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Agrihoods: Returning to Our Roots

February 2, 2016

Ever wish you were on a first-name basis with the folks who grow your food? Do you secretly long to cultivate the crops alongside the farmers? If you answered yes to either (or both!) of these questions, you might want to consider moving to an agrihood. As its name implies, an agrihood is a neighborhood built around a central farm. And this type of sustainable suburban community is becoming increasingly popular among new homebuyers across the country. Chances are, you’ve heard of the “farm-to-table movement,”…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

November 3, 2015

If you long for balmy breezes and the sound of rustling palm fronds is music to your ears, you may want to consider buying a new home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sun, sand and surf are a way of life in this charming coastal community, located in sought-after St. Johns County, approximately 18 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine. But before you contact the movers, it’s a good idea to spend some time in this tropical paradise,…

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Best Places to Live: Henderson, NV

September 29, 2015

About 15 miles southeast of Las Vegas, the city of Henderson offers residents an oasis in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Named by Forbes as a “top suburb for retirement” and one of the 10 safest cities in the US, it’s no wonder folks are flocking to this sought-after suburb. Known for its premier master-planned communities and abundant parks, Henderson is a wonderful place to raise a family and enjoy life to its fullest. Shopping and Dining From floral and craft boutiques to book…

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The Hunt for Great School Districts in the US

July 20, 2015

For parents of school-age children, a great school district is probably at the top of the new home wish list. And let’s face it, even if you don’t have kids, highly-acclaimed schools can be positive for resale value in the future. For those looking to relocate, we’ve rounded up some areas boasting notable school districts. ROCKLIN, CA Located approximately 22 miles from Sacramento, Rocklin has a beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain backdrop. Notable schools and outdoor recreation make it a great place to call home. Residents…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Fredericksburg, VA

May 12, 2015

If you’re looking for historic charm and a wide range of amenities, buying a new home in Fredericksburg, Virginia might be just the ticket for you. But before you call your real estate agent, you might want to spend a day there, see the sights and get a feel for what it’s like to call Fredericksburg home. Here’s a quick look at a day in the life of a Fredericksburg homeowner. 8:00 A.M. MORNING LATTE The cozy corner location of Hyperion Espresso has become a…

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