How to Actually Afford to Buy A Home in America

How to Actually Afford to Buy A Home in America

Home buying hurdles exist — but research, creativity and flexibility will help you clear them. Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles? With more flexibility More...

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This Isn’t Your Average Woodland Cottage
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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This Isn’t Your Average Woodland Cottage

Constructing these homes is like kneading dough. “We spend so much of our lives in boxes,” says Alexis Borsboom, owner of this cottage nestled among the trees on Mayne Island, BC. The unique shape is just More...

Step Inside the Castle a Dad Promised to His Son
By Boston Journal On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Step Inside the Castle a Dad Promised to His Son

Wooden knights and a secret passageway add to the home’s magical charm. Many kids dream of owning their own castle, but John Lavender — owner, designer and builder of the Highlands Castle in Bolton Landing, More...

7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling
By Boston Journal On Friday, October 11th, 2019
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7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling

Take your kitchen forward without setting yourself back too much. Kitchen renovations require time and money, often taking several months to complete and costing tens of thousands of dollars. If you don’t have More...

4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall
By Boston Journal On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall

Grab your hearty soup recipes, decorative pie plates and favorite cookbooks. Fall is here, and with just a little effort you can get your kitchen ready to make the most of it. The season has changed, and so follows More...

Inside a Real-Life Haunted House
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Inside a Real-Life Haunted House

Is that a ghost or just your imagination? See for yourself. With no city lights for miles, The Pillars Estate stands alone in the darkest of nights. Inside, guests are greeted by dim candlelight, a windy staircase More...

How to Throw the Perfect Pumpkin-Carving Party
By Boston Journal On Friday, September 27th, 2019
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How to Throw the Perfect Pumpkin-Carving Party

Gather some gourds, and invite your favorite witches and ghouls over for a little Halloween fun. Nothing says Halloween like carved pumpkins, festive treats and fun costumes. Try these tips for throwing the perfect More...

This Studio Came From a Feed Store
By Boston Journal On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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This Studio Came From a Feed Store

And now it’s a home fit for a fairy tale. A California couple decided to move east and preserve this Tyringham, Massachusetts, studio. Decades before that, it was a studio of a different kind. In the 1920s, More...

Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

How to detect and avoid five of the most common household hazards. Home is where you feel comfortable and safe. It’s where you tuck your kids into bed and lazily watch hours of Netflix on the couch. Without More...

Buying Your First Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs
By Boston Journal On Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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Buying Your First Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

Get those rainy day funds in order — you’re going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But if More...