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How to Make Your Own Concrete Tiles (and Why You Might Want To)

photo: MIA studio (Shutterstock) Concrete tiles can be an affordable option for constructing patios, stepping stones or pathways – and some ambitious DIYers even make their own indoor floor tiles. When you make your own concrete tiles, you can give your design a lot of freedom. You can use a pre-made mold or make your …

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Rethinking How to Solve the Nation’s Housing Shortage

Homeowners, property tax exemptions, selling municipal land — the potential solutions to address the country’s housing shortage are as varied as the challenges driving them. But to ensure American households have access to stable housing, local, state and federal officials need to rethink outdated approaches, experts said during a panel on Tuesday. They also stressed …

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How to Use Up, Repurpose, or Sell Leftover Renovation Materials

photo: Sachar Mar (Shutterstock) Renovating your home is exciting, expensive and stressful. You’d think the difficulty would be over once the last coat of paint had dried, but there’s almost always one final step: clearing away the leftover building materials. Renovating is anything but an exact science, and you have little choice but to buy …

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Once offering the worst return on Wall Street, cash is now looking like the best asset to own, says Morgan Stanley

Stock sellers are poised to pick up where they left off on Friday as the market appears to be waking up from its August slumber with a vengeance. As Goldman Sach’s chief US equity strategist David Kostin told clients after the S&P 500 SPX: -1.29% took just 17 weeks to reach its year-end target of …

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