Celebrity Homes We Loved in 2017

Celebrities have long captured society’s attention, with fans admiring everything from their clothes to their cars—and their homes are equally as mesmerizing. From Jackie O.’s childhood home in Virginia to Johnny Depp’s horse farm in Kentucky, here are five celebrity properties we fell for in 2017. Jim Belushi’s Los Angeles Villa Jim Belushi Home  Courtesy:

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Nail Your Curb Appeal: Mediterranean Style

8 characteristics of Mediterranean style curb appeal. By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Conrado – Home Builders, original photo on Houzz Whether you call it Mediterranean, Spanish or Spanish Colonial, there’s no mistaking this home style. With its stucco walls, arches and often a red-tile roof, there’s nothing else quite like it. Learn how to help your

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Dynamic Duo

Color combinations to try for a beautiful two-tone exterior. By Jennifer Ott, Houzz Amsterdam Living, original photo on Houzz It’s house painting season once again and I’m seeing a huge uptick in requests for more unusual paint schemes. It seems that homeowners are no longer satisfied with the go-to light and neutral siding with a

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Seller financing and land trusts

We are often asked whether a land trust can be used in a seller-financing transaction to avoid the need for judicial foreclosure in the event of the buyer-borrower’s default. In such a scenario, the property would be conveyed at closing to a third-party independent trustee who would hold title to the property until the purchase

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Maximize Your Small Space

Use these ten decorating moves to squeeze more out of a small space. By Laura Gaskill, Houzz M.A.D. Megan Arquette Design, original photo on Houzz I adore decorating and living in small spaces. When all the design elements are working in harmony, it is like living in an efficient little boat, with every square inch

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33 Fresh Garage Swimming Pool

View Gallery33 Photos On this great occasion, I would like to share about garage swimming pool. May these some photos for your ideas, imagine some of these amazing images. Well, you can use them for inspiration. You can click the picture to see the large or full size image. If you think this is a

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Painting Bookshelves

5 ways to transform the look of your bookcase and the room with a little bit of paint. By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Hoi Ning Wong, original photo on Houzz Because of their sheer size, bookcases make a natural focal point in a room. Why not take advantage of that fact and treat your bookshelves to

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Add Shade with American Basswood

American basswood gives shade to your yard and the fragrant flowers provide forage for pollinators. By Heather Holm, Houzz Windsor Companies, original photo on Houzz American basswood (Tilia americana) is a common deciduous tree in midwestern and eastern U.S. forests. This large native tree is one of the latest trees to flower in the forest,

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Beat the Heat

9 ways to create shade to beat the outdoor heat. By Steve Asbell, Houzz Evan Travels Photography, original photo on Houzz Summer doesn’t have to send you and your guests clinging to the comforts of air conditioning, especially if you’re willing to make your backyard a little more inviting with the addition of some welcome

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How to Combat Soggy Soil

With the Florida summer rains, our gardens can become swampy–use these tips to improve drainage. By Steve Asbell, Houzz Bliss Garden Design, original photo on Houzz If your poorly drained garden has kept you from growing your favorite vegetables and flowers this year, don’t give up on gardening just yet. While it is true that

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