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Jean prouve : Concept houses showcase French design pioneers

Jean prouve : Concept houses showcase French design pioneers

A full-scale construction of one of Jean Prouvé’s demountable houses. Designed in 1945, the 8×8-meter house has been assembled with parts from the Prouvé factory by Galerie Patrick Seguin. As the design world converges on Miami this week for Design Miami’s ninth annual congregation of curators, collectors, critics, and celebrities, design icons from the past are taking center stage. “We ... Read More »

San Marino, Calif : The Holiday home sold for $3,250,000 in 1998

San Marino, Calif : The Holiday home sold for $3,250,000 in 1998

In the romantic comedy, “The Holiday,” two guy-troubled women (Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz) swap homes for the holiday season. True to romantic comedy form, both women find new loves at their new addresses. The home that Diaz swaps into is a quaint cottage on the English countryside and, unfortunately, out of Zillow’s reach. The swanky abode that Winslet temporarily ... Read More »

West Hills, California : 7211 Whitehall Lane, Sold for $1,070,000

West Hills, California : 7211 Whitehall Lane, Sold for $1,070,000

Beautiful 5 Bedroom executive home with spectacular city and mountain views, located one of the largest lots in Monte Vista. Dramatic entry foyer with soaring ceilings featuring travertine and marble flooring and wrought iron staircase leads to formal living room and dining room both with eng. wood flooring. Kitchen boasts granite countertops, top of the line appliances. Read More »

What state has the highest minimum wage : Reality or Just a Pipe Dream?

What state has the highest minimum wage

The Washington, D.C. City Council voted unanimously to raise the city’s minimum wage by 40 percent to $11.50 Tuesday — well above the federally mandated $7.25. The move came while D.C.’s unemployment rate hovers uncomfortably at nearly 9 percent — 1.5 points above reported national-unemployment levels. In collaboration with neighboring Maryland counties, which passed similar measures in the past 30 ... Read More »

I want to retire at 50 how much money do I need?

I want to retire at 50 how much money do I need?

How much money would you need to never have to work again? Helping people like you answer that question is what I spent most of my time figuring out for clients as a financial advisor. With company pensions going the way of the dodo bird and Social Security feeling more and more like Social inSecurity, we’re increasingly responsible for creating ... Read More »

Department of agriculture loans plan from USDA to aid rural consumers

Department of agriculture loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to make $250 million in low-interest loans available to retrofit residences and businesses in rural communities to improve their energy efficiency, the agency announced Wednesday. Through the Energy Efficiency and Loan Conservation Program, the USDA will make the money available to rural energy cooperatives, which in turn will offer loans to business and residential ... Read More »

Will interest rates go back down?

will interest rates go back down?

Blue Loan Services is a full service mortgage company that has been providing California home loan borrowers with the best wholesale home purchase and refinance rates, as well as access to the most trusted California mortgage lenders and specialized loan products for many years. The company’s website offers a number of tools that homeowners and home buyers can use to ... Read More »

Saving money strategies : Create a Personal Budget

Saving money strategies

As you review your budget and your net worth, you may decide you need to save more money. Saving money sometimes seems tough, but it can be done if you have a plan. Many people don’t have a formal savings plan, and without one, the chances of saving enough money are very slim. Having a budget will help you create ... Read More »