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Reasons not to fall for those bargain prices at Ikea

Founded in 1951 by Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea - the name is his initials combined with the first letters of the farm and village where he grew up: Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd - is now a worldwide franchise where consumers can find stylish furniture at bargain prices. And don't forget about the delicious Swedish meatballs.

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Real estate Q&A: Can HOA ban campaigning or campaign signs?

Q: Our homeowner's association has a rule prohibiting soliciting. When candidates tried to campaign in our community for the recent elections, they were told they were not allowed to do so. Doesn't free speech trump (pardon the pun) this HOA rule, or is it also considered soliciting? On the same subject, can our association ban me from placing a sign for my candidate on my lawn?

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Real estate Q&A: Better to repaint than face fines, court order

Q: Twenty years ago, we painted our front door and house trim "rustic brick." The association never challenged us. In May, we received a letter of violation, stating that the garage door, previously unpainted, needed to match the front door and trim color. We complied. Now we are being told, in three ensuing correspondences, that our house trim color is suddenly "red," which is not an approved color, and must be repainted to match the garage door. What can we do?

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Conservation group on Bay Point Island redevelopment: 'Lose-lose for environment and taxpayers'

Kate Schaefer, of Coastal Conservation League, discusses her organization's opposition to the annexation and development of Bay Point Island on Dec. 2, 2016.
Teresa Moss tmoss@islandpacket.com
Conservation group on Bay Point Island redevelopment: 'Lose-lose for environment and taxpayers' 1:43

Conservation group on Bay Point Island redevelopment: 'Lose-lose for environment and taxpayers'

Stranded boat owners need one more miracle 0:39

Stranded boat owners need one more miracle

Tiny Homes of Hilton Head 1:36

Tiny Homes of Hilton Head

'This was my house': Some Palmetto Bay Marina boat owners now homeless 4:56

'This was my house': Some Palmetto Bay Marina boat owners now homeless