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May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham Junior/Senior High School Honor Rool

Editor's note: This honor roll list was not included in a special section that appeared recently in the Record-Courier. Third nine weeks.

May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Flood insurance, tax reform top Issues for Realtor conference

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 9,000 Realtors and industry guests are descending upon Washington this week to address regulators and members of Congress on key industry issues, including national flood insurance, tax reform and sustainable homeownership. Realtor members will visit U.S.

By Sara Wiskerchen
When downsizing is an upgrade
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

When downsizing is an upgrade

It started as a whim. My cousin Anne, who is a designer at Nell Hill's, has three daughters who would soon be out of the nest. Why not sell their larger family home and downsize into a fixer-upper she could renovate? "It sounded so fun," Anne remembers with an eye roll.

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
Home has abundant room to grow
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Home has abundant room to grow

This sophisticated Craftsman home gives you tremendous flexibility with a huge bonus area and an optional walkout basement (other foundations are available to add on).

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Why cast-iron fixtures can be a solid choice
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Why cast-iron fixtures can be a solid choice

Q: Dear Ed: We're building a new house and I want to use cast iron for our sinks, shower base and bathtub. My husband says it sounds old-fashioned to use cast iron for so many plumbing fixtures and I should look at other material choices as well.

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

AURORA Michael L. and Janet M. Geyer, to Michael L. and Brandi M. Geyer, 898 Colony Drive, $50,000 EDINBURG Alfred O. and Deborah J. Manke, to Jason W. and Amanda R. Stewart, 3871 Porter Road, $183,000 FREEDOM Amanda M. Martin, to Francis T.

How to make a small apartment seem bigger
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

How to make a small apartment seem bigger

When it comes to apartment-style living, maximizing space is often key. Depending on the size of your urban environment, furniture placement can especially be a challenge.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

How to hire a mover

Hiring a moving company can literally take a load off your shoulders and ease the stress of changing homes. But choosing which team to entrust your prized possessions to is not an easy call. We turned to experts for tips on what to consider when browsing options.

By Andreea Ciulac Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers 1

BRIMFIELD Andrea C. Thomas, to Melody J. Barrett, 5203 Cline Road, $126,000 Holly E. and Russell Duplain, to Kenneth R. and Lori A. Teleis, 4937 Mogadore Road, $252,000 CHARLESTOWN Connie Beck, to Jeffrey D.

May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Escrow is a valuable tool for buyers and sellers

We've all seen the notices on top of the real estate signs in front yards: In escrow. Although it sounds foreboding, escrow is part of the homebuying process, and it's designed to protect the buyer and the seller. The more you know about how escrow works, the less daunting it will seem.

By Pat Setter The San Diego Union-tribune
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Welcome to Innisfree It's patio time
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Welcome to Innisfree It's patio time

Dan and I love to entertain at our home. When we lived in our grand old Greek revival in Atchison, Kan., welcoming large groups was no big deal. But our snug little lake cottage where we live now just doesn't have the space for big gatherings.

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Know the lingo

Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms used when buying a home.

Portage County Association Of Realtors
Fun ways to save water
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Fun ways to save water

Q: Hi Ed: We are building a new home this year and want the plumbing to be state of the art. But, we also want to save water. Do you have any ideas on new plumbing fixtures available that can help us conserve water, while having a little fun?

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
Add living space with an easy patio makeover
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Add living space with an easy patio makeover

(BPT) --- Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars. Now's the time to take advantage of a golden opportunity right outside your door.

Contemporary take on Craftsman style
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Contemporary take on Craftsman style

This contemporary Craftsman home offers three bedrooms with a private master suite that treats owners to a spa-like bath and a walk-in closet that opens directly to the laundry room. Ten-foot ceilings throughout the main living areas create impressive spaces.

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Pick the best art for your home
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Pick the best art for your home

Artwork in many spaces can make a wow factor. Whether the desire is to create a focal point, add color or even texture, artwork can be used to improve nearly any space. In many instances, the artwork's size can play a key role in creating a successful installation.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
25 things to toss when you're bored
May 12, 2017 4:00 AM

25 things to toss when you're bored

We may think we're constantly running on empty with no time to exercise, cook or see our friends -- but that's not entirely true.

By Gabrielle Savoie Domaine
The freshest floral looks for spring
May 5, 2017 4:00 AM

The freshest floral looks for spring

With the warm weather officially here and flowers beginning to bloom, many homeowners may be looking for interesting and creative ways to display florals. Flowers don't just have to be placed in a vase and can be real or artificial, both potentially as beautiful.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
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May 5, 2017 4:00 AM

Study shows Home buyers looking to protect planet

Eco-friendly real estate trends are growing in popularity, as more and more home buyers are looking for ways to protect the planet and reduce the often considerable costs associated with home ownership. In a survey of more than 1,000 consumers in the United States, SurveyMonkey.

May 5, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

AURORA Peter J. and Paula M. Kolp, to Greg R. and Jo Ann Branstetter, 455-1 Chandler Lane, $344,000 Carol A. Kartora, to Stephanie M. Lazanich, 875-2 Hampton Circle, $132,500 Joshua D. and Sandra L. Jones, to Robert J. and Stacie L.