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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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A Retiree’s Guide to the Best U.S. Cities to Live

Find out which U.S. cities have retirees flocking to them for their low cost of living and high quality of life. If you’re 55+ years of age, or know someone who is considering retiring, learn about which U.S. city best suits your particular retirement lifestyle.

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What Is a Homeowners’ Exemption?

Learn all about homeowners exemptions and how they relate to your property value and the property taxes you pay annually. This overview will touch on who is eligible, how to apply, and additional homeowners exemptions.

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What Is the Homeowners Protection Act?

Learn what the Homeowners Protection Act is, who it helps, the disclosure requirements associated with the act, and how homeowners can cancel their PMI.

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What Is a Warranty Deed?

Learn about what a warranty deed is, the different types of warranty deeds, and how one works.

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How to Move Across the Country

Learn how to move across the country in eight simple steps—from getting rid of your unnecessary belongings to finding the most affordable moving services.

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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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5 Strategies for Getting in the Financial Position to Buy a House

Are you ready to become a first-time homebuyer? In this article, House Method explains five simple tips for getting in the financial position to buy a house.

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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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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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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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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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The Design Lover’s Guide to Nashville

When no one was looking, Nashville up and got ultra cool on us. In this design lover’s guide to Nashville, we highlight the top spots to eat, drink, shop, stay, and play.

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Best Boutique Hotels for Design Lovers 2018

See our top picks for the best boutique properties across the county for the design enthusiast. Some are bold and statement-making, others understated and subdued, all of them worth the experience of taking in the design.

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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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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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What You Can Do About Messy Neighbors

Advice from the pros about how you can solve the problem of messy neighbors. How you can broach the subject with your neighbors, what authorities you can appeal to for help, and how you can obscure the view.

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It May Be Easier to Save Money in Manhattan Than in Memphis

A recent study shows that while some homeowners are able to put away a healthy share of income each month, others incur a deficit of hundreds, and renters in the same cities may be stacking a debt not easily overcome.

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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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Why Mortgage Applications Are Denied—And What You Can Do About It

Buying a home can be as nerve-wracking as it is thrilling, and applying for a mortgage is often the most stressful part of the process. Here’s what you need to know about the top factors that can lead to a mortgage application denial—and what you can do about them.

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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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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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Is Home Staging Worth the Investment?

In a competitive real estate market, home staging has become a popular way to increase a home’s selling price and sell quickly. But is it really worth the investment? We talked to Steve Snider and Jessica Silver, real estate agents at CORE, and got their take on the importance of home staging.

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What It Means to Be in an Overvalued Housing Market

CoreLogic reported nearly 50% of the nation’s 50 largest markets are overvalued, but what does this mean for buyers and sellers in the market right now? We talked to Mark Chin, CEO of Keller Williams Tribeca and Adam Taylor of BOND New York to find out.

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9 Apartments You Will Tour
Before You Move

This apartment may or may not be done being built. There are no appliances and half of the floor is a gaping hole that leads to the basement. The realtor assures you they’ll get the electricity on by the time you move in, they just have to do a little wiring. OK, all of the wiring.

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Growing Cities and Affordable Housing: The Effects of Rapid Urban Development

More than 80% of Americans now live in cities, but as our urban areas continue to grow, the effects of rapid urban development can throw a wrench into housing availability and affordability, school populations, and urban infrastructure. Bill Rohe of the University of North Carolina’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies and Carol Krinsky of New York University weigh in.

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How to Win in the Most Competitive Summer Real Estate Markets

We talk to Raleigh, NC, real estate agent Corey Short about how buyers and sellers alike can gain advantages in 2018's hottest real estate markets.

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The Housing Market Is a Giant Migraine Right Now

A quick and dirty summary of the massive headache that is the housing market right now.

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When a Home Purchase Goes Awry: The Home Buying Problems We Don’t Talk About

The process of purchasing a home can be overwhelming, even when everything goes smoothly. But what about when things don’t go according to plan? Hear about the hidden traps that can thwart real estate transactions—and how to avoid them.

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15- vs. 30-Year Mortgage: Which Is Best?

Real estate season is on its way. We weigh the pros and cons of mortgage types examine which option will save you the most money.

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How to Deal with Noisy Neighbors

What on God’s green earth are they doing up there anyway? Here are five things you can do about noisy neighbors.

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The Best New York City Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment

In certain New York City neighborhoods, purchasing real estate can be a seriously smart investment. We talked to NYC real estate investment pro Seth Levin about the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn that are ripe for real estate investment right now.

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in New York City

Few real estate markets in the US are as competitive and fast-moving as New York City. Navigating the buying landscape can be intimidating, so we spoke with a 15-year NYC real estate veteran who knows NYC home buying like the back of her hand.

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Rent-to-Own Homes:
Everything You Need To Know

Rent-to-own homes allow tenants to build their credit and save up for a down payment, but it’s important to know the risks involved. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Everything You Never Knew About Renting in New York City

We talk with NYC real estate broker Frances Katzen about what often goes undiscussed in the New York City rental market, from how to find a broker to how to avoid a rat infestation to how to negotiate rent.

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Pocket Neighborhoods: Fostering Community with Shared Space

Explore the idea of life in a pocket neighborhood, learning about everything involved, from the benefits of community interaction to the challenges of zoning.

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Everything You Need to Know About Renters Insurance

Learn what renters insurance is, who needs it, what it covers, and how to find a plan that suits your needs.

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How to Score a Great New York City Apartment

Shii Ann Huang, a New York City real estate broker with the Corcoran Group, weighs in on the ins and outs of getting a great apartment in the city.

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