Log Cabins, From Modest to Massive

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As nice as it is to walk in a winter wonderland, it’s also good to have a cozy home to relax in afterwards. Here are some of the best log cabins – from simple getaways to luxurious escapes – that we would love to call our home away from home.

Cambridge, VT

150 The Hl, Cambridge, VT 05444
For sale: $220,000

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As nice as it is to walk in a winter wonderland, it’s also good to have a cozy home to relax in afterwards. Here are some of the best log cabins – from simple getaways to luxurious escapes – that we would love to call our home away from home.

Cambridge, VT

150 The Hl, Cambridge, VT 05444
For sale: $220,000

<a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15…

Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

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The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection….

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The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection….

Sadly, The Appraisal Institute is now working against its local chapters

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I have a lot of good friends and colleagues who frequently give at least a passing thought to quitting the Appraisal Institute, the largest real estate appraisal industry trade group. At the national level, the association has lost the ability to work for …

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I have a lot of good friends and colleagues who frequently give at least a passing thought to quitting the Appraisal Institute, the largest real estate appraisal industry trade group. At the national level, the association has lost the ability to work for …

3 Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

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Everton Allen, now 28, graduated from college and was living with his parents while working as a graphic designer for the Miami Dolphins when he decided he wanted to start his own company and buy his own home.

“I’d saved for a down payment over several years,” he says. “But I was worried it wouldn’t be enough, and that not having a traditional salary would affect my ability to qualify.”

Such misgivings are common – prevalent, even.

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Everton Allen, now 28, graduated from college and was living with his parents while working as a graphic designer for the Miami Dolphins when he decided he wanted to start his own company and buy his own home.

“I’d saved for a down payment over several years,” he says. “But I was worried it wouldn’t be enough, and that not having a traditional salary would affect my ability to qualify.”

Such misgivings are common – prevalent, even.

Fann…

Checklist: Everybody You Need to Notify When You're Moving

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When you’re preoccupied with important relocation-related tasks, it’s easy to forget about informing relevant people and institutions of your upcoming residential move and subsequent change of address.

But notifying specific organizations and individuals of your relocation is essential for ensuring a smooth moving process and preventing various hassles and troubles with your mail and accounts.

Here’s a checklist of the people and institutions you need to co…

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When you’re preoccupied with important relocation-related tasks, it’s easy to forget about informing relevant people and institutions of your upcoming residential move and subsequent change of address.

But notifying specific organizations and individuals of your relocation is essential for ensuring a smooth moving process and preventing various hassles and troubles with your mail and accounts.

Here’s a checklist of the people and institutions you need to co…

Chic Holiday DIY: Fragrant Herb Chandelier and Custom Treat Bags

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Holiday entertaining is all about one-of-a-kind decor, and we’ve got some show-stopping looks that you can make yourself. You don’t have to be an expert crafter to accomplish these easy DIY projects. Creating a custom hanging herb chandelier and dessert takeaways will really impress your guests at this year’s seasonal get-together.

Create a rustic vibe by wrapping the dining table in brown kraft paper. Scatter leaves, loaves of bread and open bottles of wine along the…

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Holiday entertaining is all about one-of-a-kind decor, and we’ve got some show-stopping looks that you can make yourself. You don’t have to be an expert crafter to accomplish these easy DIY projects. Creating a custom hanging herb chandelier and dessert takeaways will really impress your guests at this year’s seasonal get-together.

Create a rustic vibe by wrapping the dining table in brown kraft paper. Scatter leaves, loaves of bread and open bottles of wine along the…

The Year I Decorated the White House for Christmas

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By Lauren Seaton, as told to Katherine Martinelli

In November 2013, I was sitting in the East Room of the White House hot gluing ornaments while looking up at the portrait of George Washington. The President’s dogs were running around as 61 volunteers representing every state worked to decorate each room according to the theme selected by Michelle Obama. It was very surreal.<img style="float:right;margin: 0 0 15px 15px" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/5-e14a2a-2…

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By Lauren Seaton, as told to Katherine Martinelli

In November 2013, I was sitting in the East Room of the White House hot gluing ornaments while looking up at the portrait of George Washington. The President’s dogs were running around as 61 volunteers representing every state worked to decorate each room according to the theme selected by Michelle Obama. It was very surreal.<img style="float:right;margin: 0 0 15px 15px" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/5-e14a2a-2…

'Full House' Creator Buys (and Plans Slumber Party at) Home From Series

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Nostalgia overcame “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin last summer when he saw the Tanner family’s San Francisco row house hit the market.

“I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood…

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Nostalgia overcame “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin last summer when he saw the Tanner family’s San Francisco row house hit the market.

“I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood…

House of the Week: A Cape Cod With a Storybook Past

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Linda Gramatky Smith had one of those storybook childhoods, complete with a Cape Cod home in New England. She still remembers her mother inviting the neighborhood children over for cookies.

Her father, the artist and author Hardie Gramatky, would let the children paint with him. While his illustrations appeared in Fortune, Collier’s and other publications, he was best known as the creator of the fabulously popular children’s book “Little Toot,” published in …

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Linda Gramatky Smith had one of those storybook childhoods, complete with a Cape Cod home in New England. She still remembers her mother inviting the neighborhood children over for cookies.

Her father, the artist and author Hardie Gramatky, would let the children paint with him. While his illustrations appeared in Fortune, Collier’s and other publications, he was best known as the creator of the fabulously popular children’s book “Little Toot,” published in …

Trump effect: That house you want got $16,000 more expensive since he won

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Since Trump's victory, rising mortgage rates have made homes the least affordable since the Great Recession….

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Since Trump's victory, rising mortgage rates have made homes the least affordable since the Great Recession….