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10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

5 Ways to Insulate Your Windows for Winter

(Image credit: Léa Jones/Stocksy)<p>While looking into the best way to insulate our drafty windows this winter (apart from replacing them), I put …

Home Improvement

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

8 Surprising Uses for Plastic Wrap

Got an excess of plastic wrap? Here are 8 astonishing new uses.<p><b>1. Keep a paint roller from drying out</b><p>Are you mid-paint, ready to break for the night, but don't want your rollers to get crusty and sad by the morning? Try this tip from The Ugly Duckling House and wrap your wet paint rollers in …

25 One Bedroom House/Apartment Plans

• 1 |<br>• Source: Country View<p>This modern one bedroom has all the trappings of a slick bachelor pad from a dark gray interior to a private balcony, perfect …

An Entire House Gets a Makeover in Just Two Weeks

A house decorated with coastal style on a quick turnaround.<p>For a client's Emerald Bay, California, house, Laurie Alter, owner of Tuvalu Home, was given free rein because there was limited time frame of just two weeks for the renovation. "I called my client to say that in order to complete this on …

Dining Rooms

How To Make Lots Of Money In Real Estate

Building The FS Hot Tub!<p>In 2014, I bought a fixer for about $714 / square a square foot in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. …

I Want to Buy a Rental Property!

Since I was 18 years old, I’ve dreamed of owning a rental property. Sounds corny, I know, but it’s very, very true. I used to sit on the floor of my …

Personal Finance

How to get started investing in Real Estate for beginners

I have been wanting to do some real estate investing for years, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. We all have our excuses don’t we?<p>But a …

How To Tell The Fixers-Upper Homes From The Flops

You want to buy a home, but you don’t want to pay 20% more for a brand new home with all the bells and whistles already built in. It just so happens that you’re pretty handy and are willing to trade in some ‘sweat equity’ for a great deal on a house that just needs a little TLC. Buying a place that …

How to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors like the idea of investing in real estate. Real estate has the allure of being considered “tangible.” After all, you can touch it, and …

How to Get Paid to Borrow Money - or - How to Invest in Rental Real Estate

<i>written by Kevin Mercadante.</i><p>There is a feature to investing in real estate that is not found in virtually any other type of investment asset. When …

10 Real Estate Investing Tips from a Successful Investor

I began investing in single family homes with a good friend and business partner about 4 years ago. In that time, we’ve purchases and remodeled 5 …

Real Estate

How to Build Long Term Wealth From Flipping Houses

When you first get started flipping houses, you only think of the short-term cash influxes flipping brings you.<p>But in your quest for cash by selling …

Foreclosures 101: How They Works & How Investors Can Profit

Home foreclosures may feel like a bad nightmare from the past — something you recall every so often, but you push the thought out of your mind the …

23 Must Read Real Estate Blogs Covering Marketing & Sales

You’ve probably seen a list or two like this.<p><b>Or have you?</b><p>When it comes to finding ways to grow your business, the solution is often through …

Fabulous Food in Cleveland? Yep, Cleveland.

Cleveland, Ohio.<p>Rarely at the top of "Bucket List" travel destinations, the birthplace of Superman- according to the life-size exhibit in the baggage claim of Hopkins Airport explains, has had a rough 50 years.<p>Few cities have suffered as the punchline to more classic jokes than this sturdy …

LeBron Is Bummed He's Never Going To Play Kobe In The Finals

Adding his voice to the chorus of past and present NBA players singing Kobe Bryant’s praises in recent days, LeBron James spoke of the Laker as an inspiration, friend and rival on Tuesday, expressing just how upset he is that the two never matched up in the NBA Finals.<p>“I knew I had to be better …

Where Some of Our Notable Residents Are Eating When They’re Not Being Notable

Jackie Zabielski<p>When Jackie Zabielski isn't preparing you for your local rush hour as traffic anchor on WEWS, she might be hanging out at her …

More Herb Ritts photos to arrive at Rock Hall in 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio - When it comes to having a exhibit on the top floor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the only person who can replace Herb Ritts is …

Michael Jackson

"Back to the Future" with the Cleveland Orchestra and 4 Other Classical Music Events Not to Miss This Week

click to enlarge<p><b>Apollo’s Fire</b> reprises its Christmas show “Sacrum Mysterium, a Celtic Christmas” this week with two local performances in Shaker …

Cleveland Named One of the Best Cities For Beer Drinkers

click to enlarge<p>Kick back and enjoy your favorite Cleveland microbrew, as if you weren't already, because Cleveland was named the 18th best city for …

New App CLEseats Offers Local Restaurant Deals, Launches New Food Podcast

click to enlarge<p>When Lauren Kluth moved to Chicago in 2013, after graduating from John Carroll University, she watched as her friends back home …

30 Vintage Mashup Photos of Cleveland, Past vs. Present

Recently, someone with the Twitter handle @SharkyFin5 starting tweeting photos that combined vintage shots and maps of Cleveland with modern looks …

Mashups

How to Unplug During a Short Weekend Getaway

I love to travel, so I take every opportunity to get out and find new places. But, like most people, I have a busy work and home schedule so I often don't have the time for week-long vacations. To make the best of both worlds, I try and get my travel fix by taking advantage of shorter trips and …

14 ideas for a last-minute weekend getaway

Starbucks may be selling pumpkin spice lattes, but summer isn't over yet — and neither is your chance to get away.<p>You can practically smell the …

Los Angeles

The Most Romantic Weekend Getaway in Every State

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>At a certain point in every relationship, dollar pizza date nights just don't cut it anymore. You've got to step up your game, and what better way to do that than get the hell out of town? Weekend trips are great, but they can also be a hassle to plan. So to save …

10 Fall Weekend Getaways in the Country

Bidding adieu to summer isn't all bad. The arrival of crisp air means cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Crackling fires and changing leaves too, and the choice way to enjoy those are with a weekend getaway to the country. Herein, 10 boutique retreats across North America ideal for autumn …

Sonoma County