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Homebuilder sentiment holds steady

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in five months, with weakness in all regions of the country except the Northeast. Home construction dropped . more »»

Garden antiques can add depth and flair

April 21, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. more »»

Chic plus comfortable equals relaxed style

April 21, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press It’s a difficult compromise: Many of us want our homes to look as stylish and carefully designed as the ones we†see in decorating magazines. more »»

The breakfast nook has been updated

April 13, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press The term “breakfast nook” sounds hopelessly trapped in the 1970s, but modern homeowners are embracing the style and practicality of built-in seating in the... more »»

Midcentury modern furniture gets a new look

April 13, 2016 By Katherine Roth Associated Press Brazil’s modernist architecture may be better known, but the country’s distinctive midcentury modern furniture is getting new international attention. more »»

US construction spending retreats

April 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in February by the largest amount in three months. more »»

Harnessing the riches of online decor sites

April 7, 2016 By Sarah Wolfe Associated Press There’s Houzz. Remodelista. Home design Twitter feeds. Tumblr accounts. And of course, the granddaddy of all online decor depositories — Pinterest. more »»

Generators come through in emergencies

April 7, 2016 Dear Jim: It’s inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. more »»

House tours let communities strut

March 17, 2016 By Katherine Roth Associated Press Across the country, spring is the season for house tours, a chance for the house-proud to strut their stuff, and for communities to bond, celebrate and fundraise. more »»

Tubular skylights bring natural light indoors

March 17, 2016 Dear Jim: I want more natural light indoors to reduce electric usage for lighting. Also, I see better in natural light. I thought a tubular skylight would be the easiest to install myself. more »»

Super kitchens: Stove, sink... and wifi countertop?

March 3, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press American kitchens have always served as more than cooking and eating spaces. Generations of kids have done homework at kitchen tables. more »»

US home market: Sales and prices up

March 3, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. So the outlook for the housing market is golden, right? Not entirely. more »»

US new home sales decline

March 3, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped back from buying new homes in January, as purchases plunged sharply in western states where prices are typically higher. more »»

Pending home sales decline in January

March 3, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, as the recent hot streak appears to have been curbed by a shortage of properties for sale and colder weather. more »»

Decor keeps changing at unique stone house

February 11, 2016 FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — The only constant about Evan Derian and Tamela Ekstrom-Derian’s funky stone house in Ferndale is that the eclectic decor keeps changing. more »»

Decorators’ tips for a cozy winter bedroom

February 11, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Decorating a bedroom is about creating a peaceful retreat, and in winter that means making it as cozy and welcoming as possibl. more »»

US new home sales soar in December

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007. more »»

Pending home sales inch up

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. more »»

Construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years. Construction spending increased 0. more »»



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