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Even before the pandemic, the work-from-home trend was growing in popularity. Improved technology and connectivity are allowing people to be more productive at home as employers have offered greater flexibility. But now that COVID-19 has made working from home even...Read More
The cocoa in the Oreo you ate recently may have come from a farm the size of a football field in rural Ghana, the Wall Street Journal reported this fall. Consumers can learn this because Oreo’s parent company, Mondelez, now publishes data about its cocoa supply...Read More
The housing market may be cool for now, but there is a huge wave of potential buyers on the horizon that are about to heat things up: aging millennials. In the next 10 years, 44.9 million millennials will turn 34, the median age for first-time homebuyers, Zillow...Read More
To stage, or not to stage? That is the question builders and developers ponder today thanks to the advent of virtual reality (and I did too in my last Builder and Developer magazine column). VR has become a requisite due to the way buyers search for homes a whopping...Read More
Creating model homes for imaginary clients sounds like a dream job. That is what people tell us when we explain the strategy behind model home merchandising, while the professionals we work with insist we get to do the fun stuff. While we love what we do, it is just...Read More
This season, the design is all about harmony. Springtime simplicity flawlessly intermingles with bursts of color, shapes, and textures. Discover styles that spark creativity and inspire serenity as experts from Mary Cook & Associates shine a light on five main...Read More