary makeover as well, especially living rooms. Realtor.com reporters Jamie Wiebe and Rachel Stults asked design professionals which vintage living room

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  • Housing Prices in Reno Area Hit All-Time High — Again

    Things are heating up in the high desert. The AP via the Las Vegas Review Journal, reports: Rising housing prices have set a record in the Reno-Sparks area for the fourth time this year. The Reno-Gazette Journal reports the combined median price for an existing single-family home in the cities of Reno and Sparks reached

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  • Leading Economic Index Up Again in July

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(LEI)for the U.S. increased 0.6% in July to 110.7 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5% increase in June, and a 0.1% increase in May. Continue reading…

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  • Details That Count: Five Designer Tips for an Amazing Kitchen

    Many design professionals will tell you design is all about the details. In kitchens, the small details are especially important because the room is typically used mostly for function. Houzz contributor and San Francisco “based designer Barbra Bright gives her tips on how to create a beautiful kitchen that also function with ease. Check out

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  • Fannie Again Ups GDP Forecast

    The Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group again revised upward its full-year 2018 economic growth forecast to 3.0% – from 2.8% in the prior forecast – on expectations that third and fourth quarter inventory restocking will outweigh slowing consumer spending growth and a decline in net exports, according to its August 2018 Economic and

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