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The world can get a little overwhelming these days with news headlines giving us bad news at every turn. That's why safety is high on the priority list for homebuyers. And with help from WalletHub's newly released report—2019's Safest States in America—consumers can help narrow down their choices for a place to call home. The report considers 52 key safety indicators...

By Shelley Alexanian You want your home to look luxe, but your bank account has other ideas. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot to make it look like you did. Related: The Buzziest Luxury Markets Aren't All a Million and Up With a little ingenuity and these 12 ideas, you can transform your home into a posh palace: Splurge on Focal Pieces. You may...

By Dixie Somers Congratulations on your new home! You survived the paperwork. You got all of your belongings moved in and everything unpacked. You even got a lawnmower, some power tools and a massive tool chest. Now what? Many new homeowners don't even think about home maintenance until something breaks, but that's not the best way to take care of your new home....

While the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors,” may ring true for some, a new study out could indicate they may not be needed as much these days. According to realtor.com®, there's a 75 percent chance that the folks you live next to consider you a good neighbor. This is according to realtor.com's recently released Good Neighbor report, which found...

For Bob and Laura Keane, it's all about family; cookouts on the beach with happy kids splashing in the surf, the annual family tennis tournament and generations of extended family simply spending time together. It's why the Connecticut-based Keanes have vacationed in Nantucket, the popular island south of Cape Cod, Mass., for nearly 20 summers, and it's the rock-solid...

By Brianna Barcena Using a handheld device like it's a magic wand to instantly control the temperature, lighting, security and overall atmosphere of your home is no longer the starry-eyed stuff of science fiction. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI), mobile technology and the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), beefing up your living...

By Brentnie Daggett Earlier this month, several Fourth of July celebrations were marred by accidental fires. In a town near my home, 10 acres within a densely populated area were set ablaze by illegal fireworks, forcing the evacuation of several apartment buildings. While fireworks may not be an issue year-round, it's important for property owners to take note of...

By Hannah Whittenly A bathroom can be among the top selling points in a home. Upgrading your bathroom prior to listing the home for sale may enable you to sell it at a higher price point. Here are some of ways that you can improve your bathroom and get the highest possible return on your investment: Add More Storage There are many items that you want or need to...

By Mike Wojtas We've reached 2018's halfway point, and that means the year's top fabrics, metallics and woods for home furnishings are coming into focus. What makes current trends so exciting is the sheer variety of materials that have grown in popularity. Whether you prioritize function, comfort or luxury, you'll likely discover a new favorite material to experiment...

From flat-screen TVs to fireplaces, there are many luxuries that make up the dream list of most homeowners today. With Design Your Dream Home, Homes.com, instead of conducting a simple poll, has taken a more ingenious approach to collecting data in compiling a list of the 10 features homeowners desire most.  The study, which is in the form of an interactive page,...