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September 22, 2017

What Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.?

Are you ready to find out if things really are bigger and better in Texas? Have you always wanted to live somewhere sunny like Florida or Arizona? Grab your bags, we’re sure you’ll find your own paradise in one of the cities listed below. These 10 featured cities are busting at the seams when it comes to being the fastest growing municipalities by population.

Conroe, Texas

Half of the cities that make our list hail from the Longhorn state. Conroe had a 7.8 percent increase in population from 2015-2016. Conroe hosts a slew of festivals, fairs, and cultural events to fit every lifestyle. Conroe is also a “gateway to Texas history” and Montgomery County [...]

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September 21, 2017

Not Everyone Is Able to Live in the Zoo, But You Can

Calling all animal lovers: have you considered owning a zoo? If you have, now is your chance, because this TX property won't stay on the market long.
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September 21, 2017

5 Homes Featured With Bomb Shelters (Mind. Blown.)

“This spacious 6192 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, oh and by the way, a bomb shelter too!”

No matter how innocuous a real estate agent might be, featuring a bomb shelter as a selling point can take some finesse and subtly, or ‘spin’ as we like to say in marketing.

With searches on Google currently trending for “bomb shelters near me” we thought we’d take a look at a few properties listed on Homes.com and compare descriptives, qualifiers, and superlatives, while offering some advice to agents and home sellers on the best way to market your home to both preppers and non-preppers alike!

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September 20, 2017

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your Garden and Home

While there are over 4,000 different species of stink bugs, two that most commonly plague cities are the brown Halyomorpha halys and the green Chinavia halaris, both displaying a distinctive shield-shaped body and incredibly foul smell. Stink bugs are an invasive species native to countries in Asia and are one of the biggest threats to vegetables and fruits grown in the mid-Atlantic states. Stink bugs will puncture tasty fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants, sucking the nutrients out of them and decimating your local crops. Recently, scientists have had some success battling these invaders with another invasive species–tiny wasps, but before you consider starting [...]

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September 19, 2017

Where are the Most Scenic Road Trips in the US?

1. Pacific Coast Highway

California’s longest highway tops many of the world’s most scenic highway lists. The 657 miles from California’s northern border down to San Diego offers travelers an outstanding variety of coastal vistas, seaside villages, city views, mountain wilderness, surfer spots, and sunny wine districts.

2. Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. As a favorite of leaf watchers, the magnificent fall views of trees turning attracts tourists & locals alike. At its highest point, you’ll be driving at an altitude of 6,000 feet with fantastic valley [...]

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September 19, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright Home Built on a Heart Shaped Island? You Bet!

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, The Massaro House, on a heart-shaped private island is for sale. What would you pay for a Wright home?
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September 18, 2017

The Top 5 Places to Live if You’re Obsessed With Autumn

These five cities feature some of the country's most incredible autumn foliage. Find the best cities to live in if the fall season is your favorite.
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September 14, 2017

Where’s the Best City to Celebrate Oktoberfest?

You may have a little German heritage, or just like the sounds of accordions and trombones – either way, you’ll love some of these US cities who go all out to celebrate this traditional German beer, food, & fun festival!

Best City to Celebrate Oktoberfest Fredericksburg, Texas

Oktoberfest, October 6, 7, 8 A celebration of German heritage that includes: oompah bands, bratwurst, and lots of beer! Their Strassen Zelt (street tent) features loads of family fun & music! Cincinnati, Ohio

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, September 15 – 17 Presented by Samuel Adams, America’s largest Oktoberfest event showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio [...]

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