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The best kitchen tools, according to the pros

For the foodie, rows of gleaming electric meat smokers, mandolin slicers and sous vide machines call out like a siren song, but many kitchen gadgets that promise to make food prep easier or deliver restaurant-quality results end up in the back of the kitchen drawer.

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With his own busy hands

LOS ANGELES - "The Realtors wanted to hire me to fix up the house before they put it on the market," explains O'Neill, 36. "I told them, 'How about I buy it as is?'"

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The Mortgage Professor: If you need a mortgage, you need an appraisal

Q: I used your website to connect with one of your certified loan providers. While I provided in a timely manner all the documentation they asked for, the lender did not close within the lock period and is now asking me for $1,000 extra to cover a rate lock extension. The lender says that the holdup was due to the property appraisal not getting done on time because of a shortage of appraisers in Oregon, where I live, and that this was outside of their control. What is your advice in this situation?

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Real estate Q&A: How to deal with an 'underwater' mortgage

Q: Back during the real estate bust, we fell behind on our mortgage and worked with our lender to get a loan modification. The lender added the delinquent amount to the end of the mortgage. Now, almost 10 years later, we have retired and are looking to relocate to a smaller house. Although our home's value has increased, we still are "underwater" on the mortgage due to the modification. We contacted our bank, but we were told that there was no help for our fairly unique situation. There's nothing we can do?

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LA Times building sold to Canadian developer

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles has sold to a Canadian developer, paving the way for the redevelopment of a historic property the paper has called home since 1935, according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

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Tent city wedding at University of Kentucky

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