The New Home Company Inc. (NYSE: NWHM) today announced selected preliminary results for the 2020 third quarter. These estimated results are preliminary and unaudited.

Preliminary 2020 Third Quarter Financial Highlights (Estimated Results)

  • Net new orders of 251 as compared to 124 in the 2019 third quarter, a 102% increase

  • Monthly sales absorption of 3.5 per community as compared to 2.0 per community in the 2019 third quarter, a 75% increase

  • September net new orders of 99, a 106% increase compared to September 2019

  • Homes in backlog of 329 homes, representing $207.1 million in backlog value, as compared to 207 homes at the end of the 2019 third quarter, a 59% increase

  • Ending actively selling community count of 25, a 14% increase compared to the end of the 2019 third quarter

  • Homes sales revenue of $117.4 million as compared to $118.8 million for the 2019 third quarter

    • Deliveries of 157 as

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As temperatures begin to plunge, the fall décor comes out. For some, that means black cats, ghosts, and witches. For others, it is all about pumpkins. Pumpkins can go out as a decorative introduction to fall in September and last through Thanksgiving. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes, giving a home a splash of color and lots of texture.

Pumpkins are made from all kinds of materials, including porcelain, metal, wool, fabric, paper, leaves, plastic, and mercury glass. They can be artisan-made, vintage, or manufactured. Then, of course, they can also be real. Some are realistic, while others are whimsical.

We found these great pieces of pumpkin decor at downtown Franklin shops. Now is a great time to shop in downtown Franklin, as downtown Franklin is celebrating the fall season with their Paint the Town Orange campaign (read more about that here).

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An artisan-made pumpkin

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Emma Roberts looked blooming beautiful at her “magical garden”-themed baby shower in LA on Saturday.

Dressed in a smocked floral midi dress ($478) and matching face mask ($35 for five) from Tory Burch, who also provided the party’s décor, the 29-year-old “American Horror Story” star celebrated her impending arrival with a stylish and socially distanced backyard gathering.

Roberts’ boyfriend Garrett Hedlund — with whom she’s expecting her first child, a baby boy — was on hand for the festivities, as were famous friends including Kristen Stewart and Camila Morrone, according to People.

Floral designer Eric Buterbaugh suspended roses from the trees with blue ribbon and presented the mom-to-be with a vagina-shaped arrangement, while Loria Stern and Little Sparks Cookies provided sweet treats adorned with real pressed flowers and the words “baby boy,” respectively.

“So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild

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Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business' networks work.
Enlarge / Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business’ networks work.

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We’re 10 months into 2020, and businesses are still making adjustments to the new realities of large-scale telework (which, if you’re not in the IT biz, is just a fancy term for “working from not in the office”). In the Before Times, telework was an interesting idea that tech companies were just starting to seriously flirt with as a normal way of doing business—whereas now, most businesses large or small have a hefty fraction of their workforce staying home to work.

Unfortunately, making such a sweeping change to office workflow doesn’t just disrupt policies and expectations—it requires important changes to the technical infrastructure as well. Six months ago, we talked about the changes the people who work from home frequently need to make to accommodate

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English designer Cath Kidston is known as ‘The Queen of Print’. With a background in interior design and styling, Kidston founded her brand in 1993 and made it a global name selling home furnishings and fashion products. In 2017, after stepping down from the Cath Kidston Group, she founded a solo venture, Joy of Print, a creative design studio specializing in designing prints for the interiors and fashion world. Her new book, “A Place Called Home,” highlights her 17th-century farmhouse and garden in Gloucestershire, which is decorated with her collected treasures and textiles and floral patterns from around the world.

Kidston joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week for The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: If you could design a kitchen from scratch, what colors would you use for flooring (wood), countertops, cabinets and backsplash? We’re building a new home and we have

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List of all the best early furniture deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring the latest discounts on Amazon Furniture, sofa covers, couches, ergonomic office chairs, and patio furniture sets

Here’s a guide to all the latest early furniture deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, featuring all the latest discounts on Devoko patio dining sets, nuLOOm rugs, Amazon desks and couches, Bush office furniture, & Herman Miller office chairs. Explore the best deals using the links below.

Best sofa deals:

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Best kitchen & dining deals:

  • Save 45% on the Winsome Wood Nolan Occasional Table at Amazon – clean, traditional lines make the Nolan Coffee table a great fit for any décor and home

  • Save 41% on the WE Furniture Company Modern Farmhouse Buffet Sideboard

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

The owners of this new house in Glenbrook, Auckland lived in a caravan for two years to save enough money for their first home.

And of course there was a tight budget when it came to the kitchen design, says Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Takanini. “Their budget was around $20,000, but the kitchen came in closer to $22,000. But they were very happy with it.”

And John was happy also to see her project win the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award 2020 for a kitchen under $25,000.

Melanie John says she "future proofed" the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners' current requirements.

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Melanie John says she “future proofed” the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners’ current requirements.

“In a simple kitchen, details matter,” the judges said. “This kitchen is the perfect example of

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Reader, I will level with you. When I was assigned to track the best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020 had to offer in the kitchen, design, and home categories, I was less than thrilled. Amazon sells a lot of stuff! And the vast majority of it, whether home goods, tech, or menswear, consists of overpriced and poorly-made garbage that has no place in your home. But after digging through the available deals list for more hours than I care to admit, I must say—I want to buy a lot of this stuff. This year’s Prime Day sale includes quality heritage cookware, top-of-the line appliances, and actually-good robot vacuums. Unfortunately, I must say: I am impressed. See below for the best Amazon Prime Day deals 2020 has surprised me with, many of which I either already own or plan to pick up for myself. And, a quick plug: Do

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Decor

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The humble candle has undergone a massive transformation in the past few years. What was once a mere household necessity for when the lights went out, today is an indulgent luxury item. From being lit for cultural purposes to being a home decor staple, candles have come a long way, and the market for candles has grown by leaps and bounds. From encrusted statement piece to dainty ones in pastel hues, there seems to be a candle for every occasion.  

The best part is that multiple pieces of research state that scents and fragrances play a crucial role to uplift your mood. Science and studies state that essential oils have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help you to keep your home germs free by using them regularly. So yes, lighting a candle does seem to be good for the mind and body.

Nothing beats the simple pleasure of

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