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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Burned by Kitchen Remodels

1. Don’t Overspend

Before you start planning, consider the market and decide whether a low-, medium-, or high-end kitchen remodel makes the most sense. Costs can run the gamut from $2,000 for a simple paint-and-hardware upgrade to $50,000 if you’re installing expensive countertops and luxury appliances. Knowing your neighborhood will help keep from overspending – you may not get your investment back installing travertine in your tiny starter – or worse, underspending. Let’s face it, you’ll never see Formica in a high-end home, and in fact, it may become a barrier to your sale.

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Mental stress mounting in Florida after devastating Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She’s fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she’s confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she’s spent her entire 45 years.
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Rents Drop Year-Over-Year for the First Time Since 2012

  • Because of a small decline earlier this year, the median rent nationwide is now down 0.2 percent from September 2017 – about $3 a month.
  • Rents last turned down in July 2012, then climbed steadily to peak growth of 6.6 percent in July 2015.
  • After reaching recovery-era peak growth of 8 percent year-over-year growth in March, April and June of this year, home value growth now has slowed for three months in a row. Home values rose 7.6 percent year-over-year in September, to a U.S. median of $220,100.

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A Sculptural House in Venice by FINNE Architects

Situated on a narrow lot in Venice, California, the Venice House offers a calm respite from the busy sights of the neighborhood with an open garden and swimming pool on the western side of the property. The house, designed by FINNE Architects, is clad in a various of textured metal and wooden surfaces creating a visual collage, while the roof reveals a series of folded planes.

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Drew Brees Breaks Payton Manning’s Career Record for Passing Yards

Drew Brees breaks Payton Manning’s All Time Record for Career Passing Yards
Drew Brees celebrated with his family after passing Peyton Manning for the N.F.L. record for career passing yards. Photo Credit 
Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

By Benjamin HoffmanOct. 8, 2018

Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the N.F.L.’s leader in career passing yards, breaking the record in the second quarter of a 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday.

Brees, the prolific New Orleans Saints quarterback who is in his 18th season, came into the game in third place, behind both Manning’s 71,940 and Brett Favre’s 71,838. He passed Favre with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill, and then exceeded Manning’s total with a 62-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Tre-Quan Smith.

Play was briefly suspended as Brees celebrated with teammates on the field before being greeted on the sideline by his family. The ball from the touchdown pass was immediately handed to a representative of the Pro Football Hall of Fame so it could make its way to Canton, Ohio.

 
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Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do

| Sep 13, 2018

Buying a house takes time, patience, and careful planning. But because this process has so many moving parts, sometimes buyers miss crucial steps—and it can cost them big-time.

To help clue you in to these oft-overlooked tasks, we asked real estate experts to reveal some of the more surprising home-buying moves you may not realize you have to do. Keep these actions on your radar so you don’t miss out on your dream home for a dumb reason that could have been nipped in the bud, had you only known it was part of the deal.
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25% of homes with an mortgage are now equity rich

25% of homes with an mortgage are now equity rich

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a homeowner’s equity position.

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