6 Smart Ways to Build Home Equity

Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity. Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it. How much equity

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10 Tiny Vacation Homes for Sale

Short on square footage but big on charm, these tiny vacation homes let you spend more time enjoying your vacation, and less time worrying about upkeep. The idea of living in a tiny home may not appeal to you for everyday life, but if you’re in the market for a vacation home, a tiny house

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c.1929 Tudor Lovingly Restored by Period Restoration in Saint Louis, MO Reduced to $1.79M, Prev. $1.89M (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

  233 Woodbourne Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63105 No expense was spared in the extensive restoration of this c.1929 historic Tudor in Saint Louis, Missouri. Renowned preservation and restoration company, Period Restoration, embarked on a full home restoration, including a complete rewire, new plumbing, new 3-zone HVAC, a 100 year slate roof and

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How to Hire a Lender

Most homebuyers put more effort into shopping for furniture for their new home than they do to find a lender to whom they will be in debt for the next 15 or 30 years. They end up picking a lender who advertises the lowest interest rates — rates most borrowers will never see because the

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Historic c.1913 Cherokee Park Dream Home Lists in Louisville, KY for $1.89M (PHOTOS)

1434 Cherokee Road, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40204 Ascend up one of two grand stone staircases and marvel at the incredible detail of this c.1913 home facing Louisville, Kentucky’s Cherokee Park. Much of the original architectural detail, including hardwoods with inlay designs, wood mouldings and coffered ceilings, have been lovingly preserved, while a modern kitchen

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The Best Roadside Attractions by State

What Gigantic Roadside Attraction Does Your State Have to Offer? Every community has a landmark. Sometimes it’s a house with a unique paint color, sometimes it’s a park — and other times it’s a big Jackalope statue. All over the United States, there are roadside attractions featuring a wide variety of oversized items. We wanted

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9 Summer-Ready Pools to Daydream About

You can practically smell the sunscreen and chlorine from here. If you can’t make it oceanside this summer, a cool and refreshing backyard pool is the next best place to be. Check out these nine gorgeous swimming pools — any of which would be perfect for a summer staycation. Sleek and modern with clean lines, this

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Tips for Growing Healthy Tulips This Summer

No doubt, there are as many personal emotions associated with tulips as there are colors, hybrids and modern-day varietals. Originally from western Europe and central Asia, tulips grow best in regions characterized by cold winters and hot, dry summers. However, you can grow healthy bulbs just about anywhere by following a few standard rules of

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Personalize Your Space With a DIY Gallery Wall

Curate a magazine-worthy gallery wall — with everyday masterpieces you already own. Blending interior design styles with a roommate or partner is all about including personal touches and pinpointing a shared interest or aesthetic. The floor-to-ceiling gallery wall we created for a special couple on the West Coast is a perfect example. Homeowner Lauren and her fiance Greg are

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The 5-Step Plan for Buying a Vacation Home

Turn your getaway daydreams into reality — this guide will walk you through it, step by step. Dream of owning a vacation home but find the idea of buying one too intimidating? It’s actually easier than you may think. Here’s a guide to help you analyze your options. 1. Match housing choices to your lifestyle Many people assume

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$60M ‘One-of-a-Kind Waterfront Treasure’ Is This Week’s Most Expensive New Listing

Living right on the water isn’t cheap. Living in a pedigreed property also costs a pretty penny. Add those two deluxe attributes together, and you have this “one-of-a-kind waterfront treasure” in Newport Beach, CA. On the market for a hefty $60 million, this Harbor Island estate is this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®. According to property

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Old Naples’ Most Exquisite Neighborhood

By Mary Lou Janson Royal palms, banyan tree canopies, gentle bay breezes, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and white sand beaches define the Florida West Coast community of Olde Naples. With its small-town charm and quaint boutiques, galleries and cafés, the area has established itself among the most enviable places to live. Residents take full

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