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.”

How to decide whether your kitchen appliances need replacing

Sometimes decades-old appliances are so energy inefficient it's more cost effective to buy a new replacement than to keep them going. Source: New feed
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How to minimize radon in a newly constructed home

ASK THE BUILDER | Start by installing a pipe around the entire inner perimeter of the foundation. Source: New feed
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Why your DIY project is going awry

TOWN SQUARE | A new study outlines why so many home improvement projects fail. Source: New feed
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The Fix: Beyond the Built-in Bookcase

The best built-ins aren’t just for books. How about a built-in for the dog, or the in-laws? Source: New feed
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Renters: Can I Fit a Bed and a Dresser in Here?

A California transplant discovers how small Manhattan apartments can be. Source: New feed
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Rules on short-term vacation rentals can cause the most consternation in condo associations

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Banning all rentals, limiting rentals to no more than one year or limiting rentals to emergency situations are far more problematic and tend to cause the…
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Two-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Fairfax County, Va., lists for $394,700

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The eat-in kitchen includes tile floors, a granite counter, stainless-steel appliances with gas cooking and French doors to the fenced backyard. Source: New feed
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What's Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $600,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Source: New feed
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Ask Real Estate: Can My Landlord Charge Me for My Broken Fridge?

State law requires landlords to provide safe, livable homes for their tenants — although in some cases, they can pass along the cost of repairs and improvements. Source: New feed
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Right at Home: How to Build the Perfect Home Crew

A home can only thrive with a good support team, but finding that roster of handymen, plumbers and landscapers takes time. Source: New feed
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