Categories: Remodeling

Is Your House A Money Pit?

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on August 10

ServiceMagic.com, a company that links home owners with local contractors, has come up with a formula to figure out if your house is a money pit. According to a...

Small Apartment Contest

Posted by: Peter Coy on April 21

This bedroom is in a 546-square-foot junior 1-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Its tenant calls it "Sarah's Modern Glam Palace." To see more glamorous small apartments,...

Kitchen Remodelings Are Getting Deluxe

Posted by: Peter Coy on March 08

Architects say these are the latest trends in kitchens: --Bigger pantries --Wine storage areas --Recycling centers --Duplicate appliances --Computer work areas --Warming drawers --Separate areas for food preparation (and...

Time To Color

Posted by: Toddi Gutner on July 11

I live in a community in northern Westchester County, NY where interior decorators are deified. But it wasn’t until a few nights ago, when my family and I were having...

Remodeling Growth Is Cooling, Too

Posted by: Peter Coy on April 19

It's not just the growth rate of construction that's tapering off. According to a study released today by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, spending on remodeling grew a modest...

Whether, and How, to Remodel

Posted by: Peter Coy on April 06

I get steamed every time I hear someone say that remodeling pays for itself. In a booming market it might look like the remodeling is paying for itself, but in...

New and Improved

Posted by: Toddi Gutner on December 27

A new year means a new list of home improvement projects. Each year, my husband and I trade off who gets to spend the budget for house projects---2005 was his...

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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