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Are Townhouses a Good Housing Option?

I’ve always been out of the loop on townhouses because, until now, I haven’t lived in an area where they were common. Now that I’ve moved to the greater Seattle area, I see them everywhere. To me, townhouses have always seemed like the ‘glorified apartments’ of urban areas. Show More Summary

Lobbying Hard

The BBC reports that two prominent former MPs, Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind, have been cleared of breaking the House of Commons rules on lobbying. Now I haven't read the report from the Standards Commissioner who investigated the affair,...Show More Summary

Parliamentary Scrutiny

Dan Hodges wrote a great piece for The Telegraph the other day on the investigation by the House of Commons standards commissioner, Katherine Hudson, into the lobbying activities of Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind. The standards commissioner...Show More Summary

What Do Hell and Camelot Have in Common?

Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters that included the Harvard professor,Show More Summary

Hand-Eye Supply Screwdriver Set

Getting your house projects done is easier when you have all the tools you need. This set from Hand-Eye Supply features 6 common sizes of Phillips and flat heads, with oiled hardwood handles and high carbon steel blades in a cool black oxidized finish. Pouch included too.

Petitioning Parliament

Here's the official guidance from the the Westminster Parliament on how to petition the House of Commons and press for specific action from the Government of the day. Now it's early days yet, but who knows, because lots of clever people...Show More Summary

Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal

Ed Miliband – remember him? – has just told the House of Commons that the government’s proposals for so-called English… The post Calm down: English Votes for English Laws is a very minor modest proposal appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

If You Grew Up With Divorced Parents, This Will Hit A Nerve

Few of us talk about what it's like to grow up with divorced parents. Maybe because divorce is so common these days, we figure, what's the point? Who hasn't experienced being shuffled from one house to another -- or dealt with commitment...Show More Summary

This Old House: It’s Having A 300th Birthday, But There Won’t Be A Celebration

On rare occasions, history bequeaths us an opportunity to live in an old house that speaks deeply of its rich past, an experience that is far more common in the U.K. and Europe than the comparatively young U.S. I had one such opportunity in the 1980s when I lived in the John Evans House, a [...]Show More Summary

The Average Presidental Candidate's House is Twice As Big as the Average American's

You don't have to have a big or expensive house to run for the White House, but it is one thing that most of the Republicans and Democrats currently running for president do have in common. The average value of their homes is $5.4 million...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

“Let’s stop fighting with each other. Let’s sit down together and work out our differences with a common agenda to elect the next president of the United States, keep our majorities in the House and Senate, and put the brakes [...]

West Wing Week: 9/25/15 or, “Our Common Home”

Welcome to a very special Papal edition of your West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the White House was abuzz with preparation for the Pope’s arrival and the China State Visit, back-to-back ceremonies that kept the President and his staff very busy. Show More Summary

Arsenal fans’ Mike Dean Petition just 4,000 signatures away from House of Commons debate

What started out as a bit of Internet banter could soon become a veritable affaire d’etat. In the wake of Arsenal’s defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, which was heavily conditioned by referee Mike Dean’s performance, one Arsenal fan set up a petition in a bid to ensure that Dean never refereed another Arsenal game. Show More Summary

Curbed Detroit: Adorable 1925 Storybook Cottage in Detroit Wants Just $99K

Photo via Zillow Built in 1925, this storybook cottage has one of the most beautiful chimneys in Detroit. The stucco-and-brick chimney towers over the house, in fact, and is a prominent feature of the facade—a common trait of storybook architecture....

The Latest: Pope calls for action on climate change

Francis waded into that hot-button political issue in remarks at the White House, where President Barack Obama and a crowd of thousands welcomed him. Francis cast climate change as a peril to what he called our "common home" in a speech...Show More Summary

Suburban and intown poverty face similar challenges: affordable housing and transportation

What do South Cobb County and southeast Atlanta’s Lakewood Heights have in common? Both are areas where a lot of low-income people live and where it’s a 40-plus minute bus ride to some of the really important things they need, for one...Show More Summary

Picket lines in General Franco’s Britain – the Round-up

In the news The controversial Trade Union Bill this week passed its second reading in the House of Commons by a majority of 33 MPs. The bill contains plans to impose a minimum 50% turnout in industrial action ballots, whilst public sector strikes will require the backing of at least 40% of all eligible voters. […]

The most popular type of home in every major American city, charted

  The detached, single-family home — far and away the most common style of housing in America — is rare in Washington, D.C. Only about one in 10 homes inside the District is designed this way, with a private front door to the city, maybe a yard in the back, some buffer space keeping the neighbors at bay. […]

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to the monkey house! Begin your week right with out hand cruated morning train reads: • Index Funds Are Nothing Special (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also Smart Beta’s Takeover (Chief Investment Officer) • Dear Apple: I may rob your store (Fortune) • Death and transfiguration: The golden age of the Western corporation may be coming to an...Read More

Don't rely on presumption of an 'automatic' homestead exemption

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Question: I own a single-family house in a common interest development with a homeowners association. I was going to file a Declaration of Homestead on my title, but a friend told me California has an automatic homestead exemption so I don't have to file. Is that correct?

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