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Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Property transfers

The following records were collected from the Portage County Recorder's Office and were provided by a subscription service. Each property transfer shows the name of the seller, the buyer's name, the address and the selling price. For more information, visit www.portagecountyauditor.org.

Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Home sales off to good start

As we say in the Real Estate Industry, "location, location, location." It is helpful to know how our little area of the world is comparing with the national news that we might be reading or hearing. Let's take a look at some numbers.

Refresh the outside of your home
Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Refresh the outside of your home

Spring provides the opportunity to improve or even remake the outside of your house, and perhaps knock out some tasks you've put off for far too long.

By Brent Glasgow Angie's List (tns)
Farmhouse for today embodies luxury
Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Farmhouse for today embodies luxury

This modern farmhouse by Visbeen Architects embodies contemporary luxury, beginning with the light-filled living spaces on the first floor and continuing into the spacious sleeping zones.

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Looking for a versatile faucet for the kitchen
Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Looking for a versatile faucet for the kitchen

Q: Dear Ed: We're planning to remodel our tiny kitchen. We can only fit a smaller size one-bowl kitchen sink, but I'd like to have some extra features. I remember reading your past articles where you mentioned adding a filtered beverage faucet to your kitchen sink.

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service (tns)
Move over, minimalism
Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Move over, minimalism

Increasingly minimal interiors have been dominating decor trend reports for a while now, but as we all know, the pendulum always has to swing back the other way at some point.

By Gabrielle Savoie Domaine (tns)
The best pastel looks for spring
Apr 21, 2017 4:00 AM

The best pastel looks for spring

From flowers to fashion and home furnishings, spring is a time for soft, muted colors. Pastels are a popular choice, whether pink, blue, green, purple or yellow. What is appealing to many homeowners about pastel colors relates to the soft, soothing environments they help create.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

AURORA Djordjevic Shelley L. Trust, to Jonathan and Lisa Blackwell, 600 Bounty Road, $367,500 Joseph W. and Marcy C. Beatty, to Ess A. William and Michelle R. Van, 436 Club Drive, $620,000 Kovick Melvia J., to Xiaosi Liu and Yang Yang, 914 East Blvd.

Flexible layout has extra storage
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Flexible layout has extra storage

This plan presents a compelling mix of style and functionality. Inside, you'll find an open floor plan with lots of smart storage, like the lockers waiting to hold backpacks on your way in from the garage, the generous laundry room, and the kitchen's walk-in pantry.

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Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Steps to take before an appraiser's visit

Homeowners unfamiliar with the appraisal process might not know if there is anything they can do to make the process go more smoothly.

Metro Creative Connection
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Looking into a glass shower door
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Looking into a glass shower door

Q: Dear Ed: We presently use a shower curtain and I really want to replace the curtain with an out-of-the-box glass door. But, I need some guidance before we start looking. Can you please give me some glass door info and install options?

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
The do's and don'ts of selling a home
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

The do's and don'ts of selling a home

When it comes time to prepare a home for sale, there are a number of quick and affordable fixes that can help seal the deal, while some so-called improvements may sink a sale. When it's time to put your home on the market, there are some definite do's and don'ts.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
Everything looks stylish with a ladder
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Everything looks stylish with a ladder

Just like how good things come in small packages, the best decor hacks are the ones that take up little space and can squeeze into any corner of our homes.

By Gabrielle Savoie Domaine
Boost your home's energy efficiency
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Boost your home's energy efficiency

(BPT) --- With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind us. Yet, if you experienced high heating bills, or drafts and cold spots throughout your home, it could mean your home is not as energy efficient as it could be.

A grow-with-them room for boys
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

A grow-with-them room for boys

I predict that when Tammy and Tyler's boys are 27, they will still want to live at home with their folks, just so they don't have to leave their amazing bedroom behind.

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
Bogged down by clutter? Here's the fix
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Bogged down by clutter? Here's the fix

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- To be successful in life, you need things like motivation, focus, planning and perseverance. All well and good. But, if you're like many Americans, first you have to get organized. You need to find your stuff. And to do that, you must deal with clutter.

By Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
Realtors sound alarm on flood insurance
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

Realtors sound alarm on flood insurance

WASHINGTON -- On Sept. 30, just six months from today, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire.

Portage County Association Of Realtors
The best spring tabletops
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

The best spring tabletops

My favorite part of a dinner party at friends? The eye candy. Don't get me wrong. I love to be invited into the sanctuary of someone's home, to indulge in a deliciously prepared meal and linger over conversation and spirits. But I'm like a little kid when it comes to a beautifully set table.

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
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SPRING CHECKLIST
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

SPRING CHECKLIST

Spring is an ideal time to make sure everything is in working order. From checking your home's vital equipment such as water heaters and furnaces to replacing windows, there are some items that should top your spring checklist. 1.

By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

AURORA John J. and Colleen J. Stevenson, to David A. and Nancy E. Carlson, 312 Aberdeen Lane, $590,100 Lieberth E. & K. Trust, to Gary S. Easton, 960 Bryce Ave., $111,500 William L. and Barbara S. Lynch, to Robert C. and Lynette E.