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Party 9-1-1!

Party 9-1-1!

How do you know if a party is going well or horribly wrong? Entertaining expert Susan Spungen tells you how to right a sinking ship and how to stop worrying and enjoy your fiesta.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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After Wayne Rogers stepped out of his shoes as Trapper John on classic TV show MASH, he became a successful entrepreneur and real estate tycoon in his own right

After Wayne Rogers stepped out of his shoes as Trapper John on classic TV show MASH, he became a successful entrepreneur and real estate tycoon in his own right

When an actor finishes a stint on one of the most successful television shows of all time, you would expect him to sit back, travel and enjoy his well-earned riches. But when Wayne Rogers left MASH, where he portrayed the lovable Trapper John and – with Alan Alda’s Hawkeye – comprised one of…

February 23, 2013 12:00 am
Foreclosures are no longer a last resort, and a growing percentage of Americans think it’s ok to strategically default

Foreclosures are no longer a last resort, and a growing percentage of Americans think it’s ok to strategically default

Years ago, homeowners viewed foreclosure as a last resort – after all other means had been exhausted to save the home. Homeowners were often embarrassed that they had to take this route.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am
Demographic trends of urban growth and postponed marriage age have led to fewer Americans living in single-family homes

Demographic trends of urban growth and postponed marriage age have led to fewer Americans living in single-family homes

Is the dream of owning a single-family home withering away? Possibly, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice that shows that Americans are moving to multi-family homes, rather than single-family homes. This is a big change from the behavior over th…

November 17, 2012 12:00 am
Not a natural in the host or hostess role? Actress and entertaining expert Tori Spelling reveals how even a novice can personalize a holiday party without breaking the bank

Not a natural in the host or hostess role? Actress and entertaining expert Tori Spelling reveals how even a novice can personalize a holiday party without breaking the bank

Think you need a big budget in order to throw a great holiday party? Think again. Tori Spelling, star of the original version of the TV series, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and author of “celebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family,” (Simon & Schuster, 201…

November 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The rental market is competitive, so put your best foot forward to get the apartment you want

The rental market is competitive, so put your best foot forward to get the apartment you want

The rental market is heating up, and now is a busy time in a lot of rental-heavy communities. Prospective renters need to get their papers in order and act fast to snatch up vacant apartments.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Sold! An auction can make any purchase exciting, but would you leave the biggest purchase of your life up to an auctioneer?

Sold! An auction can make any purchase exciting, but would you leave the biggest purchase of your life up to an auctioneer?

Fran Young lives in Springfield, Mo., and has purchased seven properties at auction, including a duplex, four small homes, a 10-acre plot of land and her current home.

August 11, 2012 12:00 am
Spike TV’s foreclosure-focused real estate team have done it all in the name of making properties profitable

Spike TV’s foreclosure-focused real estate team have done it all in the name of making properties profitable

Spike TV's reality program "Flip Men" follows real estate pros Mike Baird and Doug Clark as they rush to swipe up foreclosure properties, fix them up and turn them around into profitable sales as quickly as possible. Given the glut of foreclosure inventory available today, it goes without sa…

December 24, 2011 12:00 am
For his newest project, Jeff Lewis, Hollywood’s favorite flipper, turns around the business model that made him famous

For his newest project, Jeff Lewis, Hollywood’s favorite flipper, turns around the business model that made him famous

The fifth season of Bravo's docu-series Flipping Out just ended and, interestingly, this season focused on frenetic house flipper Jeff Lewis converting his floundering flipping business into a successful interior design company. But why change what has made him a successful reality star? Aft…

October 22, 2011 12:00 am
Overall, real estate may be waiting for a rebound, but in the high-end segment, the sales just keep coming

Overall, real estate may be waiting for a rebound, but in the high-end segment, the sales just keep coming

Think the housing market has slowed to a crawl? Not in the luxury market, where business is booming, cash buyers are snatching up great deals and luxury homes are being sold for much less than the asking price.

September 17, 2011 12:00 am
The rapper turned remodeler has made a name for himself in the real estate world. Now he wants to teach you

The rapper turned remodeler has made a name for himself in the real estate world. Now he wants to teach you

In one conversation, Vanilla Ice energetically talks about remodeling, feng shui and reading real estate statistics, and he predicts when the economy will bounce back. Not quite what you expect from the guy who is mostly remembered for his pompadour and 1990 rap smash hit "Ice Ice Baby." But…

August 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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