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No Place Like Home

Pointing to your 60-inch Wolf Appliance cooking range and proclaiming it was manufactured in humble Dane County, Wis., has a certain cache. Many high-ticket ite...
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Trading Post

Illustration by Neil Webb/Getty Images Candy Slane can’t resist the bargains she digs up on Craigslist – wood for her family’s fireplace...
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Pro Tips

Illustration by Marisa Seguin. By Steven Pease Their parents wanted to live where they could see the stars. They want to live where they can walk to bars....
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Off the Grid

Illustration by Marisa Seguin Stewart Dempsey’s friends thought he’d fallen into a money pit when, in 1988, he bought a 4,000-square-foot 1...
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Down the Tubes

The sad remains of 2309 N. 46th St. Photo by Kris Wiktor In the first year that 2309 N. 46th St. was vacant, it was noisy. Break-ins stripped the house...
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Mall Madness

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris Heather Ellis is the envy of her friends. She lives at a mall, Bayshore Town Center, the complex cityscape built on and around th...
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Rainy Day Funds

This article originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.  * Last July, heavy rains pummeled southeastern Wisconsin, turning st...
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The Price of Paradise

Door County is a beautiful and popular vacation spot for Wisconsinites. But the recession’s ugly impact hit all areas, no matter how lovely the setting. Between...
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Period of Adjustment

A broken dishwasher used to be a great excuse for homeowners to remodel a whole kitchen. Not anymore. Now, says remodeler David Pekel, a broken dishwasher means...
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Vanishing Village

Off Highway 175 in rural Richfield, some 25 miles northwest of Downtown Milwaukee, sits 114 acres of largely unused land. The plan was to create a walkable haml...