Each zodiac sign gravitates to different home features, and consulting the stars can give you a fun perspective on your style. Read on to find your ideal home, based on your horoscope. And tell us in the comments if it sounds like you! Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) A dreamer and connector, you like a home that reflects your idealistic side. This means that, yes, you may have a far-out bungalow with mystical murals and bead curtains. But you…

Rockstar Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, have been living large in their New York City pad at 15 Central Park West. Measuring 396 square feet, the terrace off their living room is bigger than some New Yorkers’ entire apartments. The penthouse interior spans an additional 5,417 square feet. The famous couple seems ready to move on after nearly a decade of ownership. Given the home’s iconic address and spacious quarters, it’s not surprising to see a pending sale after just…

Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light, bright rooms always feel more spacious than dark and drab ones. Wall color. Paint the walls and ceiling the same light color to make the bathroom…

For the majority of Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, owning a home is a major goal. According to the first Zillow Housing Aspirations Report, 63 percent of whites, 63 percent of blacks and 73 percent of Hispanics believe owning a home is necessary to live the American Dream. But although they share the same dreams as whites, for blacks and Hispanics getting into a home remains as challenging as ever-in part due to financial challenges and decades of discrimination.…

The current trend of turning household bathrooms into spa-like retreats isn’t a bad one, per se. Whether waking up with a hot shower or relaxing before bed in a soothing bath, everyone appreciates a crisp, clean palette and great lighting for getting prepped. And neutrals make sense for installed features like bathtubs and sinks – things that are difficult and expensive to change. But a bathroom has the potential to be so much more than just a white box. The…

When Larry Genovesi set out to build a home on Massachusetts’ Little Harbor, he didn’t realize he would end up saving a piece of history in the process. It started as a typical day in 2000. He was strolling through Cohasset, a small seaside town of about 8,000, when a tiny, 1920s Japanese tea house caught his eye. The view of the harbor – and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance – was a huge selling point; the ability to fish…

Pumpkins, haunted houses and costumed kiddos can only mean one thing – it’s time for Halloween! Every year, Zillow’s team of economists crunches the numbers to find the best cities for little ghosts and ghouls to score the best candy. These cities are based on places where home values are high, there are plenty of kids under 10, and where homes are close together, meaning less walking while you’re going door-to-door. After sliding to third place last year, San Francisco…

Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the market for a home, here are some reasons why fall can be a great time to buy. Leftover spring inventory may result in deals Home sellers tend to go on the market for the first time in…

For someone who grew up in a city dominated by gray skies, Hayley Francis sure knows how to live in color. From the blue exterior of her historic Craftsman to the emerald green palm frond wallpaper of her bedroom, the professional designer consciously chose vivid colors to brighten up the often monochrome days of the Pacific Northwest. “The goal with the whole house was to make me feel happy, especially in Seattle. Anyone who says they don’t get down in…

With no city lights for miles, The Pillars Estate stands alone in the darkest of nights. Inside, guests are greeted by dim candlelight, a windy staircase and a gentleman from Scotland. Tony McMurtrie purchased the Civil War-era estate in Albion, NY when it was ready to be torn down. Restoring it to its former glory over the past decade, he’s carefully curated every detail – from the grandfather clocks to the silver. “I don’t know where it comes from,” he explains. “I just like…