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.

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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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