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March 23, 2018

Let the Light in: These Sun-Filled Homes Will Have You Cheering for Spring

Natural light has a cheery effect that can transform a space. Check out these sun-filled houses and be inspired to fill your home with light this spring.
 
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March 22, 2018

Hottest Mid-Century Modern Trends for Your Home

If you’ve watched Mad Men, you’ve seen examples in one of the hottest trends in furniture right now — mid-century modern. The style can decorate a variety of homes, and homeowners have embraced it.

Originally, mid-century modern furniture was produced after World War II until 1965. A revival began in the late 1980s when Cara Greenberg coined the term in her book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. She was the first person to capture the term as a style, and shortly afterward, mid-century modern was embraced by architects, interior designers, and furniture manufacturers. The trend has grown and as Greenberg wrote in her book, “mid-century modern [...]

 
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March 22, 2018

Old Hollywood Glamour For Sale: Fabulous Beachfront Santa Monica Property With History!

You could spend a lifetime looking for a home with the combination of star-studded pedigree and incredible frontage of this home, a true one of a kind home.
 
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March 22, 2018

Moving? Don’t Make These 8 Common Mistakes

It’s no secret that packing up your life and settling into a new place isn’t easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re going across town or to another state; moving takes a considerable amount of time, money, and effort. But with a little planning and taking some time for yourself, it can be much less stressful.

Whether you’re planning your first or fortieth move, try to avoid these common moving mistakes.

Waiting until the Last Minute to Pack

Packing is the most important part of moving, but it can also be overwhelming and add inconvenience to an already-stressful time in your life. Give yourself twice as much time to pack as you think [...]

 
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March 21, 2018

How Technology Could Change Home Insurance

Due to the rise of affordable smart products and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the last couple of years, it seems like almost everybody has some sort of smart technology in their home. Although the actual number of users is more like 1 in 6, the conversation about smart homes has turned mainstream.

When it comes to safety, however, don’t expect your Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Apple HomePod to notify you of a damaging situation on its own. But when these devices are connected to other technologies, the possibilities are endless. And so are the potential effects that technology could have on your homeowners’ insurance policy.

Picture this. You’ve [...]

 
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March 21, 2018

Spring Patio Projects: Start Planning Your Plants Now

You may currently be staring out the window, seeing snow on the ground and reading an extra-low temperature on your thermometer. It’s the middle of winter, but it’s not too early to start planning your spring patio projects — even in the midst of the big chill. To make that task a little bit easier, we’ve put together a guide to help you plant and cultivate your patio garden.

When to Plant

Waking up to frost on the ground may lead you to believe that it’s way too early to start planning, but that’s not true. The frost is actually a great indicator of when to start your spring planning.

Many green thumbs wait for the last frost as [...]

 
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March 21, 2018

5 Rental Search Hacks That Will Help You Secure Your Dream Home

If you're looking for the perfect home to rent, here are five rental search hacks that will help you find it today. Homes.com has the home you're looking for!
 
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March 20, 2018

Exterior Materials to Up the Value of Your Home

If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home for the 2018 market then look no further! Here are four materials that you can use to improve your house now:

Choose a Green House Siding

Fiber cement siding is a great material to use that is very sturdy. Proven to be able to withstand high-winds, including hurricane-force winds, using this material on your home will surely up the value of your home. Fiber cement siding will protect your home from fire with its fire-resistant properties but will keep your house warm when you need it the most. It is also resistant to insects, moisture, and UV rays.

This sturdy material withstands the effects of harsh [...]

 
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March 20, 2018

The Best Spring Music Festivals!

Spring is upon us and you know what that means — warmer weather, blooming plants and best of all, spring music festivals! Musical festivals have become increasingly popular due to their sense of community and their top-notch live performances. No matter what your favorite genre is, these music festivals got you covered. Pack your bags and let the good times roll, these are the best spring festivals!

Firefly, Dover, Delaware

Each June, Dover is transformed into a music-lovers paradise. People far and wide gather at the Firefly Music Festival to enjoy some of the best artists and bands in the US. Over the course of four days, over 100 artists perform, including top name artists [...]

 
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March 20, 2018

Another Home From TV’s “Fixer Upper” Season 2 Hits the Market in Texas

This home, now on the market for more than a cool million, was once such a mess that it made an appearance on the 2nd season of the TV show Fixer Upper.
 
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March 19, 2018

Which Cities and States Produce The Most Celebrities?

The Cities and States That Produce The Most Celebrities

Being Born in These Cities Will Give You a Higher Chance of Fame

Moving to a new city can be a difficult decision. After all, there are so many factors to consider and questions to ask yourself. How does the cost of living in this new city compare to my current home? Do I have any friends, family, or acquaintances in the area that might make the transition easier? How long do I plan on living in this new location? If you have a family, it’s important to consider whether the city is a good place to raise your kids or not. You should, of course, consider your career options in the new city, but you might want to think [...]

 
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March 19, 2018

Examining the New Consumer Mindset: Live large. Carry little

More people are choosing to live a quality life full of big experiences over possessions that don't fulfill them. Learn about Live Large, Carry Little now.
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