City or Suburb? 10 Rentals Offering the Best of Each Locale

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

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If you’re looking for a rental in a major metropolitan area, you’ve got plenty of options. One big decision you’ll need to make is whether to live in the city proper or one of its suburbs. The city offers the allure of adventure, the opportunity to live without the extra cost of car, and often a shorter commute to work. Meanwhile, the suburbs may provide lower rents, larger spaces, and …

ZIP codes with the biggest boom towns

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

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Realtor.com's ranking is based on job growth, housing starts and household formation. Check it out….

The top towns for real estate investors

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Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….

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Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today's real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets….

Just what is a 'smart home' anyway?

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The definition of a "smart home" is coming under scrutiny. That's because sellers are using the term to boost sales and prices….

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The definition of a "smart home" is coming under scrutiny. That's because sellers are using the term to boost sales and prices….

Microsoft CEO Sells View Home With Lots of Windows

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The views from the hilltop are incredible — vistas of a lake, a snow-capped mountain range and the gleaming city of Seattle.

Not one to upgrade too regularly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lived in this mid-century modern home for more than a decade before selling it this month f…

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The views from the hilltop are incredible — vistas of a lake, a snow-capped mountain range and the gleaming city of Seattle.

Not one to upgrade too regularly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lived in this mid-century modern home for more than a decade before selling it this month f…

Mortgage applications up just 0.4%, despite rates near three-year lows

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Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week….

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Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week….

Ice Cube Drops $7.25M on Jean-Claude Van Damme's California Mansion

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shutterstock_305071508It’s a good day indeed for rapper and actor Ice Cube, who just paid $7.25 million to snag this modern mansion on the California coast that the Los Angeles T…

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shutterstock_305071508It’s a good day indeed for rapper and actor Ice Cube, who just paid $7.25 million to snag this modern mansion on the California coast that the Los Angeles T…

John McEnroe Serves Up Southampton Tennis Estate for Sale

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shutterstock_277809497Tennis legend John McEnroe, who has seven Grand Slam singles titles to his name, is giving up the home court advantage on his Southampton mansion. He’s asking $14.5 million for the property, which, of course, includes a t…

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shutterstock_277809497Tennis legend John McEnroe, who has seven Grand Slam singles titles to his name, is giving up the home court advantage on his Southampton mansion. He’s asking $14.5 million for the property, which, of course, includes a t…

Your Super Simple 3-Step Program for Houseplant Maintenance

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There are no one-size-fits-all answers when it comes to houseplants, and a plant tag can only tell you so much. Each species is unique, hailing from climates ranging from dry deserts to Mediterranean landscapes to tropical rainforests, and even two plants of the same species can have totally different needs depending on a number of factors. Fertilizing depends on the type of plant and the label instructions, while pruning times and methods rely on a plant’s blooming time and growth pattern.</…

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There are no one-size-fits-all answers when it comes to houseplants, and a plant tag can only tell you so much. Each species is unique, hailing from climates ranging from dry deserts to Mediterranean landscapes to tropical rainforests, and even two plants of the same species can have totally different needs depending on a number of factors. Fertilizing depends on the type of plant and the label instructions, while pruning times and methods rely on a plant’s blooming time and growth pattern.</…