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Oct 18

The Salary You'd Need to Afford "The Father of the Bride" House

If you watched “Father of the Bride” with envy—admiring the complex relationship between George and Annie Banks, or wistfully dreaming up your own backyard wedding—the news that the Alhambra, California, home was for sale just a few years ago may have sent you running to mortgage calculators.

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Oct 18

Here's How Tiny House Dwellers Have Friends Over (with Less Space Than You)

When you live in small space, inviting people over can be tricky—simply for the lack of real estate. There’s limited place to prep crudités and even less space for everyone to sit. But if you want to throw a party in a less than lush apartment, a quaint country bungalow, or a trendy container home, there are some space-saving tricks that can make hosting less of a challenge and actually, well, fun.

And who better than to know of these small space entertaining tips than tiny home dwellers? If they can do it, you definitely can too. Here, five tiny house dwellers (and me!) share our tips for hosting an incredible party—even in the smallest of spaces.

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Oct 18

How I Decided Between an FHA and Conventional Mortgage

When my husband and I decided to move from Denver to Indianapolis to buy a house, we knew the process would be humbling. The only things we knew about the home-buying process came from watching HGTV or talking to friends and family who had done it before. We decided to jump into it with an open mind and a cautious approach.

The first major decision we faced was deciding which type of mortgage was best for us: Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or conventional. We had a general idea of what made these loans different, but it took some deep digging to figure out which option best fit our needs right now and for the term of our loan. Here’s how we made our decision:

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Oct 18

Inside Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann's NYC Townhouse For Sale

It’s official: Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are opening up their Upper West Side doors to find a potential new owner for their spacious townhome. One that has $10.75 million, perhaps.

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Oct 18

The Historic John Proctor House, Dating Back to the 17th Century, Is for Sale

An important piece of American history just hit the market, just weeks before Halloween.

Originally belonging to John Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth, the John Proctor house is a 3,910-square-foot First Period colonial filled with history. Built in 1638 in Peabody, Massachusetts, the home became instantly associated with the Salem Witch Trails when Proctor was hanged after being falsely accused and convicted of witchcraft.

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13
Oct 18

This Hobbit House in New York Could Be Yours for $795K

Whether you’re a longtime “Lord of the Rings” fan or you appreciate unique architecture when you see it, this energy-efficient hobbit home will make onlookers stop and stare.

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13
Oct 18

3 Things I Love About NYC (And 3 Things I Hate)

Like a lot of people, I grew up thinking that New York City was this magical place where all your dreams came true. In my fairytale, there was no gorgeous royal to sweep me off my feet—I was the princess, and New York was my one true love. When things were good, I pictured myself basking in the glow of the city lights. When things were bad, I told myself it would all go away once I got to New York.

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Oct 18

7 Tricks Plant-Experts Use to Make Any Home Look Hella Good

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the saying holds true for homes. When your house is on the market, you want potential buyers to fall in love at first sight—and that means having major curb appeal.

While the house itself is the focus of curb appeal, keep in mind that landscaping is an important factor to consider as well. Thoughtful use of plants can create visual interest and enhance the overall look of your property. Here, three landscaping and real estate professionals share their advice for enhancing curb appeal with plants.

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Oct 18

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Their Home

Congratulations! You just moved into your new place and can’t wait to get settled. There are boxes to unpack, new neighbors to get to know and a new neighborhood to explore.

But wait! Before you leave your new home to say hi to the Joneses or even rest your moving-weary head on the pillow that very first night, there are a few things you must know and do:

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08
Oct 18

The House Where JFK and Jackie O. Stayed at on Their Honeymoon Is on Sale For $135 Million

There are so many very famous houses in America and it seems like a lot of them are in Hollywood. All of the stars like to flock to the same areas. If one celeb stays at a hot new house, it seems like five other celebs stay there right after.

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