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October 9, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pool

An in-ground pool in the backyard can be the perfect addition to a home. Imagine the water shimmering in the backyard, and people gathering around the pool and socializing. A pool is the perfect centralized element to backyard landscaping, but there are many factors you must consider when adding a backyard pool.

The most important is cost. An in-ground swimming pool installation starts at around $21,000, but you can spend $50,000 or more on a pool. That doesn’t include additional features around the backyard that fit with the pool. It’s a major financial investment.

“I’d say the bare minimum for a pool, assuming that everything’s [...]

 
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September 27, 2018

Cities With Volatile Housing Markets

Once red-hot markets are at a point where they will begin to see downward pricing pressure. Where is most likely to experience volatility in the near future? Check out these cities with volatile housing markets.
 
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September 25, 2018

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance

Here's what you need to know about mortgage insurance to ensure you aren't struggling to scrape up a down payment.
 
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September 20, 2018

How to Create an Edible Landscape

In recent years, the idea of an edible landscape has become popular. Homeowners are ripping up their lawns and turning a property into a mixture of landscaping and edible plants. Check out these tips on how to create one yourself!
 
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September 18, 2018

Effects of Stock Market on Real Estate Markets

The stock market and home equity are the two largest forms of wealth in the United States. Check out the several factors that correlate the stock market and real estate, and the areas where homebuyers should pay attention.
 
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September 4, 2018

Is the Current Housing Market an Affordability Bubble?

Although the market is recovering, here is why some experts believe that the current housing market might be forming an affordability bubble.
 
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August 29, 2018

The 9 Artsiest Cities in the US

They are communities that have embraced the mysteries of art and life and have developed and fostered a vibrant art community. Read on the find out the 9 artsiest cities in the US.
 
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August 27, 2018

The Difference Between a Handyman and a Contractor

Do you know the difference between a handyman and a contractor? Here are some tips on knowing when to hire one or the other.
 
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August 14, 2018

Pros and Cons of Backyard Chickens

Ever thought about having backyard chickens? Having chickens is a great way to reconnect yourself to the natural food supply. However, before letting these birds inhabit your property, consider the impacts they can have on you, your family, and your property.
 
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August 3, 2018

Fear Grows About Luxury Condo Real Estate Bubble

Thinking about buying or selling a luxury condo? As the glut of luxury condos increases and the demand for them decreases, many fear it will cause a bubble. Find out more on how this segment has become a buyers' market.
 
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August 3, 2018

10 Easy Steps to Pull off the Farmhouse Style Seamlessly

Are you dreaming of farmhouse living while in the city? Well, why not bring the farm to you?! Here are 10 easy steps to pull off the farmhouse style seamlessly!
 
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July 17, 2018

10 Cities with Potential Real Estate Bubbles

There are cities across the country that have seen a blistering surge in housing prices. The recent rise in interest rates when combined with the rapid surge in real estate valuations have some in the real estate industry concerned about a real estate bubble in specific markets.
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