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Cat Hoarder in New York: Perfect Example of Syndrome's Effect on Home Values

The case of an upstate New York cat hoarder once again puts the complex problem of hoarding in the spotlight. But there's a serious consequence of hoarding -- aside from health and safety issues -- that can be learned here: how hoarding hurts home values. Irene Vandyke, 50, of Wright, N.Y., could face charges after... Continue Reading »

Ace of Space: Minimalist Library Makes Apartment Look Smart

Prior to downsizing my life, I had a huge personal library. It contained hundreds of books; some were new and others were old college texts that I'd been dragging around for years. You never know when you'll need an Economics 101 book, right? I love books, but my massive library was weighing me down and taking up way too... Continue Reading »

Homeowner's Insurance at Risk for Hoarding Chicago Couple?

What's the difference between the Jonas Brothers getting stuck in an elevator for 45 minutes and an elderly couple being trapped under heaps of garbage in their own home for two weeks? One of those scenarios has potential ramifications for homeowner's insurance, while the other causes the hearts of some teen-age girls to... Continue Reading »

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