Warren Buffet's home
Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, and one of the wealthiest men
on the planet with a net worth of approximately $94 billion,
likes living in his unassuming home in Omaha. 

He bought his home in 1958 for $31,500, which translates to about $250,000 in today’s dollars. Today it’s worth well over $650,000.
Homes for Sale
FOR SALE
661 Mount Kemble Ave
Harding, NJ
$899,000

4BD/2.5 Bath
Property surrounded by national park. Older home with lots of potential.
FOR SALE
1722 Kennedy Blvd
Unit 26
Union City, NJ
$309,900

1BD/1 Bath
Granite & SS appliances
Low HOA fees
COMING SOON
7 Williamson Lane
Chester Boro, NJ
$799,000

4BD/2.5 Bath
1 acre +
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Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while it’s true rates have risen dramatically, it’s important to remember they aren’t the only factor in the affordability equation.
Here are three measures used to establish home affordability...click here to read the full article.
In this issue of "Doug Talks..."

Interior Design Trends from 1920 - current

From the gold glam of the 1920’s, to the pink porcelain of the 1980s bathrooms, interior design has run the full gamut from bold to modest and back again over the last century. Interior design trends have been heavily influenced by current events and economic trends and below are some design details that made these trends unique to their decade.
1920s: Art Deco
Taking inspiration from the beginning of Hollywood and the silent movie culture, the living room in the 1920s was sophisticated, with a touch of the exotic. Art deco is defined by sharp lines, bold silhouettes, extravagant ornamentation, simple shapes, and geometric patterns as well as the use of bold colors like bright and deep yellows, greens, pinks, reds, and blues that are often paired with chrome, gold, silver, or black accents.
1930s: Modernism
Modernism embraced the practical use of materials, functionality in design, asymmetrical compositions, and structural innovation. Floor plans were open and featured a significant amount of interior light and modern materials. Ribbon windows, reinforced concrete, curtain walls, and steel frames were incorporated into designs.
1940s: American Traditional
All resources went to the ongoing war effort (World War II), which meant an end to nonessential items, and the first half of the decade featured supply shortages and rations. Interior design was a no-nonsense, practical, and functional endeavor. Home floor plans also reflected the practicality and functionality of design. The American traditional style with its focus on the use of basic colors and a simple floral design to tie the room together with ruffled fabrics, and matching curtains & bedspreads.
1950s: Midcentury Modern
Midcentury modern (MCM) homes featured large windows to create a connection between the interior of the home and the natural world just beyond it. Interior design features included vibrant colors, clean lines, a combination of synthetic and natural materials, and organic and geometric shapes.
1960s: Psychedelics
One of the great furniture design trends of the 1960s was using polypropylene, which is a type of thermoplastic polymer resin, to make furniture. It came in colors people could match to paint chips. The interior design aesthetic was heavily influenced by the counterculture or hippie movement of the time. Psychedelics found their way into the home through design and offered a visually shocking alternative to the practicality of midcentury modern design. Bright and bold colors and patterns ended up on walls, furniture, floors, and ceilings.
1970s: Harvest Gold and Avocado Green
The 1970s was about self-expression. Large windows and indoor gardens, hanging plants, wicker furniture, and harvest gold and avocado green appliances were some of the interior design choices of the time. Shag rugs in burnt oranges and reds and comfortable furniture could be found in casual dens and rec rooms. Living rooms were either accessed by several steps leading down or featured massive fireplaces in natural materials like stone that climbed from floor to ceiling.
1980s: Pastels
Pastel hues from pink to green to blue punctuated interior home design in the 1980s. Not only were pastels huge during the decade, but matching accents were also a critical feature of interior design. Mirrors, geometric shapes and patterns, and foiled wallpaper were also popular design choices. 
1990s: Minimalism
For a bolder color choice, hunter green became popular in the 1990s. White kitchens, light-colored wood flooring, and pine furniture were simple design elements found in many homes. 
2000s: Shabby Chic, Vintage and Crystal Chandeliers
Shabby chic design featured well-worn furniture that looks faded and old in light colors like beige, light pinks, and creams. Shabby chic did not have to be old. Newer items could be distressed in order to give the item an antique look. Interior design elements featured old paintings with worn frames, vintage wallpaper, flowy white curtains in light materials, and large chandeliers.
2010s: Millennial Pink and Brown
Pink often was used as an accent on a wall or a door so it popped and became a focal point of the room. The decade’s most popular design trends also included the chevron pattern, Scandinavian minimalism, and modern farmhouse, which featured antique furniture, shiplap, industrial fixtures, and a simple color palette of grays, whites, and blacks.
2020s: Defined Spaces and Natural Materials
Natural materials like wood paneling and woven art and tapestries have earned a place in the interior design aesthetic of the 2020s. While the decade is still in its early stage, a turn toward environmentally friendly design has already begun. In the 2020s, people and designers have begun to explore ways to make spaces more functional with dividers or doors to separate work and living spaces, since many work from home since the pandemic.
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