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Inboard’s M1 electric skateboard offers stiff competition

December 7, 2016 6:03 am

Boosted Board, long considered the de facto electric skateboard, finally has some competition from a rival that is also based in California. Price as reviewed: $1,399 at Inboard The Inboard M1 brings a new take to the category, with hubless motors that are planted into the rear wheels of the board. This means that the motors, batteries […]

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10 Tips for Fuss-Free Holiday Decorating (10 photos)

December 7, 2016 6:03 am

Let’s face it. Christmas morning is messy. Wrapping paper strews the scene, mugs of hot chocolate are stashed about. Honestly, by 10 a.m. I usually look around my living room and wonder how the tornado hit so fast, and how my lovely decorations could suddenly look so … junky. That’s… Houzz Galleries

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3 Ways to Light the Garden With Less (10 photos)

December 7, 2016 6:03 am

Lighting in the landscape has become more energy-efficient with the increased use of solar-powered and LED light fixtures. Landscape designs that use minimal lighting are another energy-efficient way to go. Here’s an introduction to energy-saving outdoor lighting choices, as well as design ideas to get… Houzz Galleries

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Ask The HOA Expert: Unauthorized Maintenance

December 6, 2016 7:48 pm

Question: One of our board member performs unauthorized maintenance and pesters unit owner about minor rule infractions. What can we do? Answer: Communicate with him directly, clearly and specifically. Explain…

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Architectural Control Committees Are Needed

December 6, 2016 7:48 pm

Question: I live in a new town house development and am on the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not feel the need to go through our committee…

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Next HUD leader Ben Carson lists Florida home for $1.2M

December 6, 2016 6:03 am

Ben Carson just officially announced that he accepted the role of HUD Secretary and is already making moves in his own personal housing situation. The former neurosurgeon reportedly listed his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and if he sells his home at that amount, he would turn quite a nice profit. HousingWire.com Topics

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Hensarling, Waters chosen to lead House Financial Services Committee again

December 6, 2016 6:03 am

The halls and chambers of Congress are certainly going to look different when the 115th Congress begins its term in January. The leadership of the House Financial Services Committee, on the other hand, will look just the same as it has in the last two Congressional terms, as Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Rep. Maxine […]

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The Year I Decorated the White House for Christmas

December 6, 2016 6:03 am

By Lauren Seaton, as told to Katherine Martinelli In November 2013, I was sitting in the East Room of the White House hot gluing ornaments while looking up at the portrait of George Washington. The President’s dogs were running around as 61 volunteers representing every state worked to decorate each room according to the theme […]

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'Full House' Creator Buys (and Plans Slumber Party at) Home From Series

December 6, 2016 6:03 am

Nostalgia overcame “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin last summer when he saw the Tanner family’s San Francisco row house hit the market. “I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter last week. “It’s great to have the house in our ‘Full House’ family and be able to preserve it for […]

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Replacement And Disclosure Of Plumbing Fixtures Required

December 5, 2016 7:48 pm

If they haven't done so already, California owners of single-family residences have slightly less than thirty days to replace any noncompliant plumbing fixtures on their property with water-conserving ones. This…

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