Tina and Ike Turner's Former Home on the Market

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Tina Turner left a good house in the city, and after all these years, it’s back on the market — looking a lot like the year is still 1977. That’s when the current owner bought it from the iconic singer and her first husband, Ike, as the famous couple was divorcing.

The listing, for $999,000, says the 4-bedroom, 4-bath Los Angeles home was featured in …

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Tina Turner left a good house in the city, and after all these years, it’s back on the market — looking a lot like the year is still 1977. That’s when the current owner bought it from the iconic singer and her first husband, Ike, as the famous couple was divorcing.

The listing, for $999,000, says the 4-bedroom, 4-bath Los Angeles home was featured in …

A Trellis or a Pergola? Get to Know Garden Structures

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Trellises, arches, arbors, and pergolas: These four garden structures are often confused.

After all, each can be used to give your outdoor space privacy, shade, and filtered light, as well as serve as a support for climbing plants.

If you have a hard time remembering which structure is which, here are mnemonics to help you:

  • Trellises are for Training vines, and they stand up straight like the letters ‘lli’ in the middle of the wo…

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Trellises, arches, arbors, and pergolas: These four garden structures are often confused.

After all, each can be used to give your outdoor space privacy, shade, and filtered light, as well as serve as a support for climbing plants.

If you have a hard time remembering which structure is which, here are mnemonics to help you:

  • Trellises are for Training vines, and they stand up straight like the letters ‘lli’ in the middle of the wo…

Mortgage applications jump 4.2% on strong buyer demand

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Homebuyers jumped back into the market, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than previous weeks….

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Homebuyers jumped back into the market, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than previous weeks….

The Cost of Off-Campus Rent at Top Colleges

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Which university costs more: Harvard, Yale or MIT? It’s relatively easy to compare tuition and even dorm fees — but off-campus housing costs are harder to pin down. They also can make a big difference in the tab for a higher education.

In fact, 80 percent of the towns where elite colleges are located, based on U.S News & World Report’s newly released Best Colleges o…

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Which university costs more: Harvard, Yale or MIT? It’s relatively easy to compare tuition and even dorm fees — but off-campus housing costs are harder to pin down. They also can make a big difference in the tab for a higher education.

In fact, 80 percent of the towns where elite colleges are located, based on U.S News & World Report’s newly released Best Colleges o…

Renters: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

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For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like creating a budget and saving for a down payment are obvious. Here are five more advanced steps toward moving out of your rental and into a dream home of your own.

Understand the full cost of homeownership

As a renter, a single rental fee covers your monthly housing payment. But as a homeowner, four main factors go into your monthly housing payment: principal, interest, taxes and insurance (P.I.T.I….

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For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like creating a budget and saving for a down payment are obvious. Here are five more advanced steps toward moving out of your rental and into a dream home of your own.

Understand the full cost of homeownership

As a renter, a single rental fee covers your monthly housing payment. But as a homeowner, four main factors go into your monthly housing payment: principal, interest, taxes and insurance (P.I.T.I….

Landlords listen up: Find the best rental returns here

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Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market….

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Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market….

Mortgage rates finally break higher: What you should watch

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Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday. Here's everything you should know now….

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Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday. Here's everything you should know now….

Do You Own the Air Above Your Home?

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Few people spend time thinking about air rights – unless they’re in the New York City real estate scene, where developers can pay up to $300 per square foot for space over a low-rise building.

Still, every homeowner should have a basic understanding of his or her rights to this space. Do you own the air above your home by default? And if so, what can you do with it?

What exactly are air rights?

In real estate, air rights –  which refer to the empty space above a …

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Few people spend time thinking about air rights – unless they’re in the New York City real estate scene, where developers can pay up to $300 per square foot for space over a low-rise building.

Still, every homeowner should have a basic understanding of his or her rights to this space. Do you own the air above your home by default? And if so, what can you do with it?

What exactly are air rights?

In real estate, air rights –  which refer to the empty space above a …

Helping Pets Cope With Back-to-School Blues

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Has your pet been moping around the house since your kids went back to school?

It’s very common for both dogs and cats to suffer from “empty nest syndrome” and feel lonely when the summer vacation is over.

During the summer, there is always extra activity in the home with friends coming and going, and possibly even Mom and Dad taking time off from work for a staycation. And then…

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Has your pet been moping around the house since your kids went back to school?

It’s very common for both dogs and cats to suffer from “empty nest syndrome” and feel lonely when the summer vacation is over.

During the summer, there is always extra activity in the home with friends coming and going, and possibly even Mom and Dad taking time off from work for a staycation. And then…

Michael Phelps Trades Baltimore Townhouse for Scottsdale Mansion

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shutterstock_183446852Just weeks before Michael Phelps competed in his final summer games, the gold-medal swimmer unloaded this Baltimore townhouse for $960,000.

He took a loss — a rarity for Phelps — after paying $1.03 million for it four years ago.

The loft-style, brick townhouse combines the urban grit …

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shutterstock_183446852Just weeks before Michael Phelps competed in his final summer games, the gold-medal swimmer unloaded this Baltimore townhouse for $960,000.

He took a loss — a rarity for Phelps — after paying $1.03 million for it four years ago.

The loft-style, brick townhouse combines the urban grit …