Soaring high above the bustling streets of Van Nuys Civic Center, 1370 Building on Friar Street is one of the impressive office and retail buildings.

“The building is unabashedly second to none in the Van Nuys area and inspiring to walk into every day.”

What the Best-Dressed Doors Are Wearing

When you’re choosing new door hardware, there are a bewildering number of decisions to make. Here’s how the pros do it. Source: New feed
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Echo Park, Los Angeles: Density, With a Sprinkling of Nature

Residents of this unquestionably urban neighborhood appreciate its leafy charms but worry about overdevelopment. Source: New feed
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Why play it safe? How to go bold with color in your home.

A home that is designed with a beautiful color scheme often leaves a more positive impression than a space that was designed to be neutral: good colors, good impression; neutral…
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New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

City officials are looking to Norway, whose correctional system is a radical departure from cold, harsh American prisons. Source: New feed
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Tips on flipping houses profitably

TOWN SQUARE | The number one rule to keep in mind when looking to flip a house is that “time is money.” You need to select a property to which…
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How to restore an old stone foundation

ASK THE BUILDER | There are many ways to repair a stone foundation or add to it, but I prefer to use concrete block for the task. Concrete blocks typically…
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A real estate association is cracking down on ‘off-market’ properties. Here’s what that means for buyers.

Increasingly common “coming soon” and “off-market” designations let sellers solicit buyers under the radar. Source: New feed
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Trading a Walk-up for a Brand-New Studio

She wanted a well-maintained building without bugs. The pool was a bonus. Source: New feed
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$4.5 Million Homes in California

A hillside house in the San Francisco Bay Area, a solar-powered artist's retreat near Joshua Tree and a modern home in Venice. Source: New feed
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How to throw a great party in your apartment without irking your neighbors

If you have a larger crowd coming, you might want to put some of your furniture in temporary storage or another room to allow for more space. Having standing room…
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