Entries by Larry Mandel

Homes stay affordable, the American Dream returns

In spite of rising home prices in many markets, homes remain affordable. A report from the Urban Institute highlighted its housing affordability index, which measures median household income against a standard mortgage for a median-priced home. It found that the median household today can afford a house that’s $70,000 above the median price. The First […]

10 emerging trends in 2018 real estate

by Patrick Sisson In its annual look ahead, the Urban Land Institute predicts a soft landing. That may seem totally tone-deaf when considering today’s news cycle and the overall tumult of 2017 thus far. But as far as the real estate industry is concerned, the immediate future promises a relatively smooth ride. Unveiled during the […]

Jeff Bezos-backed indoor farming startup in Seattle region

Written by  Taylor Soper, Geekwire An indoor farming startup backed by some of the biggest names in tech has arrived in Seattle, expanding its effort to change how people eat fruits and vegetables. Plenty today announced that it will open a 100,000 square-foot farm in Kent, Wash., where the 3-year-old company will grow pesticide-free, “backyard quality” produce […]

How To Personalize Your Home On A Budget

Editor’s Note: Article contributed to Forbes by Lisa Batson Goldberg, Houzz on AUG 23, 2017. Link to Forbes article here. Taking a personalized approach to your home decor lets you have even more fun with your design, and save a whole bunch of your hard-earned dollars along the way.