The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

Tim Platt/Getty Images There are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, and 2) something that smells bad. For our purposes, we’ll be talking about the latter—and the tragic consequences if this stench is emanating from your home. The problem is, you may be so accustomed to your home’s smell that you don’t even notice […]

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America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets in March 2017

SerrNovik/iStock College students may be flocking to Cancun, Mexico, or Panama City Beach, FL, but a look at preliminary realtor.com® data for March makes it clear that there’s no spring break anywhere on the horizon for the real estate market. Instead, the buying season’s annual spring jump-start came about a month earlier than usual, with homes expected to […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Kat Graham Selling Her Hollywood Hills Villa

ulien Hekimian/Getty Images As singer and actress Kat Graham bids farewell to the hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries,” which just wrapped its eighth and final season, she’s also bidding adieu to her gated retreat in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. The 27-year-old has just put her Cahuenga Canyon compound on the market for $1.3 million. Graham purchased the home in 2012 […]

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Jersey City Creates ‘No Knock’ Registry as Relief From Realtors

Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal Longtime homeowners in Jersey City, N.J., are trying to put the kibosh on endless aggressive real estate solicitations sparked by a hot property market. In response to complaints, the Jersey City Council unanimously passed a resolution creating an anti-solicitation city program referred to as a “No Knock” registry. […]

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Get the Look for Less: Tommy Hilfiger’s Magnificent Miami Mansion

realtor.com We’ll say this for Tommy Hilfiger. The famed fashion designer doesn’t take half-measures. His Golden Beach, FL, home on the market for $29 million is a fully over-the-top ode to color, texture, and pop art. Even without the eye-popping interior, the home, located just north of Miami, grabbed our attention. It’s 14,000 square feet of exclusive beachfront real estate complete with […]

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What Are Lead-Based Paint Hazards

If the home you’re buying was built before 1978, you have certain rights concerning lead-based paint and lead poisoning hazards. For starters, the home seller, or her real estate agent must provide you with the EPA pamphlet entitled “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home,” or other EPA-approved hazard information. The same party must […]

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10 Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces

How can you make the most out of your living space? With mobility on the rise and affordability getting worse, renters and homebuyers are frequently finding themselves living in tighter quarters than they’d like.   Whether you desperately crave to make your current space bigger, make a new home work for your large family, or to maximize a […]

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5 Keys To Look For In A Successful Rental Property

All investment properties are not the same. You can’t buy any property in any location and expect rent checks to start rolling in.  Like any other aspect of real estate it takes a number of items to be successful.  Without all of these items in order your ideal rental property can end up being a […]

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