No, this isn't the premise for the next big thing in Rom-Com; the mayor of Bormida, Italy actually wants to pay you to move to the small northwestern village located in the mountainous region of Liguria. Yes, you will become the Julia Roberts of your own small-town-girl-heads-overseas story. Mayor Daniele Galliano wants to offer €2,000 ($2,100) to anyone willing...

Proper watering nourishes lawns, just as proper hydration nourishes our bodies. Yet too many of us are failing at both. We’re not going to lecture you about drinking more water—we’ll leave that to your doctor or significant other. But we are going to give you a lesson about correctly watering your lawn. Here are five lawn-watering mistakes that you’re likely...

Homeownership is the epitome of the American Dream not only for its advantages as a financial asset, but also for its sociocultural value—in fact, most renters associate owning a home with the ultimate ideal, despite having some difficulty affording it. A recent report by cost information website HowMuch.net reveals the goal is within reach—for some—and most...

How many blocks make up a neighborhood? In Clarksville’s case: nine. But don’t let the fun-sized specs fool you. This tiny Austin neighborhood has a lot of stories to tell. Clarksville might be known for its lively bars and restaurants, but its dark days aren’t far behind it. The neighborhood was born at a highly optimistic time, established in the 1800s as...

Being a homeowner comes with a myriad of perks. One of these is decorating however you please — even when said “decorations” involve turning your living room into an underwater paradise. For all you water babies, feast your eyes on five (strange) aquatic living rooms, perfect for lounging, swimming, and seriously impressing your company. Fish Media               What’s...

Are 3D tours a legitimate tool to market properties, or a novelty? In the following interview, Lisa Larkin, Esq., managing partner of the Tucson office and team leader of The Larkin Ekrut Team with RE/MAX Excalibur in Tucson, Ariz., discusses how she makes 3D tours center stage.
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A person’s home is their castle, but sometimes that castle isn’t big enough to accommodate all its occupants. Maybe you’ve got a new baby on the way or an older parent is moving in with you. Maybe you need a workshop to keep up with your hobbies. Whatever the reason, it’s normal to outgrow your space. When it happens, you’ve got two choices—move to a...

It looks like 3D is not just for blockbuster films and street art anymore. Now, you can take 3D home with a 3D floor design. These hip geometric floor patterns can give your home an artsy, innovative vibe, with their cool colors and minimalist patterns. Put out by Atra Flooring, these vinyl designs come in a variety of styles, and all of them are pretty trippy. From...

By Cary Teller Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color changing lights that can be controlled by your phone, turning your home into a technologically advanced smart home can be an intimidating venture. Today's market contains hundreds, if not thousands, of Internet-connected devices that can all be controlled by separate means. Smartphones, touch-sensors,...

Remember backyards? Those things we’ve been ignoring for the past four months? They’re back! They might not be looking as sharp as they did before the snowfalls, but we’ve got some rad DIY backyard projects to bring it back to life. 1. Ground-level trampoline           Image from Little Green Fingers Do you live in constant fear of...