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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

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Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future.

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And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel

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Lead paint removal program targets older Kalamazoo homes

KALAMAZOO, MI — Residents in some Kalamazoo neighborhoods could soon benefit from a $2 million federal grant aiming to eliminate lead in area homes.

The nonprofit Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. has partnered with the city of Kalamazoo for lead-based paint remediation funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Residents are encouraged to apply for the remediation program that aims to serve 72 local homes, especially those with children, in the city’s Northside, Edison, and Eastside Neighborhoods.

To be eligible for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program, recipients must live in the city

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Colfax family trip to Santa Cruz turns to nightmare after River Fire destroys homes

Colfax resident Josh Sanguinetti decided to take a short vacation in Santa Cruz, heading out with his wife and two young boys from their Hillcrest Boulevard home before the River Fire erupted Wednesday afternoon.

By Thursday morning, Sanguinetti had learned from neighbors that his home, and his brother’s home next door, were both gone.

“”We’re in shock right now, just disbelief,” the 44-year-old contractor said from Santa Cruz, where he and his wife were debating when to come back to what had once been home to them and their boys, ages 8 and 4. “I want to come home so

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Judy Foreman: For Shoppers, Montecito Mercantile Just Feels Like Home | Homes & Lifestyle

With big red balloons and sunflowers galore, Kelly Finerock finally got to open the doors of her new Montecito Mercantile.

After months of remodeling the old closed Read ‘n Post space at Montecito Country Mart, Finerock kicked off the Fourth of July weekend in style.

The classic general store for modern living sports an array of housewares, gifts, men’s and women’s apparel, apothecary goods, cards, books, magazines and art. In addition to local artisans, the shop features an exclusive skincare line, January Labs.

On Saturday, the store at 1026-B Coast Village Road was packed with curious shoppers

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