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Christina B. Farnsworth

An award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience covering the shelter industry, Christina resides in Tucson and is long-established active member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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Millennials: An Emerging Housing Market

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 31, 2015 7:20:25 PM

There are now more Millennials than Boomers—83.1 million versus 75.4 million. Ignore their housing desires at your own risk.

Millennials are not only more numerous but also more diverse than previous generations. A U.S. Census Bureau report says, 44.2 percent are “part of a minority race or ethnic group (that is, a group other than non-Hispanic, single-race white).” Diversity may add challenges to figuring out what appeals to Millennials in housing, but Lloyd Jones Capital is wooing them into apartments Realtor magazine has just weighed in on working with this biggest generation. i'll highlight a few of their findings below:

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Keeping Glass Rooms Comfortable with Hydronic Heating and Cooling

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 5, 2015 9:28:06 AM

More natural light in commercial buildings improves worker productivity and decreases absenteeism and turnover. However, all that glass can be a challenge when it comes to keeping building comfortable.

In Seattle at Chihuly Garden and Glass, a low-temperature hydronic system has been combined with radiant floor heating to maintain a comfortable environment.

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Why Old Places Matter

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 26, 2015 8:49:23 AM

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Smart Growth Online is conducting a Webinar from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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California Faucets Dance

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Feb 23, 2015 6:11:00 PM

It's an old cliche but true, a picture, or in this case a video, is worth a thousand words. You may laugh out loud as you watch California Faucets tub fillers dance.


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New Colors Add Appeal to Crossville's Empire Tile

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jan 30, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Crossville’s Empire porcelain tile still features recycled content and still looks like marbleized stone, but now there are new sizes and colors.

According to Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville marketing VP, “The range of colors invites designers to create ombre effects on floors or walls—going from light to dark in gradient shades within an installation.”

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