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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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Agrihoods -- Homes with Locavore Eating

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Dec 14, 2015 11:43:15 AM

At least once a generation, urbanites give living on or next to a farm—now dubbed an "Agrihood"—a shot. And then we forget.

In this generation and the last, Agrihood has primarily meant luxury living in a rural setting, but such neighborhoods can and should include affordable housing. Farms may also solve some problems faced by the 100+ golf course communities faced annually with course closures.

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Study: Most Toilets "Spray" Germs If Flushed with Open Lid

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Sep 22, 2015 7:37:23 AM

Prepare to be grossed out. A Discovery Channel episode tests the truth of the toilet "spray" rumor, and finds it to be mostly true.

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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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