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March 14, 2018

Display Art Like a Pro

How to Display Your Fine Art Collection

It can take years to put together an art collection that captures your style and makes your house feel truly one of a kind. Whether you've invested in lots of original pieces or tend to gather more affordable prints, here's how to display your selections in the way they deserve.

Think three-dimensional.
Fine art is all about creativity, so don't be afraid to break from tradition. Sculptural pieces bring a modern flair to your home, reclaimed or vintage items can pay homage to heritage, and larger-than-life art will make bigger spaces feel warmer. Textiles, metalworks and artistic light fixtures can also add another layer of interest to your surroundings.

Curate with care.
Work with the space you have to highlight your favorite pieces in a meaningful way. This means matching certain pieces to certain rooms: Large gallery-worthy canvases can be placed where you entertain guests, while your children's artwork can go where the family likes to spend quality time together. Don't be afraid to rotate pieces regularly to keep things interesting.

Display art mindfully.
For an aesthetically pleasing and polished effect, determine the best height for each piece based on the room's dimensions. You can also consider grouping several paintings, prints or photographs together. To do this well, start by choosing an "anchor piece" and then work from there, being as playful or bold as you'd like.

You purchased your art for a reason. Why not show off what you love about your choices while helping your home look its very best?

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March 9, 2018

Real Estate Hot Spots

Real Estate Hot Spots to Keep an Eye On

Real Estate Hot Spots to Keep an Eye On

New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles consistently rank as some of the hottest luxury real estate markets. For savvy investors, however, securing stylish properties in other dynamic, promising locations could be the way to go. For 2018, take a closer look at smaller cities known for their tech-savvy workforce and high quality of life.

Seattle tops the charts.
Seattle, Washington, boasts some of the nation's strongest employers, which attract well-educated, skilled workers. Combined with an outdoor-friendly lifestyle, culinary attractions, a bustling independent brewery scene and a progressive atmosphere, you have all the makings of an exceptional real estate locale.

The South is heating up.
If you're interested in investment and possibly renting out a second home, set your sights on the South. Birmingham, Alabama, and Oklahoma City are just a couple of the places that average impressive returns on rental properties. In Texas, two cities cracked the top five markets for investment and development in a recent industry report: Austin was No. 2 and Dallas-Fort Worth was No. 5.

Secondary cities are on the rise.
The regional jewels defined as secondary markets are attracting a lot of attention thanks to a winning combination of young, affluent workers, healthy economies and relatively affordable housing. For example, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville and Salt Lake City are all enjoying renewed interest according to industry trends and outlooks for 2018.

Whether you're seeking a getaway spot for friends and family or an investment property to add to your portfolio, take another look at secondary markets this year.

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