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Outdoors Re-Imagined — Landscape Design for the Modern Bay Area

With its stunning topography and mild-mannered climate, the San Francisco Bay Area lends itself well to an outdoor-focused lifestyle, which is why landscape architecture is a particularly vibrant field to be in here. We asked Brian Koch, owner of Terra Ferma Landscapes, headquartered in South San Francisco, to enlighten us about the latest trends and trajectories

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How to Get Rid of PMI: Tips to Ditch Private Mortgage Insurance Fast

Most people with private mortgage insurance want to know how to get rid of it. And for good reason: PMI tacks on a substantial extra fee to your already massive mortgage payments. Lenders traditionally require PMI for borrowers who put down less than 20% on a house. Of course, it’s a godsend if you couldn’t afford a home otherwise. But once you have PMI, is

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2017 SF Holiday Events Calendar

There are many great things to enjoy in our wonderful Bay Area now through January. Take a look at some of the events that will “Add a little sparkle to your holidays” in our events guide this winter season.

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Home Decor Ideas for People Who Love Their Dogs a Little Too Much

Believe the cliché! Dogs are indeed man’s best friend. So why not express this bond with doggy doorknobs? Or pillows made from your dog’s hair (no joke) and festooned with clever statements calling all that doggie fur in your house “tiny strands of love”? You can have all this and more, thanks to a bumper crop of home decor items that pay homage

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What Is the Difference Between Housing Repossession and Foreclosure?

Housing repossession and foreclosure are legal processes that both refer to a creditor taking away your home. These processes are similar, but they have significant differences. “Foreclosure refers to the process that your lender must follow if you go into default on your home loan and stop making payments,” says real estate expert Michele Lerner. States have different regulations for how long the foreclosure

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Co-op vs. Condo: What’s the Difference Between These Types of Homes?

Urban dwellers and potential buyers who want to purchase a new home in a common building or community will likely consider two types of properties: co-op and condo. Although they’re similar in size and appearance, a co-op (short for “cooperative”) and a condo (short for “condominium”) are actually quite different. To help you decide which property is right for you—and how

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