When we’re off the clock for the day, the Homes.com team can’t resist tuning into HGTV and one of our favorite shows happens to be Fixer Upper. Armed with sledgehammers, safety glasses, and shiplap, Chip and Joanna Gaines seek out houses that could use some serious TLC and flip them into beautiful, modern homes with a Fixer Upper twist for each episode’s featured family.
After watching a few episodes, we realized that there was one thing Joanna seemed to feature in almost every episode: shiplap. This rustic, exposed wood look made an appearance or was mentioned in what felt like every episode. So we got [...]
As a dog owner, you likely place your pup’s needs right up there with your own. If this is the case, then choosing a new home shouldn’t be an exception. In fact, several studies show that people are placing more and more importance on the happiness and safety of their dogs when it comes to home buying. An article by Time cites a study conducted by SunTrust Mortgage that found that one-third of millennials purchased homes strictly based on their pet ownership.
When purchasing a home with your dog in mind, there are a few factors to remember. In addition to finding a home with enough [...]
We’ve reimagined real estate search with the NEW Homes.com. You can find your perfect home, in the style you love, in the communities you desire, and at the price you need, all while sharing your home search journey with the people you care about most. Check out how Homes.com makes home search simpler than ever with these new features:Homes.com Match
Your personalized homes search tool provides a smarter way to find your ideal first or next home. Just tell us which amenities are “must have” and which are “nice to have” and listings will be assigned a “Match” score based on those parameters. Easily see the homes that best match you by [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The average American changes his or her address about 11 times over the course of a lifetime. Yet no matter how much “practice” you have, there are always things you forget about until moving day. That’s reasonable, given how hectic and unpredictable the moving process can be. Although some things may slip through the cracks, such as forgetting to wrap your dishes before packing them up or forgetting where you packed your toothbrush, some things are more important to remember ahead of time than others. For example, one of the most important things you need to do before you move is to make sure all of the right people know you’re changing your [...]
The time of the year that most fashionistas (Editor: like myself) love is among us: New York Fashion Week! It’s the one week of the year where our eyes look like deer caught in headlights due to the new and innovative looks that fashion designers and brands showcase for the upcoming seasons. Just like those popular brands and designers whose names ring bells, there are states and cities that are known to be the “go-to” for all things fashion. It’s no surprise that New York is and has always been one of the top four fashion capitals but what about the other cities and states that get overshadowed by their tough competition? Well, below we shine a light on some [...]
Like most people, the Homes.com team is obsessed with The Bachelor, and with just six contestants remaining, we can’t wait to see how Arie’s season ends.
While the end of a season and the selection of a winner is the obvious highlight of the show, there was actually something we noticed at the start of the season that got us thinking a little deeper when it comes to America’s favorite reality show. Namely, it felt like there were a lot of Laurens on the show.
Sure enough, there were four different Laurens, making it the most common first name for contestants this season… The more we thought about this excess of Laurens, we wondered what the most [...]
Airbnb has revolutionized the way people live when they are away from home, giving everyone an alternative to hit-or-miss hospitality industry mainstays like hotels, motels, and hostels. Travelers can now choose from a variety of unique and comfortable places to stay all around the world with the click of a button. Airbnb has made this process so easy for people looking for a place to stay, giving them access to reviews left by previous guests and photos of the spaces in question, while also allowing customers to filter their search results according to a number of different criteria so that they can find a rental of the right size [...]