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    In the first decade of America’s post-war boom, a million and a half new houses were built, creating vast tracts of suburbia and giving young families their first opportunity to own a home. Nowadays, however, homebuyers who stumble on a 1940s relic in vintage condition often wonder if it’s worth it to buy a house

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    by Gardenista Team on September 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The weather here on the East Coast hasn’t quite dipped into sweater temperatures yet, but our Remodelista editors are already thinking of indoor pursuits—like curling up in a cozy nook with a hot cup of tea and a page-turner. Here’s what you need to create your own reading/dreaming/napping spot. 1. A Window for Daydreaming 2.

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    by Fan Winston on September 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

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    by Clare Coulson on September 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

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    by Marie Viljoen on September 11, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Goldenrods burst into sunny bloom as the days grow shorter, saving their fireworks for the season when asters and jewelweed grow riotously here in the Northeast. There are many dozens of species within the genus Solidago, which includes plants that bloom in conditions ranging from full sun on sandy and salty shorelines, to shaded and