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Month: October 2016

Halloween Décor Spending at Odds With Tiny House Trend!

Halloween Décor Spending at Odds With Tiny House Trend!

The pumpkins, plastic gravestones, oddly placed fake spiderwebbing, and other home and yard decorations are making their yearly appearance. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual study, 70% of Americans plan to decorate their home for Halloween in 2016, spending a collective $2.4 billion to do so. For anyone with a practical bent, the truly scary thing is having to store all those items after Halloween is over. (With the exception of the carved pumpkins, of course, which…

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Nolo Contributing Author Kyle Knapp Volunteers in Dilley, Texas Detention Center

Nolo Contributing Author Kyle Knapp Volunteers in Dilley, Texas Detention Center

Wondering why you haven’t read any new immigration-law articles by Nolo contributing author Kyle Knapp lately? Kyle just returned from a week in Dilley, Texas, site of the nation’s largest immigration detention center. He volunteered his time to provide legal assistance to migrants held there–numerous migrants. His experience provides a powerful reminder that, while the flow of Central American migrants has slowed and the news headlines all but disappeared, the human need continues. “We helped 263 women prepare for their…

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Trouble Selling Your Luxury Home? At Least You’re Not a Celebrity!

Trouble Selling Your Luxury Home? At Least You’re Not a Celebrity!

Are Americans less starry-eyed about celebrities than they used to be? (Hard to believe, with a reality-TV star a nominee for the U.S. presidency.) Or is there some other explanation for the fact that, according to a widely reported Redfin study, celeb-owned properties sit on the market for “about 36 days longer than other homes and they usually sell for less than the original asking price,” and in some cases for less than the amount they purchased it for? One theory posited by…

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