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The Top 100 Hottest US Housing Markets in 2022

We analyzed seven different factors to determine the best cities to live in without a care. Read our study to find out all the details.

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Property Taxes by County: Where do People Pay the Most and Least? [Data Study]

An unavoidable truth in life is taxes. If you're a homeowner, you're no exception. But, what you pay can vary significantly depending on where you live. So, the question is: where do people pay the highest property taxes and where do people pay the least?

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The Best Cities for Real Estate Agents

A realtor’s success in selling a home can come down to conditions that are out of their control, such as the market they operate within. We researched which U.S. cities are the best for real estate agents.

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The Best Cities for Veterans to Buy a Home

When buying a home, location plays a major role in cost and quality of life, especially for veterans. We ranked the best U.S. cities for veteran homebuyers using 10 key factors.

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

A home inspection can save you thousands of dollars in the long run by pinpointing areas in need of repairs. Learn how much a home inspection costs and which factors affect the overall price of an inspection.

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Ready to Pay Off Your Mortgage? Here Are 7 Ways to Speed Up the Process

Trying to determine how to pay off your mortgage faster? Here are a few ways that you can chip away at the amount you owe to pay off your mortgage sooner.

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7 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Listing to Sell

The real estate pros talk about the most common mistakes sellers make when listing their homes—and how you can avoid them.

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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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20 Small Towns Perfect for a Winter Getaway

Destinations for great wintertime getaways. Whether you prefer snowshoes or pool floats, there’s a spot for you.

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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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Top 25 Historic US Homes That Fly Under the Radar

While the Biltmore and Monticello are definitely worth visiting, these 25 historic US homes are also worth your time. We took into consideration how well preserved the house is, its mark in history, its architectural beauty, and much more. See which historic home tops our list.

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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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Most Underrated Town in Every State

The complete guide to the most underrated towns by state. We consider unemployment rate, cost of living, historical sites and monuments, entertainment and dining options, and much more.

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How to Decode a Home Inspection Report

So you’ve received your home inspection report, now what? We explain what’s included in the report, which issues are considered red flags, and what to look out for that you may be missing.

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Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Thinking of making the leap from renting to buying? Here are five questions that will help you determine if you’re ready to buy a house, plus tips from the pros.

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Architectural Basics:
Cape Cod Houses

With their simple, charming design, Cape Cod–style cottages are among the most recognizable and enduring house styles in America. Learn about the history and key elements that make up a Cape Cod house.

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64 Projects to Increase
Home Resale Value This Weekend

When we think of increasing resale value, big reno projects are often prioritized. But there are plenty of minor tasks that can be done with just as much effect. Boost your home’s resale value this weekend with these 64 projects, big and small.

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How Much to Offer
on a House: 9 Factors
to Consider

How do you make the most competitive offer without overextending? We talked to a few real estate agents and got insight on the 9 factors that matter the most when determining how much to offer on a house.

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57 Things You Can Do This Weekend
to Increase Your Curb Appeal

Increasing your home’s curb appeal can make you the envy of the neighborhood and give you a leg up in the real estate market. Here are 57 things you can do in a weekend to increase your home’s curb appeal.

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The Complete Moving Checklist
(and Survival Guide)

Moving is going to be horrible, let’s stop pretending that it’s not. We’ll walk you through the three months leading up to the terrible day and even walk you through sign off with the movers.

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Survey: What Airbnb Guests Are Doing in Your Home (And Where They Do It)

We asked more than 1,000 Airbnb guests and 100 hosts about how often they demonstrated or discovered objectionable behaviors. From minor frustrations to freakier infractions, we discovered how often visitors violated the rules they promised to follow.

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Greek Life Property Value: Fraternities and Sororities with the Largest and Most Valuable Properties

See our study of the most valuable Panhellenic properties in the United States. See which fraternities and sororities rank for the oldest, biggest, and most expensive in the country.

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How to Flip a House and Get Married:
One Couple’s Before and After Renovation

Tour a Charlotte, NC, home flipped while planning a wedding. Now with their first child on the way, the couple gave us a look at what they did with their fixer upper.

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Lessons from a Tiny House Build

Tour a 160-square-foot tiny home designed and built by the homeowners. Find out how they did it, what they learned, and what they wish they knew going in.