Real-estate regret? It happens. To 52 percent of people, to be precise.
With inventory dipping to almost a 12-year low and spring housing fever in effect, buyers can experience waking-up-in-Vegas remorse — although not as often as renters do, according to Trulia’s most recent consumer survey.
Harris Interactive on behalf of Trulia surveyed 2,130 adults ages 18 and older; of the people in the study, 1,370 were homeowners and 706 were renters. Read more
US homebuilder confidence fell for the third straight month in April, driven by increasing costs for building materials and concerns about the supply of developed lots and labor.
Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed, single-family homes dropped two points to 42 this month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today. Read more
Here’s one way to save a historic home from demolition — stick it on a barge and put it out to sea.
In 1911, the little yellow Stambaugh Cottage in Palm Beach was home to Orrel Gleason Stambaugh, who built some of the first roads in West Palm Beach and the Royal Park Bridge. One hundred years later, a golf course wanted that land. Read more
Tired of the high cost of living in your current city? Looking for a new locale where your money will go further? Sounds like you’re ready to become an expat. Well, guess what? There’s a web app for that.
Expatistan is a user-generated cost of living index that allows users to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. Read more
Just because a building no longer serves its original purpose, that doesn’t mean it deserves the wrecking ball. Sometimes it’s worth holding onto the structure and giving the space a new lease on life (and a new tenant). Here are some of our favourite building conversions:
Tropical Islands Resort is a former Soviet-era airship hangar in Krausnick, Germany that’s now serves as a rad-looking waterpark.
The home is an intensely personal space. How you choose to shape, design and decorate your living space can communicate volumes about your personality and aesthetic tastes.
And while newsstands groan from the weight of magazines that will tell you about every new micro-trend and exactly which throw pillows and bathroom tiles you need, some interior ideas are best left forgotten.
Some styles have largely gone the way of the rotary phone, but many of them can still be found in both hip urban lofts or side street bungalows. They’re either hard on the eyes or just too hard to pull off in real life. Read more
Eternally torn between New York and London? With this gorgeous series of double exposures by photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, you don’t have to choose. Read more
Hyperlapse is a really cool project that takes images from Google Street View and turns them into hypnotic timelapse videos. Read more
The median price of a home in Washington, DC reached an all-time high last month, according to data by RealEstate Business Intelligence, an MRIS company.
The median sale price rose to $460,000 in March, a year-over-year increase of 13.6 percent. The overall region’s median sale price also experienced gains, with an annual increase of 8 percent from $345,000 in March 2012 to $372,500 last month. Read more
Apple’s plan to build a 2.8-million-square-foot campus in Cupertino, California could end up costing $5 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. Read more