Pampering Our Pets at Home

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Pampering Our Pets at Home

We love our pets, and we spend willingly on all sorts of stuff that makes them—and their owners—happy. The number of pets at home in the U.S. is increasing. The American Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey revealed that 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which translates to about 85 million.....

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Eight Essential Things to Do After You Move

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Eight Essential Things to Do After You Move

Move-in day is one of the most exciting – and exhausting – days of your life, no matter how many times you’ve moved. You’ve probably generated dozens of checklists along the way from the beginning of your home search to settlement day. But do you have a post-move list? You’re probably focused on unpacking your.....

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How to Save Your Home from Foreclosure

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How to Save Your Home from Foreclosure

Despite a booming economy and record low unemployment, some homeowners will suffer a financial setback and have trouble paying their mortgage. People fall behind on their mortgage payment for a variety of reasons, but the primary ones are loss of a job, divorce and unexpected major expenses, such as major medical bills. Often, people in.....

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Creative Ways to Give Your Bathroom New Life

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Creative Ways to Give Your Bathroom New Life

In a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, bathrooms surpassed kitchens as the most popular remodeling project. In the survey, 81 percent of remodelers reported that they completed bathroom remodels in 2017 followed by 78 percent who completed kitchen projects. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, the average cost.....

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Real Estate Niche: Luxury Student Housing That Gets an “A”

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Real Estate Niche Luxury Student Housing That Gets an A

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing Housing options for college students have expanded exponentially, not unlike the choice of majors and courses now available. And after freshman year, the housing that students can move into both on and off campus is light years from what most of their parents experienced decades before in uninspired buildings.....

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Homes for Millennials: Walkable Lifestyle, New Urban Communities

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Homes for Millennials
PICTURED ABOVE: 1553 Wells in Chicago

While some young millennials opt to move to the suburbs for extra space, good schools and affordable housing, a contingent of these younger homebuyers gravitate to an urban lifestyle where they can walk to restaurants, bars, bookstores and coffee shops. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 62 percent of millennials prefer to live in.....

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