Landlords listen up: Find the best rental returns here

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Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market….

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Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market….

Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System

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In a decision that could fundamentally reshape public education in the state, a judge on Wednesday ordered changes in everything from how schools are financed to how teachers are paid and evaluated….

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In a decision that could fundamentally reshape public education in the state, a judge on Wednesday ordered changes in everything from how schools are financed to how teachers are paid and evaluated….

Mortgage rates finally break higher: What you should watch

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Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday. Here's everything you should know now….

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Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday. Here's everything you should know now….

In Connecticut, a Wealth Gap Divides Neighboring Schools

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Fairfield and Bridgeport sit side by side and spend more per student than the national average, but the quality of the education they offer is worlds apart….

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Fairfield and Bridgeport sit side by side and spend more per student than the national average, but the quality of the education they offer is worlds apart….

Do You Own the Air Above Your Home?

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Few people spend time thinking about air rights – unless they’re in the New York City real estate scene, where developers can pay up to $300 per square foot for space over a low-rise building.

Still, every homeowner should have a basic understanding of his or her rights to this space. Do you own the air above your home by default? And if so, what can you do with it?

What exactly are air rights?

In real estate, air rights –  which refer to the empty space above a …

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Few people spend time thinking about air rights – unless they’re in the New York City real estate scene, where developers can pay up to $300 per square foot for space over a low-rise building.

Still, every homeowner should have a basic understanding of his or her rights to this space. Do you own the air above your home by default? And if so, what can you do with it?

What exactly are air rights?

In real estate, air rights –  which refer to the empty space above a …

Helping Pets Cope With Back-to-School Blues

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Has your pet been moping around the house since your kids went back to school?

It’s very common for both dogs and cats to suffer from “empty nest syndrome” and feel lonely when the summer vacation is over.

During the summer, there is always extra activity in the home with friends coming and going, and possibly even Mom and Dad taking time off from work for a staycation. And then…

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Has your pet been moping around the house since your kids went back to school?

It’s very common for both dogs and cats to suffer from “empty nest syndrome” and feel lonely when the summer vacation is over.

During the summer, there is always extra activity in the home with friends coming and going, and possibly even Mom and Dad taking time off from work for a staycation. And then…

Michael Phelps Trades Baltimore Townhouse for Scottsdale Mansion

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shutterstock_183446852Just weeks before Michael Phelps competed in his final summer games, the gold-medal swimmer unloaded this Baltimore townhouse for $960,000.

He took a loss — a rarity for Phelps — after paying $1.03 million for it four years ago.

The loft-style, brick townhouse combines the urban grit …

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shutterstock_183446852Just weeks before Michael Phelps competed in his final summer games, the gold-medal swimmer unloaded this Baltimore townhouse for $960,000.

He took a loss — a rarity for Phelps — after paying $1.03 million for it four years ago.

The loft-style, brick townhouse combines the urban grit …

Millennials will be renting for a lot longer

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A report on homeownership predicts that millennials will be renting for a lot longer than their parents' generation did….

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A report on homeownership predicts that millennials will be renting for a lot longer than their parents' generation did….

Roommate Relations: Making Smart Use of Shared Spaces

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Renting a home with other people can be stressful. But with careful planning and clear communication, living with others doesn’t have to lead to passive aggressive Post-it notes and arguments.

Whether you’re living with your sibling, your bestie, or your significant other, here are some tips for making smart use of those shared spaces.

Closets

Whether you have a hallway closet, entryway closet, or both, what matters most when sharing closet space is equality. No, you do…

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Renting a home with other people can be stressful. But with careful planning and clear communication, living with others doesn’t have to lead to passive aggressive Post-it notes and arguments.

Whether you’re living with your sibling, your bestie, or your significant other, here are some tips for making smart use of those shared spaces.

Closets

Whether you have a hallway closet, entryway closet, or both, what matters most when sharing closet space is equality. No, you do…

Preserving Personal Mementos and Children's Artwork

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These days, our homes seems to be full of more belongings than ever before. Family photos, memorabilia, and collections of heirlooms, glassware, and LP albums can threaten to take over all your available storage space.

To keep these items under control, your camera is your secret weapon. Keep it at the ready to snap photos of your treasured items. Taking photos of your mementos allows you to document and inventory what you have, and provides you with a choice: to keep the item (which…

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These days, our homes seems to be full of more belongings than ever before. Family photos, memorabilia, and collections of heirlooms, glassware, and LP albums can threaten to take over all your available storage space.

To keep these items under control, your camera is your secret weapon. Keep it at the ready to snap photos of your treasured items. Taking photos of your mementos allows you to document and inventory what you have, and provides you with a choice: to keep the item (which…