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August 21, 2017

How Many Almonds Would It Take To Buy A Home? (The Answer’s Nutty!)

We know… it’s not easy saving for a home, in fact, it’s somewhat nutty what a down payment can look like with home prices in the most expensive areas today.

Because we *are* a little nutty, and because our partners over at The Nut Job 2 thought it might be cool, we thought it would be great to see how many almonds would be the equivalent of the average U.S. home price, and compare that to other nice things to have – and horrible things to avoid!

We’re not ones to tease, so the actual answer to “how many almond nuts would it take to buy a house?” is over 37,000,000. Yes… that’s 37 MILLION! And that’s a lot of [...]

 
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August 17, 2017

Warning: Do Not Buy This House; It’s Definitely Haunted!

Buyers be warned, this Texas home is definitely haunted! But if you have a way with spirits, or stake in the ghost tour industry, this home is a deal.
 
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August 15, 2017

Jane Fonda Is Selling Her Million Dollar Beverly Hills Mansion

A-lister Jane Fonda is selling her contemporary Beverly Hills home. With eco-conscious, clean and modern design, this home is the perfect estate.
 
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August 15, 2017

Unique Architecture of New Orleans, Louisiana

Originally founded by the French then ruled by the Spanish for decades, New Orleans is truly an amazing place with a vibrant history, spectacular cuisine and a wonderfully rich multi-cultural approach to life. New Orleans is also a unique destination with a very distinct look and feel about it, reflected by the incredible architecture that can be found throughout the city. As one of America’s oldest cities, some buildings date back to the 18th century and almost half of its buildings were built before World War II. Historic districts each make their own statements, from the iconic bars and shops of the French Quarter along Bourbon Street, to the storybook mansions that line St. [...]

 
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August 14, 2017

Looking Beyond the French Quarter: Best Neighborhoods for Food in the Big Easy

New Orleans is famous for good food. Do you know where to find it outside the French Quarter? A look at neighborhoods to move to or visit in New Orleans.
 
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August 11, 2017

Where are the Nation’s Top Magnet Schools?

Proximity to good schools is one of the most important factors influencing home buying. The quality of local schools influences the neighborhood choice of “one out of four buyers” and “half of all buyers who have children younger than 18 years old,” according to a 2016 profile of home buyers and sellers.

Good schools not only make a lasting difference in a child’s quality of life; they also have a direct impact on home values. A recent RealtyTrac study found that in zip codes with at least one good school, the average estimated home value was “77 percent higher” than in other zip codes. Homes bought in zip codes with good schools [...]

 
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August 11, 2017

5 West Coast Cities Every Fitness Buff Should Visit

Taking a vacation doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your fitness routine. Learn about 5 west coast cities that fitness buffs will love to visit.
 
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August 10, 2017

5 Cities for Fitness Buffs

Staying in shape can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, but living in certain places can definitely make it harder. Without fresh, healthy food (food desert) or access to places where you can exercise, keeping fit becomes a serious challenge.

There are countless ways to keep yourself fit, but whether you’re into walking, running, climbing, or biking, you still need somewhere to do it. So if your body is your temple and you want to take care of it, here are a few places where staying fit is a lot easier.

Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is known for a lot of things, but fitness isn’t typically one of them. Nevertheless, Washington, [...]

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