Monthly Archives: September 2018

    • Depression-Era Art Deco Style Inspires a Chicago Kitchen

      Bold yellow and blue colors, retro appliances and modern comforts make this kitchen work for its owners Two years ago, we profiled a Chicago renovation inspired by the television series Mad Men and a trove of midcentury furniture the homeowner had inh...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • 9 Top Native Plants for Beginning Gardeners

      When you’re just starting out, choose easy-to-grow natives like these adapted to your area If you’re new to gardening and would like to try your hand at growing native plants , here’s the good news: Establish the right native plant in the right spot i...
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    • 6 Ways To Cut Mortgage Costs

      6 ways to slash mortgage costs Buying a house will likely be the biggest financial transaction of your life, and you can easily spend more than you should along the way. No worries — we’ve got you covered with six ways to cut the cost of getting and p...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • U.S. Pending Home Sales Fell 1.8% in August

      WASHINGTON—The number of U.S. existing homes going under contract declined in August for the fourth time in five months, reflecting what appears to be a broader slowdown in the housing market. The National Association of Realtors on Thursday said its ...
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    • What is an FHA loan?

      An FHA loan is a government-backed mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA. Popular with first-time homebuyers, FHA home loans require lower minimum credit scores and down payments than many conventional loans. You can qualify f...
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    • Open Kitchen Shelving: Do You Dare Bare the Chaos Within?

      Open shelving has been a hot trend in home design over the past couple of years. No cupboard doors to hide behind, just open space for all of your things to shine ... or not. In magazines and well-staged homes, open shelving looks lovely—so sleek, air...
      Written by Zarghami Group