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Home design: 3 emerging trends | Inman News

Home design: 3 emerging trends | Inman News | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
From Houzz. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annually conducts its Best in American Living Awards (BALA).

 

These awards, open to builders and design professionals, acknowledge that good design "is not and should not be limited to high-priced and custom homes."

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7 spring home repairs that save you money Amy Hoak's Home Economics

7 spring home repairs that save you money Amy Hoak's Home Economics | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The recent unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the country has homeowners already contemplating post-winter home repairs and improvements as they begin their spring cleaning. Here are some that can yield substantial savings.
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2011-12 Cost vs. Value: Big-Bang Remodeling Projects

2011-12 Cost  vs. Value: Big-Bang Remodeling Projects | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Find out which remodeling projects will provide the biggest bang for your buck this year, according to Remodeling magazine.
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Here's What Santa Monica May Charge Developers For Each New Traffic-Causing Apartment

Here's What Santa Monica May Charge Developers For Each New Traffic-Causing Apartment | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Santa Monica is going ahead with legislation that asks developers to pay for the cost of traffic impacts caused by their developments. Last week, the Santa Monica Planning Commission approved...
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Foreign buyers are snapping up U.S. homes

Foreign buyers are snapping up U.S. homes | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Because of the housing market meltdown, foreign governments and banks are shying away from bonds backed by American home loans. But individual foreign buyers are taking advantage of the crash to snap up U.S.
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Harder for non-investors to buy foreclosures Amy Hoak's Home Economics

Harder for non-investors to buy foreclosures Amy Hoak's Home Economics | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
It’s getting harder for non-investors to buy foreclosures in some parts of the country, as lenders shift their strategies on how to deal with distressed inventory.
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Top 10 real estate markets for $1M-plus home searches | Inman News

Top 10 real estate markets for $1M-plus home searches | Inman News | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Sun Belt metros dominate Realtor.com list.
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No-Money Home Makeover Ideas - Yahoo! Shopping

No-Money Home Makeover Ideas - Yahoo! Shopping | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
There's no reason to buy new stuff to spiff up your home; you already have everything you need.
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How Will the $26B Bank Settlement Help L.A.?

How Will the $26B Bank Settlement Help L.A.? | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Five of the nation’s largest banks agreed to a $26 billion settlement to retroactively reimburse homeowners affected by the mortgage crisis. California will get $18 billion of those funds, but real estate...
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Officials say $25-billion foreclosure deal will help heal market

Officials say $25-billion foreclosure deal will help heal market | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
In unveiling a landmark $25-billion settlement of investigations of foreclosure abuses, federal and state officials said Thursday they were holding the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers accountable for the problems while also providing help...
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What's hot and not in home styles this year - Yahoo! Real Estate

What's hot and not in home styles this year - Yahoo! Real Estate | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Real Estate - What's hot and not in home styles this year. Find Real Estate including homes for sale, new houses, rentals, foreclosure properties as well as mortgage calculators and rates on Yahoo!
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48 Hours in Los Angeles - Toronto Sun

48 Hours in Los Angeles - Toronto Sun | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
48 Hours in Los AngelesToronto Sun6 pm - Depending on the season, there are three must-do evening events in LA.
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Tax relief on mortgage debt forgiveness ends in 2013, so hurry

Tax relief on mortgage debt forgiveness ends in 2013, so hurry | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The window is closing rapidly on one of the most important tax-relief provisions enacted by Congress during the housing crisis to help financially strapped homeowners.
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Where It's Cheaper to Buy, Where It's Cheaper to Rent in SoCal

Where It's Cheaper to Buy, Where It's Cheaper to Rent in SoCal | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Just in time for Rookie Roosts Week, Trulia released its latest Rent vs. Buy Index, crunching the numbers on where it's cheaper to rent and where it's cheaper to...
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Home Owners Planning Remodeling Projects This Year

Home Owners Planning Remodeling Projects This Year | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Home owners say they plan to spend about $3,500 this year sprucing up their house. So how do they plan on spending it?

 

Seventy percent of home owners surveyed say they intend to take on a home improvement project this year, and they plan to spend about $3,500 on sprucing up their home, according to the survey. That’s an increase of about $100 compared to last year.

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Los Angeles is the Most Densely Populated Urban Area in the U.S.

Los Angeles is the Most Densely Populated Urban Area in the U.S. | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it

Curbed LA : The Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog...You have to love the US Census--it came out with data today contradicting the conventional wisdom about sprawl defining the Los Angeles metropolitan area. According to a press release: "The nation's most densely populated urbanized area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif., with nearly 7,000 people per square mile."

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Foreclosures fall in California and U.S. -- but it may not last

Foreclosures fall in California and U.S. -- but it may not last | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The foreclosure picture brightened last month in California and nationwide, but the improvement may not last, according to Irvine data tracker RealtyTrac.
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Investors flip over Highland Park homes

Investors flip over Highland Park homes | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Much of the real estate market is still stuck in deep winter, but Highland Park is showing signs of spring.
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Moving A Hot Tub in Los Angeles | Real Estate Investment Advice

Moving a hot tub by your self may be difficult and possibly harmful. In the event you do not have the correct tools, or know how you can move it correctly, you are able to wind up with severe injuries.
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The Ten Best New Restaurants in America: Restaurants + Bars: GQ

The Ten Best New Restaurants in America: Restaurants + Bars: GQ | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
There's one sector of American life that still ain't broke: Our Eateries. Alan Richman and the editors of GQ spent the past year crisscrossing the country and comparing notes on an all-star freshman class.
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Kiss these 10 once-popular home features goodbye Slide Show

Kiss these 10 once-popular home features goodbye Slide Show | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The 500,000 or so new single-family homes expected to be built this year are going to include more practical and value-conscious features and less wish-list items. Check out the least-likely features that builders will include in their 2012 homes.
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School open enrollment affecting real estate prices

School open enrollment affecting real estate prices | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Parents in Los Angeles may soon have the opportunity to apply to send their children to whatever school they choose. Open enrollment, the policy of eliminating school district boundaries, could, however, harm certain segments of the economy.
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L.A. County luxury home prices make up some lost ground in 2011

L.A. County luxury home prices make up some lost ground in 2011 | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Last year brought a dose of real estate reality to San Marino , which alone among Los Angeles County's wealthy areas had managed to avoid the housing bust.
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The Top 5 LA Zip Codes Angelenos Want To Move To

The Top 5 LA Zip Codes Angelenos Want To Move To | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Where Angelenos are looking to move Trulia's released its latest Metro Movers Report, which looks at where people live now and where they're searching for houses--it covers October 1...
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