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NEWS AND IDEAS: 2018 LA DESIGN TRAIL

NEWS AND IDEAS: 2018 LA DESIGN TRAIL

A collaboration between Design Milk and Modenus, powered by Dwell on Design. The trail will include shops, showrooms and studios in the areas around Melrose Ave. and La Cienega Blvd., Downtown LA and East LA and run from April 5-7th. Participating businesses will be listed in a digital and printed map and locations will be collecting visitor information for an opportunity to win a trip to the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Vancouver, Canada in September 2019. dwellondesign.com LEARN MORE
SILVER LAKE WITH MORE RESTAURANTS AND LOCAL SHOPS TO ENJOY THAN EVER BEFORE

SILVER LAKE WITH MORE RESTAURANTS AND LOCAL SHOPS TO ENJOY THAN EVER BEFORE

My favorites spots this month! BOTANICA Restaurant and marketplace!  botanicarestaurant.com LEARN MORE
CLOVER

CLOVER

Best place for any unique gift for yourself or others. · cloversilverlake.com · Clover on Instgram LEARN MORE
MOHAWK GENERAL STORE

MOHAWK GENERAL STORE

Features a curated global selection of goods for men, women and home. · mohawkgeneralstore.com LEARN MORE
TINTORERA

TINTORERA

Great patio and seafood-centric menu. · tintorera.la LEARN MORE
Considering a Move?

Considering a Move?

Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown you and your household? Fewer and fewer families expect to stay in their first or second home for the long haul. Here are some factors to determine if you're financially and emotionally ready to sell your house: Growing or shrinking household -- Are you about to welcome a new baby or take in aging parents? Maybe you're sending your youngest off to college. In any event, if your living space has become too cramped or grown beyond your needs, it may be time to make a move. Plenty of home equity LEARN MORE
Hot Colors of 2018!

Hot Colors of 2018!

Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers feel when they step inside your home. The challenge comes in choosing the right combination for your particular space. See what forecasters are predicting and learn how to implement the hot colors of 2018. Hues to Use Experts from Pantone, Sherwin Williams and other companies make annual paint color predictions based on global themes. Hues such as BEHR's color of the year, In the Moment, along with its peaceful palette, focus on people's need to unplug from an overconnected world. Similar shades like Equilibrium and LEARN MORE
Your Mortgage Questions Answered

Your Mortgage Questions Answered

Does the term "amortization" leave you perplexed? Are you unsure how preapproval differs from prequalification? If so, you're not alone. Here are some mortgage basics to help you become more familiar with the process. What's the difference between prequalification and preapproval? Getting prequalified is often the first step when searching for a home. You supply basic financial information, such as your income, assets and debts, and the lender then provides a preliminary estimate of the amount for which you may qualify. Preapproval involves an in-depth look at your finances and usually requires an application fee, but this process brings you LEARN MORE
Preparing Your Home for an Emergency

Preparing Your Home for an Emergency

Emergency situations such as fire, extreme weather and power outages can happen without warning. By taking the time to prepare for a possible disaster now, you and your family will be equipped to handle a crisis if one ever occurs. Fire Escape Route and Meeting Spot It can take a mere five minutes for a fire to engulf your entire home. This is one reason having an escape plan is so important. Include at least two exit routes in your plan in case one is blocked, and designate a safe location for everyone in your household to meet. Identifying a secondary location outside your LEARN MORE
Fastest Growing American Cities

Fastest Growing American Cities

Cities all over the United States are experiencing unprecedented population swells. Fueled by a general migration to urban areas, these boomtowns are supported by steady job growth and thriving home markets. Here are four standouts whose numbers are on the rise. Seattle-Tacoma A healthy tech industry seems to be tempering the rain in the Pacific Northwest. The promise of employment in the Seattle-Tacoma area is strong and home price growth is even more robust, and together they help make this soggy city one of America's fastest-growing regions. Cape Coral-Fort Myers Occupying the peak spot in Forbes' 2017 list of America's fastest-growing regions is Cape LEARN MORE