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Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Portage County Building Permits

Casey and Amanda Ailiff, 13019 East Point Drive, Mantua Township, residence, $271,233T-Mobile, 6000 New Milford Road, Ravenna Township, commercial, no cost listedNancy Hurd-Wiley, 6277 Rock Spring Road, Charlestown, agricultural storage, $5,500Anthony Hilliard, 8270 Gotham Ro

House of the Week: Elegant Exterior, Relaxed Layout
Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

House of the Week: Elegant Exterior, Relaxed Layout

Both elegant and relaxed, this one-story home presents a versatile open layout. From the foyer, visitors enjoy a direct sightline straight through the home to the back porch beyond. A cathedral ceiling adds volume to the great room, while the fireplace creates a cozy focal point.

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Wired toilets and other reasons to design a high-tech bathroom
Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Wired toilets and other reasons to design a high-tech bathroom

Bathrooms today are more technological than ever before, according to a Houzz Bathroom Trends Report.

By Danielle Braff | Chicago Tribune
Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

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AURORADrees Co., to Todd R. Conduff, 641 Eaton Drive, $285,000Kristi H. and Jeffrey M. Breyer, to Gary R. Booher and Diane M. Vargo, 693 Fairview Drive, $141,000Carol A. Boyd, to Jacob R. Burkart and Kelsey G. Scholes, 145 Idlewood Lane, $300,000David L. and Sheryl A.

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Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

President's Corner: Survey shows affordability concerns, uncertainty about down payment requirements

WASHINGTON -- Lofty home-price growth and tight supply are leading to softening confidence among renters about whether it's a good time to buy a home, according to the latest installment of the National Association of Realtors°Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey.

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Style at Home: Benches, ottomans add seating, style
Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Style at Home: Benches, ottomans add seating, style

In the sports world, being benched is a bad thing, I know. (Believe me, if I had ever done sports in high school, that's where I would have languished!

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
Plumber: Vessel sinks can be very versatile
Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Plumber: Vessel sinks can be very versatile

Q: Dear Ed: I am getting older and find myself holding onto things to keep my balance. With that said, we're doing an aging-in-place remodel to our bathroom. I would like a vessel-type sink but want one made of very strong materials and more suited to my needs.

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Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

10 must-know rules for decorating your home

The saying goes that you must first know the rules before you can break them. And though we love the irreverence of tossing the design rule book out the window, there are some guidelines that make the task of decorating a space a little more foolproof.

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Sep 23, 2016 4:00 AM

Home Fix: Solving a common air conditioner complaint

Q: I'm having a problem with air conditioning. The home's bedrooms are warmer than the other rooms in the home, even at night when it's cooler outside.

By C. Dwight Barnett | Tribune News Service
Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

Home Builders Association to honor Carmine Torio

The Home Builders Association of Portage & Summit Counties is hosting a retirement party for Executive Vice President Carmine Torio, who is retiring after 41 years with the group.The party is from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Peninsula Road, Akron.

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Plumber: Longer toilet in a shorter space
Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

Plumber: Longer toilet in a shorter space

Q: Dear Ed: We're moving into our first house and have a very small bathroom. The bathroom door opens very close to the toilet and because of that we have a shorter round front toilet. All I want is one luxury in our bathroom, a longer toilet.

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House of the Week: Versatile Exercise Room for Master Suite
Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

House of the Week: Versatile Exercise Room for Master Suite

The kitchen is the heart and social center of this eye-catching home, with both a snack bar and an island so guests can sit and sip (or even help chop) at the bar while you finish up dinner and chat. Outside, a two-sided fireplace warms up chilly nights on the lanai.

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Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

Real estate transactions

AURORA Kenneth B. and Angela O. Wilson, to Paul A. Luchette and Ludmila I. Sukhomlinova, 740 S. Sussex Court, $425,000 Laura K. and Wen Y. Siow, to Robert A. and Kim Krupitzer, 725-18 Windward Drive, $270,000 Jason B. and Christen A.

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President's Corner: New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005
Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

President's Corner: New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the chief Economist of realtor.

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Sep 16, 2016 4:00 AM

Portage County Building Permits

Rusty Nail Restaurant, 7291 S.R. 43, Franklin Township, renovations, no cost listedValerie J.

Sep 9, 2016 4:00 AM

Portage County Property Transfers

ATWATERHerbert W. White, to Thomas E. Decker, 1431 Lake St., $88,500AURORAMichael J. and Dail A. Ciani, to Gregory E. Hayslette, 280 Birchbark Trail, $318,000Georgia K. and Thomas Lamont, to Eric N. and Marcia L. Peiffer, 716-8 Claridge Lane, $193,000Pamela L.

Sep 9, 2016 4:00 AM

Design Recipes: Do's and don'ts for luxurious guest bathrooms

Guest bathrooms are often an integral part of the home, typically the one and only bathroom seen and used by guests. In styling or laying out a guest bathroom, there are some basic do's and don'ts to help ensure a guest bathroom is always guest-ready and showcased in the best possible light.

By Cathy Hobbs | Tribune News Service
Sep 9, 2016 4:00 AM

Plumber: Clean-looking faucet needed for laundry room

Q: Dear Ed: We're converting an extra room into a laundry area. I want a lot of counter space with an under-mount laundry sink. I want a clean, modern look to this room and need some help with the faucet. Can you please suggest a trendy utility faucet option that I can look into?

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
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ASK A DESIGNER: The perfectly flexible guest room
Sep 9, 2016 4:00 AM

ASK A DESIGNER: The perfectly flexible guest room

Hosting houseguests can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Having a well-designed, private space for them is a huge help, but many homeowners don't have a dedicated room just for that.

By Melissa Rayworth | Associated Press
House of the Week: Relaxing suite for guests
Sep 9, 2016 4:00 AM

House of the Week: Relaxing suite for guests

With a terrace that stretches across much of the footprint of the home, this plan encourages outdoor living. The great room presents a clear view from front to back, making it an airy and inviting space.

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