Be trendy, not tragic: expert tips for future-proofing your interior

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-3-35-50-pmJumping on board a decor trend is tempting, but an overly themed interior will date very quickly.

Trends happen to the best of us, and they’re a lot of fun. But they don’t last forever.

Sometimes no matter how much money and time you invest in decorating your home, your interior decor becomes a bit tired and the look you once loved doesn’t work as well.

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Long Beach Listed as one of 50 Most Expensive Places in US to Buy a House

Long Beach snuck onto Coldwell Banker’s annual Home Listings Report as the 50th most expensive city in which to purchase a home in the country, with an average listing price of $881,315.

The report, conducted annually, evaluates market data for “2,000 real estate markets nationwide, analyzing more than 50,000 similar-sized four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes ranking the most expensive and affordable markets in all 50 states,” according to the website.

The listings were published around the same time Long Beach landed on Time Out‘s list of top 15 places in the country to live—which included affordable rental prices as part of its methodology, believe it or not.

Long Beach came in at 50, sandwiched between Walnut California ($886,647 average) and Novato, California ($863,900).

California cities dominated the top 50 list, along with cities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Minnesota. Read the rest of the article here. 

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