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June 11, 2018

New Construction or Vintage Charm? Here’s How to Pick the Right Home for You

Unlike other similar choices, choosing between new construction and an older home is complicated. Homes.com weighs the pros and cons.
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May 31, 2018

The Breakdown of ‘America’s Dream Home’

Have you ever wondered what America’s “dream” home would consist of? What features would it have? How much would it cost? From childhood, many Americans envision their very own dream home specially tailored to meet their specific wants and needs. While each person has a unique taste in home decor and design, many Americans can agree that certain features should be present in their dream homes.

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out what the average person visualizes when conceptualizing their dream home. You’ll be surprised with what we found:

Dream features and amenities add up. The survey results revealed that the average American [...]

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April 23, 2018

An Insider Look at Some of the Country’s Most Expensive Real Estate in Atlanta

If you're looking for the ideal luxury home in Atlanta, Homes.com has plenty to choose from. Learn more about the most expensive real estate in Atlanta.
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December 7, 2017

Imagining the Homes of Iconic Video Game Characters

Many of us have fond memories of being a kid sitting at home in front of a TV, controller or joystick in hand, hoping for high scores and boasting rights at school. Classic video games pair childhood nostalgia with addictive entertainment making the environments in these games as iconic as the characters themselves.

As fans of all things homes, we decided to reimagine what these protagonists’ homes would be and illustrate them using for sale ads, with listings sourced by an 80’s sounding real estate agent, 64 Bit Realty (named after the Commodore 64 gaming console, which came with 64 kilobytes of RAM).

Of course, the truly unforgettable video game of each [...]

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November 8, 2017

Want a Historic Home? Here’s Where You Should Live

Owning a historic home means you get a lot of space & you're preserving an actual part of history. Here are the top 5 cities for old homes.
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May 25, 2017

5 Lush Cities for Wine Lovers

For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!

The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.

1. Walla Walla, Washington

Most people associate Walla [...]

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February 28, 2017

5 FANtastic Cities for Sports Fanatics

For the most diehard sports fans, cheering on your team live is the best way to go. Instead of fighting to make sure your game is on the TV at a crowded bar, you prefer to grab a beer, peanuts, and watch the game unfold right in front of you. So if you love the feeling of plastic bleachers on your butt and the roar of the crowd in your ears, one of these five cities might be calling you home.

1. Atlanta, Georgia

Sure, now might not seem like the best time to start cheering for Atlanta sports teams. But even if the city can’t seem to bring home a Super Bowl trophy, its fans have a myriad of other teams to cheer for with pro teams in just about every sport– the only [...]

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February 22, 2017

How to Build Your Own DIY Cabin on a Budget

Learn how to build your own DIY cabin on a budget and enjoy living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Try these tips and save.
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February 14, 2017

Famous Movie Homes: Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s only fitting that the properties featured in two of the most romantic movies would be on the market. Want to recreate the passion in one of these locations? Take a peek!

Our first home, located in West Linn, Oregon, may look familiar on the outside. That’s because the garage was featured in the romantic vampire fantasy Twilight. If you don’t remember the scene, check out this clip.

If you are in the market (no pun intended) this 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,561 sqft. home could definitely impress your valentine… for a cool $3.5 million. If you aren’t a big fan of glittery vampires but love cars, [...]

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January 26, 2017

5 Shreddable Cities for Skiers and Snowboarders

If you’ve ever departed from a ski vacation wishing you didn’t have to leave, perhaps it’s time for a move to a snowier locale. While ski towns offer great amenities and quick access to the ski hill, they aren’t always the best place to live. Take Telluride, Colorado for instance – Telluride’s median home price is over $800,000 while per capita income is $38,000. Unless you work in hospitality, tourism towns can be difficult to live in, so it’s important to distinguish good ski towns to visit versus the best ski towns to live in. Check out these five livable ski cities if your life just isn’t powdery enough.

Bozeman, Montana

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October 26, 2016

8 Home Floor Plans From Cult TV Shows

We binge watch our favorite TV series to the degree that our favorite character’s homes can sometimes feel like our second homes. But how well do we really know their haunts? How many more hidden rooms might there be in the Arrested Development model home? Where does Jonathan Byers keep his Clash records? Below we uncover the homes of 8 of our favorite shows.

Arrested Development

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There are few more imaginative TV homes than that of Arrested Development. The Bluths live in Newport Beach, in a model home whose design, we’re told, was also used for one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq. No [...]

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October 12, 2016

Grace Not Perfection: An Interview With Emily Ley

Photo Credit: Gina Zeidler

Emily Ley, founder and creative director of Emily Ley Paper & Gifts, is here with us on the blog today to share about her home-building process, as well as her upcoming book, Grace Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy. Emily’s boutique lifestyle brand started with her Simplified Planner, a daily agenda for what matters most, but has expanded to include organizational tools, office necessities, stationery, and family-centric gifts. Launched in 2008, her brand quickly grew and is now carried in retail outlets across the United States and around the world. Emily lives with her husband and three kids in [...]

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