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10 Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

February 15, 2017 7:06 am

Getting your security deposit back from your landlord after you move may feel like an impossible feat, but it isn’t. Remember that your security deposit is essentially your money, so not all hope is lost when it’s time to move out. “It’s the landlord’s obligation to return [the deposit] at the end of the lease,” says […]

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Victorian Homes That Inspire Romance

February 15, 2017 7:06 am

Let the ornate details, sweeping archways, stained glass windows, decorative fireplaces and well-kept grounds of these Victorian stunners whisk you away into a more elegant era. Some were built during the Victorian period, roughly from 1837 to 1901, while others were more recently constructed, but pay loving tribute to the style. Either way, these charming homes will set the […]

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How to Update Your Home on a Dime

February 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Updates and home renovations are frightening to many homeowners. But improving your home doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here are a few simple projects that will boost the…

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Condo Renters: A Potential Asset

February 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Question: We have been renting a condominium unit in a fairly large complex for the last several years, and our current plans are to stay here for several more years.…

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Summary Of Multiple Offers Will Also Be Useful

February 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Last week's column discussed California's new Summary of Offer form that was designed for listing agents to present to their clients who were likely to be a bit overwhelmed by…

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: Is Now The Time?

February 13, 2017 9:06 pm

The US Census Bureau recently revealed that the US homeownership rate declined to 62.9%, the lowest level reported in 51 years of Census tracking. This statistic does not signal impending…

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WTF is lidar?

February 13, 2017 7:06 am

Long ago, people believed that the eye emitted invisible rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. That’s not the case, of course, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfectly good way to see. In fact, it’s the basic idea behind lidar, a form of digital imaging […]

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Bar Cart 101: A Hot Chocolatey Cocktail for Your Valentine (8 photos)

February 13, 2017 7:06 am

Chocolate and liquors have been a classic combination for centuries. Share both with your Valentine this year by making your own chocolate syrup and using it in a Boozy Bourbon Hot Cocoa to enjoy next to a cozy fire. And while you’re at it, why not set up a bar cart so you can experiment […]

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Shop Houzz: 3 Unlikely Color Pairings (139 photos)

February 13, 2017 7:06 am

When it’s time to breathe some fresh air into your home, a few well-chosen accents in an unexpected mix of colors can revolutionize a space. And we’ve done all the work for you, gathering some of our favorite high-impact pieces into stylishly offbeat colors combinations. Which color pairing… Houzz Galleries

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: An "inside" look at Gary Cohn's role in Trump administration

February 13, 2017 7:06 am

Two of New York’s biggest newspapers happened to publish competing (and somewhat similar) articles over the weekend that delve into the growing role within the Trump administration of Gary Cohn, the White House National Economic Council Director and a former top executive at Goldman Sachs. So what is Cohn’s role? The Wall Street Journal and […]

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