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Ex-Countrywide exec to get $57...

Former Countrywide Financial Corp. executive Edward O’Donnell will get $57 million for his part in bringing a whistle-blower lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. that helped the U.S. force the lender to pay almost $16.7 billion to settle mortgage fraud charges. ...

House Calls: Creating separate...

THE CHALLENGEMary Bates uses one end of the long, narrow living room in her Falls Church home as a place to curl up with a book, and the other end for entertaining and watching television. She wants to unify the room and make it cozier, while keeping a clear path to...

A Victorian house in Frederick...

When Hallie and Mark Burrier first saw the Victorian rowhouse in Frederick dusted with snow in January 2010, their thoughts turned to Christmas.“This was a Christmas house,” says Hallie, who was house-hunting at the time. “I could picture our family and friends...

Tips for holiday trimming from...

Hallie Burrier learned many tricks about arranging and decorating in her years of working in retail visual merchandising. She uses them throughout her own house and shares some of them here. 1. Assemble items in groups of three or five. Odd numbers work best for...

International Real Estate: Rea...

Montpellier, one of France’s fastest-growing urban centers, has become known as a hotbed for design and architecture. …read...

Property Values: Homes for Sal...

This week’s properties include a condo in Seattle, one-level living in Memphis and a waterfront house in Rhode Island. …read...

Living In: Commuters Can Sprea...

Scotch Plains, located on about nine square miles in Union County, appeals to families with its larger lots within commuting distance to Manhattan. …read...

House Lawyer | How liable are ...

What exactly is the “business judgment rule?” I have a problem with my condominium board, and the condo attorney keeps referring to this as a defense. Can you explain? — Herb This rule began in Delaware many years ago, created by judges to protect members of a...

How to restore and clean slate

Question: I live in a 15-year-old townhouse. The slate surrounding my fireplace is discolored, maybe because of heat. Is it possible to improve the appearance of the stone?Answer: Heat probably isn’t the culprit, said Sam Arcot, the residential sales and marketing...

4 frustrating renting realitie...

Here are four renting realities that could make you reconsider whether it's ultimately worth it. …read...
recent from Home Improvement House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation
House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation THE CHALLENGEMary Bates uses one end of the long, narrow living room in her Falls Church home as a place to curl up with a book, and the other end for entertaining and watching television. She wants to unify the room and make it cozier, while keeping a clear path to the rest of the house.Read full article...
recent from Latest on Moving Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested an exemption for one commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver, Martin Zeilinger, from the Federal requirement to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. This project engineer holds a valid German CDL and...
recent from Real Estate News Ex-Countrywide exec to get $57 million from BofA whistle-blower suit
Ex-Countrywide exec to get $57 million from BofA whistle-blower suit Former Countrywide Financial Corp. executive Edward O’Donnell will get $57 million for his part in bringing a whistle-blower lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. that helped the U.S. force the lender to pay almost $16.7 billion to settle mortgage fraud charges. …read...
recent from Relocation News 25 Best Holiday Gifts for Renters
25 Best Holiday Gifts for Renters Filed under: Lifestyle, Renting Shutterstock / Syda ProductionsThink small, or at least compact, efficient and portable, when buying gifts for family and friends who live in apartments. Searching for the perfect gift for the apartment-dweller in your life? It’s easy to give a large or bulky gift to...