Home Design: What’s Hot, What’s Not

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August 07, 2017

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Home Designs Gaining, Losing Popularity

Do buyers still want granite countertops in the kitchen or tile floors in the bathroom? Find out the materials that are hot or not in new-home construction, according to Home Innovation’s latest survey.

5 Hidden Costs Making Tiny Homes Expensive

“Tiny house regret” is becoming a thing, as homeowners who downsized to the extreme to simplify their lives find that it’s not always as cheap or easy as they thought.

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Lenders Further Relax Standards as Prices Soar

Some industry experts say this won’t be a repeat of the free-wheeling days that led to the last housing crash, but others are raising alarms.

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Is the Demise of 1% Loans a Good Thing?

Home buyers using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s low down payment programs, which will go by the wayside in November, often end up paying more than they expect, NAR analysts say.

Bidding Wars: Don’t Blindly Take Highest Offer

As home prices rapidly increase, make sure your sellers understand that offers with an appraisal contingency could be a gamble.

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8 Best Cities for Aging in Place

Retiring baby boomers are modifying their homes so they can live independently for as long as possible. These places have the most listings designed for seniors.

Trend to Watch: The Two-Toned Kitchen

Nontraditional colors are gaining favor when it comes to cabinetry and countertops, adding pizzazz to kitchen design. Take a look at the types of styles that are turning home buyers’ heads right now.

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