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The Business of Second Homes: Designer Jess Cooney Makes it Hers to Know How We Live and Play

Interior designer Jess Cooney has made a business of understanding the second home, and making sense of function and beauty is what she calls her secret superpower.

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Inside a Former Vogue Editor’s Brooklyn Brownstone

Impeccably dressed, tastefully luxurious, see inside this four-story sliver of a brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights.

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Best Micro Getaways for Design Lovers

Twelve of the very best small inns and B&Bs perfect for the design lover. These guest houses leave no detail behind, every need and comfort of their guests seen to, their environments impeccably dressed.

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The Key to Maximizing Productivity When Working from Home May Be All in Your Space

A growing number of Americans work from home, more than eight million of them full-time. We asked three business and management experts how this growing segments of workers can maximize productivity when working from home, and the answer was unanimous: create space.

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Inspiration

Kitchen Design Trends 2019

House Method talked to six design experts to predict the kitchen trends we’ll see in the new year.

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Love It or Hate It: An Ode to the Galley Kitchen

Easily the most polarizing of kitchen layouts, we take on the pros and cons of the galley kitchen. Which team are you on?

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Meet the Designer Whose Kitchens Feel Like Living Rooms

The first thing you’ll notice about Susan Serra’s designs is that her kitchens feel remarkably like thoughtful and inviting living spaces.

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Deep, Rich & Dusty: Best Interior Paint Colors for 2019

The House Method editors choose their favorite interior paint colors for the new year. See the best new neutrals, blues, reds, greens, and blacks.

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What to Expect in 2019 Real Estate

Residential real estate in 2019 will echo loudly of the previous year, but advantage will begin to shift in buyers' favor for the first time in a while. Here’s what you need to know.

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Real Estate

13 Unique Ways to Find a New Apartment

Different ways to find new listings and gain an edge in your new apartment search. And no, we’re not going to suggest checking Craigslist or Zillow.

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What to Know About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

A few things to consider about what mortgage prepayment means for your finances and liquidity.

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Listing Your House at the Holidays? Why You May Have the Upper Hand

Sellers gain the advantage during two off-season sweet spots. Why listing your home at the holidays could mean a swift close and an easy transaction.

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Home Sale Prices Have Hit a High. Is Now the Right Time to Buy?

Housing prices in the United States hit an all-time high in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. There are signs high home prices are leveling off, but buying a house is still really expensive. In what might be the hottest of all seller's markets, what is a buyer to do?

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How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent in 9 Steps

Every home buying and selling experience is unique. The market will change, as will your needs, your budget, time frame, tastes, and the length and depth of your search. Here’s how you can find the right real estate agent to guide you through the home buying or selling process.

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Are You Adequately Insured? Here Are 16 Items Not Covered by Home Insurance

You may think that your home insurance covers all damage to your house, but flooding, earthquakes, and normal wear and tear are just a few items not covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy. Here are 16 items not covered by homeowners insurance and how you can get coverage for them.

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7 Instances When Renting Is Better Than Buying

Homeownership may seem like a financially smart move, but if you don’t have a strong enough credit score or are shopping in a seller’s market, renting may be the better option. Here are seven instances when renting may beat buying.

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