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Big Changes in Avalon

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 28, 2014

Avalon isn't just mythical: it's also a town and popular tourist destination on Santa Catalina Island, but it's in need of an update to get visitors more interested in coming, sticking...


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Solving Houston's Traffic Problems

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 25, 2014

When it comes to urban sprawl, Houston has a bit of a lock; the city's outskirts are constantly spreading, mutating, and shifting as new construction consumes surrounding land. With...


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This Rooster's a Home Improvement Expert!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 20, 2014

First there was Depot the Cat, resident customer service agent at a South Carolina Home Depot. Now there's George the Rooster, who holds court over a Texas hardware store. The gentle...


The MacKenzie-Childs Estate is Pure Alice in Wonderland

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 11, 2014

After almost three years on the market, the lavish MacKenzie-Childs Estate in New York has sold for nearly $600,000, which is actually kind of a bargain when you realize how bizarre...


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Love, Minnesota-Style

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 26, 2014

Minnesotans are famous for their cold tolerance, love of extreme weather, and bizarre fondness for being outside when all creatures great and small would prefer to be curled up in front...


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Would You Live On Top of a Parking Garage?

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 19, 2014

To each their own, I suppose: I personally wouldn't choose to live on top of a parking garage, even if it was robotic! But Russell Galbut apparently feels differently, as he's building...


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Bel-Air Estate Hits Market for Cool $43 Million

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 18, 2014

I love a good estate as much as the next person, but I'm not sure I could afford Bel-Air prices. This exclusive region of Los Angeles hosts some of the most beautiful, and most expensive,...


$6.5 Million Home Sale Turns Heads in Cleveland

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

Have you ever wanted a 5 bedroom, 13 bath, 27,000 square foot home complete with a music room that hosts an organ and a variety of other instruments? Well, you'll have to look somewhere...