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Fixer upper: HGTV star Joanna Gaines and her show 'Fixer Upper' inspired local renovation

Kelley Dempewolf watches a lot of "Fixer Upper" on HGTV. She's not alone in her admiration of the design style and renovation prowess of the Waco, Te ...

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Bungalow in paradise in northeast Iowa

Drive to the outskirts of Fayette in northeast Iowa, meander around a bend, and you'll see the small house Wayne Barness, 72, and Sharon Danielson, 73 ...

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Cedar Rock: Frozen in time

Stepping through the door of Cedar Rock is like stepping through a portal in time. The Quasqueton home, built in 1950 by famed American architect Fra ...

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Kirkwood house preserves former governor’s home

When Sam James and his family moved into a historic old house on Kirkwood Avenue back in 1969, he was in the tenth grade. They were only the third fam ...

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Bird-watcher’s bliss at Iowa City home

Tucked into a steep hillside in the historic Manville Heights neighborhood of Iowa City is an unsuspecting but beautiful midcentury modern. Home to N ...

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Experts offer advice to potential first-time homebuyers

With a hot housing market, historically low mortgage rates and special programs incentivizing first-time buyers, experts say now is a good time to con ...

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Simple living: Tiny House Talks explore a different lifestyle

Simple living will be on display during a series on Tiny Houses being hosted at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha this spring. ...

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Frankie House, ‘a tremendous piece of Cedar Rapids history,’ unveiled

CEDAR RAPIDS - "This home has seen a lot of Cedar Rapids history go by its front door." Those were the words of Mark Stoffer Hunter, historian at The ...

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Patio fever: Prepare your outdoor living space for warmer months ahead

The weather might be indecisive lately - tornadoes and a snowstorm in the same week - but spring is right around the corner, and once it warms up, you ...

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Midcentury modern perfect fit for the Hansons

Over the past decade or so, Eric and Shannon Hanson have been a bit like Goldilocks testing out the chairs of the three bears. They first lived in a ...

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Brackett House on Cornell campus reopens as bed-and-breakfast after $90,000 renovation

For nearly four years, the Brackett House has sat empty on Cornell's campus. But after a $90,000 renovation, it's back - this time as a bed-and-breakf ...

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Cedar Rapids home perfect for work and play

Mary Zeran and Jeff Schipper have made a very lovely home for themselves - and their two Irish Terriers, Henry and Stella - in a craftsman style cotta ...

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’Lustron Stories’ explores quirky metal homes and their devoted owners

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Sue Williams wasn't exactly impressed when she learned the little house down the street was a Lustron home. She'd requested a ...

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Cedar Rapids bungalow provides windows to the past

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Lundine lives in memories. "To me, they're the happiest things," she said. She also lives among memories, housed in the 1924 Ke ...

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A gift to posterity: Renter restores one of Marion’s most historic properties

MARION - The 10-foot Christmas tree sweeps upward but still falls short of the 12-foot ceilings in Rita Collins' living room. It's a glorious, colorf ...

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