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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

Hem founder’s dreamy retreat in Stockholm is now for sale

When you’re the head of a global design brand known for its modern yet playful furniture, it’s only natural that your home would reflect the aesthetic.
Back in 2015, Swedish designer and Hem founder Petrus Palmér moved into a central Stockholm home converted from a blacksmith’s workshop. The house, thoroughly renovated by Swedish architecture studio Förstberg Ling, is as stylish as you’d expect—crisp and clean but not without personality. Now, Palmér is selling the place for SEK 11,950,000, or around $1.19 million.
Per Jansson
Covering just under 1,000 square feet over two floors, the residence boasts a neutral material palette of concrete, pale wood, and white marble. Rich splashes of color appear in furnishings like the salmon-hued sofa and deep green kitchen cabinetry, making the space feel warm and lively.
The main living area has ceilings stretching 17 feet high. Big windows bring in lots of light, as do massive skylights that flood the interior, which includes two bedrooms and ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the homebuying process, even if they can’t see the home in-person.
While they still prefer to physically see a home, virtual home tours and accurate listing information top the list of tech specs buyers find most helpful in today’s process.
Let’s connect today to determine how technology can help power your home search.



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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

This $113 shelving unit turned my cluttered kitchen into an organizer’s dream

Leah Mennies

This past fall, after becoming roommate-free for the first time, I looked at my life and my choices. Also, I looked at the makeshift pantry in the kitchen of my rental apartment. At the age of 32, I could no longer rationalize using a decade-old shoe organizer to store my rolled oats and canned chickpeas — it was time for something grown-up. I wanted whatever would replace it to be aesthetically pleasing enough to appear in a Food 52 article on pantry-storage tips; but with limited upper body strength, zero will to mount anything onto a wall, and too much social anxiety to enlist help from Task Rabbit, I didn’t want to work for it.
My heart lies with the simple, modern look of Floyd’s modular shelving system, but I’m not ready to commit to investment furniture — a.k.a. the “starts at $425” price point — at the moment. So I headed in the direction of a utilitarian wire-style unit, inspired by the look of a pro chef friend’s home kitchen shelves, and promptly got overwhe ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

Today’s Expert Insight on the Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

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According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, home prices are forecasted to rise.
Results from the Existing Home Sales Report note that home sales declined in March due to the coronavirus, but prices are still strong.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

There are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by our inability to move around as we normally would. Over 20 million people in the U.S. became instantly unemployed when it was determined that the only way to defeat this horrific virus was to shut down businesses across the nation. One second a person was gainfully employed, a switch was turned, and then the room went dark on their livelihood.
The financial pain so many families are facing right now is deep.
How deep will the pain cut?
Major institutions are forecasting unemployment rates last seen during the Great Depression. Here are a few projections:

Goldman Sachs – 15%
Merrill Lynch – 10.6%
Wells Fargo – 7.3%

How long will the pain last?
As horrific as those numbers are, there is some good news. The pain will be deep, but it won’t last as long as it did after previous crises. Taking the direst projection from Goldman Sachs, we can see that 15 ...

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