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April 10, 2018

Most Popular Home Styles in the Western US

Everyone wants to find their perfect home. Many homebuyers know exactly what they want their home to look like, down to exterior and interior design details. Across the U.S., home styles become trends due to their popularity, geographic location, and other factors specific to an area. For instance, in somewhere that’s prone to flooding like New Orleans, you won’t typically find a lot of low-lying, ranch-styled homes – this is not to say that they don’t exist in the Crescent City, but geographically speaking, it’s unrealistic. You may not know all the details of the effects that geography can have on home styles, but for that reason, we’ve compiled [...]

 
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April 6, 2018

Consider HOT Olde Kensington, Philadelphia for Your next Move!

If you are looking for that start-up vibe, Olde Kensington is one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods that is slowly getting a facelift. Tucked away between Northern Liberties (north) and Fishtown (west), this distinct section of Kensington is going from warehouse to coffee house and condo. With other kinds of redevelopment in the works, this area of the city is one to watch or give more thoughtful consideration for a next move.

Where is Olde Kensington?

Olde Kensington is roughly situated between Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Front Street, W. Girard Ave. and N. 5th street. Considered part of the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia, Olde Kensington is about 2 miles from Center [...]

 
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April 5, 2018

Four Tips for Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is a huge step. Realtors can make this easy. Or not.

I know the principle well. When my wife and I bought our first home almost a year ago, we were on our second real estate agent. The first time around our search felt taxing, mainly because our real estate agent, who we met at an open house, had a very low view of most flips. At the time, flips were just about all we could afford for the home size we wanted.

At every turn, the agent was ready to give us a horror story about how clients ran into big problems in the weeks – even days – following the purchase of a renovated home.

Eventually, we had enough. I broke up with the agent via a [...]

 
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April 4, 2018

10 Places to Buy an Inexpensive Home

Housing prices are on the rise, and many buyers are having a difficult time affording a home. Nationally housing prices increased nearly 6% in 2017, according to the Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. It was the largest increase since 2013 and has put pressure on many buyers.

But the increase in home values has not been equal. Some places, especially metro areas in the northeast and the west, have seen drastic increases. Colorado saw a 10% increase in 2017, according to the Colorado Association of Realtors. The average price of a home in Colorado is around $750,000, according to Homes.com. The northeast was just as expensive. Homes in Massachusetts average just over [...]

 
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April 3, 2018

10 Reasons to Move to Wyoming

There’s a lot to see and experience when it comes to the flat plains and rolling hills of Wyoming. This western state, like many in its region, is home to a lot of history and folklore alike. Wyoming also offers a lot to its residents like top ranking schools, amazing sights and outdoor adventures, great shopping, and more. Saddle up, we’ve compiled some interesting facts about the great state of Wyoming for you.

Devil’s Tower

We might as well start off with the one thing we’re sure your mind gravitated towards first. According to Wyomingites, there’s nothing evil about Devil’s Tower, in fact, it was America’s first national [...]

 
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March 30, 2018

Most Popular Home Styles in the Northeastern US

Everyone wants to find their perfect home. Many homebuyers know exactly what they want their home to look like, down to exterior and interior design details. Across the U.S., home styles become trends due to their popularity, geographical location, and other factors specific to an area. For instance, in somewhere that’s prone to flooding like New Orleans, you won’t typically find a lot of low-lying ranch-styled homes, not to say that they don’t exist in the Crescent City, but geographically, it’s unrealistic. You may not know all the details of the effect geographics have on home styles, but for that reason, we’ve compiled a series of graphics to help home buyers get a feel for [...]

 
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March 29, 2018

What $1.6M(ish) Can Get You in These Cities

If you live in or near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania then you’ve probably heard of the Brooke Mansion, one of America’s most revered mansions. This beautiful home was constructed by Frank Furness for the wife of Edward Brooke, a renowned industrialist. In the home’s illustrious history, it once functioned as a bed and breakfast. Built in 1887, the massive three-story home has a charming foyer, a circular rosewood library, 16 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms. While this well-kept manor can get you some breathtaking features, we found that not all high-priced homes offer the same. In fact, all million dollar homes aren’t ‘mansions’ by any stretch of the [...]

 
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March 28, 2018

Magnet States for Generation Xers

If you are roughly between 35 and 49 years old, there are reasons your age group is on the move. Chances are you have a lot on your plate and want to live somewhere that addresses your needs. Not the outdated ones that said you were cynical, MTV-loving, latchkey kids. No, the new you. The generation that is entrepreneurial, driven to lead, and enthusiastic about work-life balance – AKA Generation X.

What is Generation X?

Generation X is sandwiched between the Baby Boomer Generation and Generation Y (millennials), according to the calculations of the Harvard Center. You can also call them by more hip names like Gen X or Gen Xers. Born between 1965 and 1982, this bracket [...]

 
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March 26, 2018

Did You Know That You Can Actually Get Paid to Move?

If you thought the only route to free land in the U.S. was through the Homesteading Act of 1862, you're wrong; here are several ways to get paid to move.
 
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March 22, 2018

Moving? Don’t Make These 8 Common Mistakes

It’s no secret that packing up your life and settling into a new place isn’t easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re going across town or to another state; moving takes a considerable amount of time, money, and effort. But with a little planning and taking some time for yourself, it can be much less stressful.

Whether you’re planning your first or fortieth move, try to avoid these common moving mistakes.

Waiting until the Last Minute to Pack

Packing is the most important part of moving, but it can also be overwhelming and add inconvenience to an already-stressful time in your life. Give yourself twice as much time to pack as you think [...]

 
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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 14, 2018

Getting Ready to Move? Choose the Right Boxes

Getting ready to move means you’ll most likely spend more time thinking about boxes than at any other time in your life. Most people spend the weeks leading to their move searching for anything and everything cardboard. Yet because you have to fit nearly everything you own into boxes to make moving simpler, your cardboard craze may have you believing that one box is as good as another. You’ll take any type of box you can get — and once you think you have enough, you’re ready to start packing. However, having the right boxes can make a huge difference for your move.

While you may be appreciative of any boxes you can wrangle up in the time before your move, [...]

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