DIY: Turn a Dresser Into a Double-Duty Entertainment Center

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In studio apartments, guest bedrooms, and other small spaces where storage is at a premium, we demand a little extra from our furnishings.

With this easy project, you’ll turn a vintage (or just hand-me-down) dresser into an entertainment center that does double duty.

In addition to providing a handy place to stash out-of-season clothes and extra linens, it also serves to corral remotes, chargers, and all the other tech clutter than can keep your space from looking tidy.<…

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In studio apartments, guest bedrooms, and other small spaces where storage is at a premium, we demand a little extra from our furnishings.

With this easy project, you’ll turn a vintage (or just hand-me-down) dresser into an entertainment center that does double duty.

In addition to providing a handy place to stash out-of-season clothes and extra linens, it also serves to corral remotes, chargers, and all the other tech clutter than can keep your space from looking tidy.<…

Holiday Gifts That You and Your Pet Will Love

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If you’re planning to spoil your pets this holiday season, instead of the usual toys and treats, consider a pet-centric gadget or home accessory that will not entertain your fur kid, but also enhance your home – and your pet parenting experience, too.

Microchip pet feeder

When pet food sits out, it can attracts flies and other vermin – not to mention, it becomes unpalatable after several hours. A microchip-activated pet feeder, such as the SureFeed, solves these pro…

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If you’re planning to spoil your pets this holiday season, instead of the usual toys and treats, consider a pet-centric gadget or home accessory that will not entertain your fur kid, but also enhance your home – and your pet parenting experience, too.

Microchip pet feeder

When pet food sits out, it can attracts flies and other vermin – not to mention, it becomes unpalatable after several hours. A microchip-activated pet feeder, such as the SureFeed, solves these pro…

Don’t write off REITs, especially this unsexy sector

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Investors may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses….

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Investors may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses….

Leonardo DiCaprio Is No Longer the Wolf of This California Ranch

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shutterstock_383516680Leonardo DiCaprio sold one of his more modest homes a few weeks ago — a classic California ranch home with mid-century modern leanings. The price tag: $2.24 million, a smidge less than the $2.4 million he was asking.

The…

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shutterstock_383516680Leonardo DiCaprio sold one of his more modest homes a few weeks ago — a classic California ranch home with mid-century modern leanings. The price tag: $2.24 million, a smidge less than the $2.4 million he was asking.

The…

The Happiest Place on Earth? Tour Disney's Palm Springs Home

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Walt Disney’s Palm Springs paradise home can be yours for $899,000 – and just a wish upon a star.

Built in 1962 when Disney’s famous “Walt Disney Presents” changed to “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” the desert retreat is lively with cartoon-colored decor.

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Walt Disney’s Palm Springs paradise home can be yours for $899,000 – and just a wish upon a star.

Built in 1962 when Disney’s famous “Walt Disney Presents” changed to “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” the desert retreat is lively with cartoon-colored decor.

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-208951" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/…

One of your monthly housing bills may get bigger

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Home equity lines of credit are susceptible to a rise in interest rates, which means they just got more expensive….

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Home equity lines of credit are susceptible to a rise in interest rates, which means they just got more expensive….

How to Decorate Simply for the Holidays (With Big Impact)

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You may have dreams of decorating your home like it’s a display window at a fancy department store, but then reality strikes: You’ve still got gift shopping and wrapping to do, holiday parties to attend and host … not to mention your everyday life to live.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Go for intentional minimalism. Some years, less is more.

Simple decor can still have a big impact – not the least of which is relieving you of some <a href="http://www.zillow….

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You may have dreams of decorating your home like it’s a display window at a fancy department store, but then reality strikes: You’ve still got gift shopping and wrapping to do, holiday parties to attend and host … not to mention your everyday life to live.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Go for intentional minimalism. Some years, less is more.

Simple decor can still have a big impact – not the least of which is relieving you of some <a href="http://www.zillow….

Log Cabins, From Modest to Massive

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As nice as it is to walk in a winter wonderland, it’s also good to have a cozy home to relax in afterwards. Here are some of the best log cabins – from simple getaways to luxurious escapes – that we would love to call our home away from home.

Cambridge, VT

150 The Hl, Cambridge, VT 05444
For sale: $220,000

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As nice as it is to walk in a winter wonderland, it’s also good to have a cozy home to relax in afterwards. Here are some of the best log cabins – from simple getaways to luxurious escapes – that we would love to call our home away from home.

Cambridge, VT

150 The Hl, Cambridge, VT 05444
For sale: $220,000

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Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

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The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection….

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The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection….

Sadly, The Appraisal Institute is now working against its local chapters

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I have a lot of good friends and colleagues who frequently give at least a passing thought to quitting the Appraisal Institute, the largest real estate appraisal industry trade group. At the national level, the association has lost the ability to work for …

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appraisalinstitutelogo

I have a lot of good friends and colleagues who frequently give at least a passing thought to quitting the Appraisal Institute, the largest real estate appraisal industry trade group. At the national level, the association has lost the ability to work for …