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The Mortgage Professor: Mortgage document deluge: Does new rule help?

For years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worked to integrate the mortgage loan disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act, or TILA, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, or RESPA. The bureau's work, done under the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, or TRID, resulted in new requirements that went into effect last October.

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An ultimate bachelor pad

LOS ANGELES - Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look "decorator done."

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Real estate Q&A: Landlord may be liable for damage, but not tenant's hotel

Q: In January, my rented condominium flooded from the water heater upstairs. Luckily I was home, so the damage was minimal. The technician recommended that it be replaced, and I relayed this info to the owner. He doesn't intend to replace it, even though the association board recommended in writing that all owners replace water heaters due to their age. If it does leak and flood again, who is responsible for the damage and is the owner required to pay for a hotel while everything is being repaired?

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On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.

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Style at Home: Picnic pronto! Pack a basket and get outside

For me, all great moments revolve around good food - and lots of it. So when I think of summer, I think of picnics. Picnics are the perfect prelude to your favorite outdoor events, like Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks or an outdoor concert. Or, for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate special days like Memorial Day weekend, birthdays or Father's Day.

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7 deceptively simple (and natural!) ways to make your home smell better

Nothing makes us feel more productive than whipping out our scrubs and subjecting our home to a deep cleansing session. Conversely, nothing makes us feel unhealthier than breathing in the chemical-laden scents that seem to linger for days. While cleaning often is paramount to maintaining a germ-free home, these harsh cleaning products can be hazardous to your health and also leave your home smelling like a hand sanitizer rather than a comfortable environment. With summer on the horizon, it's time to deodorize your home the right way to make it fresh for entertaining guests. That's why we've concocted a few natural formulas below that will not only leave your home clean but smelling sweet.

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Yardsmart: Ideas from Frida Kahlo's garden

Everyone saw her home, Casa Azul, in the movie "Frida," the biography of Mexico's most famous surrealist painter. The family house is in Coyoacan, where she grew up, a suburb just south of Mexico City. Today it is Museo Frida Kahlo for those intrepid enough to brave the trip to this lovely old town. And though wandering the house and Frida's studio is an exceptional experience, there are some great ideas outside in the garden.

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