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How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage.<p>“Buying a home is likely the biggest …

Study says off-MLS deals cost home sellers big bucks

In 2013, the average single-family home seller in San Francisco who kept his or her property off the local multiple listing service left more than …

Top Tips for Mortgage Borrowers in 2014

In the market for a mortgage? Take a look at these helpful mortgage tips for 2014, compiled by Bankrate, an online aggregator of financial rate …

Personal Finance

10 Landscaping Secrets From the Pros

Smart landscaping can add interest to your lawn and boost your curb appeal. But you don't need to break the bank to make a big impression. Use these professional tips to add color, texture, functionality, and points of interest to your landscape.<p>Smart landscaping can add interest to your lawn and …

Redo Your Floors for Less With Laminate Flooring

On-sale laminate flooring can be found for less than even the cheapest carpet. It might be the right choice to complete your next flooring project under budget.<p><i>Lee Ruk/Flickr</i><p>I recently bought a few boxes of laminate flooring off a pallet sitting in my local Home Depot. They appeared to be …

Silicon Beach housing prices surge as techies move in

In Venice, 25-year-old Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy has bought a new two-bedroom house for $2.1 million, or nearly double the median price of homes in the neighborhood.<p>A few blocks away, a three-bedroom town house with a rooftop sun deck was just rented for $7,000 a month — a year ago, an …

Real Estate

Renting property: the agents who rented a house to a fraudster

When Peter Robertson discovered his tenant was a thief, the nightmare that followed – he believes – caused a heart attack. This is his story<p>In the spring of 2012 I made a decision which I believe almost cost me my life – to rent out my home. I had no other choice – the property was almost all I had …

Are temporary rentals covered by fair housing laws?

<b>Question:</b> I own a second house where my son lives while he attends college during the school year. During summer breaks, he usually goes to live someplace else for an internship or he travels, so I like to rent out rooms in the house to teachers who are in town for continuing education classes. …

Housing

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …

Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace Since Start of Bubble

Home prices rose faster during the first seven months of 2013 than any year since 2004, the year that marked the beginning of the home-price bubble.<p>The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for 20 major metro areas released Tuesday offers the latest sign of runaway price inflation earlier this year, …

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs find success with their primary business ventures, many search for the proper investments for their profits.<p>Of course, we can and should all start traditional tax preferred vehicles like an IRA and 401k. These are the …

Peach Crumb Pie Recipe

For the Crust:<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons granulated sugar<br>• ¼ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<br>• 3 to 5 tablespoons …

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad

First of all, we need to announce the winner from our giveaway! The winner is #1334, Kelly! Congrats, girl!<p>So as many of you noticed last week, we’re …

Crisp, Crumbles and Cobbler Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don't you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always …

Stonefruit

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Thanks to Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest, you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma.</i><p>As a kid, Cinnamon …

Dessert

11 Iconic Summer Desserts

When it's fall, winter, or spring, we long for summer. We dream of those warm nights where it stays light outside until 10pm. We yearn for the crunch of our first sweet ear of fresh corn. We want to feel the kiss of sunlight on our skin at all hours. And we crave the bubbling, fruity, crispy …

Dessert

Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided1/4 cup rum4 bananas, sliced into …

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Home > Recipes by Category > Cupcakes > Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes<p>May 9, 2017 // 646 <i>Comments »</i><p><i>These are the BEST chocolate cupcakes – a moist</i> …

French Toast Roll Ups

Healthy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Healthy Spaghetti and Meatballs: 2 Secret Ingredients<p>posted by<p>The key to the greatest meatballs, unfortunately, is using tender, fatty ground …

Italian Food

Mango Smoothie Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Drinks > Mango-Banana Smoothie<p>Mango-Banana Smoothie<p>August 20, 2013 // 39 <i>Comments »</i><p>A couple of weeks ago before leaving …

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin Cake Recipe

This recipe also makes lovely muffins. For muffins, divide batter evenly among 16 paper-lined muffin cavities. Bake until muffins are golden brown and spring back to the touch (a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean), about 25 minutes.<p>Recipe adapted from<i><br>The Rosie's</i> …

Tuesday Things.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 20, 2013 81<p>1. Me: the most boringest pizza eater ever.<p>2. I have a million appointments to make but am such a product of the …

Spaghetti and Parmesan Chicken Meatballs Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> The moist smoothness of gelatin balances the lean texture of the chicken, but you can choose to omit. I also find that by not browning the meatballs first, you end up with a more tender result. The easiest way to grate white bread is to freeze it first, then grate on a box grater or pulse in …