6 of the Best College Towns in America

As high school seniors put the final touches on their college apps, they may be imagining all of the different lives they might begin in the coming fall. Will they spend their afternoons wandering the brick lined streets of a quaint New England town? Or look out of their dorm window onto the rolling Ohio countryside? Maybe they will spend their Friday nights going to underground music shows in Los Angeles, or will spend their weekends on ski trips with their floormates. Every college experience is unique to its location. Below, we round up six of the greatest college towns in the country.

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Reading the Fine Print: What Is in Your Lease?

So you think you found the perfect place. Congrats! But before you rush to sign on the dotted line, take a nice hard look at your lease agreement. As a renter, you are often put at a legal disadvantage. If there is trouble down the road, it all comes down to your lease. Read on for some common lease pitfalls to look out for to make sure you are well protected.

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What’s Up with Idaho?

As far as states go, Idaho is flying under the radar. There are fewer people living in the entire state than there are in Phoenix, Arizona, and the state never seems to make waves in the national news cycle. In fact, most people would have a hard time coming up with a fact about Idaho that didn't have to do with potatoes. Though few people make it out to the Gem State, it is a shame that it doesn't get more recognition. Idaho is a naturally stunning state with boatloads of outdoor recreation and small town charm. And with an incredibly low cost of living, Idaho is an awesome place to call home.

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Local’s Guide to LA: Best of the East Side

The West Side of LA may have the beaches and Hollywood glam, but the East Side is where all of the twenty-something hipsters congregate. In the past decade, the East Side has become the coolest part of Los Angeles. With a full range of yoga studios, hip eateries and indie boutiques, there is no reason to venture west of the 101. Read on for a few of our favorite neighborhoods east of the LA river.

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A series of wildfires, fueled by paper-dry brush and the Santa Ana winds, have been ravaging the greater Los Angeles area for weeks. Hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters battle the flames. Though fire departments across Southern California have worked tirelessly to suppress the fires, the situation has continued to worsen. Many homes have been destroyed-- Californians left with nothing.

The question stands: what will be left once the wildfires are extinguished? And how will this massive destruction affect the Southern California housing market?

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What Is Santa’s Rent?

Ho ho ho! These days, Santa and his elves are busy putting away the tools used for the finishing touches on all the toys sent from his workshop on Christmas Eve. It sure seems like Mr. and Mrs. Claus have a sweet set up in the North Pole. A cozy cottage blanketed in snow, a spacious workshop for the elves, and stables and pastures for his fleet of flying reindeer.

Does Santa get lonely way up north? You may be surprised to learn that there are more than just elves living at the North Pole. In fact there are 2,232 people living there. Well, North Pole, Alaska that is.

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8 of the Most Common House Styles in America

Take a stroll down any street in America and you are bound to find a wide sampling of architectural styles. But what exactly are you looking at? Below we break down 8 of the most popular house styles.

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How Many Slices of Avocado Toast Does a House Cost?

Australian real estate mogul Tim Gurner infamously quipped that the reason millennial homeownership rates are so low is that young people are spending all of their money on avocado toast, instead of saving for a down payment. Which begs the question: how many slices of avocado toast does a house cost?

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5 Tips to Make Your Apartment Instagram Worthy

Wish your apartment was as perfectly put together as the spaces that pop up on your Instagram feed? It's not as hard as it seems. Try out these simple décor hacks to transform your space into an Instagram-worthy dream pad.

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Amazon has completely transformed the face of retail over the past decade. But the super company is changing more than just the way Americans shop; it is also shaping our cities. Amazon's announcement that it plans to build a second company headquarters has stirred up a frenzy of excitement in cities across the country. 238 cities across North America have already submitted proposals to Amazon to be the site of the second headquarters, also known as HQ2. But will the Amazon Headquarters be a blessing or a curse to the city hosting it? Let's take a look.

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