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Over the course of Oct. 26, Amazon's stock price rose dramatically. In the morning, it was valued at $972 a share, and by the end of the day, it had skyrocketed to just over $1,100. This soar in price—more than 7 percent in after hours trading—was no coincidence. Earlier in the day, Amazon released its third quarter financial results (not including Whole Foods’...

By Mikkie Mills Moving can be a daunting task for many people. There is a lot of packing involved and unpacking once you get to your new home; however, with proper planning, you may even find yourself enjoying the moving process...unless you get stuck. This guide serves to offer you simple ways to move into your new home. Get Prepared It is advisable to plan at least...

By Monica Thomas Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer to all interior walls, it's important to know the structure of your home, as well as the benefits and ways you can accomplish an...

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By Liz Dominguez Single-family homes and condos may dominate the housing market, but there are other options out there—even if they aren't what you'd expect when you think of a traditional home. These structures are trending as affordable options for those who are tackling debt and can't afford a conventional home, or for homeowners that just want to live a minimalist...

By Liz Dominguez The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and the next big thing is here. Amazon's latest innovative tech product, Amazon Key, an app exclusively for Prime members, is being advertised as a safer way to get packages delivered, but has the potential to be so much more than that. It's similar to how eKey real estate applications work for letting...

By Jameson Doris Dogs - It's no secret that us millennials love our dogs. In a recent industry survey, research showed that millennials are now more likely to buy a home because they want a place for their dogs to run around rather than because of the birth of a child. In the top five list, more space for a dog fell at No. 3, with 33 percent of respondents...

Thumb through any home decor magazine, and you'll see a master bathroom with a soaker or shower as the showpiece. Ta-da! Homeowners, it turns out, are splurging to scrub up, according to the recently released U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Ninety-one percent of homeowners in the study added a spacious shower to their master bathroom (after tearing out the tub),...

By Liz Dominguez You may be getting into the holiday spirit this October, but remember that if you're trying to sell your home, you still have to appeal to the majority of buyers. Not everyone is into the haunted house scene, so maybe tone down the spook factor while you're on the market. Keep it lit. You may be trying to set the mood with dim, orange or black lighting,...

By Kaycee Wegener, Rentec Direct Home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. You can freshen up the spaces in your home or investment property with a number of small projects that cost less than $500, and make you feel like you spent a lot more! Here are some basic ideas. Paint Power Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest home improvements to make. A fresh...

By Katie Laird Homeowners are often scrambling for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea, a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. And designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, as bamboo has made its way...