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Must-See Midcentury Modern Time Capsule in SoCal Sells for $1.9M

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realtor.comWhen you see the listing photos of the Francis Residence in Los Angeles, which was recently sold by the family of its original owners, your mind drifts back to 1952. This home in the Brentwood area was meticulously maintained and kept intact for over six decades. It landed on the market for $2 million in March, and a savvy buyer strolled away with it for $1,865,000 last month. You’ll marvel at the original paneling, the shag carpet, and the aqua Formica cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms. You’ll swoon over the yellow front door, as well as the custom wood...

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The Doorway.

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I wanted to stay as I wasstill as the world is never still,not in midsummer but the moment beforethe first flower forms, the momentnothing is as yet past- not midsummer, the intoxicant,but late spring, the grass not yethigh at the edge of the garden, the early tulipsbeginning to open- like a child hovering in a doorway, watching the others,the ones who go first,a tense cluster of limbs, alert tothe failures of others, the public falterings with a child’s fierce confidence of imminent powerpreparing to defeatthese weaknesses, to succumbto nothing, the time directly prior to flowering, the epoch of mastery before...

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How to Speed Clean Your Home

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Whether you’re having unexpected company or just need to straighten up a bit, you can make your home look better on the fly. Speed cleaning is a must for any busy mom. In just a matter of minutes, you can take your home from “a tornado hit the living room” to clean and tidy. Even better, if you train your entire family to help!  Let’s take a closer look at how to speed clean your house.  It's actually faster to clean your whole home at a time rather than just focusing on one room at a time.  Just focus on...

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Hydrangea Summer Wreath

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What is Gross Living Area (GLA)?

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When you made an offer on your house, the square footage was listed on various real estate websites. When the appraisal came back, the square footage was lower and you're not sure why. Did someone made a mistake or copy the number incorrectly? So it's now time to learn what's included in the gross living area of a house and how to calculate the number.  Measuring the size of your home can be confusing. You look at the individual rooms and probably measure some of them to see how your furniture will fit. The official measurements of your house are...

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