Homes for Sale with Glorious Gardens and Grounds

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Spring is winding down, summer is creeping closer, and it’s the time when we hope the old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” rings true. We trade our umbrellas for sunglasses, and savor the natural environment that lies outside our doorsteps.

Beauty exists everywhere in nature, and coupled with our creativity, we can create spaces that are both expressive and functiona…

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Spring is winding down, summer is creeping closer, and it’s the time when we hope the old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” rings true. We trade our umbrellas for sunglasses, and savor the natural environment that lies outside our doorsteps.

Beauty exists everywhere in nature, and coupled with our creativity, we can create spaces that are both expressive and functiona…

Homebuying, not refinancing, drives mortgage applications up 2.3%

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Slightly higher mortgage rates did not deter homebuyers looking for a loan last week….

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Slightly higher mortgage rates did not deter homebuyers looking for a loan last week….

Party Animals: Entertaining in a Home With Pets

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Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or are simply taking advantage of good weather to entertain family and friends, it’s important to understand that your pets may not share your enthusiasm for a party or a big backyard BBQ.

In fact, despite the term “party animals,” lots of dogs and cats don’t like raucous gatherings with a lot of what they consider to be strangers (aka your friends and relatives) invading their space. Some pets get really spooked and anxious w…

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Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or are simply taking advantage of good weather to entertain family and friends, it’s important to understand that your pets may not share your enthusiasm for a party or a big backyard BBQ.

In fact, despite the term “party animals,” lots of dogs and cats don’t like raucous gatherings with a lot of what they consider to be strangers (aka your friends and relatives) invading their space. Some pets get really spooked and anxious w…

3 Must-Have Power Tools for Homeowners

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Perhaps you’ve just purchased your first house and you’re looking forward to fixing things and making the home your own. Or maybe you’re a seasoned homeowner, but you want to start doing things around the house and making repairs yourself, rather than hiring someone to do them for you. If this sounds like you, then congratulations! You’re on the way to becoming a DIY-er.

T…

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Perhaps you’ve just purchased your first house and you’re looking forward to fixing things and making the home your own. Or maybe you’re a seasoned homeowner, but you want to start doing things around the house and making repairs yourself, rather than hiring someone to do them for you. If this sounds like you, then congratulations! You’re on the way to becoming a DIY-er.

T…

New York City Versus Los Angeles: Which Coast is the Best Coast?

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Although New York City and Los Angeles are on opposite geographical ends of the U.S., they have some of the largest populations and most expensive homes. New York City is synonymous with a fast-paced lifestyle and cramped living quarters, while Los Angeles is often characterized as casual and ostentatious. Both cities fight for the affection of the entertainment business, fashion industry and restaurateurs, …

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Although New York City and Los Angeles are on opposite geographical ends of the U.S., they have some of the largest populations and most expensive homes. New York City is synonymous with a fast-paced lifestyle and cramped living quarters, while Los Angeles is often characterized as casual and ostentatious. Both cities fight for the affection of the entertainment business, fashion industry and restaurateurs, …

Facebook's Zuckerberg plans to demolish and rebuild his four-home complex

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Mark Zuckerberg's residence is set for an overhaul, with plans to downsize surrounding houses, according to documents….

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Mark Zuckerberg's residence is set for an overhaul, with plans to downsize surrounding houses, according to documents….

Higher home sales, prices drive Toll Brothers revenue beat

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Toll Brothers' revenue rose nearly 31 percent, as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, mainly in the West market and California….

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Toll Brothers' revenue rose nearly 31 percent, as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, mainly in the West market and California….

Low supply plagues spring housing: Here's where it is worst

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The number of homes for sale drops as demand outstrips supply and potential sellers bow out….

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The number of homes for sale drops as demand outstrips supply and potential sellers bow out….

How to Get a Landscape You Love … for Less!

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Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you’re hoping to cultivate a garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple tips can help you save money on the most common outdoor improvements.

Redo your deck economically

Even if your wooden deck has taken a beating, you may be…

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Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you’re hoping to cultivate a garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple tips can help you save money on the most common outdoor improvements.

Redo your deck economically

Even if your wooden deck has taken a beating, you may be…

New home sales race to 8-year high, prices soar

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Prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth early in the second quarter….

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Prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth early in the second quarter….