Rental Scams and How to Avoid Them

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Q: I am moving to New York and need to look for an apartment. A friend told me to watch out for scams. What am I supposed to watch out for and how would I know if a listing is problematic?

A: The market is flush with inventory as rents continue to fall, creating conditions where it can be hard to tell a good deal from an absurd one. “It’s no secret that rental prices are down now,” said Pamela Liebman, the president of Corcoran. “It’s easy to get excited about a good value, but if it’s too good

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In former printing plant, St. Charles store owners envision a home decor mecca

Adelicia Caree

At first glance, the Trend + Relic home dcor store in St. Charles looks a bit misplaced in an old industrial district tucked into a neighborhood on the east side of town.

But once inside, it’s easy to see what owners Karri Custardo and Heather Corcoran fell in love with.

The former label printing plant site at 1501 Indiana Ave. has been transformed into a vintage and new home dcor mecca with the handmade work of various artists and artisans on display. The high ceilings, warehouse feel and, especially, the amount of current space and ability to expand was too

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Mockingbird Trail home wins award for interior design

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A year-old, 7,200-square-foot home on Mockingbird Trail earned recognition this month for its interior design.

Kaywell Interiors, a West Palm Beach-based interior design firm that works with many properties in Palm Beach, won the 2020 Design Excellence Award in Transitional Interior Design from the Florida South chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Transitional interior design refers to a mix of traditional and modern furnishings, fabrications and decorative features. Kaywell Interiors was recognized for its design work on a home that is more than 3,000 square feet.

More:Landmarks commission approves renovation plans for historic Queens Lane

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Why maximalism is the perfect home decor trend for small spaces

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  • Maximalism has become more popular over the last year, particularly in small spaces.
  • It brings personality and depth to a home, according to experts.
  • The key to making maximalism work in your small space is to be intentional about your design.
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Before the pandemic, there was a period of time where nothing was everything when it came to decor.

Whether it was Kim Kardashian West’s all-beige home or your friend’s new affinity for throwing away things that didn’t spark joy, minimalism was definitely “in” throughout 2019.

But over the last year, people have grown

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17 Interior Design Books to Help You Create the Home of Your Dreams

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A Detailed Guide For Where To Buy Your Next Rug Online

Just like building a house, great interior design starts with a strong foundation — and a strong foundation often starts with a rug. In a digital era marked by the overabundance of choice, making such weighty decor decisions online instead of in-store can feel overwhelming. We may not be interior decorators but we’re pros in navigating the vast world of e-commerce, so we’re here to help you along your virtual rug journey.There’s a lot to consider when picking out your floor art (yes, that’s what we’re calling it).

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Meet the Tampa Realtor behind this viral, honest house listing

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Anyone who’s shopped for real estate has been there. You find a listing describing a perfect property, not a house, but a HOUSE. It has OPEN FLOOR PLANS and UPGRADES and CURB APPEAL. Then you get there, and, friends, it is just a house.

That’s not what we’re dealing with here. It is Opposite Day, ruled by a subversive queen.

Here it is, literally the worst house on the street! The seller has done the hard work of cleaning up the almost half-acre property (it only took 7 dumpsters!), so now is your chance to take it from here.

If

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