Beers and Bonfires: The 10 U.S. Cities Where Backyard Shindigs Reign Supreme

vgajic/iStock Our backyards do far more each summer than just provide a place for the kids to splash or the adults to burn—in many ways, they define us. A luxe hot tub and cozy palapa? You probably dig intimate warm-weather get-togethers. A well-worn Slip ’n Slide, military-grade Super Soaker, and a great big trampoline? You’re […]

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In Sleepy Victoria, Canada, a Housing Market Wakes Up

Grant Harder for the Wall Street Journal The picturesque city of Victoria—with its lively harbor and wooded roads—is beset with home buyers. The capital of British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, has long attracted Canadian retirees looking for mild weather. In the past year, however, demand has been strengthened by buyers priced out of Vancouver and other […]

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Magnificent $48M Manhattan Mansion Is Our Most Expensive New Listing

realtor.com Located next door to the former Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com® could be considered a work of art unto itself. The recently restored Atterbury Mansion is back on the market for $48 million. Built in 1901, the historic townhouse was named for its […]

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Does Low Rent Equal High Crime? Not in These 2 Surprisingly Safe Bargain Cities

Phaucet/iStock One of the harsh realities of apartment hunting in big cities is that low-rent areas often seem to come with high risks—namely, crime. But are cities with cheap rent always brimming with muggers, burglars, and other dangerous characters? To find out, RentHop compared crime rates with rent prices in a sampling of eight major U.S. cities and came to […]

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$149M Colorado Ranch Is the Week’s Most Expensive New Listing

realtor.com Discovery CEO John Hendricks is selling his massive spread in Colorado. Priced at $149 million, it’s the most expensive new listing on realtor.com® this week. In addition to claiming this week’s title, the property rocketed to No. 4 on the list of most expensive homes in the country. How’s that for a discovery? Known as West Creek Ranch, it features a 14-bedroom, 26,869-square-foot […]

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Top 4 Fights Couples Have When Buying a Home: Which One Will Get You?

ImagesBazaar/Getty Images All’s fair in love and real estate, right? While shopping for a home is exciting for many couples, it’s also a notoriously trying process. As proof, look no further than a recent survey from LendingHome, which found that 60% of couples aged 25 to 45 disagreed with their significant other when buying a house. LendingHome […]

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‘House of Cards’ Home for Sale: How Much Is It Worth?

Netlfix; realtor.com “House of Cards” fans now have a chance to own a monumental memento from this hit Netflix series: The home that Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) lived in before his presidency will go up for auction on July 27. Before conniving his way into the White House, Frank and his wife, Claire, lived in a stately Victorian near the corridors […]

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Heading on Vacation Soon? Watch Out, Bedbugs Might Hitch a Ride Home

animatedfunk/iStock If you think that early June mostly signifies the beginning of barbecue season, vacation season, and postwork rooftop cocktail season, you might be missing the bigger picture—or perhaps the smaller and creepier one. Welcome to Bedbug Awareness Week! The National Pest Management Association “celebrates” June 4–11 in an effort to heighten awareness of these pesky parasites, which rank among […]

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3 Things You Might Not Know About Superstar Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Tony Vaccaro/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Even if you’re not an architecture buff, you’ve likely heard the name Frank Lloyd Wright, and maybe even know of his most famous projects—like Fallingwater, the Pennsylvania house that effortlessly juts out over a waterfall, or the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. But there are other landmark projects that Wright isn’t as well-known […]

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Apple HomePod Has Arrived! Should Amazon Echo and Google Home Be Scared?

Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images In its continuing campaign to take over every conceivable part of our lives, the maker of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod on Monday unveiled the Apple HomePod, the company’s first smart speaker. Naturally, this made gadget fiends positively giddy. Does that mean the Amazon Echo and Google Home should be quaking in fear? No doubt, the HomePod—slated to be available […]

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