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October 4, 2017

U.S. Cities with the Longest Names

It was hard enough learning to spell Mississippi (remember the ‘crooked letter’ schoolhouse rhyme?) But these U.S. cities take the lead in having the longest names.

While Chancellorsville could easily be sounded out, you have to be a real spelling bee champion if you plan on moving to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Massachusetts. Home to the Nipmuc Indian tribe, residents of this historic, scenic town enjoy boat racing, fishing and the typical water activities. What was once Indian territory (Chaubunagungamaugg means “fishing place at the boundary”), this town is now well-known for having one of the longest city names in the [...]

 
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October 4, 2017

Why You Should Move to These Three Coastal Cities This Fall

Moving to the coast can feel like a leap of faith, but these coastal cities make taking the plunge a no brainer.
 
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October 3, 2017

What Does It Mean to Buy An “As-Is” Home?

When you’re shopping for homes, you may find some that are in your price range but are listed as being sold “as-is.” What does this mean? When a home is being sold “as-is,” it means that the buyer agrees to accept whatever condition the home is in at a certain point and that the seller is not responsible for making repairs to the home after that point in time.

A home being sold “as-is” is a bit like including a “what you see is what you get” clause in a home’s sale. All types of homes can be sold as-is, and the legal stipulation can be put into effect at different times during the buying process. Not only can this be [...]

 
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October 3, 2017

The Nation’s Most Haunted Hotels to Visit This Fall

Readers beware, you’re in for a scare! That is, if you plan on staying at one of these spooky places. Just in time for fall, homes.com has compiled a list of the country’s most haunted hotels, motels and b&bs. With millions of Americans utilizing these lodging establishments yearly, it’s not surprising that America has its fair share of spooky inns. For various reasons, the occasional death isn’t uncommon at a hotel. What is uncommon is for one of its departed guests to linger in the afterlife. Here are some places you can travel this fall to feed your inner ghost hunter. These haunted hotels, motels and b&bs are serving up more than cozy beds and warm [...]

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