Lucille Ball's First Hollywood Home Hits the Market

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When Lucille Ball was just starting out, she rented a home in West Hollywood where she lived with her brother, mother and grandfather.

Now on the market for $1.75 million, it’s just the kind of classically charming craftsman home where you can imagine the young comedian and actress living.

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When Lucille Ball was just starting out, she rented a home in West Hollywood where she lived with her brother, mother and grandfather.

Now on the market for $1.75 million, it’s just the kind of classically charming craftsman home where you can imagine the young comedian and actress living.

Before & After: Shabby Shed Turned Pretty Screened Porch

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Many homes have an old, weathered shed in the backyard that’s been sitting there for years.

While some homeowners’ vision might be to tear down the eyesore, one South Carolina couple decided to rehab their old shed into the screened porch of their dreams.

That old shed out back

When the couple moved into their newly renovated bungalow, they knew something had to be done about the backyard shed. It was in rough shape -and stood only seven feet from their back door.

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Many homes have an old, weathered shed in the backyard that’s been sitting there for years.

While some homeowners’ vision might be to tear down the eyesore, one South Carolina couple decided to rehab their old shed into the screened porch of their dreams.

That old shed out back

When the couple moved into their newly renovated bungalow, they knew something had to be done about the backyard shed. It was in rough shape -and stood only seven feet from their back door.

Student housing ups the ante on amenities

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Residential developers are pouring money into the sector, upping the ante on amenities and seeing occupancy rise….

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Residential developers are pouring money into the sector, upping the ante on amenities and seeing occupancy rise….

5 Types of People Who Attend Open Houses

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In real estate showings, the Sunday open house is the gold standard. As the name implies, a property is open to just about anyone who learns of the showing in an online or print ad, drives by and sees the agent’s A-frame sign, or receives a notification postcard in the mail.

But not everyone who goes to an open house is a potential buyer. Here are five types of people likely to pass through a property during an open house.

1. The real buyer

These people are somewh…

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In real estate showings, the Sunday open house is the gold standard. As the name implies, a property is open to just about anyone who learns of the showing in an online or print ad, drives by and sees the agent’s A-frame sign, or receives a notification postcard in the mail.

But not everyone who goes to an open house is a potential buyer. Here are five types of people likely to pass through a property during an open house.

1. The real buyer

These people are somewh…

Joel McHale Lists Hollywood Hills Home

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Joel McHale – actor, comedian, and star of the upcoming CBS series “The Great Indoors” – and wife Sarah recently put their Hollywood Hills home on the market for $2.395 million.

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Joel McHale – actor, comedian, and star of the upcoming CBS series “The Great Indoors” – and wife Sarah recently put their Hollywood Hills home on the market for $2.395 million.

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Leaving the Nest: College Students and Renters Insurance

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By Shannon Ireland

College students live for summer. They get a much-needed break from reading dense textbooks and studying for exam after exam.

However, after months spent at home with Mom and Dad, they’re typically ready to head back to campus and regain their freedom when the fall semester rolls around.

Back-to-school shopping typically includes new clothes, upgraded laptops, and textbooks. But don’t forget about one crucial item to shop for this summer: rent…

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By Shannon Ireland

College students live for summer. They get a much-needed break from reading dense textbooks and studying for exam after exam.

However, after months spent at home with Mom and Dad, they’re typically ready to head back to campus and regain their freedom when the fall semester rolls around.

Back-to-school shopping typically includes new clothes, upgraded laptops, and textbooks. But don’t forget about one crucial item to shop for this summer: rent…

Real estate gains new market prominence starting Thursday

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Real estate will be given its own investing class on Sept. 1, separating it from the gang within the financials….

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Real estate will be given its own investing class on Sept. 1, separating it from the gang within the financials….

Earthships: Built to Stand Alone

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The term “Earthship” may conjure images of spaceships and UFOs. But this house concept is totally grounded.

In fact, Earthships are self-sustaining, zero-waste homes made from natural and recycled materials, and built with systems for water harvesting, sewage treatment, food production, solar and wind electricity, and thermal/solar heating and cooling.

We’re talking…

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The term “Earthship” may conjure images of spaceships and UFOs. But this house concept is totally grounded.

In fact, Earthships are self-sustaining, zero-waste homes made from natural and recycled materials, and built with systems for water harvesting, sewage treatment, food production, solar and wind electricity, and thermal/solar heating and cooling.

We’re talking…

We're actually not married to this big homeowner tax break: Mortgage Bankers CEO

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Changing the mortgage deduction could be worth considering, says Mortgage Bankers Association CEO David Stevens….

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Changing the mortgage deduction could be worth considering, says Mortgage Bankers Association CEO David Stevens….

Brian Wilson's Lake House on the Market for $3.3M

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Wouldn’t it be nice to relax just like Brian Wilson did, before his recent spate of tour dates? Now you can, at his lake house east of Los Angeles – it’s on the market for $3.299 million.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to relax just like Brian Wilson did, before his recent spate of tour dates? Now you can, at his lake house east of Los Angeles – it’s on the market for $3.299 million.

<img style="float:left;margin: 0 15px 15px 0" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/shutterstock_102503015-347199.jpg" alt="shutterstock_102503015" width="150…