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  • Quiz: Are You a Savvy Mortgage Shopper?
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    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-27
  • My Favorite Tips for Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
    Here in California, where my husband Tarek and I do most of our house flipping, we always have to think about the weather when we plan our landscaping. We never want to spend money on landscaping that'll look great for a week and then wither and die if it doesn’t get a [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-27
  • 5 Tools Every Gardener Should Splurge On
    I've both tried and disposed of a lot of garden tools over the years, but I only use a handful of unusual-looking ones. These chosen few are so handy that I rarely use a shovel, cultivator or string trimmer anymore. I hope they'll be just as useful for you. DeWit serrated [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-27
  • House of the Week: A 216-Year-Old Bridgehampton Estate
    Affectionately known as the Whale House, this classic Bridgehampton treasure offers a great deal of history and an elegant summer home or year-round escape. Originally built in 1800, the updated and expanded estate sits on just under three acres and encompasses 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 4,559 square feet — all for [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-27
  • 3 Favorite Outdoor Spaces for Summer Fun
    Summer is our favorite time of the year to work with clients. Whether we're curating an outdoor kitchen or styling a beautiful new deck, something about the warm weather makes us want to blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors with thoughtful design and fashion-forward functionality. Here are some of [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-26
  • Set Up an Outdoor Dinner Party With a Beachy Vibe
    Keeping it simple is the key to outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re working with a stylish backyard, small stoop, or roof deck, our dinner party features a few key pieces that work in any setting. Tasteful string lights, mellow table settings, and mismatched styles are perfect for entertaining al fresco. String them along Bulb-style [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-26
  • Homes for Sale with Glorious Gardens and Grounds
    Spring is winding down, summer is creeping closer, and it’s the time when we hope the old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” rings true. We trade our umbrellas for sunglasses, and savor the natural environment that lies outside our doorsteps. Beauty exists everywhere in nature, and coupled with our creativity, we can create [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-26
  • 3 Must-Have Power Tools for Homeowners
    Perhaps you’ve just purchased your first house and you’re looking forward to fixing things and making the home your own. Or maybe you’re a seasoned homeowner, but you want to start doing things around the house and making repairs yourself, rather than hiring someone to do them for you. [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-25
  • Party Animals: Entertaining in a Home With Pets
    Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or are simply taking advantage of good weather to entertain family and friends, it's important to understand that your pets may not share your enthusiasm for a party or a big backyard BBQ. In fact, despite the term “party animals,” lots of [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-25
  • New York City Versus Los Angeles: Which Coast is the Best Coast?
    Although New York City and Los Angeles are on opposite geographical ends of the U.S., they have some of the largest populations and most expensive homes. New York City is synonymous with a fast-paced lifestyle and cramped living quarters, while Los Angeles is often characterized as casual and ostentatious. Both cities [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-24
  • How to Get a Landscape You Love … for Less!
    Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you're hoping to cultivate a garden that's the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-24
  • Why Home Buyers and Agents Need to Have Each Other’s Backs
    Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not the same as it was a generation ago. The space (both physical and virtual) between the buyer and the real estate agent was much larger, and coming together was slower and more methodical. If a buyer [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-23
  • Think Outside the Box: Exterior Considerations When House Hunting
    It's easy to get tunnel vision while house hunting. When you fall hard and fast for a house, you may be willing to do just about anything to make it your own. But even if you’ve found what seems to be your dream home, take a closer look outside before you [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-23
  • House of the Week: A Peaceful Seaside Mansion in Santa Barbara
    Upping the ante for what it means to remain in awe of your surroundings, this palatial Santa Barbara estate provides an ethereal residence where nature serves as the ongoing inspiration. Previously owned by Fred Kavli, the late philanthropist, famed physicist and creator of the Kavli Foundation- a close rival to [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-20
  • How to Choose a Storage Facility
    Lack of space is one of the most acute problems in our hectic modern-day world. Quite often, people find their homes packed and crammed with all kinds of items they don't want to part with, but don't have the room to keep either. Especially when downsizing to a smaller home, moving [read more]
    Source: Zillow’s BlogPublished on 2016-05-20
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