London Bay Homes’ Carmela model sells in Mediterra

Inspiring its new homeowner with fresh architectural style, a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces, and stunning interiors, London Bay Homes’ lake-view Carmela model sold this month in Mediterra’s Caminetto neighborhood.

The livability of the Carmela home design, which offers three bathrooms, three full baths and two half-baths in 3,836 air-conditioned square feet, was elevated by a masterful blend of textures and finishes conceived by Romanza Interior Design.

The sophisticated Carmela home design features a gallery space that segues into the light-filled great room showcasing views of the custom pool and spa. A master vestibule and hallway create an elegant transition to a truly private owner’s retreat that offers dual walk-in closets, a bath with a graceful freestanding tub, and access to the pool area. Two guest suites provide comfortable accommodations for visiting family and friends. The outdoor living area features ample room for dining and lounging,

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3 Top Stocks in the Work-from-Home Industry

The list of companies allowing for work-from-home — some of them saying remote work will be forever — continues to grow. Additionally, a record number of new business applications were filed in the U.S. in 2020, peaking at nearly 1.6 million during the third quarter (nearly double the number in 2019) according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many of those small business applicants were people looking to fire up a self-employment side-gig from home.  

Put simply, the work-from-home movement looks like it’s here to stay.

Three companies to bet on because of their connection to the trend are salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), and Wix.com (NASDAQ:WIX). Let’s find out a bit more about these three top stocks in what has become a work-from-home industry.

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1. Salesforce: Building the platform for “the future of work”

Salesforce is

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How to Save for a Home While Paying Off Debt

Owe money? Here’s how to accumulate a down payment for a home while staying on top of your debt.

With mortgages rates sitting near historic lows, now’s a great time to look into buying a place of your own. But what if you’re already carrying other debt, like a credit card balance or personal loan? If you’re trying to stay on top of that debt, or, better yet, pay it off ahead of schedule, socking away funds for a down payment on a home could be difficult. Here are some tips for how to pull it off.

1. Set priorities

Let’s be clear — you should not even contemplate falling behind on your existing debt payments to come up with the money to buy a home. In fact, if you do fall behind, you’ll be reported as delinquent to the credit bureaus, which will likely hurt your chances of getting

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5 fresh interior design and home decor trends for 2021



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Singapore – Last year, we spent a lot more time in our homes than we planned to, thanks to the pandemic, but it made us realize that home is truly where the action happens. We sleep, eat, relax and now work in our homes, so they’d better be comfortable, set-up to suit our needs and be a reflection of our personalities.

Practical yet comfortable upgrades, multi-purpose furniture, designs that call to mind distant lands and expressions of joy are only some of the interior design and home decor trends that experts say will be buzzing this 2021.

Distant lands and global travel



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Image credits: This Moroccan-inspired layout will certainly soothe no-travel blues/Noelia Martinez Facebook

The pandemic has kept us home-bound, and it’s no secret that we long for a life of freedom, where we can travel and explore at our leisure. The

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