Nick Pendergrast

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Gayborhoods: Real estate's mysterious same-sex couple premium

For many years, a perplexing phenomenon has made its way into real estate markets across the country: where there is a high concentration of same-sex …

Blowout Sale On Mac Apps: Get $62 Worth Of Titles For Free

It’s the pre-WWDC weekend, and things are going to get into high gear this coming Monday with a lot of announcements expected to be made at Apple’s …

Tinder for houses: the ultimate property porn

The latest smartphone app uses GPS to show you nearby houses for sale, and give an insider’s view on the housing market<p>We make no secret of the fact we are a nation of nosy parkers. We love few things more than a sneaky glimpse into the lives and homes of others. Witness our fondness for property …

Housing Market

4 reasons to sell your home now

Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move.<p>Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15% faster and for 2% more than the average sale, according to Zillow. The window tends to be a little earlier for sellers …

Is It a Kitchen Island or a Giant Fish Aquarium? Actually, It's Both

<b>Having a fancy fish aquarium in your house is pretty cool. But having that aquarium as your kitchen island is even cooler.</b> Dutch high-end sustainable …

5 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

First-timers can be eager to jump into home ownership. But real estate experts say they see them committing the same mistakes, time and time again. …

High-Speed Data Transfers between Macs with Thunderbolt

Back Up Your Mac with Time Machine

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Merrick<p>If your Mac were to disappear off the face of the earth, would you miss any of the data it contained? Whether you’re building up a sizeable iPhoto library of vacation photos and family birthdays or using your Mac for work with apps such as Microsoft Office or iWork, it’s …

Tech-Savvy GenX is Dominating the Real Estate Market

The National Association of Realtors has new data showing that <b>Generation X makes up the largest group of recent home buyers, edging out Generation Y and younger by 3%</b>. Combined, GenX's 31% and GenY's 28% puts the under-47 population in the clear majority when it comes to purchasing homes.<p>These …

Make the Other Side Negotiate Against Themselves to Strike Good Deals

It's not a great idea to argue in a negotiation, so investor and entrepreneur James Altucher has a better idea: get the other side to negotiate with …

30+ Bedroom Ideas For Men - D'Marge

Bedroom ideas for men. It's not just the bed that's the most important element. You've got lamps, art, colour and rugs to help spice things up.

How to Banish Junk Mail from Your (Real World) Mailbox

The only greater annoyance than junk email is junk postal mail. Not only does it clog your mailbox, but it wastes an awful lot of paper. Luckily, you …

Paperless Office

Plan Your Move for Off-Peak Traffic Times to Save on Gas

A DIY move saves money with proper planning and prep. Part of that planning includes accounting for not just the cost of gas, but how your vehicle …

Handy

Strange House Noises Explained (and How to Fix Them)

Does your house have things that go bump in the night? Maybe between the creaking door, the strangle rattling in the walls, and the squeaking stairs, …

SimilarSiteSearch Finds Alternatives to Your Favorite Web Sites

Although typical search engines like Google help you find information based on keywords, web site SimilarSiteSearch.com takes any URL and returns a …

Mashups

Ask an Expert: All About Saving Energy for Renters

When you rent an apartment, you might think that your options are limited when trying to go green, but there's still plenty you can do to slash your …

Solar Panels

Is Hiring a House Cleaner Worth the Money?

You probably spend quite a few hours each week on household chores. If you're time-crunched and have always longed to ditch the duster to spend more …

Home Improvement

How to Rent an Apartment When Your Credit History Is Poor

Bad credit can haunt you. You may still have to deal with your money mistakes years after you've gotten your finances in order. A bad credit report …

Personal Finance

New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain

<i>on</i> April 17, 2014 • (31)<p>April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and …

Study: Words in Listing Ads Can Boost Sales Price

The words that real estate professionals choose to describe a property in listing ads could potentially result in the home selling for a premium, …

Stage it With Shine: Add Some Bling to Your Spaces

<i>By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine</i><p>Grays have been catching on in more interiors this year and so has the color’s “flashier cousin” – …

A Dozen Ways to Make Kitchens Sizzle

Home buyers and sellers planning a kitchen redo have a lot of questions they need answered: What style of cabinets are in? What’s the newest color …

Instantly Find Space Hogs on Your Mac with a Spotlight Filter

We've covered programs dedicated to analyzing what files are taking up the most space on your Mac, but if you want a quick and instant way to find …

Operating Systems

Got $600K? Buy a condo, or eat lunch with Tim Cook

If you’ve ever wished you could grab lunch with Apple’s Tim Cook, now is your chance. Cook is auctioning off a lunch date at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. All proceeds from the action will go to the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights.<p>And yes, you might be experiencing deja-vu. …

Tim Cook

Is Buying a Home Worth It?

Even with the recent housing crisis, many of us still consider buying a home part of the "American dream." Meanwhile, naysayers point out all the …

Housing

Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home

On average, closing costs make up two to five percent of the purchase price of a home. Two percent doesn't seem like a high number, until you …

Personal Finance

Shiller: Housing Seeing More Momentum Than Stocks

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing, the …

How to Prepare for Your Future Home Purchase Now

Planning to buy a home in the near future? The sooner you get your money situation in shape, the easier it'll be to take on a mortgage loan. Here's …

Personal Finance

Condo Market on the Mend?

The condo market, which has been mostly stagnant in recent years, is showing signs of revival nationwide.<p>“While still well below historical …