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Currents: Road Test: Fewer Hero Points for Bed-Making Husbands

The Nova duvet cover from Crane & Canopy succeeds in simplifying a tedious chore.






Currents: Open: Out of Detroit, Designs and Pride

Michele Varian honors her Detroit roots with a pop-up shop selling Motor City merchandise.






When Blogging Becomes a Slog

It began as a passion; now it’s taking over their lives. Is the first generation of design bloggers getting ready to retire?






Currents: Books: A Suffragist’s Start

Designs for a dollhouse by a Victorian tween have a new life in literature.






Ash Tree Removal Continues in Lemont

Lemont Home Inspection News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:35

Officials Monday approved moving ahead with removal of approximately 450-500 additional trees, under an agreement with Homer Tree Care. Ash trees in the subdivisions of Fordham Hills, Hirsekorn Ridge, Carriage Ridge, Woodcrest, Old Derby Estates and Hilltop Estates will be removed at a cost of roughly $205 per tree, said Public Works Director Ralph Pukula.

Lemont to Debut New Metra Machines Oct. 1

Lemont Home Inspection News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:35

The Metra ticket machines-currenly 9-10 years old-in Lemont's station, 101 Main St. will be upgraded, with the new machines unveiled Oct. 1. The Lemont Commuter Parking Lot will upgrade to new pay stations for the daily parking slots. Pay cards will no longer be available and will no longer be accepted.

Guest editorial: Home inspection change welcome - Vancouver Sun

Home Inspection News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:07

Guest editorial: Home inspection change welcome
Vancouver Sun
There's always a risk in buying a house — unexpected defects can cause you headaches and drain your bank account — but having the property thoroughly inspected before you close the deal reduces that risk, if the home inspector knows what he or she is ...

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Rise in New-Home Sales Bolsters Outlook for U.S. Housing Market

Sales of new single-family homes surged in August to a six-year high, despite a backdrop of relatively high unemployment and sluggish wage growth.

Of Prime Interest: What you get from home inspection - Kelowna Capital News

Home Inspection News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:13

Of Prime Interest: What you get from home inspection
Kelowna Capital News
A Home Inspection is an educational process which is designed to reduce a consumer's risk when buying a home. It is not a guarantee or a warranty on a property. Many home buyers obtain advice from a home inspector on the physical condition of the home.
BC addressing home inspection standardsCranbrook Daily Townsman
OC Home Inspect Offers Perfection with Their Home InspectionDigitalJournal.com

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Channel 9's Rich King expanding his library, aims to downsize condo

Chicago Tribune Homes - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:02
WGN-Ch. 9 sportscaster Rich King has listed his three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville for $999,900.






Google's driverless future at odds with automakers

Daily Herald - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:17
With its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, Google is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads -- yet won't abide the "driverless" part. The clash pits the Internet giant, public for barely a decade, against companies that spent a century building the machines that put people behind the wheel of autos.

The next step for regulating Uber

Daily Herald - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:15
How do you deregulate a transportation service like taxis? The popularity of competitors such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar has stirred calls to loosen regulations and allow innovative business models. That's good. The question now is what role the government should play. The best approach for these app-based services is transparency.

Little Lenders With Big Home Loans

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:25
Credit unions offer members jumbo mortgages with attractive terms, but borrowers should shop around to ensure they're getting the best interest rate.

From Factory to Fancy

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:49
In Sag Harbor, Salt Lake City and New Orleans, three luxurious homes carved from former factories

International Real Estate: Real Estate in Brittany

After a drop in 2008, the housing market in Brittany is regaining its equilibrium with more realistic prices.






Property Values: Homes For Sale in California, Salt Lake City and Upstate New York

This week’s homes include a California contemporary with a vineyard, city views in Salt Lake City and a converted barn in New York.






Living In: Fort Greene, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood With Many Faces

Several new high-rises, now in the works, will bring change to a landscape of low-rise brownstones, rowhouses and occasional frame houses.






Student Entries Being Accepted for National Radon Poster Contest - WTAJ

Radon Tesing News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:14

WTAJ

Student Entries Being Accepted for National Radon Poster Contest
WTAJ
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wednesday urged Pennsylvania students, ages 9 to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to ...
National Radon Poster Contest deadline is Oct. 31The Mercury
DEP Reminds Students to Submit Their Entry in the National Radon Poster ContestNorthcentralPa.com

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Living In: Fort Greene, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood With Many F aces

Several new high-rises, now in the works, will bring change to a landscape of low-rise brownstones, rowhouses and occasional frame houses.






Steve Guttenberg's One Big Neighborhood Family

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:44
A comic actor recalls his Queens apartment in the early '60s, where it rained ice-cream money

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