Adele Says 'Hello' to Beverly Hills Estate

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Hello, indeed. Dedicated though torch-singing superstar Adele is to her native England, she has snagged a 4-bedroom, 6-bath property in Beverly Hills for when she and her family are on this side of the pond – writing Oscar-winning movie themes such as “Skyfall,” winning multiple Grammys, playing Radio City Music Hall and the like.

The gated …

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Hello, indeed. Dedicated though torch-singing superstar Adele is to her native England, she has snagged a 4-bedroom, 6-bath property in Beverly Hills for when she and her family are on this side of the pond – writing Oscar-winning movie themes such as “Skyfall,” winning multiple Grammys, playing Radio City Music Hall and the like.

The gated …

Before & After: Laundry Room Goes Glam

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Laundry rooms are often last to get any love during home renovation. And that’s generally with good reason: they are often cramped and wholly unglamorous. They’re where we tackle loads of dirty clothes, store cleaning supplies, and ditch workout gear.

Whether behind folding closet doors, in a corner by the garage, or in the basement, laundry rooms deserve a little extra attention With a few quick changes and some organizational prowess, you can get your laundry room look…

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Laundry rooms are often last to get any love during home renovation. And that’s generally with good reason: they are often cramped and wholly unglamorous. They’re where we tackle loads of dirty clothes, store cleaning supplies, and ditch workout gear.

Whether behind folding closet doors, in a corner by the garage, or in the basement, laundry rooms deserve a little extra attention With a few quick changes and some organizational prowess, you can get your laundry room look…

House flipping heats up, creating 'home price pressure cooker'

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Home flipping is back — its share of all home sales is up 20 percent in the first three months of this year….

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Home flipping is back — its share of all home sales is up 20 percent in the first three months of this year….

Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse

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Ever bought something special and later realized you didn’t need it or like it after all? Usually, returning it is as simple as boxing it back up, locating the receipt, and taking it back to the store for a full refund.

But unlike store merchandise or even a car, you can’t return a home with a receipt, which makes the decision to buy even more stressful. You also don’t get a chance to “try before you buy” the home. You need to do as much homework ahead of time as possible, because in r…

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Ever bought something special and later realized you didn’t need it or like it after all? Usually, returning it is as simple as boxing it back up, locating the receipt, and taking it back to the store for a full refund.

But unlike store merchandise or even a car, you can’t return a home with a receipt, which makes the decision to buy even more stressful. You also don’t get a chance to “try before you buy” the home. You need to do as much homework ahead of time as possible, because in r…

'Full House' on the Market for $4.15M

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facadeThe red door is gone, but it’s the “Full House” house all right – the home where three girls were raised by their father, family and friends in the popular sitcom that started in the late ’80s. Those girls are all grown up, and one of them is raising her three boys in the same house in the new Netflix series “Fuller Ho…

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facadeThe red door is gone, but it’s the “Full House” house all right – the home where three girls were raised by their father, family and friends in the popular sitcom that started in the late ’80s. Those girls are all grown up, and one of them is raising her three boys in the same house in the new Netflix series “Fuller Ho…

How to Use Wall Sconces in Every Room

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Wall sconces have been around since before the days of Thomas Edison – back when they were used to hold candles. Mounted at eye level, their diffused light would bounce around the room, casting a beguiling glow. Though light bulbs have replaced wax and wicks, sconces continue to captivate, and decorators return to them again and again. These versatile fixtures are used to set the right tone and brighten a variety of spaces.

“Sconces create a feeling of coziness and comfort that you ca…

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Wall sconces have been around since before the days of Thomas Edison – back when they were used to hold candles. Mounted at eye level, their diffused light would bounce around the room, casting a beguiling glow. Though light bulbs have replaced wax and wicks, sconces continue to captivate, and decorators return to them again and again. These versatile fixtures are used to set the right tone and brighten a variety of spaces.

“Sconces create a feeling of coziness and comfort that you ca…

Mortgage applications drop 4.1% over Fed rate uncertainty

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Applications to refinance a loan and to purchase a home fell last week, as interest rates maintained a slow climb….

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Applications to refinance a loan and to purchase a home fell last week, as interest rates maintained a slow climb….

Nearly 7 million homes at hurricane risk this season: Report

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The hurricane season is here, and a report says rebuilding from storm surges this year could cost $1.5 trillion….

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The hurricane season is here, and a report says rebuilding from storm surges this year could cost $1.5 trillion….

Facts About Using a Co-Signer on a Mortgage

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Do you need a co-signer to buy a home? To help you decide, let’s review the reasons you might use a co-signer, the types of co-signers, and the various requirements lenders have for allowing co-signers.

When to use a co-signer

A common scenario is young people just starting out in their careers use parents as co-signers while they’re ramping up their income. Other lesser-known but still common scenarios include:

  • Divorcees use co-signers to help qualify for a home …

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Do you need a co-signer to buy a home? To help you decide, let’s review the reasons you might use a co-signer, the types of co-signers, and the various requirements lenders have for allowing co-signers.

When to use a co-signer

A common scenario is young people just starting out in their careers use parents as co-signers while they’re ramping up their income. Other lesser-known but still common scenarios include:

  • Divorcees use co-signers to help qualify for a home …