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Here’s Where To Find 13 of the Best Neighborhoods in Houston & Houston Suburbs in 2024

Houston Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on May 22, 2024

Looking for a new place in Houston? Deciding which Houston suburbs or neighborhoods make your short list is tough. H-Town is huge. Start your search with our top 13 picks — complete with a look at each area’s housing costs, schools, commute times, and things to do. Whether you’re looking for a sleek downtown high-rise apartment, artsy loft, starter home, or a family-friendly space with a big yard and room to grow, you’ll find it here.


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What’s It Like Living in Katy, Texas?

Houston Texas

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 22, 2024

Katy, Texas, is a city just west of Houston that offers residents all the amenities of a big city, with the charm and close-knit community of a small town. Folks love living in Katy, Texas, because of the good jobs, the easy access to the outdoors, the rich history, and the fact that there’s always something to do. Whether you’re relocating your family, you’re starting a new career, or you’re wanting to retire to a place with friendly suburban appeal, you can do it all in Katy, Texas.

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Small Kitchen Renovation: 21 Very Small Kitchen Ideas on a Budget

Kitchen Remodeling

by Kat Piccolo Posted on May 21, 2024

Improve your small kitchen without breaking the bank with these budget-friendly ideas for small kitchen . Elevate your cooking space and maximize your square footage.

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Questions To Ask When Buying a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on May 21, 2024

That old adage about “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is proving true yet again when it comes to real estate in 2024. If you’re wondering what questions to ask when buying a house, look no further — we’ve got you covered. First, gather some patience, a good real estate agent, and a mortgage specialist. And then read on for guidance on what to look for when buying a house.

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Where Are People Moving to in 2024? Hint: There’s Been a Shift!

Moving Trends

by Alex Keight Posted on May 20, 2024

The shine of the pandemic boom cities is wearing off, and many people are fleeing previously popular cities in favor of the next hot spot where the weather is mild, the cost of living is manageable, and the quality of life is satisfying. But where are people moving to in 2024 exactly? We’ve crunched the numbers and analyzed the latest set of PODS customer moving data to find out.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Living in San Francisco?

San Francisco California

by Matt Lyons Posted on May 20, 2024

What’s it like living in San Francisco? Well, for starters, San Fran isn’t lacking when it comes to job opportunities. And there’s so much to experience — from its stunning outdoor beauty and strong cultural diversity to its incredible food scene. Moving to the City by the Bay may seem like a no-brainer. However, just like every city, it’s crucial to consider both the pros and cons of living in San Francisco before you plan your big move. Here are 16 things we think you should know.

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Basement Renovation Ideas for 2024

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on May 20, 2024

If you own a home with an unfinished and under-used basement, you may be considering renovating or finishing it — and with good reason! Remodeling a basement can add immense value to your house while creating more usable living space for your family to enjoy. A remodel can also improve the overall function and look of your home. But is it worth it for a basement renovation? Find out!

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Cities Near Columbus, Ohio, To Put on Your Radar

Columbus Ohio

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 20, 2024

There are plenty of great areas around Columbus, Ohio, that provide less hustle and bustle, more space for the price, and a quieter, slower pace — without sacrificing quality of life. What’s more, these cities, towns, and suburbs are also family-friendly and located close enough to easily commute to the big city when you want. Check out which ones made our top 10!


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17 Attic Renovation Ideas That Will Make You Want To Do an Attic Remodel Right Now

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Kiran Bahl Posted on May 15, 2024

When you think of an attic, do you envision a small, dingy room used only to store extra holiday decorations or boxes filled with old, rarely visited memories? It’s time to change that thinking! A usable attic area can actually be a treasure trove of space to add to your home. And with the right attic renovations, that can result in added value to your home. Find out how now!

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15 Primary Bathroom Remodel Ideas: The Only Bathroom Remodel Guide You Need

Bathroom Remodeling

by LB Gabriel Posted on May 15, 2024

If you spend each morning sharing a sink, staring at a pink toilet, or climbing into an outdated bathtub, it might be time for a primary bathroom remodel. And, trust us, this home project is definitely worth it. Here’s what to expect, how to prepare, and some top-notch bathroom remodel ideas.

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