Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Rental

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Living in a rental can put a significant damper on your design options. With unchangeable fixtures and cabinets, blasé paint colors, and the threat of losing your security deposit if you make changes, a lot of renters suppress their personal style and force themselves to live with builder-grade basic.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. By getting creative with your furniture and accessories, you can have a colorful and inviting home without sacrificing your deposit or infur…

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Living in a rental can put a significant damper on your design options. With unchangeable fixtures and cabinets, blasé paint colors, and the threat of losing your security deposit if you make changes, a lot of renters suppress their personal style and force themselves to live with builder-grade basic.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. By getting creative with your furniture and accessories, you can have a colorful and inviting home without sacrificing your deposit or infur…

7 Tips for Maintaining and Repairing Wood Decks

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It can be a cookout space, lounge area complete with a brightly colored umbrella, or a display of potted plants. For whatever purpose you use your wood deck, it requires regular maintenance and upkeep to be able to provide you with years of pleasure.

Th…

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It can be a cookout space, lounge area complete with a brightly colored umbrella, or a display of potted plants. For whatever purpose you use your wood deck, it requires regular maintenance and upkeep to be able to provide you with years of pleasure.

Th…

House of the Week: A Tuscan Villa on Hilton Head Island

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After spending a lot of time in Italy, Ray and Terry Travaglione knew they wanted a Tuscan-style villa back home. So in 2002, they bought an idyllic piece of land on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island and built one.

It’s not heavy the way some people think of Tuscan architecture, Ray said. “It’s not Gothic, but understated, with a Santa Barbara appeal to it. Every corner is rounded, as you would find in a Tuscan villa.”

There’s also a local …

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After spending a lot of time in Italy, Ray and Terry Travaglione knew they wanted a Tuscan-style villa back home. So in 2002, they bought an idyllic piece of land on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island and built one.

It’s not heavy the way some people think of Tuscan architecture, Ray said. “It’s not Gothic, but understated, with a Santa Barbara appeal to it. Every corner is rounded, as you would find in a Tuscan villa.”

There’s also a local …

New warning lights for rising home prices

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After an epic housing crash, where values plummeted nationally by almost 35 percent, the nation is seeing new highs again….

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After an epic housing crash, where values plummeted nationally by almost 35 percent, the nation is seeing new highs again….

Vote for Brexit is 'financial suicide' for British homeowners: Wilbur Ross

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British home prices will plummet if the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union this week, Wilbur Ross says….

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British home prices will plummet if the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union this week, Wilbur Ross says….

4 Ways To Ensure Your Online Lender Is Credible

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Today, most mortgage shoppers start their process online. It’s so efficient that even the mortgage industry’s main regulator recommends it.

But how do you ensure a lender you find online is credible? Here are the top five ways.

Define your terms

Specifically, know the difference between an “online le…

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Today, most mortgage shoppers start their process online. It’s so efficient that even the mortgage industry’s main regulator recommends it.

But how do you ensure a lender you find online is credible? Here are the top five ways.

Define your terms

Specifically, know the difference between an “online le…

4 Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

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So you’ve set your sights on a home that, to put it mildly, needs a little repair work. The stairs are creaky, and you’ve noticed a leak (or three).

Still, your mind is made up. What’s a love-struck home buyer to do?

If your heart is set on a fixer-upper, this advice from real estate experts can help you make that “needs-work” house a home.

Check the zoning

“Any municipality has zoning districts, and you need to know what uses are permitted,” says G…

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So you’ve set your sights on a home that, to put it mildly, needs a little repair work. The stairs are creaky, and you’ve noticed a leak (or three).

Still, your mind is made up. What’s a love-struck home buyer to do?

If your heart is set on a fixer-upper, this advice from real estate experts can help you make that “needs-work” house a home.

Check the zoning

“Any municipality has zoning districts, and you need to know what uses are permitted,” says G…

Mortgage applications up 3% on lowest rates in three years

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Another drop in mortgage interest rates sent borrowers back to the bank to refinance home loans….

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Another drop in mortgage interest rates sent borrowers back to the bank to refinance home loans….

Ben Stiller's New NYC Pad Is Ridiculously Good-Looking

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shutterstock_135698273It’s a zoo out there, so Ben Stiller found himself a peaceful home above it all. For $15.3 million, the “Zoolander” and Focker film series actor snagged 3,400 square feet of pure Manhattan luxury overlooking the Hudson River.

While his walls of windows frame the sunset, Stiller’…

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shutterstock_135698273It’s a zoo out there, so Ben Stiller found himself a peaceful home above it all. For $15.3 million, the “Zoolander” and Focker film series actor snagged 3,400 square feet of pure Manhattan luxury overlooking the Hudson River.

While his walls of windows frame the sunset, Stiller’…

US existing home sales hit 9-year high

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Improving supply increased choice for buyers, suggesting the economy remains on solid footing….

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Improving supply increased choice for buyers, suggesting the economy remains on solid footing….