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The Coolest Homemade Items on Etsy Your Home Needs

Etsy is your classic one stop shop for all things homemade and handcrafted.  Looking for something unique to add that finishing touch to your home?  Here are some of the top trending items on the site at the moment.

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Home Maintenance Tips: Wooden Fixtures

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions. No matter what type it is, wood needs to be properly cared for.

When purchasing furniture, it never hurts to ask for specific cleaning and care instructions.

Here are 10 tips to keep your wood furnishings looking best for many years to come:

Top Stories for the Week of July 15th

The "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt Is On!

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is partnering with JetBlue Airways again this year for the 3rd annual "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt. It is free and easy to enter. If you find a marble on your favorite beach from Nahant to Nantasket, just take a photo of yourself with your marble, post it on Save [...]

How Affordable Is Boston?

One of the sadder facts of life is that the more you can spend on a house, the more options you will have. Many factors go into making that leap - affordability, convenience, size, proximity to transportation. This begs the question: What's truly affordable these [...]

Baseball is Back!!

Forget the snow and rain these past few months have brought to Boston. Baseball is back!

The Boston Red Sox began their defense for the World Series title at 3:00 pm Monday against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Jon Lester will start for the Red Sox. Their home opener will be on Friday at 2:00 pm against the Milwaukee [...]

Commuting Costs and Mortgage Rates

Different locations have obvious advantages and disadvantages, but homebuyers often forget an important factor: commuting costs.

Some lenders consider commuting costs if the buyers' weekly commutes exceeds a certain number of miles.  That monthly cost increases the buyers' overall debt-to-income ratios (DTI) and directly impacts how much money they can [...]

Ever dreamed of living in Al Capone's home?

Al Capone's 10,00 square-foot, exclusive Miami home is yours if you want it...for $8.5 million.

This mansion, built in 1922 by Clarence Busch, has seven bedrooms, a two-story guest house, a beautiful in-ground pool and access to a private beach.

As one of the most infamous gangsters in America, Capone led the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era, which was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging [...]