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These 5 Trending Looks Will Make Your Dining Room So Instagrammable This Thanksgiving

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2020

OK, we know Thanksgiving seems like a real bummer this year. With many state and national authorities discouraging travel and gatherings due to COVID-19, it’s yet another holiday in a long sequence of holidays we’ve been forced to “celebrate” in quarantine.

But even though you aren’t doing a 20-person spread (right??), that doesn’t mean you should give up on Thanksgiving altogether. In fact, isn’t half the fun of this holiday taking photos of the beautiful presentation of food on your dining table and posting them for all to admire?

That’s why this week—in our regular series of trending decor on Instagram—we decided to focus on the dining room for some design inspiration.

So don’t let the size of your celebration get you down this year. These popular looks are sure to make your dining room Instagram-worthy, no matter who’s sitting around the table.

1. Organic-inspired chandeliers

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Seth Rogen Selling His Spanish-Style Hollywood Bungalow for $2,125,000

Posted by: | Posted on: November 21, 2020

The actor Seth Rogen has listed his longtime Hollywood home for $2,125,000. The home landed on the market early last month, and is currently in pending sale status.

Rogen purchased the charming Spanish-style bungalow back in 2006, for $1.65 million.

Behind a gate, this hidden oasis is described as a “magical Zen retreat” in the listing details, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms on 2,853 square feet.

It’s a classic Southern California living space that features a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living, with ponds and seating areas perfectly situated for entertaining family and guests.

Built nearly a century ago, in 1923, the charming residence has dark hardwood floors throughout. The open living and dining area includes a cozy fireplace and French doors that lead to the quaint outdoor space.

On the second level, the spacious master suite spans the entire floor. It features vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, walk-in

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Easy Changes Make This 1908 Midwestern Home a Hot Buy

Posted by: | Posted on: November 20, 2020

It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by to take a look. In our series “Lessons From Listing Photos,” we dissect the smart updates sellers have made to their homes, and how their listing pictures highlight the home’s best assets.

If you can get over the cold weather, Minneapolis can be a pretty great place to live. The cost of living is low, the job market is strong, it’s a surprisingly great foodie destination, and there’s lots of gorgeous nature to take in when you want to get away from the city.

It’s not a huge surprise, then, that this adorable three-bedroom, three-bathroom home just outside the city was sold this month for over its asking price. What might be a surprise, though, is that it was for nearly $50,000 over what the sellers paid for it

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Existing-Home Sales Soar Despite Record-Low Inventory

Posted by: | Posted on: November 20, 2020

The numbers: Existing-home sales rose for the fifth consecutive month in October, as the housing market finally made up for the pandemic-related downturn in sales this spring.

Total existing-home sales increased 4.3% from September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.85 million, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Compared with a year ago, home sales were up roughly 27%. It was the highest level of home sales in 15 years.

“Considering that we remain in a period of stubbornly high unemployment relative to pre-pandemic levels, the housing sector has performed remarkably well this year,” Lawrence Yun, the trade group’s chief economist, said in the report. “The surge in sales in recent months has now offset the spring market losses.”

Economists polled by MarketWatch had projected existing-home sales to rise to a median rate of 6.5 million.

What happened: Home sales grew in every region across the country, led

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Homeowners Aren’t Immune to the Pain

Posted by: | Posted on: November 19, 2020

The financial pain wrought by COVID-19 has rippled through the housing market. Even folks lucky enough to own their own homes in a time of record-high house prices and a historic shortage of properties for sale haven’t been immune to the harsh economic impact of the pandemic.

While homeowners have typically fared better than renters, many lost income and fell behind on their mortgage payments. Roughly 36% earned less money from March through September, with about 6.3 million homeowners falling behind on their mortgages in October, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing 2020 report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

Those numbers were even bleaker for communities of color. While 7% of white homeowners couldn’t pay their mortgages in September, 18% of Hispanic, 17% of Black, and 12% of Asian homeowners suffered from the same problem.

While some homeowners may ultimately lose their

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New-Home Construction Surges to Post-Great Recession High in October

Posted by: | Posted on: November 19, 2020

The numbers: U.S. builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million in October, representing a 4.9% increase from the previous month’s figure, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

Permitting for new homes occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.545 million in October, unchanged from September.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.49 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.57 million.

What happened: The upsurge in housing starts was driven by a 6.4% rise in single-family starts, as multifamily construction activity dipped once again, this time by 3.2%.

All regions except the Northeast experienced an increase in housing starts despite rising coronavirus cases across many parts of the country, led by the 12.9% increase in the South. Permitting rose slightly in the South, West and Midwest, but fell markedly in the

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