• Bedroom Decoration

    How to safely and spookily decorate your room | Dining and Housing

    Dorms across campus decorate their halls with spooky Halloween decorations.  Miya Heckman / Contributor With Halloweekend less than a week away, we have officially entered spooky season. How better to celebrate this eerily wonderful time than by decorating your home away from home? Due to a number of factors, such as space and safety precautions, there are limitations as to how extensively you can decorate your dorm room. Have no fear though, as this can serve as your guideline for how to properly decorate your room without bugging your RA. Festive lights I am a very simple guy, so my  

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  • Home Improvement

    Lowe’s Stock Rode the Housing Boom. Now It May Be Ending.

    Text size Strong results last year set a tough basis for comparison at home-improvement retailers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The home-improvement trend that has lifted stocks such as Lowe’s and Home Depot may be on its last legs. Analysts at Wedbush Securities expect changes in household spending will hurt both companies. The brokerage downgraded Lowe’s stock (ticker: LOW) to Neutral from Outperform on Monday, while maintaining their Neutral rating on Home Depot shares. Not only are fewer households looking to outfit home offices than at this time last year, turnover in the market for existing homes has peaked, according to the  

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  • Home Design

    SLC launches tiny home design competition to address housing shortage

    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City is searching for creative designers to help address the city’s housing shortage. Today’s announcement comes a few months after Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced progress on tiny homes being built for homeless Utahns as part of her goal to have a tiny home village in place this winter. ‘Tiny homes’ hit the Utah real estate market “Participants are invited to submit a design for a standalone home or cluster of small cottages — also known as tiny homes — in a planned development, or an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on  

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  • Home Design

    Salt Lake City creates tiny home design contest as possible housing shortage solution

    SALT LAKE CITY– In an effort to find solutions to Utah’s housing shortage, Salt Lake City officials hope tiny home construction may help with the problem.  City officials say the cost of buying a home or renting an apartment is too expensive. A recent study released estimated a tenant must make a little over $20 an hour in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Utah–a price tag out of reach for many residents. Community and Neighborhoods Director Blake Thomas said Salt Lake wants residents to send in their tiny home design ideas. The ideas don’t have to comply with  

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  • Real Estate

    St. Louis real estate expert: housing market may be stabilizing

    After more than a year of unpredictability largely due to the pandemic, there is a glimmer of hope for frustrated buyers in the housing market ST. LOUIS — “Get your boxing gloves back on.” That’s the encouragement – and warning – from Kathy Helbig-Strick, owner of Experience Realty Partners in St. Louis. After more than a year of unpredictability in real estate, largely due to the pandemic, Helbig-Strick said she’s seeing a glimmer of hope. “We’re starting to see a few less offers on the table than we did six months ago. We’re starting to see some of the sellers’  

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  • Home Design

    Los Angeles’s Housing Crisis: Can Design Be a Solution?

    Can California’s biggest city — and possibly America’s least affordable one — redesign its way out of the housing crisis? That’s the question a city-sponsored architecture competition called “Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles” poses. Winners were announced the other day. The city’s housing problem has been decades in the making. Half a century ago, Los Angeles was a booming metropolis zoned for up to 10 million people. It pioneered low-rise density, with fourplexes, bungalow courts like Horatio West Court, Irving Gill’s modernist masterpiece, and dingbats: those campy, stuccoed walk-ups on stilts, bearing make-believe names like Casa  

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  • Real Estate

    Real Estate Prices Are Soaring, But There’s No Sign of a Housing Bubble

    The parallels are hard to ignore: the record prices, the bidding wars, the subdivisions that fill up as soon as they’re built, the resourceful buyer who clinched a deal by dropping off cupcakes that matched the home’s interior paint colors. Today’s real estate market feels a lot like the bubble market circa 2006. “The numbers don’t make sense. How do you make a rational offer on a house when you have irrational people in the game?” asks James Carmer, a software engineer who’s toured more than 100 houses in Austin. So are we staring at another housing bubble? One hopes  

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