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March 29, 2018

What $1.6M(ish) Can Get You in These Cities

If you live in or near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania then you’ve probably heard of the Brooke Mansion, one of America’s most revered mansions. This beautiful home was constructed by Frank Furness for the wife of Edward Brooke, a renowned industrialist. In the home’s illustrious history, it once functioned as a bed and breakfast. Built in 1887, the massive three-story home has a charming foyer, a circular rosewood library, 16 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms. While this well-kept manor can get you some breathtaking features, we found that not all high-priced homes offer the same. In fact, all million dollar homes aren’t ‘mansions’ by any stretch of the [...]

 
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March 29, 2018

Pruning 101: When, How, and Why Even Bother?

While there is some charm to a wildflower garden, most of us would prefer that the bushes, trees, and plantings around our house rein it in a bit. Not only does pruning help with curb appeal, but it’s healthy for the plants around your home. And for some of us, it scratches that itch to keep everything neat and tidy.

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Flowering plants are easy to maintain. There are a couple techniques you can try throughout the year to keep bushes with blooms bright and thriving:

Dead-heading: Pinching off the dead or dying flowers near where they meet the stem of [...]
 
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March 29, 2018

Mendocino House Built Entirely With Reclaimed Timber

Has your search for a Mendocino, CA dream home hit a roadblock? You're in luck! Check out this inspired home, built entirely from reclaimed timber now.
 
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March 28, 2018

Magnet States for Generation Xers

If you are roughly between 35 and 49 years old, there are reasons your age group is on the move. Chances are you have a lot on your plate and want to live somewhere that addresses your needs. Not the outdated ones that said you were cynical, MTV-loving, latchkey kids. No, the new you. The generation that is entrepreneurial, driven to lead, and enthusiastic about work-life balance – AKA Generation X.

What is Generation X?

Generation X is sandwiched between the Baby Boomer Generation and Generation Y (millennials), according to the calculations of the Harvard Center. You can also call them by more hip names like Gen X or Gen Xers. Born between 1965 and 1982, this bracket [...]

 
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March 28, 2018

4 Must-Do Outdoor Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle This Spring

After winter, your home's exterior requires some routine maintenance. Here are four must-do outdoor home maintenance tasks to tackle this spring.
 
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March 27, 2018

How to Recover After Losing a Home

The emotional toll of losing a home, or even the threat of a loss, is tremendous. Leaving your home when you have time to gather your things together is already stressful, but escaping with only the clothes on your back can be devastating.

What you can expect after a home loss

If you live in an earthquake, fire, flood, tornado or other natural disaster zones, you know losing your home is a possibility, but no matter how “prepared” you think you are, you’re not really ready when the time comes.

“Don’t underestimate the challenge of evacuation, relocation, and rebuilding after a fire. It doesn’t matter if the loss is expected or not, [...]

 
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March 27, 2018

This Home in Hawaii is What Dreams are Made Of

Real estate in Hawaii is expensive no matter what kind of home you're looking for, so why not go big with this $4 million waterfront dream home in Honolulu?
 
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March 26, 2018

8 Tips to Help You Prepare for Hosting Easter

Make the most out of your Easter dinner by planning ahead with these eight tips that will help you be the best host you can be, from Homes.com.
 
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March 26, 2018

Did You Know That You Can Actually Get Paid to Move?

If you thought the only route to free land in the U.S. was through the Homesteading Act of 1862, you're wrong; here are several ways to get paid to move.
 
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March 26, 2018

Escape the Crowds of Tourists and Settle Down in These Virginia Beach Suburbs

Virginia Beach continues to get more popular; if you want in on the action but don't want to fight the crowds, try buying in one of these area suburbs.
 
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March 23, 2018

Modular Homes – What Are They?

Occupying an interesting niche between the durability of a standard built-on-site home and the flexibility of a mobile or manufactured home lies an interesting class of houses – the modular home. Modular homes take some of the best of both of these traditional styles to create a new way to build homes quickly, efficiently, and to a high industry standard. In modular homes, a house is built in large sections in a climate-controlled factory, then shipped and assembled on site by a licensed contractor. Unlike a mobile home, modular construction uses a permanent foundation, but unlike traditional construction, these homes are typically much faster to develop as they virtually eliminate [...]

 
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March 23, 2018

What Size Home Is Best for You?

Homebuyers have a variety of options when selecting a home, and the proper size of a home is one of the key factors. The size of the home will play a role in the price of the home as well as the location. In general, older homes tend to be smaller and newer homes are larger. The average size of a house built in 1973 was 1,660 square feet, according to the latest numbers available from the U.S. Census Bureau. The average size of a home built in 2013 was 2,384 square feet. That’s an increase of 30.4%.

The correct home size for you and your family depends on a number of factors. A place to start is with the measurements of your current home. Measure each room, and decide [...]

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