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California millennials share homes in affordable living trend

   December 21, 2013 5:47 am    0

Millennials — those kids born between 1980 and 2000 — have flocked to California in a new tech boom reminiscent of the old tech boom. Finding affordable living quarters is still a problem. NPR shared a story on a dozen young professionals who have created their own community of sorts. You can read and/or listen…

 

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House Lady shares wine rooms and more

   December 21, 2013 5:17 am    0

In the final countdown to Christmas, this week’s House to Home includes tons of holiday gift and decorating ideas. Plus, I visited a growing trend in homes — wine decor that’s attracting a lot of attention. I’ve seen more wine rooms, wine coolers and wine novelties in the past few years than I ever imagined. It’s a…

 

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House Lady visits a holiday beauty

   December 14, 2013 6:33 am    0

Last year, Sandy Blazek, of Trellis, arranged for me to see Packard Manor at Chautauqua Institution while she was decorating. This year, she took me to the home of Rob and Rebecca Hower. What a delight! The couple shared that they had a great time building their home, and it has a lot of unique…

 

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House Lady shares favorite stories of 2013

   December 7, 2013 5:38 am    0

House to Home takes a look at some favorite stories from 2013. A lot of the developments I have written about when they were brand spanking new are 10 or 20 years old, and that really stings. At any rate, I have seen some wonderful houses this past year. To see all my faves, click here….

 

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House Lady — tour some history, hire an artist

   March 23, 2013 8:09 am    0

Always wanted to tour the homes on Millionaire’s Row? Now’s your chance.  Take a peek at residences and churches on the tour this week in House to Home. Then buy your $10 ticket for the April 25 tour. It sells out every year. The Watson-Curtze mansion, at left, is on the tour. Read the full story here….

 

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House lady — suite lake views in Harborcreek

   February 2, 2013 6:26 am    0

What a view of Lake Erie though those doors! I took this shot in a Harborcreek home where three bedrooms suites offer similar vistas. This residence is one of those hidden gems on Lake Erie — for more info, read my column in this week’s House to Home. Click here. Check out our local garden feature…

 

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Million-dollar open houses in Erie tomorrow

   January 26, 2013 8:18 am    0

Here’s an opportunity to see some very expensive homes — all in one afternoon. Read my full story here in House to Home. The picture here is from the million-dollar home on Manchester Farms Road. I was lucky enough to see these homes with just a dusting of snow, and what a treat. Dennis and Lorraine Dolan’s…

 

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Erie housing market records more sales than 2011

   April 12, 2012 3:55 pm    0

Thanks to Toby Froehlich of Coldwell Banker Select Realtors for the update on real estate sales in Erie County. It’s good news. In the first quarter of 2012, 371 homes sold compared to 320 homes last year. The average sold 2012 price of $136,371 beats the 2011 first quarter average of $127,203. The only bad…

 

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House lady — saltbox, skulls and chocolate. Oh my!

   October 29, 2011 6:33 am    1

If you never had the pleasure of visiting a saltbox, here’s a photo of one. The Evans Road home I wrote about looks a lot like this piece of history, and it  is on some impressive Millcreek acreage. And it includes a barn. I’m a sucker for barns. House to Home is full of great…

 

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Smooth Sunday — recharge the battery

   October 16, 2011 6:34 am    0

Who in their right mind argues with God’s rule of Sunday as a day of rest? Not me. Not today, at least. On this ultra quiet morning, I recall all the Sundays where I herded my three kids (the three little Eckerts, I always called them) off to Sunday school, Mass and donuts at H&K…

 

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