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Ask Kathy: Should we remove the wall between master bedroom and bath?

Dear Kathy: My wife and I are planning several remodeling projects around the house, among them are the usual bathroom and kitchen projects. My wife would like to have a wall torn down (pending code approval of course).  She also tends to do things without proper foresight, i.e., without thinking of the consequences.  This is [...]

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Ask a Realtor: Should parents create rental units in their home?

Question: My father and mother live together in a six-bedroom, five-bath house in Northridge. In the last three years, all three of the kids have moved out. My dad’s business isn’t doing that well, so he is trying to think of ways to earn a living. But he’s over 60, so starting a new career [...]

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Ask a SoCal Realtor: Huge shower and no bath OK?

Question: My wife and I are getting ready to remodel our master bath. However it's small and our options are limited. We can get a better look and use out of a huge walk-in shower, but I'm fearful a bath/shower combo may be better for resale. Any expert thoughts out there would be appreciated. Answer: [...]

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Ask a Realtor: Is native landscaping more attractive to buyers?

Question: I’m curious what the effect of a native plant landscape would be versus a conventional turf grass and shrub landscape. Imagine that the native-centric landscape uses low-growing perennials such as sedge and yarrow as well as pavers in place of turf grass and that both yards have similar amounts of functional outdoor space. — [...]

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