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October 23, 2018

High Impact Options to Increase the Value of Your Home

When considering the value of your home, certain factors, such as the current state of the market, are out of your control. However, one way you CAN increase the value of your home is with strategic updates and additions. Here are a few “high impact” options to increase the value of your home.

Invest in Your Kitchen

In several cases, a high-end kitchen provides one of the best returns on investment in a home. If you buy a newly constructed home, it is recommended that you invest in your kitchen during the initial build. Doing so will cost less in the long-term versus waiting to renovate at a later date and replacing items such as the countertop, appliances, [...]

 
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October 23, 2018

Guide to Growing Vines

Adding vines to your outdoor living area is a great way to incorporate movement and green into any space. Growing vines will instantly cover those areas of your home that look a bit tired and soften the overall look of hardscape. Check out this guide to growing vines around your home.
 
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October 23, 2018

Take a Walk Around the Former Mansion of Comedian Eddie Murphy Today

Eddie Murphy's mansion is on the market and about to be auctioned off. Always wanted to live in Mr. Robinson's neighborhood? This is your chance.
 
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October 22, 2018

States With the Largest and Smallest Homes

During the different phases of life, many people may choose to up or downsize their homes. Whether it’s from an increasing family or for retirement reasons, certain states make it easier to find the home of your dreams. Using Homes.com’s “Home Values” data, we broke down the states with the largest and smallest homes based on the median square footage. So no matter whether you choose to live big or small, these states got you covered!

Largest

1. Utah

Westernmost of the states, Utah claims the largest median home size in the country at 1,768 square feet. Also known as the “Beehive State,” Utah is a center of transportation, [...]

 
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October 22, 2018

Landscaping for the Seasons to Come: Get Your House Ready to Look Great Through the Winter

Learn how to make your home's landscaping look great, even in the dead of winter. Start preparing now with these seasonal landscaping tips, from the experts at Homes.com.
 
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October 22, 2018

Building Passive Income: The Millennial’s Guide to Investment Property

Building passive income through investment property is one route to financial independence and a way to build wealth, but it can be tricky to begin.
 
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October 19, 2018

6 Tropical Vacation Spots that Are Spooky All Year ‘Round

When you think Halloween, the stereotypical images of mummies in graveyards, witches on broomsticks and devils with pitchforks often spring to mind. But these haunted caricatures have more cultural significance than just being trademarks of another commercial holiday.

Some of the eeriest ghost stories you’ll encounter trace their origins to all corners of the earth, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific to the Indian Ocean. While many of these locations are known for their white sand beaches and tropical beauty, they also hold spooky secrets that visitors can uncover on their travels.

The best part is, you can visit these spooky vacation spots all year long. If [...]

 
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October 19, 2018

Four Apps and Websites You Can Use to Help Sell Your Home

If you’ve ever sold a home, you know that the process is much harder than just selling a home. Here are four apps that have their own unique way of providing the double benefit of saving you time and helping you sell your home.
 
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October 19, 2018

Are You Ready for Your Robot? Amazon to Launch Home Robots in 2019

Amazon is planning on releasing its line of domestic robots next year, in 2019. Are you ready to have your own in-home robot? Learn how you can prepare now.
 
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October 18, 2018

A Homeowner’s Guide to Living with Neighbors You Didn’t Choose

Neighbors are a package deal to any home that you buy. We’ve identified four kinds of neighbors you could find yourself living next to and offered some (hopefully) helpful advice on keeping the peace on your street.
 
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October 18, 2018

10 Signs Your Flip May Be Haunted ala “The Haunting of Hill House”

The new Netflix show, "The Haunting of Hill House", features a young couple who are going to flip their house. However, as the title alludes, the house may have a few sinister plans of its own - giving these flippers a run for their money. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.
 
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October 18, 2018

5 Updates Your Landlord Will Approve

If you're a renter and want to customize your space, here are 5 updates your landlord will approve. Get started on your next home decor project today!
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