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We're doing shutters all wrong

Feb 25, 2021
And historic preservationist Scott Sidler is on a mission to change that.
These shutters on the home of famed French painter Henri Matisse? Functional. The shutters of so many homes in the U.S.? Dysfunctional.
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Pandemic home improvement can lead to remodelers' remorse

Jan 28, 2021
All this time at home has a lot of us rethinking our living spaces — with sometimes regrettable results.
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Following the path of pandemic homebuying

Jan 20, 2021
From San Francisco to Montana, real estate agents say people are on the move.
In 2020, many people from densely populated, expensive cities like San Francisco moved to less urban areas.
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How one full-time RV-er found community on the road

Aug 31, 2020
Selling her house and moving into an Airstream trailer helped Mary D’Rozario create a new life.
In 2017, Mary D'Rozario sold her home and moved into this Airstream trailer. "At the RV park, people are used to forming connections with someone they just met,” she says.
(Courtesy of Mary D'Rozario)

For one Denver couple, home is a 25-foot RV

May 26, 2020
They wanted to save money and live more simply. Then came quarantine.
Rebecca and Michael Nunziato live in an RV in Denver, with a cat, dog and hedgehog.
Courtesy Michael and Rebecca Nunziato

One person on both sides of the landlord-tenant divide

Apr 28, 2020
Sarah Frier collects rent. But she also pays it.
In some cities, tenants are calling for rent strikes because of dire financial circumstances brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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Finding a new apartment is always tough. Then the pandemic hits

Mar 23, 2020
While Aziz Rubakovic's jobs shut down, his search for a new apartment had to continue.
A for rent sign outside a California house.
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Building a house, one log at a time

Feb 19, 2020
Brigitte Ruthman has always wanted to live in a log home. "It's like living in artwork," she said.
Brigitte Ruthman's cabin she built near Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
Courtesy of Brigitte Ruthman

When hotel, casino and hospital parking lots become home

Jan 29, 2020
Living in his car has taught Jeremiah Othin a lot about the parking lots of Los Angeles.
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The multigenerational household

Jan 8, 2020
“There is no singular path to success or even home ownership in this country. You need to do what works for you.”
Mike and Silvia Kersh, Jill, Sam, Lucy, and Jack Weaver at their home in Pleasanton, California.
Courtesy of the Weavers