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10 Favorite Haunted Houses

Some home purchases can be downright scary, but that can’t compare to these homes! In the spirit of Halloween…enjoy! Winchester Mystery House  The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is a 160-room Victorian mansion brimming with bizarre architectural features and a very eerie origin. With features such as secret passageways, labyrinth-like... (more)

10 Paint Colors Designers Use Most

With hundreds of paint colors to choose from, selecting the shades just right for your home can be daunting. Good Housekeeping magazine recently rounded up the top 10 paint colors most often used by professional home designers. Get inspired by them: 1. Palladian Blue — By Benjamin Moore, this blue-green-grey shade can be used in any room, and is especially ideal... (more)

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a New Neighborhood

Whether you are looking for a hip enclave of bars or a quiet suburban street filled with families for your kids to play with, choosing a new neighborhood requires a lot of consideration. There are many things to think about when making the leap to new surroundings. From creating a helpful checklist of must-haves to uncovering crime statistics, the more information... (more)

New Data Shows How Student Loans and High Rent Impact Homeownership

 Student loan debt and high rent prices continue to burden the homeownership outlook, according to data from the fourth annual housing survey from NeighborWorks America. The national telephone survey found nearly one-third (30 percent) of Americans know someone who has delayed the purchase of a home because of student loan debt, up from 28 percent in 2015 and... (more)

Top 10 Leaf-Peeping Locales This Fall

The Long Rural Autumn Road Corridor On the road in search of color-changing foliage this fall? Take in awe-inspiring autumn vistas at these leaf-peeping locales, recently ranked by Booking.com. 1. Great Smoky Mountains (Tennessee) Come for: 100-plus species of native trees Stay for: Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn & Spa, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 2. Aspen (Colorado)... (more)

The Future of Home Design: 4 Dominating Trends to Watch

Digitized manufacturing is emerging as a leader in home design trends. It’s becoming easier to customize homes with a variety of textures and colors thanks to sustainable materials like glass and new manufacturing technologies. In fact, 3-D manufacturing, or the third industrial revolution, is changing how homes are being built. As the path to sustainable... (more)

The Go-To Guide for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home can provide you and your loved ones with some amazing benefits over the years. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for some tips that will make the transition as smooth as possible. Assess... (more)

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next New Home

The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on, the last thing you should have to worry about is saving money when it actually comes time to buy the property. Use the following... (more)

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