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Revive the charm of mid- century modern design

Revive the charm of mid- century modern design

Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival. 

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Lawn mower accessories help  you get landscaping jobs done

Lawn mower accessories help you get landscaping jobs done

Efficiency is the name of the game these days. At the office it comes into play in processing work quickly and at a lower cost. At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family.

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To stack TVs & fireplaces? That is the great debate

To stack TVs & fireplaces? That is the great debate

When choosing a focal point for a room, designers and homeowners alike often plan for a single feature - windows, TVs, artwork, or fireplaces - to take center stage. However, the explosion of flat screen TVs for every room in the home has created a debate - can you really have more than one focal point?

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Laying a good foundation  for improvement success

Laying a good foundation for improvement success

You’ve probably heard the saying: “Your home is your castle.” But if your current home — or the home you’re thinking of buying —feels more like the servant’s quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it’s easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You’ll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation.

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Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.

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5 HOME SELLING TIPS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.

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Home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

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How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

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GOING TO THE DOGS

GOING TO THE DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

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Mowers, chain saws & high- ethanol gas: safety tips

Mowers, chain saws & high- ethanol gas: safety tips

Whether you’re beautifying your landscape with a lawn mower and hedge trimmer or using a chain saw to clear space for that deck you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to take proper care when using outdoor power equipment. Safety measures help protect both the equipment and the people using it.

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Energy-efficient home upgrades that can also save you money

Energy-efficient home upgrades that can also save you money

It’s the perfect time to think green.

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Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a  stunning mountain makeover

Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a stunning mountain makeover

Your kitchen doesn’t need a Matterhorn vista to stay on top of the latest “chalet chic” design trend. It’s easier than you think to get this style by mixing rustic pieces with modern touches.

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Tricks to instantly refresh your home design for entertaining

Tricks to instantly refresh your home design for entertaining

Summer is the ideal time to host events at home with family and friends. But is your home ready for summer soirees? The kitchen is the heart of the home and where people naturally congregate, so it’s important it showcases your signature style and reflects the relaxed feeling of the summer season.

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Downside of low rates?  Owners reluctant to sell

Downside of low rates? Owners reluctant to sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

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