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Posted by: | Posted on: July 4, 2020

‘Good Bones’ Reveals a Trick for Creating Outdoor Space Where None Exists

The stars of “Good Bones,” Mina Starsiak and her mom, Karen Laine, know what it takes to renovate a house in their home state of Indiana. Still, this mother-daughter duo don’t always see eye to eye, which can cause problems during a renovation.

In the show’s latest episode, “The Greenwich Village Townhome,” Laine and Starsiak work on an attached Indianapolis condo that may look familiar to regular viewers. After renovating one half of this building in a previous episode, Laine and Mina have bought the other half, and are fixing it up to sell.

And while these two may be familiar with the building, this home has unique problems—no outdoor space, for example—that Starsiak and Laine need to resolve together.

However, with Laine announcing her imminent retirement from their company, Two Chicks and a Hammer, (she’ll still be on the show helping out with projects), things are hectic. This

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Posted by: | Posted on: July 3, 2020

$29M Townhouse on NYC’s Upper East Side Is Most Expensive New Listing

A townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is on the market for $29 million. Built in 1910 and fully renovated, it’s the week’s most expensive new listing.


A sun-filled, five-story townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side has landed on the market for $29 million. Built in 1910, the multilevel home is this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®.

Located just off Fifth Avenue, the limestone mansion sits on “one of the most coveted blocks,” according to the listing details, which note that it is flanked by and across from “houses of equivalent architectural merit.”

At 8,800 square feet, the spacious spread includes a finished basement, a gym, 12 rooms, a garden, and terraces.

The home also has an interesting history.

Once the

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Posted by: | Posted on: July 2, 2020

Bedbugs Could Be a Big Deal as Travel Restrictions Ease—Here’s Why

As coronavirus-related travel restrictions lift, pest management companies are warning vacation property owners and renters to watch out for bedbugs.


As coronavirus-related travel restrictions lift, you may be tempted to check in to a hotel or vacation rental for a much-needed weekend getaway. But there’s one pesky parasite experts say you still have to keep an eye out for: bedbugs.

Though rental properties have been vacant for several months, the bloodsucking pests haven’t necessarily died off. In fact, bedbugs can go for months between feedings, according to the National Pest Management Association.

“Bedbugs can be found virtually anywhere, and while many Americans are excited to resume travel plans, it’s imperative that they remember to stay vigilant

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Posted by: | Posted on: July 1, 2020

Transform Your Basement Into a Teen Hangout and Make the Whole Family Happy

The ways we use our home evolve as our families do. One day you’re setting up a Pinterest-worthy nursery, and, after what seems like just a few years, you’ve got a teenager who just wants to spend time in his room texting with friends and blasting music late at night.

If you’re lucky enough to have a basement space, you may have the solution to your problems. The basement can offer teens the privacy they crave and space to hang out with their friends, while keeping the rest of the home more tranquil—especially desirable if you also have a baby or young children.

Here are some key considerations if you want to transform your basement into a teen-friendly space that will make

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Posted by: | Posted on: June 30, 2020

Pia Zadora Selling ‘Impeccable’ Las Vegas Home for $2.25M

The singer and actress Pia Zadora is selling a harmonious home in Las Vegas. She’s asking $2.25 million for the contemporary build.


The singer and actress Pia Zadora is selling a harmonious home in Las Vegas. The contemporary residence is on the market for $2.25 million.

The long-time performer, whose acting career came to a crashing halt when her performances in the 1980s were universally panned, moved on from her movie critics and started afresh as a songstress.

She was most recently featured in a weekly cabaret act in Las Vegas. She also appears to dabble in real estate, and is letting go of this home, which was built in 2016.

The single-story abode, located in

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