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April 24, 2018

Things You Should Know Before Buying an Extension Cord

We all have at least one extension cord, but is it the right one, or even the best one, for what you need it for? To the average consumer, an extension cord is an extension cord. Most of us don’t understand the differences in things like wire gauge (size) or environment (indoor or outdoor or both), or purpose (extended use for a power tool or other device that will be left on for long periods of time, or for short-term use such as running a vacuum cleaner, or shop-vac). Another thing consumers fail to realize is that regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an extension cord is always a temporary solution. Extension cords were never meant to be used as a long-term [...]

 
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April 24, 2018

Best Cities for Vegetarians

Vegetarianism is a dietary category that groups individuals who do not consume meat or restrict meat in some way from their lifestyle. There are different types of vegetarians, such as lacto-ovo (those who still eat dairy and eggs), and there are completely different sub-groups that fall within vegetarianism, such as veganism. No matter what you consider yourself to be, vegetarianism is growing across the country as people embrace health and wellness alternatives. Here are some of the best cities for vegetarians.

New York, New York

The Big Apple has the most restaurants with vegetarian options. NYC also has a wide variety of juice bars, plant-based food chains, and even food [...]

 
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April 24, 2018

Attention Pulp Fiction Movie Fans: Buy This House and Own a Piece of Movie History!

Now's your chance to buy the Pulp Fiction home visited by favorite hit men Vincent and Jules? But act quick! There's no time for philosophical discussion…
 
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April 23, 2018

An Insider Look at Some of the Country’s Most Expensive Real Estate in Atlanta

If you're looking for the ideal luxury home in Atlanta, Homes.com has plenty to choose from. Learn more about the most expensive real estate in Atlanta.
 
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April 23, 2018

Roof Health: How to Avoid the Financial Burden of Unexpected Roof Repairs

A happy and healthy roof is a good indication of a well cared-for home; here's how to keep yours healthy and avoid repairs or the expense of replacing it.
 
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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 20, 2018

Our Top 2-Hour or Less Cleaning Tasks for Spring, Just in Time for Earth Day!

Earth Day isn't just about keeping your world clean, it's about good practice for your home too! Here are a few ways to thank your home this Spring.
 
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April 19, 2018

How to Prepare Your Garden for a Downpour

Spring means it’s time for everyone to get ready to spend more time outside doing what they love. For some, that means going to the pool every day. For others, it might mean hiking more often. If you would enjoy nothing more than to spend a warm spring afternoon in your garden, then this might be the most exciting time of the year for you.

You’re ready to start picking out new seeds to grow, and you’ve spent a while dreaming about how you’re going to design your garden this year. Maybe you’re using the old layout from the past year in a new way, or perhaps this is your first garden altogether. Whether you’ve had a long history with gardening [...]

 
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April 19, 2018

Contemporary Home Design: 5 Benefits of Modern House Plans

Contemporary or modern house plans are becoming increasingly popular and even a welcome change in home design. They are functional, efficient in more ways than one, and look aesthetically appealing as well.

Many cities, residential areas, and even neighborhoods have their own set of codes, rules, and restrictions when it comes to construction and the design of houses. However, with the numerous benefits of modern plans coming to light, they have become less restrictive and more open to these new, contemporary ways.

1. Efficient Utilization of Space

One of the main benefits and principles of modern house plans is maximizing the space and making it as functional [...]

 
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April 19, 2018

This Michigan Home Is a Triumph of Weirdness, and It Will Blow Your Mind!

Picture Liberace playing a mafia figure in a Scorsese movie set in the 1970s; this Detroit home and everything inside could have been the set.
 
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April 18, 2018

Millennial Home Buyers: How to Improve Your Credit and Qualify for a Mortgage

As we learned in our profile of millennial homebuyers, most are burdened with student loans and are relatively new to earning a steady paycheck while a significant portion don’t have any credit to speak of. Let’s look at first-time homebuyer loans and what you can do to quickly improve your credit to qualify for a mortgage.

First-Time Homebuyers Loans

Because these loans are designed to encourage people with moderate incomes to venture into the real estate market, they come with a few restrictions. It’s helpful to know about these before you start house-hunting. Most first-time buyer loans

Cap the price of the house you can buy (so you’re not [...]
 
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April 18, 2018

The Most Commonly Broken Lease Rules: Early Termination

When you sign an apartment lease on the dotted line, you are probably excited and think nothing of complying with the terms of the contract. That said, one of the most commonly broken lease rules is an early termination of the lease. With so many people moving come Spring, some renters will be breaking their leases (or considering it) to set their sights on a new home. Here are a few things you need to know before breaking a lease. This includes the ramifications of your decision so that you understand what’s outlined in the lease should you decide to terminate early.

Knowing Your Options Before Breaking Your Current Lease

From a landlord’s point of view, the [...]

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