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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

Your Holiday Home Prep Checklist

Everything you need to do now to get your home is ready for the holidays. From getting the kitchen in order to making sure the furnace is in top shape, we’ve simplified the holiday prep process so you can enjoy the celebration.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

9 Great Off-the-Beaten-Path Towns Where You Should Live

The House Method team has picked nine under-the-radar towns that tick all the boxes when it comes to livability, jobs, and great real estate prices.

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Maintenance & Renovation

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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Health

Why You Should Start Swedish Death Cleaning in Your Twenties

Swedish death cleaning isn’t just for the aging. Dr. Kristen Fuller, M.D., of the Center for Discovery weighs in on how the practice of eliminating unnecessary belongings can benefit you long before you leave this earth.

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Health

How Soon Is Too Soon to Transition Your Child’s Room When They Leave for College?

Many parents, guardians, and caretakers are sending young adults to college for the very first time this month—so what should be done with the bedroom that’s been vacated? How soon is too soon to make a change?

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Lifestyle

The Rise of Multigenerational Living

In 2016, a record 64 million people, 20% of the US population, lived in multigenerational homes—up from 60.6 million Americans in 2014 and 51.5 million Americans in 2009. See why multigenerational living is making a comeback across the country.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Maintenance

Best Bathroom Cleaners of 2018

We’ve reviewed the best bathroom cleaner solutions, accessories, chemical-free options, and DIY recipes to keep your bathroom fresh and clean. Check out our 2018 bathroom cleaner guide.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Curb Appeal

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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Inspiration

7 Best Indoor Plants For Low Light

The best indoor plants for low light are those that thrive with four or fewer hours of sunlight each day. House Method has picked seven of our favorites for your home. Green thumb not required.

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Inspiration

How to Organize a Closet
When You Don’t Have One

How do you organize a closet when you don’t have one? We talked to Katy Milton, design consultant at SF California Closets, a premium and luxury space management firm, and got her advice on how to organize belongings with limited closet space.

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Lifestyle

Why Home Sharing Is Necessary in America

Home sharing is the exchange of housing for mutual benefit in the home, allowing those on a low or fixed income to seek affordable housing while mutually agreeing to support the homeowner. Learn how home sharing works and why it’s so important in the current real estate climate.

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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

Small Apartment Decorating Ideas

Form and function, meet design. With such little space in your apartment, balance is important to create a space that is both efficient and useful. Here are our top decorating tips for apartment dwellers, room by room.

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Inspiration

How to Organize a Closet: An Interview with a Professional Closet Organizer

Get an exclusive look at how Kimber Holcombe, founder and image consultant of KW Consulting, a Dallas-Fort Worth closet organization company, thinks about organizing a closet and learn how to manage your own messy space.

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Inspiration

Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet

We interviewed Sarah Giller Nelson, owner of Less is More Organizing Services, and asked her advice on how to efficiently organize and maintain a closet. Here’s our simple, five-step guide.

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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

7 Nursery Décor Ideas

Are you tired of the traditional pink and blue nursery and wanting to personalize your newborn's room? From soft colors to statement walls to personalized artwork, here are seven nursery décor ideas for your home.

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Inspiration

More Is More: The Art of Maximalism

Maximalism: when more is actually more. Here’s our take on maximalism and how you can apply this decorating style to your home.

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Inspiration

Best Uses of Wallpaper

From refreshing, floral prints to simple, classic designs, here are 8 best uses of wallpaper from our collection of house tours.

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Inspiration

Calico Wallpaper: The Captivating Papers

We hear from Rachel and Nick Cope, the founders of Calico Wallpaper, and get insight into what led them to incorporate paper marbling into their deluxe wallpapers.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

OLIVIA + POPPY: The Bold Papers

Part one of our wallpaper series: We interviewed Jamie Graney, CEO and founder of OLIVIA + POPPY, and got her take on breaking into the wallpaper industry.

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Inspiration

Flavor Paper: The Handcrafted Papers

We had the opportunity to chat with Kalin Siegwald, manager of creative at Flavor Paper, and learn about the company’s unique wallpaper collections and eco-friendly manufacturing process.

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Real Estate

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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Bedroom

How to Create a Feng Shui Bedroom

Transform your ordinary bedroom into a space that inspires, promotes balance, and encourages feelings of tranquility. Here’s how to perfect the feng shui bedroom.

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Inspiration

8 Wall Décor Ideas
for Your Home

Had enough of the gallery walls, monotonous paint, and photo grids? Here are eight wall décor ideas that will give your home a little more character.

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Real Estate

10 Most Expensive New York City Neighborhoods

From Tribeca to Chelsea, here are 10 of the most expensive New York City neighborhoods.

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Inspiration

How to Declutter Your Home

Whether you’re a sentimentalist or downsizer, here are our tips to help you declutter your home.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

Home Office Inspiration
from All Angles

Get creative with the home office space you have and transform your mundane and ordinary work environment into a creative and productive sanctuary. Here are six of our favorite home offices.

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Inspiration

Indoor Herb Garden Essentials

Add your own mint to your juleps in May and tarragon to your coq a vin in December. Run a tiny baby farm right from your windowsill.

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Maintenance

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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Health

9 Socially Responsible Brands
for Your Home

We’re all about socially responsible brands that benefit the greater good and make you feel good in and around your home. Here are nine of our favorites.

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Real Estate

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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Maintenance & Renovation

How Much Does a Home Warranty Cost?

How much does a home warranty cost? Find out what a home warranty covers and how much different warranty plans cost.

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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

10 Tips to
Make the Most of
Small Space Living

From design to storage and organization, small space living offers unique challenges and wonderful opportunities. Take your small space from claustrophobic to cozy with these 10 essential tips.

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Inspiration

Deconstructing Design Star Decor: How TV’s Elite Create a Home

We analyzed 10 HGTV and DIY Network shows to reveal the top styles, most-used colors, and must-have furniture accents used by TV's design stars. Learn how today's design elite approach home design.

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Maintenance

HERS Testing: What Is It
and When Is It Necessary?

HERS testing examines a home’s energy efficiency and determines where there’s room to reduce energy consumption. Learn more about HERS testing and when it should be performed.

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Real Estate

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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Inspiration

5 Principles of
Minimalist Decorating

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” Learn the five basic principles of minimalist decorating for great, transparent style.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Everything You Need to Know About Cellular Shades

Besides offering privacy, cellular shades help you save energy and stay comfortable all year long. Here’s your guide to buying cellular shades for your home.

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Inspiration

Preservation Matters:
An Interview with
Rob Emerson
of Preservation Durham

Hear from Rob Emerson of Preservation Durham about the importance of historic residential preservation—what historic designation means for community preservation and homeownership.

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Inspiration

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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Real Estate

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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Real Estate

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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Health

6 Pet-Safe Houseplants

Because cats and dogs chew on leafy plants to satisfy nutritional needs, pet owners should take care with indoor plants. Here are six pet-safe houseplants to feel good about.

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Maintenance

Soundproofing for Apartments

We explore eight easy and inexpensive strategies for soundproofing your apartment. Keep noise inside or out with these methods you can tackle in a single weekend.

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Maintenance

How to Choose a
Home Cleaning Service

Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.

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Inspiration

The 9 Easiest House Plants to Care For

These 9 easy-to-care-for house plants will brighten your interior palette—no green thumb required.

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Health

6 Ways to Improve
Indoor Air Quality

Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.

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Inspiration

5 Plants That Make an Indoor Vegetable Garden

All you need is a sunny window to create an indoor vegetable garden. Harvest year-round with these five edible plants that make a perfect indoor patch.

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Inspiration

6 Fruits You Can Grow Indoors

Grow your own fresh produce—no lawn or garden required. Here are six fruits you can grow inside your home.

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