10 Homes for Sale With Amazing Kitchens

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They say home is where the heart is, and for many people the heart of a home is the kitchen.

Whether you’re in the market for a new house or need some design inspiration for a renovation, here are 10 homes that have some seriously amazing kitchens.

With professional appliances, ample counter space, and designs spanning from rustic to contemporary, these kitchens show off a range of possibility (pun intended).

Tampa, FL

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They say home is where the heart is, and for many people the heart of a home is the kitchen.

Whether you’re in the market for a new house or need some design inspiration for a renovation, here are 10 homes that have some seriously amazing kitchens.

With professional appliances, ample counter space, and designs spanning from rustic to contemporary, these kitchens show off a range of possibility (pun intended).

Tampa, FL

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3 Factors That Can Affect Your Moving Estimate

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When planning a residential move, it’s important to have an accurate idea of the final moving costs so you can set a realistic moving budget. Estimating your moving costs, however, is not as simple as it seems at first.

The movers will provide you with an estimate based on the total weight of your shipment and the actual distance to your new home. But plenty of other factors can also affect the final price and make your relocation significantly more expensive than anticipated….

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When planning a residential move, it’s important to have an accurate idea of the final moving costs so you can set a realistic moving budget. Estimating your moving costs, however, is not as simple as it seems at first.

The movers will provide you with an estimate based on the total weight of your shipment and the actual distance to your new home. But plenty of other factors can also affect the final price and make your relocation significantly more expensive than anticipated….

Expert Advice for Chinese Home Buyers

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Chinese buyers are an undeniable growing force in American real estate, racking up over $300 billion in sales between 2010 and 2015.

Some are just looking to invest their money, but many are families drawn to the United States for a variety of reasons, including excellent schools and universities, lower cost of living (compared …

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Chinese buyers are an undeniable growing force in American real estate, racking up over $300 billion in sales between 2010 and 2015.

Some are just looking to invest their money, but many are families drawn to the United States for a variety of reasons, including excellent schools and universities, lower cost of living (compared …

How this 'villain' of the housing crash could be right for you now

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Adjustable rate mortgages used to carry a stigma, but here's why they may be low-risk for borrowers now….

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Adjustable rate mortgages used to carry a stigma, but here's why they may be low-risk for borrowers now….

Real Estate Industrial Complex versus The Appraisal Institute’s Stealth Culture

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Over the past couple of weeks there has been extreme outrage expressed by the chapters and membership of the Appraisal Institute towards “National” leadership and their stealth policy culture. The last straw was “The Taking” policy of nearly all chapter funds and then charging the chapters to manage t…

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appraisalinstitutelogo

Over the past couple of weeks there has been extreme outrage expressed by the chapters and membership of the Appraisal Institute towards “National” leadership and their stealth policy culture. The last straw was “The Taking” policy of nearly all chapter funds and then charging the chapters to manage t…

Top Home Design Trends for 2017

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Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season – not only to celebrate the year’s end, but to look back at highlights of the past 12 months and start thinking about what we hope the coming year will bring. This week on Porchlight, we’ll reminisce about some of 2016’s bright spots, and help you get ready to greet 2017. 

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Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season – not only to celebrate the year’s end, but to look back at highlights of the past 12 months and start thinking about what we hope the coming year will bring. This week on Porchlight, we’ll reminisce about some of 2016’s bright spots, and help you get ready to greet 2017. 

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5 Actions To Take Now for a Better 2017

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Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season – not only to celebrate the year’s end, but to look back at highlights of the past 12 months and start thinking about what we hope the coming year will bring. This week on Porchlight, we’ll reminisce about some of 2016’s bright spots, and help you get ready to greet 2017. 

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Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season – not only to celebrate the year’s end, but to look back at highlights of the past 12 months and start thinking about what we hope the coming year will bring. This week on Porchlight, we’ll reminisce about some of 2016’s bright spots, and help you get ready to greet 2017. 

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Homebuilders super happy but not building more homes: Here's what's up with that

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Builders are super confident, but they're not building more homes. There are several reasons for this….

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Builders are super confident, but they're not building more homes. There are several reasons for this….

A Quick Guide to Holiday Houseplants

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Don’t let a silly houseplant add even more stress to your holiday routine.

From now through January, poinsettia, amaryllis, and holiday cacti only ask for three things: the right drainage, sunlight, and moisture.

After the holidays you can either throw them out with the tree and buy new plants next year, or you can follow these tips to get even bigger blooms next time around.

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Don’t let a silly houseplant add even more stress to your holiday routine.

From now through January, poinsettia, amaryllis, and holiday cacti only ask for three things: the right drainage, sunlight, and moisture.

After the holidays you can either throw them out with the tree and buy new plants next year, or you can follow these tips to get even bigger blooms next time around.

W…

Success Academy Buys Space in Manhattan Tower for 2 New Schools

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The charter network plans to expand in commercial space on the Far West Side, a major shift for the network, which has insisted that the city provide charter schools free space….

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The charter network plans to expand in commercial space on the Far West Side, a major shift for the network, which has insisted that the city provide charter schools free space….