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  • When the hotel cost's too high, try the home rental or swap

    If you want your sheets changed daily, your breakfast delivered to your room or even the reassurance of knowing the toilet has been sanitized, you may be a candidate for an overnight stay in one of the 48,000 properties that populate the U.S. lodgings...
  • What hotels will resort to for a good review

    Oh, the things hotels will do for a good review. It's not enough to ask guests for a write-up on a popular site such as TripAdvisor or Yelp after they've checked out. Lately, some innkeepers have been pressuring their customers to say positive things...
  • Top attractions to see in San Francisco

    Top attractions to see in San Francisco
    - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Located on 3rd street in between Mission and Howard, this grassy knoll studded with ultra modern buildings showcases a commanding view of San Francisco's skyline. From the contemporary art center presenting...
  • On Balboa Island, vacationers live large

    On Balboa Island, vacationers live large
    The red-and-white ferry boats shuttling between Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula are still jammed with cars, shirtless teens and tourists on bicycles. Luxury yachts -- many bigger than most motor homes -- still crowd the blue waters off the...
  • Big Bear Lake turns into a staycation destination

    Big Bear Lake turns into a staycation destination
    Mike Meyer and Ronnie Russell prefer to vacation far from their Newport Beach home, but a recent excursion found them plying the placid blue waters of Big Bear Lake aboard a faux pirate ship. The couple own a condo in this mountain community, and this is...
  • Reeling in the fun

    Reeling in the fun
    Take away the boardwalk fries, the crowded streets, the saltwater taffy, the "I'm With Stupid" T-shirts, and what do you have? Pocomoke River State Park. Granted, there are some other trade-offs involved in swapping Ocean City for the greater Pocomoke...
  • Buy now: Time is running out on the first-time buyers tax credit

    Buy now: Time is running out on the first-time buyers tax credit
    This article contains revised material. The federal government, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is offering a leg up on home ownership. But don't be caught lagging behind. A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for...
  • South Bass Island

    South Bass Island
    To many visitors, South Bass Island is about two things: golf carts and partying. The golf carts are everywhere. They swarm the downtown like flies. People rent them to traverse the island's 4-mile length and mile-and-a-quarter width. Cops have golf carts...
  • Wells Fargo vows 'decisive action' in alleged use of Malibu mansion by an executive

    Wells Fargo vows 'decisive action' in alleged use of Malibu mansion by an executive
    Wells Fargo & Co., seeking to distance itself from a company executive's alleged personal use of a $12-million beachfront Malibu home owned by the bank, said Friday that it would "take decisive action" against any employee "who may have violated Wells...
  • 6 homebuying mistakes and how to avoid them

    6 homebuying mistakes and how to avoid them
    If you've been thinking about buying a home, especially if you're a first-time buyer, folks in the real estate industry want to send you a message: Come on in, the water's fine. This may indeed be a great time for you to buy. But learn about common buying...
  • Questions and Answers straight from the White House

    Borrowers Who Are Current on Their Mortgage Are Asking: 1. What help is available for borrowers who stay current on their mortgage payments but have seen their homes decrease in value? Under the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, eligible...