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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 Median Age of Homes
in the United States by Build Year [Data Study]

Our study analyzes U.S. census data to find the median age of homes in the United States. We grouped the data by state, county and city. See how your location comapres.

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The Home Improvements Most Desired by Americans in 2020

In home ownership is there will always be things to fix, replace, or improve around the home. Whether that’s upgrading an appliance, buying and installing a new appliance, remodeling a room, or adding to an outdoor area, there’s always a home improvement project to tackle. 

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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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The Ultimate New Home Checklist

Moving into a new house can be daunting—but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a checklist for pre- and post-move, and a list of items you’ll need for every room in the home.

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The Home Depot Home Services Review

Not only does The Home Depot sell a variety of home improvement products, but they offer their expertise and knowledge through various home services.

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5 Red Flags to Look Out For When Choosing a Residential Service Contract

Residential service contracts—also called home warranties—are optional but a good investment. Attorney Ryan B. Bormaster shares his expert advice on what to look for before you sign.

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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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Modern Elegance in Brooklyn: See Inside the Home Set to Break the Sale Record in Bed-Stuy

If it sells at its list price of $3.3 million, this home at 381 Gates Avenue will break the record for a two-family home in Bed-Stuy.

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Is Winter Actually the Best Time for a Home Renovation?

Summer may be the most popular time to take on a home renovation, but there are key advantages to cost and availability afforded only in winter.

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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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Meet the Simple Device That Can Save You Money on Energy Bills

The Sense energy monitor could save you hundreds on your energy bills every year and can predict appliance and system failure. Meet the device that unlocks a multitude of information about how our money, time, and energy is being spent in the home.

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Scraping the Surface: Inside a Painter’s Refined Wicker Park Home

Tour painter Mark Yee’s Wicker Park mansion on Beer Baron Row and see how the design team at Vincere Chicago turned a neglected mansion into a luxurious family home made for parties of seventy-five and coffee for two.

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Before & After: The Details of a Kitchen Designer’s Modern Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen designer Stephanie Pierce shows us the before and after of her total kitchen renovation. See how she maximized space, organization, and durability.

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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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Before & After: Tour a Renovated One-Hundred-Year-Old Brooklyn Brownstone

See the before and after of a fully renovated 1882 Brooklyn brownstone with a brand new kitchen and bathroom, expansive private patio, and even an updated floor plan.

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Inside a West Hollywood Spanish Revival

A look inside a West Hollywood remodel by Los Angeles designer and contractor Justin Krzyston. The cottage is complete with gated privacy and beautiful mid-century lines.

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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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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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Tour a Modern Jewel at 15 Union Square West

Tour a condo in Manhattan's storied 15 Union Square West. The former home of Tiffany and Co's headquarters now houses 36 luxury condominiums. We explore the building's history and open this satiny masterpiece to glimpse a three-bedroom jewel of a home.

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At Home with Chelsea Lankford

An interview with Chelsea Lankford of Truelane. We caught up with Chelsea at her Seattle home to talk about the move back to her Pacific Northwest hometown and what home means when you’re on the road for a living.

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Step Inside a Colorful and Classic Home on Central Park West

Step inside a beautiful two-bedroom penthouse atop 230 Central Park West, with expansive views of the park and of the glittering Midtown skyline.

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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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Tour a South Street Seaport Loft Full of Texture and Color

Step inside an expansive loft in lower Manhattan home to an interior designer and a former architect. From original industrial details to nautical nods to the build's past, this space is the perfect combination of New Amsterdam and New York.

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Step Inside a Perfect Mid-Century Gem Made for Gatherings

Tour a marvelously restored mid-century modern home made to transport you back to the era of Auntie Mame and post-war suburbia

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Tour SoHo’s Most
Eligible Penthouse

See a $14.8 million penthouse atop 52 Wooster Street. This home is perfectly styled in bright contemporary pieces, infused with mid-century influence, and decked with luxurious marble accents. Get a glimpse of this spectacular home and its sweeping lower Manhattan views.

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Tour a House That’s All
About the Details

Tour a house built and designed from scratch in just nine months. See how the homeowners improved the flow of their home and made it look more historic by focusing on small, important details.

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Trends: What to Expect
in 2018 Real Estate

From mortgages to the tax bill to the housing supply, here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on buying or selling a home in 2018. Follow along as we fill you in on the real estate trends you can expect see in the year ahead.

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Tour a Style Blogger’s Fashionable New York City Apartment

Style blogger Grace Lee of Gracefullee Made gives us insight on styling an apartment and making it your own.

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Tour an $8 Million Tribeca Penthouse, Lower Manhattan’s Malibu in the Sky

Peek inside a gorgeous penthouse perched atop Tribeca’s historic 44 Lispenard Street, once home to A-listers John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and neighbor to more stars.

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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.

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More Is More: A Georgian-Style Family Home Come to Life

Tour a stately Georgian three-story that’s a spirited amalgam of colors and textures, old and new, profiles, layers, and weights.

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Getting What You Want Out of a Renovation: Tour a Before and After Kitchen Remodel

From formica to Corian, brown to white, explore a before and after kitchen renovation and lessons learned from balancing price and quality.

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