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America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - The Atlantic

America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - The Atlantic | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Religious communities often face a choice: Sell off the buildings they can no longer afford, or find a way to fill them with new uses.
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extreme makeover - would you live in an old church?

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Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.
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would you like to live in a Texas castle?

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Dream castle homes that normal people have rescued

Dream castle homes that normal people have rescued | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Have you ever dreamt of living in a fairy tale castle? Well, these inspiring families have turned a real estate aspiration into reality by rescuing some incredible historic properties. As with all historic renovations, the challenges are huge but the results are never short of spectacular. Let's step over the draw bridge and take a loo
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home makeovers to the max!

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Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born,
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ever consider a makeover of something old and turn it into something stunning called "home".  this one is in not in San Antonio - but Barcelona Spain is not that far away :-) - seriously, have a look at this!

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The oldest mall in America now hosts 48 charming low-cost micro apartments

The oldest mall in America now hosts 48 charming low-cost micro apartments | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it

 makeover!Northeast Collaborative Architects (NCA) transformed an historic and gorgeous shopping mall into a hotspot for micro-loft living.

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extreme makeover possibilities.......

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Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes

Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A former place of worship can be difficult to market, but some buyers are being drawn to call it home.
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I have seen some amazing make overs - how do you feel about living in an old church?

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Cost vs. Value 2019 | West South Central Region

Cost vs. Value 2019 | West South Central Region | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The 2019 Cost vs Value feature compares average costs for 22 remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 136 U.S. markets.
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No matter what part of the country you are in, here is a look at ROI – home remodeling.

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There are many arguments that can be made either way – the bottom line is unique to the homeowner!

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1800s Estate Proves History Is Anything But Drab

1800s Estate Proves History Is Anything But Drab | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
With bold colors (flamingo pink!) and whimsical wallpaper, this historic Vermont home is a fresh take on old meets new.
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whoa!  what a makeover to an 1800's home...

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Explore These Dilapidated Dream Homes That Time Forgot

Explore These Dilapidated Dream Homes That Time Forgot | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
These intriguing homes may have been abandoned and forgotten, but their skeletons still bear traces of past beauty. We take a peek and dream about restoring them to their former glory.
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knock 'em down or major makeover?  what are your thoughts on the homes listed in this group? (various locations)

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10 Ways to Add Wow to Your Home

10 Ways to Add Wow to Your Home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Try one of these ideas to punch up a space without breaking the bank
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great design ideas (love the hippo) - and for more ideas....   

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