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Buying Your First Home? Here Are 4 Things You Might Want to Consider

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It's the American dream - having your own home. No longer having the need to pay the landlord. Living on your own terms and decorate it anyway you wish. Have family and friends come over for the holidays and cook outs, or anytime you want.

Extreme Remodel: From Falling Farmhouse to Rescued and Refurbished

This Old House | Posted 12.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Here's the story of homeowners who moved heaven and earth for the chance to make the fantasy of saving a beautiful old house a reality.

5 Haunted Historical Houses You Can Visit This Halloween

This Old House | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

We've shown you famously haunted historical houses like the Lemp Mansion and the Carnton Plantation. But here are 10 breathtaking historical homes with special Halloween events scheduled for all of you old-house lovers out there.

Attitudes Alone Can't Buy Houses -- But We Can Hope

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Being confident and wanting to buy is nice, but there still has to be a down payment, affordable mortgage payments, and a sustainable job to pay them.

Illinois home foreclosures among the highest in the nation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures were down in June ...

A Property Tax Freeze in Illinois? At Least One State Rep. Thinks It's a Good Idea

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says he thinks property taxes should freeze all across Illinois in an op-ed in the Chicago Tr...

9 Things to Ignore When House Hunting

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.28.2014 | Money
Michael Corbett

Looking for a new home can be a challenge, especially when you walk into someone's for-sale home and 20 years of their lives are on display. You have to really use your imagination to determine how you can that particular home 'yours.'

You're Wasting Thousands Of Dollars If You're Not Using These Apps and Websites Before Buying a Home

Joseph Polverari | Posted 06.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Polverari

Whether you're unsure if you can even afford to buy, are concerned about your credit, don't know how to get a loan, or find yourself overwhelmed by different real estate options, these apps and websites will make your life easier and facilitate the process from start to finish.

Bubble Watch: Local Worries, National Calm

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Trulia's Bubble Watch reveals whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with his...

Detroit Is Better Than Any Other U.S. City And Here's Proof

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.29.2014 | Detroit
Ryan Nickum

Take a deep breath, Detroit. Enjoy all that oxygen because in Philadelphia they're choking on air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the country.

On the Culture Front: Hill Town Plays, Pixies, Life and Times and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Hill Town plays collectively are an epic portrait of rural poverty, displaced love, and the boundless angst that can propel someone into a different life while leaving a fragmented past behind.

When Downsizing Your Home Could Be an Upgrade to Your Life

Hulya Aksu | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC
Hulya Aksu

I don't want more. We don't need it. In fact, I want less. Less is so much lighter. Less is so much easier. Less is so much more affordable. Less is more elegant, more fun. Less is just so much more.

Backyard Chickens Backfire On Hipsters

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. ...

Former Disney Estate On Sale

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

Calling all Walt Disney fanatics (and LA-area tourists). A mega-mansion built on the 3.7-acre former estate of Walt Disney is currently on the mar...

The One Word That Sends Chills Down My Spine

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

So now what happens as we get into our middle years? Our children have graduated college, have moved out on their own and started their own nest eggs. We are now left with our glorious homes that we've worked so hard for. Put all of our sweat and tears into only to hear, 'maybe it's time to downsize.'

Don't Be the Last Person to Get Backyard Chickens

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. At the rate this agrarian hobby is growing it's only a matter of time until you have a few hens of your own.

Listen To An Album Created In Abandoned Houses Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

Angelenos think of California's Highway 10 as a traffic-snarled black hole that sucks hours out of their lives, but for Dexter Tortoriello and Megan M...

16 Homes With Basketball Courts You Can Buy Now

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

March Madness comes but once a year, but a home with a basketball court provides hoops action all year long. We combed through our thousands of real estate listings from New York to Los Angeles and Miami to Portland to uncover the coolest courts on the market.

17 Bizarre Real Estate Listing Photos

Ryan Nickum | Posted 05.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

All of these photographs instantly surprised us.

21 Homes for Sale With Bars Worthy of St. Patrick's Day

Ryan Nickum | Posted 05.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

March 17th is day when people wear green and wait in line for an eternity to enter an Irish pub. However, for those who have a pub in their house there's no line to wait in. Here are 21 homes for sale where there's no need to wait in line for a Guinness.

7 Homes for Sale With a 1950s-Style Diner Inside

Ryan Nickum | Posted 05.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

For those who love classic Americana, there's nothing better than a 1950s-style diner. If you want to spare yourself the hassle of a DIY project, and you have some money to spend, these seven homes for sale come with their very own diner included. Happy Days indeed.

Want to Buy a Bomb Shelter?

Ryan Nickum | Posted 02.08.2013 | Weird News
Ryan Nickum

The growing market for survival shelters and other provisions is fast becoming big business. Dozens of companies have popped up that construct and install survival shelters, and this popularity could even create a niche market for homes with old bomb shelters.

Listing Your Home Over the Holidays Could Cost You Thousands

Ryan Nickum | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

The holiday season is the time of year to gather with family. It is not the time of year to put your house on the market. No matter what friends or pushy agents may tell you, it's best to wait until everyone's turkey tryptophan wears off before listing a home for sale. Here is why...

Construction Stalled For Biggest House In America

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money

All it takes it 90,000 square-feet, 45-foot ceilings, and doors and window frames with $4 million price tags to build the biggest house in America. ...

An Unlikely Neighbor

Pamela Kripke | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Pamela Kripke

During those three years in our first house, a time when marital strain, illness and death colluded overhead, having the Greens close by became a peculiar comfort.