Virtual reality isn’t just for video games. Rapid advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality technology are poised to alter our daily life over the next several years. Everything from education, the workforce, healthcare and real estate are likely to be transformed in some way by the current revolution in hardware and computing that is making the rise...

In real estate, the phrase “cash is king” is oft overused. However, if you're struggling to sell a house in a bad 'hood, then you already know that in reality, location is king. Purchasing a home in a great area, or an area that is up-and-coming, can help maximize the value of your home investment. So what can tear your property value down faster than a...

With summer quickly approaching, homeowners and renters alike are doing everything they can to prepare their lawns for family-friendly soccer games, neighborhood cookouts, evenings gathered around the fire pit roasting marshmallows and nights spent sleeping under the stars. While a lush, healthy lawn will certainly go a long way toward making your neighbors jealous,...

in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. “Today, bike trails, bike lanes, bike-share systems, and other forms of active transportation infrastructure are helping spur a new generation of ‘trail-oriented development,’” states a recently released report by...

Big changes are coming for Instagram users and the news alone has sent ripples throughout the world of social media. Acquired by Facebook in April of 2012, it's not totally surprising that Instagram's feed will soon begin to work like Mark Zuckerberg's original tour de force. On Instagram's official blog, the company says they will now arrange users' feeds "to show...

By Erin Vaughan What’s a surefire way to get kids to eat their vegetables? Heap their plates with homegrown bounty plucked right from the backyard. Gardening as a family gives children an appreciation for the work behind the food on the table, an understanding of basic ecology, and a chance to help parents outside. Meanwhile, for us adults, backyard beautification...

Don’t hold it against her. —seven months after purchasing a nearby property—for $8,995,000. The Mediterranean-style, single-story home is located in the Lake Sherwood enclave, neighboring a who’s-who in music that includes Paul Anka and Tom Petty. She’s so lucky! Built in 2010 and purchased by Spears off-market in 2012, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom...

By Jonathan Deesing Buying your first home is exciting, but the price tag can cause major trepidation for even the most prepared homebuyer. Investing in a multi-unit property with a mother-in-law apartment or other rental unit can bring in additional income to help cover your mortgage and alleviate that financial anxiety. Take the time to explore the benefits of investing...

Those immersed in housing trends likely know what makes today's buyers tick: updated kitchens and bathrooms, ample closet space, low-maintenance features, in-home technology. But what excited potential homebuyers a decade ago is vastly different from what interests today's generation of homeowners. This interactive infographic from Fielding Homes dishes out top design...

By Terri Engels The smart home revolution has led to some mind-boggling advances to our daily routine. From brewing a world-class cup of coffee from your smart phone to streaming your favorite Spotify playlist through a lightbulb in the kitchen, it seems there’s no end to the daily life hacks now available to us. However, it’s not just humans that are benefiting...