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November 14, 2018

5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Disasters

Turkey time will be here before you know it, which means Thanksgiving Day preparation is among us. Although traditions and plans vary among families, many would agree that a lot of planning goes into this memory filled feast from the turkey and meal preparation to the entertainment for the guest. When certain precautions are not taken, Thanksgiving has the potential to be the most horrifying holiday of them all. To help take a load off, we are giving you five tips to keep in mind this Thanksgiving season in order to avoid having a Turkey Day disaster!

Tip Number One: Plan Ahead!

Whether you are the host or hostess who does all of the food preparation or the turkey day chief [...]

 
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October 31, 2018

6 Accessories to Enhance Your Outdoor Entertaining Experience

With the right setup and accessories, your outdoor entertaining experiences can be just as fun – if not more so – than the indoor gatherings you host. Here are six accessories that can enhance your outdoor gatherings and events.
 
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August 22, 2018

Effortlessly Entertain While Being Mindful of Allergens

We’re here to help guide you through play dates, parties, and more with ease and packed full with allergy-safe snacks everyone can enjoy and allergens to be considerate of.
 
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July 3, 2018

Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide

Do you want to be the host or hostess with the mostest this summer? Then check out our Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide and entertain in style!
 
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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 2, 2018

The Ins and Outs of a Backyard Wedding

Thinking of hosting your wedding at your home? In order to pull off a backyard wedding, you’ll need to ensure that your house and yard can withstand a crowd. From coordinating the parking to making sure there are enough bathroom facilities, backyard weddings require lots of logistics that need to be figured out well in advance. Make sure you have the following areas covered to guarantee that your nuptials will unfold without a hitch.

Budget

While hosting a wedding in your backyard might save you thousands in venue costs, the other expenses can add up quick. Before you begin planning your backyard wedding, take a realistic look at your budget and make sure you have [...]

 
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December 15, 2017

4 Unique Parties to Throw When You Move Into a New Home

Throw a housewarming party that will impress all your friends and family with one of these fun and unique themes. Welcome home!
 
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November 21, 2017

What do NFL Fans Look for in a New Home?

It’s the season that football fans look forward to year-round: each Sunday, NFL fans can be found posted up on their sofa with their eyes glued to their TV screens, or tossing back a few beers and several dozen wings at their favorite sports bar as they watch their favorite team take on the competition. Cheering on your team or rooting for the enemy to lose is a favorite pastime of many Americans. In fact, NFL fandom can bring complete strangers together.

But, what else do football fans have in common besides their love of the sport? At Homes.com, we’re always curious as to what Americans prioritize when shopping for a new home. With NFL fans top of mind this time [...]

 
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November 21, 2017

How to Host a Glam Friendsgiving Party

Style a festive Friendsgiving party with touches of gold and glam to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving with your friends and neighbors!
 
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October 10, 2017

9 Great Man Cave Hacks That Won’t Break the Bank of Dad

An old couch here, an elsewhere-forbidden neon beer sign there – if you have a man cave, it’s probably not the most planned-out room in your house. Unless you’re among the most dedicated cave dwellers, your first man cave likely came together in pieces and could, therefore, use a good tune-up.

Luckily, you came to the right place. If you’re looking to impress guests this football season, check out these man cave hacks that will take your man cave to the next level.

The Bar – Kegerators, Bottle Openers, and Liquor Dispensers

Even if the rest of your man cave sucks, if the bar serves its purpose well enough, no one will really notice. Sure, a wet bar is [...]

 
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September 4, 2017

How to Host a Top-Notch Labor Day Cookout in Your Backyard

Learn 5 tips to throwing the perfect Labor Day bash right in your backyard. Start planning your backyard Labor Day party with Homes.com now!
 
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June 23, 2017

7 Add-ons for Waterside Homes

Nothing says summer quite like splashing around in the water. And whether it’s on a lake or the ocean, no good home on the water goes unappreciated in summer. If you’re one of the lucky few owners of a lake or beach house, your summer is probably already packed full of weekend visits and house guests. That being said, if you have a free weekend or two, maybe you should consider adding one of the following crazy home add-ons to make sure yours is the hottest house on the water this summer.

Outdoor shower

After a [...]

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