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August 21, 2017

How the Atlanta BeltLine Is Transforming the City’s Neighborhoods

As Atlanta's BeltLine nears completion, we reflect on how this urban development initiative is transforming the city by creating greenspace and community.
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August 18, 2017

6 Reasons Outdoor Enthusiasts Can’t Get Enough of Jacksonville, FL

Get to know Jacksonville, FL's wild side by hiking, biking, fishing, surfing, sailing, and SUPing in Jacksonville's many parks, paths, and trails.
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August 9, 2017

Why Logan Square is the Next “It” Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

Logan Square is fast becoming Chicago’s newest "It" neighborhood. Find out why in this neighborhood review by Homes.com.
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August 7, 2017

Moving to a More Affordable Neighborhood Near San Francisco, CA

Want to move to San Francisco but you don't want to pay a sky-high mortgage? Here are three more affordable neighborhoods for you to consider.
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August 4, 2017

City Spotlight – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids is a beautiful, bustling destination for working families, retirees, young adults, and vacationers that offers a wide array of world-renown art exhibits, sprawling golf courses and recreation centers, farm-to-table restaurants and breweries. The city is Michigan’s second largest city, serving as business headquarters to many multinational companies including Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, Alticor, Meijer, and Zondervan.

Weather and Climate

Grand Rapid’s climate is humid continental, meaning that seasonal temperatures vary widely and precipitation is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, with warm, humid summers, cold, snowy winters, and short, [...]

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August 2, 2017

3 Neighborhoods We Wished We Knew About Before Moving to Charlotte, NC

Do you want to move to Charlotte, NC? Here are three neighborhoods you'll want to know about before you get there.
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July 28, 2017

Why We Left Boston for Jamaica Plain, and Why You Should Too

Boston's city fabric is changing. As communities, open trails and under-the-radar eateries have shifting southeast to Jamaica Plain, and we followed suit.
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July 27, 2017

Real-Estate Property Taxes by State

What states have the lowest property taxes?

Property taxes are one of the annual expenses that some buyers may not include in their calculations of the total cost of owning a primary residence or vacation home. However, they are a substantial expense and they can vary by several thousand dollars a year depending on your state or local jurisdiction.

The amount of property tax owed depends on the appraised fair market value of the property, as determined by the property tax assessor. Appraisals are conducted annually and reflect changing home values. Property tax liability is calculated by multiplying the nominal property tax rate by the assessment ratio (the percentage of the [...]

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