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Multigenerational Homes
“If you sit down and get everything out in the open, it goes a lot better than if you ignore issues and aren't straightforward about the new living situation and how everyone will interact together,” says Danny Lipford, home improvement expert and host …
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Zillow Review
Robust resources: Zillow has a host of additional resources for the homebuyers and homeowners. For example, its Home Design feature offers home improvement inspiration, including photos with embedded links to the sources for featured design products.
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5 simple design tricks to revamp your home
Leeper Banner Ad. default avatar: Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below. Login|Signup. Logout|My Dashboard. Home · Online Features · Home Improvement. 5 simple design tricks to revamp your home. Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:00 am …
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More than 56000 visitors attend Decorex Joburg home improvement expo
Fans of inspired design turned out in record numbers for design showcase 100% Design South Africa and its co-located home improvement expo Decorex Joburg 2015 this month. More than 56,000 visitors converged on the Gallagher Convention Centre in …
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M for Sugar House streetcar rails part of Utah plan
Improving both the Sugar House streetcar and the "Max" bus rapid transit route in West Valley City are among new projects added to the latest update of a regional five-year transportation improvement plan adopted on Thursday. The Wasatch Front Regional …
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Latest Home Improvement Floor News

Governor releases more than M for capital improvement projects across the state
“Building a Hawai'i we are proud to call home requires us to maintain and improve state facilities. These priority projects are … $ 550,000 – Kaʻū High School – repair termite damaged gym floor, showers and replace lockers. $ 2,700,000 – Department of …
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5 Things You Should Rent, and Not Buy
Renting is especially smart when the tools you need are expensive and have a limited or specialized use (how often are you going to really use that floor stapler?). Plus, renting often means you can upgrade to a higher-quality and more powerful model …
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Whittier Union High School District campuses get a revamp before school starts
Renovation and improvement projects, including the construction of a new 7,000-seat stadium at California High School pictured Aug. 8, 2015, are in full swing this summer all across the Whittier Union High School District. All Cal High athletic fields …
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How to sell your house for a bigger profit
New online services like HomeZada allow a seller to create an online digital footprint that details a home's maintenance records, floor plans, warranty documents and homeowner's association information. If you have properly maintained your home …
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Celebrity Homes: Johnny Depp, Queen Elizabeth & Phil Collins Home Sale News



Johnny Depp’s French home includes a pirate theme room

This month’s important, interesting and unusual news at Top 10 Real Estate News Headlines.

“Johnny Depp Selling His French Village”

Johnny Depp bought a dilapidated French village near St Tropez in 2001 and has spent millions to renovate it. He has recently put it on the market for $ 26 million. In addition to a 4,300-square foot main home with a pirate-themed room, the compound includes a church, guest cottages, workshop and 37 acres.    

“Queen Elizabeth Buys New York Condo”

Although it is highly unlikely that Queen Elizabeth will be moving to New York City any time soon, she recently purchased a $ 7.9 million condo at New York’s 50 United Nations Plaza. Her new home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and about 3,000 square feet.

“Home Sale Stats Best Since 2006”

Trending along with improved employment figures, housing statistics are at their best level since the real estate boom year 2006. Homes are selling faster and for more money with median prices up 9 percent in the last year. Experts predict that 2015 home sales could reach almost 6 million which would be close to 2006 levels.

“Donald Trump’s Real Estate World”

Donald Trump is fond of publicizing his name and wealth. However his claim at his recent announcement as the GOP presidential candidate that he is worth almost $ 9 billion might be an exaggeration. Several financial analysts estimate that Trump’s worth is closer to $ 4 billion.

“Nordstrom Tower Will Be U.S. Tallest”

A new building on New York City’s West 57th Street will be the tallest building in the United States. The project by Extell Developments will house Nordstrom department store on the lower floors and luxury condominiums on the higher floors. The building’s height will be 1,521 feet.

“Florida Home Prices Continue To Rise”

Florida homes are selling faster and for more money. The median sale price for Florida single-family existing homes increased to $ 200,000, up 11.1 percent since May, 2014. Florida condo prices increased 9.7 percent to $ 159,000. Florida homes are also spending less time on the market – only 49 days for single-family homes and 52 days for condos. Sunshine State home prices have increased for 42 consecutive months.

“New York’s $ 250 Million Penthouse”

Astronomical real estate prices in New York City may be heading even higher. Rumors are that a Qatari billionaire is close to purchasing several pre-construction apartments at 220 Central Park South that he would combine into one huge penthouse. The rumored price is $ 250 million which would more than double the previous New York record of $ 100.5 million at One57 that was set in January.

“Phil Collins Buys J-Lo’s Miami Mansion”

A 1929 Miami mansion that was once owned by Jennifer Lopez recently sold to musician Phil Collins. Collins paid $ 33 million for the 12,183-square-foot home on Biscayne Bay with seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. J-Lo sold the home in 2005 for $ 13.9 million.

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Latest Home Improvement Electrical News

Hacking the brain: can applying electric current to the head make us happier
Small but growing numbers of people are delivering electric currents to their heads at home with online kits. Some in this DIY brain-zapping community … Would I get a buzz off electricity? To improve the accuracy of her result, Nord is using a …
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West Berkeley residence gets needed work via nonprofit program
For Luckey's home, Rebuilding Together assembled a team of volunteers from Bay Area stores of Lowe's Improvement to do energy efficiency upgrades such as new electrical outlets, window chalking and a faucet aerator on her kitchen sink. Luckey's biggest …
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Latest Home Improvement Kitchen News

New Godzilla game steers clear of nuclear references
PlayStation 4 home machine in Tokyo. Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, … The kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinetry includes high end stainless appliances and an over sized window creating a light and airy …
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A helping hand, after school
But Booker Middle Principal Lashawn Frost says she has seen improvement since he has been at Dreamer's. “We hope to … Next on Pastor Perkins' wish list is a larger building for more students, with a kitchen to provide them with fresh home-cooked meals.
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How To Repair Your Garbage Disposal With Alure Home Improvements
As if that's not enough, sometimes water may start surging back up into the kitchen sink with the possibility of overflowing and spilling onto the floor. It can be a nerve-wracking, frustrating predicament that every home owner dreads. Fortunately …
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Veterans home repair company comes under fire
A Quad City based home repair company is coming under fire, accused by some customers of not living up to its promises. The Silvis-based company touts its use of veterans. Called U.S. Vets Home Improvement Company, it's motto on their flyer states …
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Ramon Sessions season in review: Journeyman found opportunity in John
With Sessions, an NBA journeyman in his eighth season, Washington not only infused its bench with speed but it also brought more lineup options, as Sessions was able to play off the ball with Wall still on the floor. [John Wall's season in review]. In …
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Latest Home Improvement Electrical News

Fitch Rates Comision Federal de Electricidad's Certificados Bursatiles
In February 2015, SENER presented to the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) the draft of the operating rules for the wholesale electricity market in Mexico, which will come into operation in January 2016. Fitch estimates that CFE …
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Eclectic murder suspect hit with additional charges
He was paid for the jobs but never completed them, according to Keith Warren who is the executive director of the Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors. Martin was arrested May 22 and charged with five counts of home repair fraud, five counts of not …
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How Scientists Plan to Hack Your Nervous System
“Because the vagus nerve, like all nerves, communicates information through electrical signals, it meant that we should be able to replicate the experiment by putting a nerve stimulator on the vagus nerve in the brainstem to block inflammation in the …
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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in … Learn …
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Latest Home Improvement Kitchen News

Remodeling ideas abound at NARI home improvement show
"It's completely night and day to what we had before. My fiancé and I, we really like to cook. We love using the kitchen." The Harris and Siegel kitchen remodel at 2636 N. 66th St. is one of 20 recently completed remodeling jobs and home improvement …
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Why home improvement stores could have a great year
It's also worth noting that home improvement spending did not take anywhere near the hit that new residential construction did, with a 13 percent dip in the recession compared to 60 percent for new construction. By drilling a little … Type of project …
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Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
(BPT) – If you're planning a home improvement project this year, you're in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few …
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