Why This Modest Home Sold in 5 Days and Grew In Value

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.

All over the country, housing markets go through boom and bust, even in normal times. But during a pandemic, you might expect that real estate would slow down, and that many buyers would hold their ground—and their cash, waiting for a moment with more economic stability.

However, last summer, when COVID-19 cases were surging and social restrictions made house hunting especially challenging in certain areas, home prices hit record highs.

In July 2020, the median home price hit a new all-time high of $349,000, according to realtor.com® data. Why? We chalk it up to a low

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Throwback living rooms that still have style


The hub of the home, the living room is where friends and families come together to relax, catch up and spend quality time together. Little wonder then that we attribute so much importance to its design and décor. From the bold Art Deco forms of the 1930s to the Scandi-obsession of the 1990s, these living rooms are a product of their decade, and we love them! Click or scroll for more…



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What we gain from what we leave behind in 2021

I think it’s safe to say, we’re all ready to leave 2020 behind. But, how can we?

We are changed. We see the world differently. We see our friends and family differently. We have lived through a gear-grinding halt of our way of life. We’ve lived through a horror movie, literally, where a pandemic kills millions of people and scientists must rush to find a cure.

That’s a lot. Most of us haven’t really even processed this year, so the idea of jumping into 2021 with New Year’s resolutions might feel exhausting. It does for me.

But something I’ve been considering is not what I want to do in 2021. Instead, my question is: what do I want to leave in 2020?

One of my favorite home design bloggers and Instagrammers happens to live in Rhode Island, Emily Blanchard of EmilyEveryDay. As someone who’s maybe a little too proud

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All the best New Year’s deals from Boots, Curry’s, John Lewis, Argos and more

<p>We’ll be on hand to bring you the best deals and savings</p> (The Independent)

We’ll be on hand to bring you the best deals and savings

(The Independent)

‘Tis the season for sales. And if you didn’t manage to snap up a bargain during the Black Friday or Boxing Day bonanza, you’ll be pleased to know the January sales have arrived.

With the lockdown situation as it is for so many of us, we’re predicting that most of the best deals will be online rather than in-store, as people will be shopping from home rather than queuing around the block (remember those days?).

To avoid you spending your whole New Year’s Day scouring the internet for deals, we’ll be doing all the hard work for you, finding the top offers across the event.

Covering everything from tech and home appliances to fashion and furniture, our shopping guides should be your go-to to help ease those January blues.

We’ll be searching for the best deals

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