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March 13, 2018

Are You Inside or Outside? Take a Stroll Through This Amazing Treehouse in Richmond, MA

Ever dreamed of living in nature? For $2.75 Million, you can own a unique 3-story treehouse complete with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and an outdoor swimming pool.
 
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March 12, 2018

The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and you know what that means… Wear green or else get pinched!

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Every year, Irish or not, people all around the world celebrate the nation of Ireland and its people. It’s a day to have fun, drink and wear a lot of green! Grap your bagpipes and piper’s plaid as you check out these cities that honor St. Patrick’s Day in style!

Boston, Massachusetts

Got Celtic roots? Do you love folklore and traditions surrounding ancient Ireland like the leprechaun? If so, Boston is the place to enjoy all things Irish!  [...]

 
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March 12, 2018

Log Cabin Fever: Cities with the Best Cabins for Buying or Vacation

Cozy up in a historic log cabin or a luxurious log home resort with modern amenities, just don't miss out on the best cities in the country for log cabins.
 
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March 12, 2018

10 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Home Listing

Is your home listing not getting the attention it deserves? Learn 10 ways to help increase the visibility of your home listing, from lockboxes to social media tricks and more.
 
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March 9, 2018

Millennial Survey: A Look at the Millennial Attitude Towards Home Buying

The Millennial Generation is next up to endure the homebuying process and is currently taking over the market. As the largest living generation, their buying habits and attitudes toward homebuying will definitely shape the future of the real estate industry. With this, we decided to do a little research to see how the average millennial feels about home buying. After conducting a survey we, here at Homes.com, found out that this open-minded, liberal, and self-expressive generation has a unique attitude toward home buying. 7 in 10 non-home owning millennials feel it will be difficult for them to get a mortgage – with close to 1 in 10 (nine percent) saying they’ve given up [...]

 
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March 9, 2018

20 Home Improvements That Can Increase Home Value

Many home improvements add value to your home, and that is not as hard to realize as they may seem. Instead of hiring a designer to make your home more modern, try to find inspiration and ideas yourself. Home magazines, remodeling TV shows, books, and websites have an overload of wonderful DIY ideas you can implement into your style.

Instead of taking on some major and time-consuming projects, try tackling some of these simpler ones. With a little effort, goodwill, and some help from family and friends, the value of your home will increase significantly, and you can confidently put it on the market.

1. Add Insulation

Proper insulation is one of the most important things [...]

 
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March 9, 2018

Watch for These Four Red Flags When You’re Reading a Home Listing

Looking at home listings is the dating-app version of buying a house. You blitz through dozens of profiles, mentally swiping left and right until you’ve got your list narrowed down to a few favorites. You read through the profiles a few times to assess the good and bad, then email a few requests to the real estate agent to set up a meet-and-greet with the Colonial you’ve been eyeing.

Unfortunately, that first date with your prospective home can be vastly different than what you anticipated. The strategically shot photos and frequent use of “vintage” in the listing end up hiding the home’s glaring weaknesses – dark rooms, cracked concrete, pet [...]

 
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March 9, 2018

Daylight Savings: Here’s How You Can Use More Sun To Be More Productive

Take advantage of the longer days that daylight saving promises with this guide to being more productive as springtime approaches, from Homes.com.
 
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March 8, 2018

10 Reasons to Move to Iowa!

Hello, Iowa?! This Mid-West state is ranked by US News and World Report as the number 1 state to live in as of 2018. Iowa has some of the best lifestyle amenities of any state in the US. From an affordable cost of living in most cities, quality healthcare, great school districts and higher educational institutions plus more, Iowa is perfect for millennials and retirees alike to call home. We’ve done some research here at Homes.com and we’ve found that Iowa, as a state, offers a lot of great things for those with their eyes on the Mid-West.

Education

Just a mere 30 miles north of Des Moines is Ames, Iowa. Ames High School is voted #1 in Best Public High Schools in [...]

 
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March 8, 2018

Renters Alert: 6 Predictions You’ll Want to Hear for 2018

Renters may be used to being at the receiving end of the rental market's volatility, but not this year. Check out the road map of what's coming in 2018.
 
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March 8, 2018

Just… Wow: Ready to Visit the Safest Home in the State of Georgia?

Is safety a top priority for your home? If it is, make sure you check out the safest home in the sate of Georgia — it doesn't get much better than this!
 
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March 7, 2018

Questions You Should Ask a Contractor Before Building

You started batting renovation ideas around the moment you realized your current living space wouldn’t satisfy the growing needs of your family. After a lot of research and internal debate, you’ve finally settled on a plan. What you have in mind requires a big financial commitment, and an even bigger emotional one if you take into account timing and relative inconvenience — but in the end, you’re convinced it’ll ease both cost of living and spatial flow issues.

First, you need to hire a contractor. Ideally, you’d like someone with marked experience who displays both innovation and hard-line completion skills. How can qualities such as these be [...]

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