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November 29, 2017

Tips for Finding a Great House or Pet Sitter

Homeowners with pets, especially large dogs and livestock, know it’s almost impossible to find a house or pet sitter, especially one that can be trusted alone in your home. Most homeowners look for local sitters, the high school kid next door, or the retired couple down the street. But are those really your best or only options? “Maybe,” say Betsy and Pete Wuebker, “It depends on the homeowner.” For those with more expensive homes, assets, and precious pets, a better option is a professional sitter.

The Wuebkers have two lifetimes of homeownership themselves, including twenty years in Minnesota and a few years in Hawaii. They stepped into pet [...]

 
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November 24, 2017

4 East Coast Cities for Mountain Bike Enthusiasts

Want the buzz on east coast cities for mountain bike enthusiasts? Get the best berms with this list of best east coast cities for bikers.
 
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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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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 1, 2017

How to Stay Healthy in America’s Least Healthy States

Trying to stay fit while living in a statistically unhealthy state? Learn new tips and tricks to live a healthy lifestyle despite your environment, from Homes.com.
 
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August 28, 2017

5 Cities Where Mountain Bikers Can Roost

How far do you need to drive to find a good hill to climb? Mountain biking news site Singletracks found that in 2016, mountain bikers took an average of two biking trips per year and about 90% of those trips were in cars. If you live far away from many good trails, you could easily find yourself spending more time in a car seat than in the saddle.

Put simply – it’s good to live near some good mountain biking trails. Using information from MTB Project’s incredible bike trail map, we picked out some the cities with the most and the best mountain bike trails nearby. Here are just five that are sure to burn your glutes.

Boston, MA

Beantown may not be the first [...]

 
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August 11, 2017

Where are the Nation’s Top Magnet Schools?

Proximity to good schools is one of the most important factors influencing home buying. The quality of local schools influences the neighborhood choice of “one out of four buyers” and “half of all buyers who have children younger than 18 years old,” according to a 2016 profile of home buyers and sellers.

Good schools not only make a lasting difference in a child’s quality of life; they also have a direct impact on home values. A recent RealtyTrac study found that in zip codes with at least one good school, the average estimated home value was “77 percent higher” than in other zip codes. Homes bought in zip codes with good schools [...]

 
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August 10, 2017

5 Cities for Fitness Buffs

Staying in shape can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, but living in certain places can definitely make it harder. Without fresh, healthy food (food desert) or access to places where you can exercise, keeping fit becomes a serious challenge.

There are countless ways to keep yourself fit, but whether you’re into walking, running, climbing, or biking, you still need somewhere to do it. So if your body is your temple and you want to take care of it, here are a few places where staying fit is a lot easier.

Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is known for a lot of things, but fitness isn’t typically one of them. Nevertheless, Washington, [...]

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