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10 Shabby Chic Home Decor Fails That Just Look Sad and Cheap

If your home is filled with distressed furniture and mismatching dishes you grabbed at a flea market, then you’re likely a denizen of a decor style known as shabby chic.

Shabby chic was all the rage in the fabulous ’80s and early ’90s, thanks to its de facto founder, Rachel Ashwell, and her sweet Santa Monica, CA, shop of the same name.

To join in the shabby chic fun, you simply had to hang up some lace and sand away at a piece of old furniture and call it “distressed.” The best shabby chic pieces have bohemian flair, which gives folks more license to go wild with DIY ideas.

But alas, the reality of this decor scheme can be downright messy in the wrong hands. Truth: Shabby chic really should be mostly chic, with subtle hints of shabby, people! Otherwise, you run the risk of a trashy, near-homeless

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The Most Over-Valued Housing Market in America (It’s Not in California)

The breakneck pace of home price growth nationwide has caused more markets nationwide to become overvalued, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.

Fitch analysts estimate that home prices are 5.5% overvalued nationally as of the fourth quarter of 2020. Through November, national home prices were up some 8.9% since the start of the year, driving the overvaluation in the marketplace, they argued.

“Even though home price growth accelerated in 2020 due to low mortgage rates and demand/supply imbalance, the economy has not caught up,” the analysts wrote. As MarketWatch has reported, the demand among home buyers has far exceeded the inventory of homes for sale.

To some extent, this is a reflection of the fact that many homeowners are reluctant to list their homes for sale amid the pandemic. The imbalance between supply and demand is also the result of homebuilding activity remaining muted following the Great Recession

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