When Should You Move in Together? The Red Flags to Watch Out For!

Should You Move in Together

In a romantic moment, you hear yourself utter the excited words: Let’s move in together! There are sparkles and an embrace, and you start dreaming of what it will be like. But is it really time? Moving in together too soon can become a major hurdle to a successful relationship, so it’s important to make []

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A Suburban House Hacker’s Story: How a Single Mom Paid Her Single-Family Mortgage

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Think you know house hacking? Here’s the story of how a single mom used house hacking in 3 different ways, to help pay for her detached single-family.

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Lucky Brand CEO David DeMattei Selling ‘Stylish and Chic’ L.A. Villa for $5M

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Lucky Brand CEO David DeMattei is selling his on-trend Los Angeles villa. The clothing executive has given the home a massive makeover and put it on the market for $5 million.

The property was purchased in 2015 for $4.2 million, according to property records. The sophisticated, stylish, and chic three-bedroom, European-style home has been completely redone and is located in one of the most sought after areas of the city, according to the listing. It certainly is an expensive area of the city.

But as with premium denim, you will certainly appreciate the designer details.

Start with theliving room with a 14-foot-high ceiling that looks out tocity views. The formal dining room has a towering, arched, and coffered ceiling with french doorsopening to a dining terrace overlooking the pool, garden, and city.

The kitchen was recently remodeled and updated.The sitting roomoffers views of the pool and grounds, and the master suite comes witha private terrace.

Thewalled and gated property also has patios, outdoor dining, along with a pool and spa.

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Newly redone kitchen

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Terrace

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The decor couldstill be that of DeMattei’s, curios, sculpture, and artwork recognizable from when he and his professional and personal partner, Patrick Wade, redid their 1920s Italianate-style Beverly Hills mansion in 2013.

The remodeled stunner, which was showcased in Architectural Digest,was eventually sold for $8.8 million, and the couple moved onto the next project,which is this place on the market.

DeMattei and Wade’s San Francisco Edwardian renovation was featured in SFGate in 2010. That home was sold when the twomoved to L.A., where Lucky Brand is headquartered.

The fashion brand, known for high-end denim, was founded in Los Angeles in 1990. DeMattei, who joined the helm in 2010, has been credited with bringing new life to the company with updated fashion and accessories for women.

DeMattei previously worked in thehome and kitchenwareindustry, where he served as group president of Williams-Sonoma Home and West Elm brands.

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Cary Grant’s Favorite Palm Springs Getaway on the Market for $13M

Cary Grant's Palm Springs Getaway Listed for $13 Million

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A compound in Palm Springs, CA,featuring a pool house, where actor Cary Grant guested on sunny weekends in the 1950s, haslanded on themarket for $13 million.

The 4-acre, five-building property, which Grant himself dubbed Villa Paradiso, is being touted as the last compound of its size for sale in the Old Hollywoodsteeped neighborhood of Old Las Palmas.

It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind home, says listing agent Marc Lange with Hom Sotheby’s International Realty. It’s got amazing mountain views and complete privacy. The (stone) wall around the property would cost $1 million to replace.

The compound was built in 1928 for a Chicago heiress and eventuallypurchased by Charlie Kewpie Rich, a Las Vegas mogul and an owner of the Dunes Hotel. Grant was a friend of Rich’s and spent weekendsatVilla Paradiso’s luxurious pool house, which Rich reportedly built for his movie star pal. The pad includes two bedrooms, fireplace, living room, and kitchen. Grant wasn’t the only celeb to indulge in Paradiso’s charms-Howard Hughes also stayed there.

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Luxurious pool

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Green decor in guest house

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Jennifer Grant, Cary Grant’s daughter with his fourth wife, Dyan Cannon, wrote about the property in her 2011 memoir, Good Stuff.

Our number-one weekend getaway was to Uncle Charlie’s Palm Springs estate, wrote the younger Grant, an actress best known for her role as Celeste Lundy in the 1990s TV drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Uncle Charlie lived in a Spanish adobe on several acres of manicured, palm-tree-lined property. I learned to drive a golf cart and play putt-putt on that lawn. We stayed in the pool house, near the good-for-guppy-hunting pond and gorgeous rose gardens.

In total, thecompound and its four structuresmeasure 15,000 square feet, although the Moorish-style main house is 7,500 square feet andhas only two bedrooms. There’s also a guesthouse, caretaker’s house, and four-car garage.

The current owner is Toni Holt Kramer, a founder of a group of socialites supporting Donald Trump, dubbed the Trumpettes. She and her husband, David, paid $1.3 million for the property in 1995.

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PODS vs Storage Pros and Cons of Each

PODS vs Storage

Sometimes moving is a tad more complicated than packing up and heading out. Maybe you’re downsizing to a smaller home, moving overseas, or moving into a home that is already mostly furnished- either situation leaves you with many possessions you can’t or don’t necessarily want to take with you. Putting things in storage is a []

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