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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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