Awesome Halloween homes in their best fancy dress



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Interested in a foreclosure sale property? It can generate a bidding war and is likely for sale ‘as is’: Ask Joe

I recently came across an ad for a property for sale due to foreclosure. How does a foreclosure sale differ from a traditional purchase?

Property sales due to lender foreclosure are often also referred to as a distress bank sale, or sometimes confused with a power of sale.

A foreclosure sale is a method available to lenders, banks and non-traditional lenders to cover the unpaid mortgage. In foreclosure proceedings, the property is not being sold by the owner — rather, it is the mortgage lender that has taken action to sell the property.

In the case of a property being sold due to foreclosure, the lender may become the owner of the property and in that case may retain any profit realized from its sale. Lenders have an interest in recovering the amounts owed to them under the terms of a mortgage.

A significant difference between a foreclosure sale and

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Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on the market for $1.75M

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The former home of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who went missing last year after prosecutors say she was killed by her estranged husband, is going on the market for $1.75 million.

The 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom house in Farmington is being listed as part of the sell-off of the estate of Fotis Dulos, a luxury home builder who took his own life in January while facing a murder charge, The Hartford Courant reported Saturday. Jennifer Dulos’ body has still not been found.

Fotis Dulos attempted suicide at the house and died two days later.


The couple moved into the home in 2012. Jennifer Dulos moved out with the children in 2017, court records say.

Jennifer Dulos and the children, who are now living with her mother in New York, settled in New Canaan, where she disappeared

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House prices are at a record high



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Among all the doom and gloom, there is one industry that seems to be thriving in many parts of the country: the property market.

Average house prices this week reached record highs, according to Rightmove, fuelled by a temporary stamp duty holiday and a so-called ‘race for space’ as increasing numbers of us consider a change of lifestyle. 

So is it time to cash in? Here’s how to prime your home for a sale, and even add value to it.



a close up of a logo: The right time? Average house prices this week reached record highs, according to Rightmove, fuelled by a temporary stamp duty holiday and a so-called 'race for space'


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The right time? Average house prices this week reached record highs, according to Rightmove, fuelled by a temporary stamp duty holiday and a so-called ‘race for space’

MAXIMISE SPACE

Clearing out the cellar, loft and garage are obvious jobs, but estate agents say the canniest sellers should go much further.

‘This is particularly important in the

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Molly McConnell and Justin Hall | Weddings



Molly McConnell and Justin Hall

The Wedding Pavilion at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Colo., was the site of the Aug. 3, 2020, marriage of Molly Ruth McConnell and Justin Evan Hall.

Molly is the daughter of William and Linda McConnell of Grand Island. Justin is the son of Randy and Stacey Hall of York. Grandparents of the bride were the late William and Marguerite McConnell of Loveland, Colo. and the late Wayne and Ruth Kinsey of Franklin, Neb. Grandparents of the groom are Larry and Bonnie Cudaback of Exeter and the late Ray and Bernice Hall of Exeter.

Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Dawn Welch, aunt of the groom. Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Rachel McConnell, from Lincoln, Neb. Best man was Jason Hoff of Lincoln.

Molly graduated from Grand Island Senior High and Nebraska Wesleyan with a degree in elementary education. She obtained a master’s degree in

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Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for ‘21

NEW YORK – The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk.

The nation’s top pooch pageant will be held outdoors at an estate about 40 kilometres north of Manhattan on June 12-13 because of the pandemic, the Westminster Kennel Club said Wednesday.

The shift to the Lyndhurst site along the Hudson River in Tarrytown, N.Y., will mark the first time in more than 100 years that best in show at Westminster hasn’t been awarded at Madison Square Garden. In 1920, the top prize was presented at Grand Central Palace in New York.

Four different versions of the Garden have hosted Westminster since 1880 — the show began three years earlier. The show is typically held in February, around Valentine’s Day.

“The wide-open outdoor space at this extraordinary venue allows us to hold a dog show safely while following current social distancing guidelines and public health regulations,” WKC

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James Bond Film ‘No Time to Die’ Might Sell to Netflix, Apple

Apple, Netflix and other streaming services explored the possibility of acquiring “No Time to Die,” the upcoming James Bond movie that was originally slated to debut last April. The film’s release has been postponed multiple times, with the Daniel Craig vehicle moving back to November before being pushed into 2021 as the number of coronavirus cases kept growing.

MGM, the studio behind the film, reportedly lost between $30 million to $50 million due to the delays, insiders said. Bloomberg first reported the discussions, which have been the topic du jour in Hollywood this week. Other studios, such as Paramount and Sony, have raked in tens of millions by selling movies like “Greyhound,” “Coming 2 America” and “Without Remorse” to streaming services while the exhibition sector continues to struggle during the pandemic.

“We do not comment on rumors. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until

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Michigan Man Wins $2 Million After Accidentally Buying Extra Lotto Ticket

You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery, but lightning struck twice for one Michigan man who accidentally purchased two lotto tickets with the same numbers. Dearborn Heights, Michigan resident Samir Mazahem walked away with $2 million after mistakenly purchasing an extra ticket. 

The 56-year-old said he was saving his numbers for a single $2 lotto ticket in an app when he slipped up and purchased a second ticket. Both tickets were winners, to the tune of a million each. 

When Mazahem initially made the mistake, he said he was “a little bummed but didn’t think much about it.” That feeling quickly turned around when he went to check his numbers and found he was a winner twice-over. 

“I couldn’t believe it was real,” Mazahem told the Associated Press. “It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had

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Tour 36 new Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

The tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layouts and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the latest safety regulations and

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Virginia Beach’s ‘Beheaded Betty’ is for sale. Well, parts of her are.

You’ll soon be able to purchase a piece of Beheaded Betty Boop’s neck for $25 or so.



Geremi Njitap, Samuel Eto'o around each other: Camerron's players stand dejected during the Final of the 2008 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, Cameroon vs Egypt in Accra, Ghana on February 10, 2008. Egypt won the match 1-0. Photo by Steeve McMay/Cameleon/ABACAPRESS.COM


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Camerron’s players stand dejected during the Final of the 2008 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, Cameroon vs Egypt in Accra, Ghana on February 10, 2008. Egypt won the match 1-0. Photo by Steeve McMay/Cameleon/ABACAPRESS.COM

You’d be forgiven if that sentence confuses you. After all, it’s the latest chapter in a 15-year-old local legend.

It started in the early 2000s when artist Larry Estes’ Virginia Beach store, Cool and Eclectic Furniture, purchased a life-sized Betty Boop doll. The $1,600 statue stood on Shore Drive and became a mascot for the business.



Mohamed Zidan holding a frisbee in the air: Egypt's Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed Zidan celebrates with Egypt's flag during the Final of the 2008 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, Cameroon vs Egypt in Accra, Ghana on February 10, 2008. Egypt won the match 1-0. Photo by Steeve McMay/Cameleon/ABACAPRESS.COM


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Egypt’s Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed Zidan celebrates with Egypt’s flag during the Final of the 2008 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, Cameroon vs Egypt in Accra, Ghana on February 10, 2008. Egypt won the

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