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June 7, 2018

The 6 Best Waterside Cities for Your Next Move!

Whether by a lake or the ocean, being by the water can help you relax and feel more connected to the world. Before your next move, check out these waterside cities!
 
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May 31, 2018

The Breakdown of ‘America’s Dream Home’

Have you ever wondered what America’s “dream” home would consist of? What features would it have? How much would it cost? From childhood, many Americans envision their very own dream home specially tailored to meet their specific wants and needs. While each person has a unique taste in home decor and design, many Americans can agree that certain features should be present in their dream homes.

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out what the average person visualizes when conceptualizing their dream home. You’ll be surprised with what we found:

Dream features and amenities add up. The survey results revealed that the average American [...]

 
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May 21, 2018

States with the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes

If you’re a homeowner, you know that there are many additional costs associated with your home other than the listing price. One of these costs, of course, being property taxes. Depending on where you reside, property taxes can be financially inconvenient and can even become a major burden. Wallethub reports that “the average American household spends $2,197 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

So where does your state rank when it comes to property tax rates? Check out the states with the lowest and highest property taxes!

Property taxes are computed by taking the current market value of your [...]

 
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May 7, 2018

10 Cities With the Most Rainfall

Although Seattle has coined the nickname “The Rainy City,” is it really the rainiest city in America? The quick answer — no. In fact, the top ten cities with the most rainfall are far from the west coast. These wet cities are all located in the Gulf States — Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. The humid subtropical climate in this region makes for plenty precipitation. Grab your umbrella and rain boots, these southern cities are the wettest in the nation!

Alabama

Although only one city in Alabama made the top list, it came in at #1 with an average of 59 rainy days and 67 inches of rainfall. Mobile‘s geographic location on the Gulf of Mexico provides a [...]

 
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May 4, 2018

Spring Cleaning Checklist

At last, spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and most importantly, people are suiting up for an annual deep cleaning. Though the words “spring cleaning” may seem daunting, there are many simple ways to make your cleaning run smoothly and effortlessly – and not immediately be forgotten a week later. From clearing clutter and old files to reorganizing your kitchen and having a functional living room, you can get the most out of your spring cleaning efforts with these tips and checklist!

Clear the clutter: the easiest way to alleviate space woes is to calm the chaos. Shred old files you no longer need. Go through old clothes [...]
 
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April 20, 2018

Ways to Go Green While Saving Green

Happy Earth Day! Celebrated in more than 193 countries, Earth Day is an annual event to celebrate support for environmental protection. Protecting the environment starts at home, and at Homes.com, we want to help you help conserve the world around you! Not only can going green protect the environment, but it can also save you some cash. Check out these tips on how to go green while saving green at home!

1. From garden to table

Farm-to-table? Try garden-to-table instead! Edible gardens are an excellent addition to any home. Not only are they a way to have quick access to healthy foods, but they also save you some of your hard-earned money. Having a garden at home reduces the [...]

 
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April 10, 2018

Most Popular Home Styles in the Western US

Everyone wants to find their perfect home. Many homebuyers know exactly what they want their home to look like, down to exterior and interior design details. Across the U.S., home styles become trends due to their popularity, geographic location, and other factors specific to an area. For instance, in somewhere that’s prone to flooding like New Orleans, you won’t typically find a lot of low-lying, ranch-styled homes – this is not to say that they don’t exist in the Crescent City, but geographically speaking, it’s unrealistic. You may not know all the details of the effects that geography can have on home styles, but for that reason, we’ve compiled [...]

 
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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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February 23, 2018

5 Best Cities for Chocolate Lovers!

Got a sweet tooth that won’t come loose? Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world, dating all the way back to 1900 BCE. It’s made by harvesting, fermenting, roasting, and grinding up cocoa beans. However, cocoa beans are naturally bitter so milk, sugar, and vanilla are added to achieve that sweet goodness that we are familiar with.

While Valentine’s Day is a day for chocolate indulgence, true chocoholics celebrate the rich flavors of cacao all month long! February is National Chocolate Lovers Month. Satisfy your sweet tooth and inner chocolate lover in these sweet cities! The Big Pineapple? How about The Big Cocoa instead? Honolulu, [...]

 
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February 6, 2018

US Cities with the Most Love

Ah, love is in the air!

Do you ever feel like everyone around you is getting married or is already married? Depending on what city you live in it may be more than just a feeling. According to the US Census Bureau, these 5 cities have the highest rate of married couples!

1. San Jose, California

Located in the center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose has become a hub for married couples, with the marriage rate here coming in at a whopping 55%. San Jose is often referred to as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” because of its booming high-tech industry, and because of that fast growing economy and high cost of living, the median price of a home in this lovers [...]

 
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January 30, 2018

Teams with the Most Big Game Wins

Down! Set! Hut!

January is coming to a close, and you know what the means — ‘the Big Game’ time! Considered as an unofficial American national holiday, ‘the Big Game’ is an annual showdown between the two top teams in the NFL. It has become embedded in American culture, and as this tradition grows, only the best of the best teams will earn themselves a shiny champion ring. Check out these teams that hold the most wins!

#1: Pittsburgh Steelers

Black and yellow, black and yellow! The Pittsburgh Steelers claim the title for most wins (for now), most recently winning in 2009. Known as the oldest franchise in the AFC, the Steelers, located in [...]

 
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January 11, 2018

Best Cities for Teachers in the US

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. So why not create a nesting ground for teachers to flourish and pass on their knowledge to students?

Behind every great leader is a great teacher. And behind every great teacher is a supporting school district. Grab a pencil and paper, here are the best cities for teachers!

1. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Home to some of the most prestigious schools in America, Cambridge is known for it’s high quality of education. Smart Asset reports that the city has an annual per pupil spending of $27,650 — the highest of the cities ranked. This means that teachers in Cambridge adequately [...]

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