Seattle Is the Best Bike City in the US

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Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city ranks as the No. 1 bike city in the U.S. followed by Portland and San Francisco, according to a Zillow analysis.

To find the best bike cities, Zillow looked at the percent of commuters who bike to work, how long it takes to get to work on a bike, the number of Zillow rental listings that mention bicycle storage, and the miles of protected bike lanes in each city.

The city of Seatt…

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Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city ranks as the No. 1 bike city in the U.S. followed by Portland and San Francisco, according to a Zillow analysis.

To find the best bike cities, Zillow looked at the percent of commuters who bike to work, how long it takes to get to work on a bike, the number of Zillow rental listings that mention bicycle storage, and the miles of protected bike lanes in each city.

The city of Seatt…

Homebuilder sentiment unchanged for four months

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A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April….

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A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April….

Tommy Lee Lists His 'Home Sweet Home'

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shutterstock_100713742Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee is on his way out of his Calabasas mansion, which recently donned a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24359-La-Masina-Ct-Calabasas-CA-91302/19896923_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propalert-hdp&rtoken=6b559e9e-efa4-4e25-85b3-bf73b4dde004…

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shutterstock_100713742Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee is on his way out of his Calabasas mansion, which recently donned a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24359-La-Masina-Ct-Calabasas-CA-91302/19896923_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-propalert-hdp&rtoken=6b559e9e-efa4-4e25-85b3-bf73b4dde004…

Mother-In-Law Apartments Provide Benefits With Relative Ease

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By Barry Bridges

The term “mother-in-law apartment” seems straight out of the Don Draper era – a sardonic reference to strained relations between married couples and parents. These days, many homeowners are turning to these separate-but-joined living quarters as a way to reduce friction in their daily lives, not increase it.

“Mother-in-law apartment” is one of the many nicknames for something known in government circles as an <a href="https://a…

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By Barry Bridges

The term “mother-in-law apartment” seems straight out of the Don Draper era – a sardonic reference to strained relations between married couples and parents. These days, many homeowners are turning to these separate-but-joined living quarters as a way to reduce friction in their daily lives, not increase it.

“Mother-in-law apartment” is one of the many nicknames for something known in government circles as an <a href="https://a…

Homebuyers finally fuel mortgage volume, up 10%

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It took a few weeks, but near record low mortgage rates may be pushing more homebuyers into this spring's housing market….

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It took a few weeks, but near record low mortgage rates may be pushing more homebuyers into this spring's housing market….

Why Sharing Your Home Just Got Easier

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Whether for care-giving, cultural, or economic reasons, more American families are sharing a home.

In 2013, 21 percent of U.S. households were shared, according to a Fannie Mae study  – including multiple generations (grandparents, adult children, an…

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Whether for care-giving, cultural, or economic reasons, more American families are sharing a home.

In 2013, 21 percent of U.S. households were shared, according to a Fannie Mae study  – including multiple generations (grandparents, adult children, an…

Insurer seeks to ease housing bubble fears

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ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity….

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ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity….

Art Deco Meets Steampunk in J. Crew CEO's Manhattan Listing

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You’d expect a man who’s led two of the most popular clothing brands in the country to have a stylish pad, but you might not expect the fully stylized force of this 9,000-square-foot loft building in Tribeca.

The five-story (plus basement) home of J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, now on the market for $29.995 million, melds Art Deco simplicity and the exposed bolts…

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You’d expect a man who’s led two of the most popular clothing brands in the country to have a stylish pad, but you might not expect the fully stylized force of this 9,000-square-foot loft building in Tribeca.

The five-story (plus basement) home of J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, now on the market for $29.995 million, melds Art Deco simplicity and the exposed bolts…

For Sale: A Unique Piece of American Literary History

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A 6-bedroom, 1-bath piece of American history can be yours for $1.6 million. The home at 28 College St. in Brunswick, ME is where Harriet Beecher Stowe – whom Abraham Lincoln purportedly called “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war” – wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

The 236-year-old home sits on .48 acres right across the street from picturesque Bowdoin College…

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A 6-bedroom, 1-bath piece of American history can be yours for $1.6 million. The home at 28 College St. in Brunswick, ME is where Harriet Beecher Stowe – whom Abraham Lincoln purportedly called “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war” – wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

The 236-year-old home sits on .48 acres right across the street from picturesque Bowdoin College…