Circa 1940: Kitchens and baths from the World War II era 
Understanding the development of housing styles, including kitchens and baths, is an advantage for today's real estate agent
by Gerard Splendore Nov 8
After stable stretch, lumber's roller coaster ride scales yet another hill
Lumber futures were trading at $454 per thousand board feet Monday after ascending to $539 per thousand board feet the week earlier, according to numbers tracked at Nasdaq.com
by Daniel Houston Nov 1
In the short term, home prices will fall. But then what, economists ask
Affordability concerns weigh on nearly every corner of the housing market as the economy tips toward a possible recession, according to a new survey of real estate experts
by Daniel Houston Oct 27
Circa 1930: What real estate agents need to know about Depression-era kitchens and baths
The 1930s is known as the beginning of modern design, with both Art Deco and Art Nouveau influencing the styles and colors of bathrooms and kitchens in American homes
by Gerard Splendore Oct 24
Circa 1910: What you should know about kitchens and bathrooms from the late Edwardian era
The kitchens and bathrooms of 1910 will probably have been upgraded and remodeled, but the footprint of the original will still be in evidence
by Gerard Splendore Oct 3
Circa 1900: Kitchens and baths from the Victorian Age
Although houses and their inhabitants have changed greatly over time, kitchens and bathrooms arguably show the most innovations and adaptations
by Gerard Splendore Sep 14
Circa 2010: What real estate agents should know about the last decade’s housing styles
Newer homes range from the tiny to the vast and from simple and straightforward to up to the minute smart homes
by Gerard Splendore Aug 31
No 'Money Pit'! 14 things to watch for with historic homes
Whether it's a carefully preserved showplace or a money pit, a historic property can offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right buyer
by Carl Medford Aug 24
Circa 2000: What agents need to know about aughties home styles
As homes continued to develop into the 21st century, there was a return to traditional aesthetics, updated with more modern features and conveniences
by Gerard Splendore Aug 17
Most homeowners still want yards — but pandemic-era pool envy is over
The pandemic continues to impact homeowner needs, according to Fixr's 2022 Home Design report. Outdoor spaces and home offices topped owners' lists while pools sunk to the bottom
by Marian McPherson Aug 15
More modular? Dvele secures $15M to power up robotic construction
Homes built by the company are self-powered or grid-independent, meaning they run on batteries from on-base solar panels and long-term power storage, keeping occupants comfortable
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 10
Circa 1990: What real estate agents need to know about the era’s housing styles
As the end of the millennium approached, homes became more about modern and contemporary styles, with a penchant for customization
by Gerard Splendore Aug 10
Circa 1980: What real estate agents need to know about the era's totally awesome housing styles
The 1980s were a decade of success, excess and flashy expenditures of money in almost all areas of society. Conspicuous consumption was admired and something homeowners aspired to
by Gerard Splendore Aug 1
Circa 1970: What agents need to know about housing styles in the disco age
Opinion
Housing stock from the 1970s blends holdover aesthetics from the 1960s with a new emphasis on organic and global elements
by Gerard Splendore Jul 26
Circa 1950: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles from the 1950s 
Opinion
Housing from the 1950s is characterized by homogeneous style and post-World War II sensibilities, affluence and family size
by Gerard Splendore Jul 11
Circa 1940: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles in the 1940s
The 1940s saw a blend of influences and trends, driven in large part by the needs of a post-World War II nation. Broker Gerard Splendore offers insight into the historical and architectural roots of the decade's home styles as part of his Circa series
by Gerard Splendore Jul 5
An economist's take on what can be done about housing affordability
Opinion
The massive price growth many of us have benefitted from in the past several years has put a 'starter home' out of reach for many Americans
by Matthew Gardner Jun 30
Why real estate offers the biggest opportunity to new tech companies
Opinion
The real estate industry is ripe for innovation. As agents continue to struggle to solve big and small problems, new tech is always welcome
by Georg Chmiel Jun 24
Circa 1930: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles in the 1930s
Opinion
The 1930s saw a blend of influences and trends, driven in large part by the impact of the Great Depression. Broker Gerard Splendore offers insight into the historical and architectural roots of the decade's home styles as part of his Circa series
by Gerard Splendore Jun 7
Developer rolls the die with Tokyo iconic 'cube' tower demolition
After a 15-year effort to save Toyko's Nakagin Capsule Tower, developers are demolishing the building, comprised of 140, 108-square-foot metal capsules. Final residents believe it's a mistake
by Marian McPherson May 31
Circa 1920: What real estate agents need to know about roaring '20s homes
Opinion
Housing styles took a sharp turn away from traditional styles with the introduction of Art Deco design, and a new age in home architecture came on the scene
by Gerard Splendore May 31
Circa 1910: What real estate agents need to know about four square homes
Opinion
Four square and kit homes in any number of variations are commonplace across the country. Today, these houses may have been updated, modernized or expanded
by Gerard Splendore May 24
Circa 1900: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles
Opinion
With roots in the British royal family, Victorian architecture found expression in a wide variety of architectural styles. Today you will recognize Victorian houses by their grand scale, ornate exteriors and interiors featuring fine craftsmanship
by Gerard Splendore May 17
Victims of Florida condo collapse reach nearly $1B settlement
The building in Surfside, Florida, crumbled nearly a year ago, killing 98 people. A new settlement will provide payments to victims and their families
by Jim Dalrymple II May 12
Tough as nails: Women in construction on getting opportunities today
The construction corporate ladder is a lot steeper for women than men, according to the professionals Inman spoke with, who reported feeling singled out and having to work harder to earn opportunities
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
Judge allows sale of troubled mega-mansion, concluding 10-year saga
Approved by a bankruptcy judge Monday, the $126M sales price for 'The One' caps a decade-long saga of construction delays and price overruns. Approval came over objections from creditors
by Taylor Anderson Mar 22
Hyped as America's priciest home, ‘The One’ sells for $126M at auction
Once valued at $500M, the home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air was auctioned off earlier this week to pay hundreds of millions in debt accrued during the decade it took to build
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
'The finest in our business': Agents and friends remember Jeff Hyland
Peers, colleagues and friends in southern California shared their memories of Hilton & Hyland co-founder Jeff Hyland and described the lasting impact he had on the real estate industry
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18