NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Tennessee lawmakers approved making the Bible the state book, Kira Marshall could only shrug. She was chagrined, yes — surprised, no.Faced with a changing state, a changing nation — men can marry men, and women can marry women — Tennessee lawmakers decided to make a stand, she said.”They feel that all this is an attack on their assumptions,” said Marshall, 29, a store clerk taking a recent lunch break in downtown Nashville. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160506/religious-convictions-drive-state-legislation?rssfeed=true
The first Sunday in May has been historically known as “Rogation Sunday.” Rooted in an agricultural society, it commemorates a time when the priest and the people would process (walk) the borders of the parish boundaries and, sometimes, “settle land disputes” (Fr. B. Rebholtz). This was called “beating the boundaries,” and was critical to having and enjoying good neighbors and productive relationships.Although we are no longer an agricultural […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160506/boundaries-of-love?rssfeed=true
A Linda Isle house featured in Architectural Digest 44 years ago and recently rebuilt on speculation landed on the market this week at just under $25 million.
The 6,788-square-foot house by architect Carlton Graham and Gallo Builders in the…
There was no such animal as a credit score until about 1995. Well, it’s back to the future. Good going Fannie Mae.
On June 25, Fannie Mae will be rolling out the automation of a manual process for mortgage applicants without credit scores,…
Consider this gabled Victorian a well-traveled dame.
Originally built by landholder Isaac Newton Van Nuys — the San Fernando Valley neighborhood is named after him — on a corner in Westlake, the mansion was moved in 1914 by his son, J. Benton Van Nuys, to its current location in Windsor Square.
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Southern California’s median home price tipped the scales at $449,000 in March, according to CoreLogic. Low inventory and high demand continue to drive a hot market that saw prices climb 5.6% from the previous year. Here’s a look at what you can get in the Southland around that price.
LAKE BALBOA:…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hp-0507-what-money-buys-20160507-story.html
Jeri Ryan has got to be the only ex-Borg in Encino who lives the French country life.
The former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress, who played Borg Seven of Nine from 1997 to 2001 on the popular TV series, owns a sprawling six-bedroom spread that she and husband Christophe Emé designed to resemble a…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hp-0507-my-favorite-room-20160507-story.html
Downtown Los Angeles was once not only the center of the city, it was the entirety of it.
Before the city atomized itself and marched — first along the trails blazed by trolley lines and excursion trains, and later along a vast network of freeways — westward toward the sea, Victorian L.A. crouched…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hp-0507-neighborhood-downtown-20160507-story.html
The City of Angels is home to many of the most glamorous residences in the world — and some of the most notorious. Here at Hot Property, we often put together lists of the most jaw-dropping Malibu mansions or the priciest home sales of the month. This time around, we’re taking a look at some of…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hp-0507-murder-homes-20160507-story.html
The EPA that the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit program has announced a newly available “Lead Risk Reduction Pilot Credit.” Its intent is to reduce adverse health impacts and environmental pollution in buildings through the implementation of improved maintenance and lead-safe work practices, and to provide staff with the necessary information they need to promote lead-safe practices. It specifically focuses on lead paint in dust, soil, and water. In order to qualify for the… Read MoreOriginal Article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RealtororgCommercialHeadlines/~3/LpRtlb0DPzo/new-lead-risk-reduction-credit