3 Secrets to Keeping Calm When Your Home is Chaos

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Somehow it just happens. You say “yes” before you really even think it through.

Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, your home is up for sale, or the construction team is knocking at the door for the kitchen remodel, or a nephew, aging parent, sibling, or adult child is moving into the spare guest room.

How do you manage to keep from feeling overwhelmed when you and your home are in …

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Somehow it just happens. You say “yes” before you really even think it through.

Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, your home is up for sale, or the construction team is knocking at the door for the kitchen remodel, or a nephew, aging parent, sibling, or adult child is moving into the spare guest room.

How do you manage to keep from feeling overwhelmed when you and your home are in …

Hurricane Insurance: What Homeowners and Renters Should Know

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By Samantha Alexander

Peak hurricane season runs from mid-August to late October, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a homeowner or renter, you may wonder, “Do I have enough insurance protection to withstand a potential hurricane?”

Unfortunately, you might not want to hear the answer.

If you’re a homeowner

Like any responsible homeowner, you’ve got a standard homeowners insurance policy. And even thou…

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By Samantha Alexander

Peak hurricane season runs from mid-August to late October, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a homeowner or renter, you may wonder, “Do I have enough insurance protection to withstand a potential hurricane?”

Unfortunately, you might not want to hear the answer.

If you’re a homeowner

Like any responsible homeowner, you’ve got a standard homeowners insurance policy. And even thou…

House of the Week: A Three-Pavilion Home Connected by a Pool

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Welcome to tropical modernism. Built in 1968, “Woodsong” was designed to follow the contour of the palm trees around it. As a result, there are three separate buildings, with a 90-foot lap pool connecting them. You can swim from the living room pavilion to the dining pavilion, then float over to the bedroom pavilion for a nap.

In true organic mid-century modern style, architect Alfred Br…

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Welcome to tropical modernism. Built in 1968, “Woodsong” was designed to follow the contour of the palm trees around it. As a result, there are three separate buildings, with a 90-foot lap pool connecting them. You can swim from the living room pavilion to the dining pavilion, then float over to the bedroom pavilion for a nap.

In true organic mid-century modern style, architect Alfred Br…

Weekly mortgage applications drop 2.1% as rates edge higher

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A drop last week in mortgage applications is a testament to just how sensitive borrowers are to tiny rate moves….

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A drop last week in mortgage applications is a testament to just how sensitive borrowers are to tiny rate moves….

Here are the easiest cities to get a mortgage

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It's not easy to get a mortgage, but a lot depends on where you live, according to the Urban Institute….

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It's not easy to get a mortgage, but a lot depends on where you live, according to the Urban Institute….

What's a Hurricane Deductible, and Do You Have One?

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By Arthur Murray

When a hurricane damages your home, you may be looking at serious repairs. But don’t assume your homeowners insurance will cover it.

Are you covered under home insurance?

The answer in part depends on the cause of the damage. Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding; you’ll need a separate flood insurance policy for that. Check out the National Fl…

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By Arthur Murray

When a hurricane damages your home, you may be looking at serious repairs. But don’t assume your homeowners insurance will cover it.

Are you covered under home insurance?

The answer in part depends on the cause of the damage. Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding; you’ll need a separate flood insurance policy for that. Check out the National Fl…

We're in a new housing bubble: Why it's less scary this time

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June marked 50 straight months of national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from a 2012 bottom, says a report….

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June marked 50 straight months of national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from a 2012 bottom, says a report….

Sales of million-dollar homes swoon

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It's not a correction, but the result of stock volatility and an oversupply of luxury homes….

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It's not a correction, but the result of stock volatility and an oversupply of luxury homes….

House of the Week: A 267-Year-Old Home With a Tavern Past

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What drew Alan Kaufman to this 18th-century home in Lyme, CT was not the fact that Andrew Jackson regularly stayed here when it was an inn some two centuries ago. And it wasn’t licentious tales of Hollywood types carousing around the pool after a theater actress bought it in the 1930s.

It was the gorgeous stone tavern in the daylight basement.

“It has exposed beams and an almost walk-in size fireplace,” Kaufman said. “I entertain and do wine tastings d…

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What drew Alan Kaufman to this 18th-century home in Lyme, CT was not the fact that Andrew Jackson regularly stayed here when it was an inn some two centuries ago. And it wasn’t licentious tales of Hollywood types carousing around the pool after a theater actress bought it in the 1930s.

It was the gorgeous stone tavern in the daylight basement.

“It has exposed beams and an almost walk-in size fireplace,” Kaufman said. “I entertain and do wine tastings d…

Michael J. Fox Lists New England Estate

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When Michael J. Fox was a young lad, he fell in love with the great room of an island home in British Columbia. “I’d never seen anything like it,” he told Architectural Digest in 2000.

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When Michael J. Fox was a young lad, he fell in love with the great room of an island home in British Columbia. “I’d never seen anything like it,” he told Architectural Digest in 2000.

<img style="float:left;margin: 0 15px 15px 0" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/shutterstock_155468231-3a21e8.jpg" alt="shutterstock_155468231" width="150" hei…