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Home Building & Buying is Still a Bear

Home Building & Buying is Still a Bear

According to some reports the housing market is beginning to rebound with some areas reporting an increase in prices. But with inventory still at record levels the recovery isn’t near. “House prices have risen in recent months after a long plunge, according to the National Association of Realtors and the […]

Celebrate World Habitat Day – Monday, October 5th 2009

For those fortunate enough to be in the position to purchase a home we’re happy for you, but there are many others who struggle for shelter of any type regardless if it’s “green” or Modern or Mid-Century. The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat […]

Time is Running Out for First-Time Homebuyers to Grab $8,000, or is it?

Time is Running Out for First-Time Homebuyers to Grab $8,000, or is it?

The $8,000 tax-credit for first-time home buyers seems to have boosted real estate markets across the country. From Raleigh to Portland, tentative first-time buyers are taking the plunge. The program is set to expire Nov. 30, 2009 but lawmakers are considering extending the deadline as well as raising the tax-credit […]

The Nano Home Solution in India

The Nano Home Solution in India

In a country with endless slums where the lower caste has little opportunity to move beyond their living situation, the Indian automaker Tata who produces the Nano car will be introducing the Nano home. Tata’s housing project will sell one-room, 283 sq ft flats, less than half the size of […]

Amazing Evolution of Housing

subprime from beeple on Vimeo. We suppose this animated video serves as a scary reminder of where our needs in housing consumption have led us but we like it nonetheless as a masterful technical accomplishment. Well done Beeple. [via The Daily Dish]

Details on Obama’s Housing Plan

Details on Obama’s Housing Plan

Regardless of what you think of President Barack Obama’s initiatives and approach to assisting homeowners, here is a core breakdown of his housing crisis plan. 1. Refinancing help for four to five million homeowners who receive their mortgages through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac 2. New incentives for lenders to […]