Winning Spaces for Watching the Big Game

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Root, root, root for the home team – but do it in style. With a little design know-how and a lot of team spirit, these rooms offer sweet spots to watch the big game. Ready, set, hike!

For the elegant football buff

This media room is the epitome of game-day ready. With its relaxed seating, sound-proof walls, and large media center, this home theater allows anyone and everyone to enjoy the game while kicking back.

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Root, root, root for the home team – but do it in style. With a little design know-how and a lot of team spirit, these rooms offer sweet spots to watch the big game. Ready, set, hike!

For the elegant football buff

This media room is the epitome of game-day ready. With its relaxed seating, sound-proof walls, and large media center, this home theater allows anyone and everyone to enjoy the game while kicking back.

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Homes You Can Own for $1,200 a Month

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Why pay more for less? These spacious and charming homes will make you and your wallet happy.

According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a 20-percent down payment on a 30-year fixed loan at a 3.836-percent interest rate will allow you to purchase a home for roughly $1,200 a month. While that price may seem unbelievable, your dream …

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Why pay more for less? These spacious and charming homes will make you and your wallet happy.

According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a 20-percent down payment on a 30-year fixed loan at a 3.836-percent interest rate will allow you to purchase a home for roughly $1,200 a month. While that price may seem unbelievable, your dream …

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

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Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract.

In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow.

Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to result in another round of negotiations for credits or fixes.

Here are three buyer tips for negotiating repairs aft…

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Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract.

In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow.

Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to result in another round of negotiations for credits or fixes.

Here are three buyer tips for negotiating repairs aft…

Russian buyers suddenly warm to Miami real estate in a big way

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Searches from Russia topped the list of international interest in the website of the Miami Association of Realtors….

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Searches from Russia topped the list of international interest in the website of the Miami Association of Realtors….

House of the Week: Snow White's Cottage in the Woods

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which home is the fairest of them all? Why, Snow White’s house, of course!

To see for yourself, check out this ringer for the cottage where the Disney princess lived with her seven dwarfs.

The home was built with fairy tales in mind — but not just Snow White’s. The owner calls an island on the property “Shrek Island.” And she suggests that plaster “icicles” hanging from the ceiling in two of her bedrooms are…

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which home is the fairest of them all? Why, Snow White’s house, of course!

To see for yourself, check out this ringer for the cottage where the Disney princess lived with her seven dwarfs.

The home was built with fairy tales in mind — but not just Snow White’s. The owner calls an island on the property “Shrek Island.” And she suggests that plaster “icicles” hanging from the ceiling in two of her bedrooms are…

Own Jason Segel's Former Hollywood Hills Compound

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Jason Segel’s former vintage Hollywood Hills home can be yours for $10.5 million. The “How I Met Your Mother” star…

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Jason Segel’s former vintage Hollywood Hills home can be yours for $10.5 million. The “How I Met Your Mother” star…

After Trump's first week, homebuyers will pay more

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New Trump administration policy, and reaction to that policy, have made borrowing costs more expensive for homebuyers….

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New Trump administration policy, and reaction to that policy, have made borrowing costs more expensive for homebuyers….

Danielle Steel Lists Her Historic Mansion

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Best-selling author Danielle Steel has captivated audiences with more than a hundred books – ranging from romance to children’s stories – since she first published in 1973.

Many of her best books combine the sam…

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Best-selling author Danielle Steel has captivated audiences with more than a hundred books – ranging from romance to children’s stories – since she first published in 1973.

Many of her best books combine the sam…

Declutter Your Way to a More Organized, Intentional Home

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Although I have always been organized, there were two significant moments in my life that taught me how to manage clutter.

The first was when I returned from a backpacking trip around the world. Having visited homes in many developing nations, I no longer wanted to have such excess in my own home. My possessions were organized, but I had too many of them for my taste.

After I unpacked from my journey, I began a thorough review of my stuff. I started upstairs, removing unnecessar…

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Although I have always been organized, there were two significant moments in my life that taught me how to manage clutter.

The first was when I returned from a backpacking trip around the world. Having visited homes in many developing nations, I no longer wanted to have such excess in my own home. My possessions were organized, but I had too many of them for my taste.

After I unpacked from my journey, I began a thorough review of my stuff. I started upstairs, removing unnecessar…

My Experience Building a New Construction Home

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By Michael Montoya, as told to Natalie Wise

Editor’s note: There’s nothing quite like moving into a brand-new home. Pristine appliances, every detail exactly to your taste, ding-free walls, no weird former owner – the appeal of buying new construction is pretty obvious. Every day this week, we’ll offer advice and perspectives on going the new construction route.  

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Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/my-new-construction-home-195161/

By Michael Montoya, as told to Natalie Wise

Editor’s note: There’s nothing quite like moving into a brand-new home. Pristine appliances, every detail exactly to your taste, ding-free walls, no weird former owner – the appeal of buying new construction is pretty obvious. Every day this week, we’ll offer advice and perspectives on going the new construction route.  

<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-210539" src="https://wp.zillowstatic.com/1/New-Con…