Got a sweet tooth that won’t come loose? Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world, dating all the way back to 1900 BCE. It’s made by harvesting, fermenting, roasting, and grinding up cocoa beans. However, cocoa beans are naturally bitter so milk, sugar, and vanilla are added to achieve that sweet goodness that we are familiar with.
While Valentine’s Day is a day for chocolate indulgence, true chocoholics celebrate the rich flavors of cacao all month long! February is National Chocolate Lovers Month. Satisfy your sweet tooth and inner chocolate lover in these sweet cities! The Big Pineapple? How about The Big Cocoa instead? Honolulu, [...]
Ah, love is in the air!
Do you ever feel like everyone around you is getting married or is already married? Depending on what city you live in it may be more than just a feeling. According to the US Census Bureau, these 5 cities have the highest rate of married couples!1. San Jose, California
Located in the center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose has become a hub for married couples, with the marriage rate here coming in at a whopping 55%. San Jose is often referred to as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” because of its booming high-tech industry, and because of that fast growing economy and high cost of living, the median price of a home in this lovers [...]
Down! Set! Hut!
January is coming to a close, and you know what the means — ‘the Big Game’ time! Considered as an unofficial American national holiday, ‘the Big Game’ is an annual showdown between the two top teams in the NFL. It has become embedded in American culture, and as this tradition grows, only the best of the best teams will earn themselves a shiny champion ring. Check out these teams that hold the most wins!#1: Pittsburgh Steelers
Black and yellow, black and yellow! The Pittsburgh Steelers claim the title for most wins (for now), most recently winning in 2009. Known as the oldest franchise in the AFC, the Steelers, located in [...]
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. So why not create a nesting ground for teachers to flourish and pass on their knowledge to students?
Behind every great leader is a great teacher. And behind every great teacher is a supporting school district. Grab a pencil and paper, here are the best cities for teachers!1. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Home to some of the most prestigious schools in America, Cambridge is known for it’s high quality of education. Smart Asset reports that the city has an annual per pupil spending of $27,650 — the highest of the cities ranked. This means that teachers in Cambridge adequately [...]
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy New Year!
New Year’s Eve is the celebration of the last day of the year. This celebration started as early as 45 BCE and has since evolved into a unique once a year party. However, finding the perfect place to celebrate can be a challenge.
Needing help picking out where to ring in the new year? Homes.com got you covered. Whether you want a wild party or a family centric environment, check out the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve!1. Los Angeles, California
While New York is the most popular destination for a wild New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles is a close runner up! Often referred to as the [...]
Do you dread going to the airport? Long lines, TSA, limited food options, flight delays, you name it.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 2.5 million passengers fly every day in and out of US airports. For some, flying may be an exciting experience, but for others, not so much. Many airports are too crowded for comfort, have poor staff, or lack amenities like Wi-Fi, making your layover feel longer. However, not all airports are created equal! Some have all the amenities and the relaxed atmosphere to satisfy all your traveling needs.
At Homes.com, we like to travel with ease and we want you to as well — especially in the midst of the holiday season. [...]
As the year draws to an end and the weather gets colder, there’s no better time for giving back!
Charitable giving by Americans has rapidly increased over the past decades. In fact, it was close to seven times more in 2016 as it was 62 years earlier! While people choose to give for a multitude of reasons, charitable donations positively affects the lives’ of those in need and promotes the feeling of community. As Anne Frank once notably wrote, “No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Are you a cheerful giver? According to Philanthropy.com, these are the top 10 most charitable cities in the US! With Memphis, Tennessee‘s abundance of [...]
Are you a beeroisseur?
[beer·ois·suer \bir-ə-ˈsər\ n. person with good taste and judgment regarding beer.]
Beer brewing is a rapidly growing industry. In just 20 years, the number of breweries has risen from under 1,000 to 7,190 by the beginning of 2017. With brewing dating all the way back to the 5th millennium BC, it’s no wonder modern breweries have mastered the art of beer. So sit back, crack a cold one, and check out these states that have the most breweries per resident!
Numbers are based off of breweries per 100,000 residents.1. Vermont
Vermont is home to many breweries, becoming one of the world’s most respected beer destinations. In [...]
Are you in the contracting business? No matter your area of expertise, contracting has many pros and cons. Unfortunately, factors such as weather and the economy can have a major impact on your job, which in turn, can impact your finances. It’s a delicate balance, so it would make sense for contractors to go where business is good and the factors are right.These are the top five cities are where contractors can build a better life
While we were not surprised to see major cities like Los Angeles and Houston on the list, we were surprised to see Provo, Utah making the cut. Provo is a fast growing city — so fast in fact, that their economy has grown more quickly than any [...]
At Homes.com, we know the importance of finding the perfect place to call “home.” One of the most difficult parts of going to college can be making your college home feel as comfortable as your home! To make that transition easier, we wanted to award a $1,000 scholarship to one highly-motivated student to help cover some of their college expenses.
The rules for the scholarship were simple: the participants had to snap a photo and write a description detailing how they’ve made — or plan to make — their college experience feel like their own personal home away from home.
With over 700 entries, our judges had a tough time picking a winner from the many [...]
Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship then moved to be closer to your significant other? While the saying goes, “love knows no distance,” sometimes it’s easier said than done. Every year, thousands of people move to be with their better half and say adios to their long-distance relationships. For some, the move is a match made in heaven, but for others, not so much match as mistake!
Homes.com conducted a survey of almost 5,000 people to find out how many people have actually moved for love, and their reasons, experiences, and gotchas along the way.The Good
To our surprise, nearly 20% of people have moved for love, and [...]
Check out our 2016 National Neighborhood Study to learn what a typical American neighborhood is for 2,000 Americans from around the country, as well as 1,000 New Yorkers.
As the Greek poet Hesiod once said, “A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.” Unfortunately, we all aren’t blessed with perfect neighbors…
Neighbors, neighbors, neighbors. Do you cringe at the thought of that word? For some, sharing property lines can become an ongoing battle. 2 AM ruckus here, a Peeping Tom over there. Regardless, you may have to see them almost every day. While the saying goes, “love thy neighbor,” for many [...]