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Month: October 2019

How to Locate Subsidized Housing

How to Locate Subsidized Housing

If you are struggling to make rental payments as your income is low, you might be eligible for a Section 8 voucher. Section 8 is a federal program which aids families and individuals afford housing. If you don’t qualify for Section 8, or if the waiting list is too long, then you can still find subsidized housing in any town. The lease is more affordable than”fair market leases,” along with also the income requirements are often less stringent than the…

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Pros & Cons of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Pros & Cons of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

In 2009, Congress passed the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act. This law extended an $8,000 tax credit to first-time homebuyers. The credit was extended through April 30, 2010, and following legislation gave buyers currently in the process of finishing deals another 3 months of qualification. Tens of thousands of families have benefited from the tax credit, which includes both advantages and disadvantages. Purchasing Power The primary advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit is the fact that it provides…

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See an External Bathroom Produced from a Water Tank

See an External Bathroom Produced from a Water Tank

These Santa Cruz, California, homeowners prioritized two items within their remodel: enjoyable and honoring their home’s past. So instead of throw aside an old “cattywampus” redwood water tank in their woodsy backyard, they chose to repurpose it as an outside toilet. They predicted in general contractor Harry Smeenk, together with electricians and plumbers, to help. The outcome is an unexpected combination of new and old textures which celebrates the magic of an outside bathing experience. Job in aLocation: Santa Cruz…

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Portrait of a Terrible Housekeeper

Portrait of a Terrible Housekeeper

Warning: This ideabook may include graphic content not suitable for some (Naturally Organized) audiences. Reader discretion is advised. If you have read the ideabook about my friend Billy, you may have guessed he is Not Naturally Organized. Billy struggles with taking care of matters in his house as he does with all out it. It’s difficult to explain just how disorganized Billy is, but I will tell you this: Once, during an especially chaotic movement, he packed up a box…

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A New Shower Leads into a Whole-House Remodel

A New Shower Leads into a Whole-House Remodel

What started out as a bathroom remodel for Jerry and Desi Winter ballooned into a transformation of the entire 3,500-square-foot 1940s brick house (using a 1990s inclusion). The duo came to Ibarra Rosano Design Architects together with the desire only for a minimalist, modern spa-like bathroom, but then the awkward finishes and plasma flow of the remainder of the house were amplified in comparison, inspiring them to do something bigger. The architects created discerning cuts to open up the inside…

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Share a Home Office, Keep Your Marriage

Share a Home Office, Keep Your Marriage

My husband and I’ve shared with a home office for years. It was a struggle. We started with one beefy, dark wooded desk-armoire, which devoured our windowless 9- by 11-foot distance that doubles as a pass-through to our bedroom. Worse, this colossal desk supplied seating capacity for only one of us at a time. Regardless of the money we plunked down to the desk we relented to make a proper office that functioned both within the parameters of the space…

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Kitchen of the Week: A Separate Peace for a Manhattan Studio

Kitchen of the Week: A Separate Peace for a Manhattan Studio

Like many studio dwellers, this New Yorker wanted to separate her kitchen from her dwelling and sleeping area as far as you can. As opposed to spend time on structural function, interior designer Damon Liss and builder Chip Brian, co-founder of Greatest & Company lined the pass-through using a contrasting bleached oak for a stronger differentiation between the two areas. A clean palette of white marble, shiny lacquered cabinets and stainless steel appliances makes the kitchen look bigger than its…

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