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May 18, 2018

Dogs Digs: How to Find the Perfect Home for You and Your Furry Friend

When It’s Time to Find a Palace That’s Fit for a Puppy…

As a dog owner, you likely place your pup’s needs right up there with your own. If this is the case, then choosing a new home shouldn’t be an exception. In fact, several studies show that people are placing more and more importance on the happiness and safety of their dogs when it comes to home buying. An article by Time cites a study conducted by SunTrust Mortgage that found that one-third of millennials purchased homes strictly based on their pet ownership.

When purchasing a home with your dog in mind, there are a few factors to remember. In addition to finding a home with enough [...]

 
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May 17, 2018

Homes.com Provides Homebuyers a Simply Smarter Home Search

We’ve reimagined real estate search with the NEW Homes.com. You can find your perfect home, in the style you love, in the communities you desire, and at the price you need, all while sharing your home search journey with the people you care about most. Check out how Homes.com makes home search simpler than ever with these new features:

Homes.com Match

Your personalized homes search tool provides a smarter way to find your ideal first or next home. Just tell us which amenities are “must have” and which are “nice to have” and listings will be assigned a “Match” score based on those parameters. Easily see the homes that best match you by [...]

 
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March 19, 2018

Which Cities and States Produce The Most Celebrities?

The Cities and States That Produce The Most Celebrities

Being Born in These Cities Will Give You a Higher Chance of Fame

Moving to a new city can be a difficult decision. After all, there are so many factors to consider and questions to ask yourself. How does the cost of living in this new city compare to my current home? Do I have any friends, family, or acquaintances in the area that might make the transition easier? How long do I plan on living in this new location? If you have a family, it’s important to consider whether the city is a good place to raise your kids or not. You should, of course, consider your career options in the new city, but you might want to think [...]

 
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March 9, 2018

Millennial Survey: A Look at the Millennial Attitude Towards Home Buying

The Millennial Generation is next up to endure the homebuying process and is currently taking over the market. As the largest living generation, their buying habits and attitudes toward homebuying will definitely shape the future of the real estate industry. With this, we decided to do a little research to see how the average millennial feels about home buying. After conducting a survey we, here at Homes.com, found out that this open-minded, liberal, and self-expressive generation has a unique attitude toward home buying. 7 in 10 non-home owning millennials feel it will be difficult for them to get a mortgage – with close to 1 in 10 (nine percent) saying they’ve given up [...]

 
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February 23, 2018

Guide To Changing Your Address

The average American changes his or her address about 11 times over the course of a lifetime. Yet no matter how much “practice” you have, there are always things you forget about until moving day. That’s reasonable, given how hectic and unpredictable the moving process can be. Although some things may slip through the cracks, such as forgetting to wrap your dishes before packing them up or forgetting where you packed your toothbrush, some things are more important to remember ahead of time than others. For example, one of the most important things you need to do before you move is to make sure all of the right people know you’re changing your [...]

 
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February 15, 2018

Top 5 Fashion Capitals of the Eastern US

The time of the year that most fashionistas (Editor: like myself) love is among us: New York Fashion Week! It’s the one week of the year where our eyes look like deer caught in headlights due to the new and innovative looks that fashion designers and brands showcase for the upcoming seasons. Just like those popular brands and designers whose names ring bells, there are states and cities that are known to be the “go-to” for all things fashion. It’s no surprise that New York is and has always been one of the top four fashion capitals but what about the other cities and states that get overshadowed by their tough competition? Well, below we shine a light on some [...]

 
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February 14, 2018

#HereForTheRightReasons: An Analytical Bachelor Breakdown

Like most people, the Homes.com team is obsessed with The Bachelor, and with just six contestants remaining, we can’t wait to see how Arie’s season ends.

While the end of a season and the selection of a winner is the obvious highlight of the show, there was actually something we noticed at the start of the season that got us thinking a little deeper when it comes to America’s favorite reality show. Namely, it felt like there were a lot of Laurens on the show.

Sure enough, there were four different Laurens, making it the most common first name for contestants this season… The more we thought about this excess of Laurens, we wondered what the most [...]

 
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February 7, 2018

How To Make Money With Airbnb – Best & Worst Cities

The Best and Worst Cities For Making Money on Airbnb

Airbnb has revolutionized the way people live when they are away from home, giving everyone an alternative to hit-or-miss hospitality industry mainstays like hotels, motels, and hostels. Travelers can now choose from a variety of unique and comfortable places to stay all around the world with the click of a button. Airbnb has made this process so easy for people looking for a place to stay, giving them access to reviews left by previous guests and photos of the spaces in question, while also allowing customers to filter their search results according to a number of different criteria so that they can find a rental of the right size [...]

 
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February 5, 2018

Luxury Home Features – What is Most Common?

Luxury Listings: Our Research on the Most Common Features

Across the country, Americans both young and old find themselves daydreaming of moving into a luxury home. Million dollar listings have become a popular topic as millennials watch the mind-blowing homes sold on reality TV and as popular gossip magazines share photos of celebrity mansions. But, where can you find the best luxury homes for sale? What luxury features really matter to Americans?

We were interested in uncovering some of the most common trends in luxury home sales in 2017 so we did a little digging into our internal data and broke down the amenities, price, and room count for each listing in the US over [...]

 
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December 22, 2017

Last Minute Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for the Holidays

The holiday weekend is rolling in faster than we can grasp, and one of the first things guests will notice during the holidays is your home’s holiday spirit. From animated Santa displays to a lit up snowman, without going over the top like the holiday lights you see in your local parks, there are some little items you can add to be just as jovial. Now, you could put the same old wreath up that you do every year. Or, you could do something entirely out of the box and unique. So, if you’d rather welcome your company with something that’s still beautiful, and a little different this year, check out the ideas below:

Refurbished Sled

Use an old or vintage sled. [...]

 
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December 20, 2017

Holiday Star Wars: The Battle of Lights vs. Cheer

Tis’ the season to be jolly and deck the halls with boughs of holly! As Christmas approaches, many homeowners have opted-in to make their home a veritable holiday display through the use of plants, wreaths, Christmas inflatables, holiday string lights, laser lighting and more. And while decorating the outside of your home is intended to manifest Christmas cheer to passersby, we can also expect the holiday spirit to draw out some healthy competition amongst neighbors.

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out what lengths people are going to this holiday season to outdo their neighbors with festive displays, holiday parties, and good old-fashioned decorations! You’ll [...]

 
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December 7, 2017

Imagining the Homes of Iconic Video Game Characters

Many of us have fond memories of being a kid sitting at home in front of a TV, controller or joystick in hand, hoping for high scores and boasting rights at school. Classic video games pair childhood nostalgia with addictive entertainment making the environments in these games as iconic as the characters themselves.

As fans of all things homes, we decided to reimagine what these protagonists’ homes would be and illustrate them using for sale ads, with listings sourced by an 80’s sounding real estate agent, 64 Bit Realty (named after the Commodore 64 gaming console, which came with 64 kilobytes of RAM).

Of course, the truly unforgettable video game of each [...]

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