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Energy Star: A cheap and easy seal of approval

You won't believe what garnered the government's Energy Star seal of approval in a sting set up by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan federal auditor: A gasoline-powered alarm clock. That's right, a completely bogus gasoline-powered alarm clock. I'll tell you I have never found these kind of yuks in a GAO document.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  March 26, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Funny , Home features , New construction , Remodeling and repair  
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Snowmageddon -- They saw it coming in July

A big hats-off the the meterologists at Accuweather. They forecast our unusually snowy winter back in July.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  February 10, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fortress Home , Funny , Outdoors  
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Sex parties? Bethesda is not zoned for that.

Oh, it's good to get a laugh from the news. I just read Paul Duggan's story about a neighborhood in Bethesda up in arms over the sex parties--apparently pretty edgy sex parties--being hosted by one resident at his home. And who stepped in to perhaps call a halt to them? A guy from the zoning department !

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  February 4, 2010; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Funny , Neighborhoods  
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The holidays: A stress test for your home

Ahh, the holiday season, that grand stress test of family ties -- and home systems. A home that's just the right size normally can become downright jammed when loved ones visit for a few days. Around my house it tends to be the time when things break -- often because of an unwise move on my part.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  December 1, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fortress Home , Funny , Home features , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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Big Bird and the real estate agent

Sesame Street launches its 40th-anniversary season Tuesday with a visit from the real estate agent. According to an Associated Press story via MSN, the agent encourages Big Bird to consider a change of habitat. After considering moving his home to the beach, the swamp or the rain forest, our big, yellow friend reportedly decides to keep his nest right where it is--on Sesame Street. I guess he didn't need the home-purchase tax credit.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  November 9, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Funny , Neighborhoods  
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AIG Headquarters Going Condo?

The former headquarters of American International Group -- AIG-- in Manhattan will be turned into luxury condos, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  October 13, 2009; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Buying , Condo/homeowner associations , Funny , Neighborhoods , New construction , Selling , The economy  
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Older Entries in This Category »

It's Official: We're Hot and Hip, Elizabeth Razzi , September 30, 2009
What Boomers--and Others Want in a Home, Elizabeth Razzi , September 29, 2009
Empty Nest, and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 18, 2009
...And You May Find Yourself in a Beautiful House.., Elizabeth Razzi , September 2, 2009
What Next? Archie and Veronica House-Hunting?, Elizabeth Razzi , August 19, 2009
Spinning a New Take on Pets that Shed , Elizabeth Razzi , July 29, 2009
Money Magazine Slices and Dices Cities, Elizabeth Razzi , July 15, 2009
The Arlington Rap and Chat Plus , Elizabeth Razzi , June 15, 2009
Foghorn Leghorn in the Yard; Weekend Reading , Elizabeth Razzi , May 15, 2009
Weekend Reading and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , May 1, 2009
Zillow on the iPhone, Elizabeth Razzi , April 30, 2009
Take a Spin with Frank and Take the Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , April 24, 2009
 
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