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Living Smart: Winter Storm Prep

(MCT)—This season has been one for the record books, chilling even areas that usually escape winter’s worst. ...


Hot Property: Creating a Big Bang in the Los Feliz Real Estate Market

(MCT)—“Twilight” film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” is the new owner. ...


New Use for Sewage: Producing Heat and Electricity

(MCT)—The orange flare along I-95 near Castor Avenue isn’t lit anymore. ...


Borrowers Who Refinanced in 2013 Made Huge Savings in Interest

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its fourth quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage of near record low mortgage rates to lower their monthly payments, shorten their loan terms and overwhelmingly choosing the safety ...


Debt Adviser: When Does Old Debt Fall off Credit Report?

(MCT)—Question: How do I find out the timeline on my debt? I know after six or seven years the debt is taken off. I would like to know if there is a way to see whether it is gone. ...


Keeping Up With the New Joneses: Redefining Luxury

Meet the new Joneses. They believe their house is the best one on the block. They seek multiple homes to fit their lifestyle needs and have an affinity for high-tech features. Despite the emergence of new luxury niches, such as the Millennial ...


Save Money by Paying off Mortgage Early

(MCT)—Paying off your mortgage might sound like an ambitious New Year’s resolution, especially if you have recently refinanced into a 30-year term. But it’s still smart for homeowners to give some serious thought as to how ...


Your Place: Advice on Appliance Repair, Replacement

(MCT)—Time out from answering questions, to provide some useful information. ...


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Hot Property: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are Moving On to a New Episode

(MCT)—The marital home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian came on the market in Tarzana at $5.499 million this month and was in escrow in 10 days. ...


Living Smart: Radon

(MCT)--There’s a chance your home contains elevated levels of an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is the country’s second-leading cause of lung cancer. ...


10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home

Much like the rest of the real estate industry, new home construction is on the rise! Are you a real estate agent who sells or even specializes in new builds? ...


Consumer Confidence Shows Mixed Results

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in the most recent release. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index increased by 3.2 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in December to 80.7. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by ...


Trashed Online? Act Quickly to Protect Your Reputation

(MCT)—It can take a long time—if ever—to undo damage caused by comments on the Internet. Scathing posts can tarnish reputations for individuals and businesses, and the snarkiest stuff can go viral before you know about it. ...


Home Protection Plans Help Homeowners Worry Less

American Home Shield goes above and beyond for buyers, sellers and real estate professionals alike ...