Are You Checking Email on Vacation?

(TNS)—How does the U.S. stack up when it comes to taking vacation time? As vacation spending in the U.S. surpasses $1 billion, people are definitely getting away more—but what is the quality of that vacation actually looking like? An Ipsos Global poll looked at the way the world vacations and found that more and more […]

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5 of the Best Cities to Flip Houses In

Flipping a house can be a profitable endeavor—especially in cities where flips thrive. The best cities, according to recently released findings from a study by WalletHub, boast a combination of a desirable quality of life, cost-effective renovation expenses and prime market potential. The following cities, based on those criteria, are best for flips: El Paso, […]

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Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Reduce Your Stress as a Landlord With These 5 Tips How Brokers Can Use Predictive Analytics to Recruit, Retain Top Agents Iconic Willis Mills Connecticut Home for Sale It’s been known that those who long for simplicity […]

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5 Movie Homes in Real Life

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Avoid High Auto Insurance Premiums The Industry Weighs In: 87% Say Instant Offers Signals Shift by Zillow to Become a Brokerage 5 Crazy Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens Movie fans, looking to lurk around some of your […]

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Hi, My Name Is…Owner of a Valuable Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Modifying Your House for Disabled Accessibility Without Compromising Home Value Lil Wayne’s Miami Party Pad Has a Pool Full of Sharks Top 10 Plants for Designing a Water-Wise Landscape Call it a household name. A new analysis from Zillow […]

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How ‘Free’ Is Your State?

How “free” is your state? A recent study conducted by WalletHub identifies the most and least “independent” states based on health- and wealth-related dependencies in five categories: “consumer finances,” such as credit scores and emergency savings; “government,” or federal funding; “international trade,” such as jobs supported by exported goods; “job market,” such as employer-offered retirement […]

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Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools?

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers For Sale: Pacific Palisades Mansion Built for Former Tycoon The Basics of Buying Investment Properties One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming […]

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Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price $1 Million a Week: Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home As people reach retirement, their current house may simply […]

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7 Gadgets From ‘The Jetsons’ That Have Become a Reality

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Historic Ridgefield, Conn. Estate Sells Before Auction How to Make Your Home Design Pet-Friendly SURVEY: Zillow Instant Offers Creates Industry Firestorm—Take the Survey and Tell Us Where You Stand If you were around during either run of […]

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No Magic Formula for ‘Best Time to Book Airfare’

(TNS)—Search on the web for “best time to book airfare” and you’ll find many conflicting answers, all of them completely wrong—and not only are they wrong, but they do a disservice to consumers who fall for this “voodoo” airfare economics. One site gives a “guide” of 47 days before travel, although it admits that there […]

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