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11 Must-Haves in a Designer’s Dream Kitchen (14 photos)

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

In interior design, it’s important to think big: After all, in some projects you can’t get everything you want, but you should set the bar high to achieve a great result. But in your dream kitchen, you can have it all — and more. Here I’ve compiled my top 11 must-have design features for a […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Built-In Storage (10 photos)

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

Storage is necessary to keep our homes uncluttered. But thoughtfully designed storage also can improve the shape and function of our interior spaces. Houzz Galleries

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[Video] To the future HUD Secretary, here’s a piece of advice from a former HUD Secretary

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

Regardless of who is selected to be the future secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros has one key piece of advice that he would give to the next person that sits in the seat. As a hint, he touches something a lot of people are asking for. […]

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Here are 5 bold predictions for housing in 2017

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

Next year is less than two months away, and the holidays are likely to fly by. Giving his predictions for next year, Joe Melendez is CEO of ValueInsured, forecasts that 2017 could be a wild ride. “One thing I do feel certain about is that those who are most adaptive to change and innovation – […]

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Rufus Wainwright Buys an Enchanted Cottage in the Hollywood Hills

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

When Rufus Wainwright goes home at the end of a long day in the Southern California sun, a cozy, Hobbit-like world of cubbyholes and window nooks awaits. The crooner recently bought a home in the Hollywood Hills that matches his creative soul, with a storybook footbridge and window seats with sylvan views. He paid $1.45 million for […]

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Mortgage Rates Spike to End 2016

November 24, 2016 5:57 am

Mortgage rates have spiked 0.5 percent since the U.S. presidential election earlier this month. On a 30-year fixed loan of $300,000, this increases your monthly payment by $85. If you were waiting to refinance, this is a wake up call, and if you plan to buy a home, it’s time to reevaluate your budget – because […]

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5 Things Homebuyers Need to Know about Home EV Charging Stations

November 23, 2016 1:42 pm

Folks who follow the auto industry - or just watch the road as they're driving - know that crossovers, SUVs and pickups are becoming increasingly popular. But there's actually another…

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7 Tips For A Clean And Organized Holiday Season

November 23, 2016 1:42 pm

The holidays are a magical time of year meant for enjoying the company of your closest friends and family. But playing host to your holiday celebrations can sometimes get a…

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The Super-Quick, Really Easy, Last-Minute Guide To Making Your House Guest Ready For The Holidays

November 23, 2016 1:42 pm

It never fails. You have weeks, or even months, to get your house in order before family arrives to celebrate the holidays. But now it's days, or even hours, before…

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Ask the HOA Expert: Bulk Billing For Electricity

November 22, 2016 7:42 pm

Question: Our HOA is billed in bulk for electricity. Each unit has a submeter which is read monthly and billed to each unit owner. Subtracting the total unit usage from…

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