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For Thanksgiving, Feast Your Eyes on a Spacious Colonial in Plymouth, Mass. (House of the Day)

In honor of Thanksgiving, we at AOL Real Estate give thanks for family, friends, good food -- and homes like this one. Located in historic Plymouth, Mass. -- where the first Thanksgiving took place in 1621 -- this outstanding waterfront Colonial is as sweet as pie. (Mmm ... pie). It has walls of glass, soaring ceilings,... Continue Reading »

Thankful: Readers Give Their Reasons for Feeling Up in a Down Housing Market

It's no secret that the housing crisis and still-struggling economy have made life that much more difficult for Americans. But with an improving real estate market, low interest rates and largely affordable home prices, to name a few things, we can still find reasons to be thankful. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, AOL... Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Home Improvements You Can Make in Minutes

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away (and guests sure to descend upon your home over the festive season), it's high time to take care of all the small-scale home improvements you've been meaning to handle all year long. From sprucing up your floors to fixing those squeaky door hinges and getting rid of those... Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Energy-Saving Tips: How to Use Less When You're Doing a Lot

By Courtney Craig Wasting energy on Thanksgiving? Don't be a turkey. Follow these tips to make sure you're not using more energy than you need. A Couple of Days Before Thanksgiving 1. Install a dimmer switch for the dining room chandelier. Every time you dim a bulb's brightness by 10 percent, you'll double the bulb's... Continue Reading »

Open Houses of the Week: Homes for the Holidays

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. With the holiday season in full gear, this... Continue Reading »

PETA Asks Turkey, Texas, to Change Name to 'Tofurkey'

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, PETA couldn't help but run a-fowl of the town of Turkey, Texas. As a gesture of goodwill toward the Thanksgiving bird, the animal activist group asked the small town of under 500 to change its name to "Tofurkey" -- the vegan equivalent of the holiday's traditional main... Continue Reading »

10 Reasons to Be Thankful You're a Renter

The holiday season doesn't mean you are automatically thankful for everything about life. After all, you are still among the lowly renters in a world where it feels like everyone else owns. Let's face it, owners are the ones who have it made. Or are they? Here are 10 reasons to be thankful that you rent: Continue Reading »

Company Coming? Time for Holiday Home Improvements

Every Thanksgiving, the same thing happens. You start to notice all those little things around the house that need attention, like that peeling paint on the front door, or those gouges in the wood flooring. Before the relatives descend again like a flock of wild turkeys for the next round of holidays, we've got some quick... Continue Reading »

Best Black Friday Deal? A New Home

Come Black Friday, it's usually flat-screen TVs and high-tech appliances that consumers covet. But an article from Tara-Nicholle Nelson, a finance writer at our sister site, WalletPop, reminds us that the holiday season is also the perfect time to start house-hunting. With the winter selling lull just around the corner,... Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving in a Small Space? No Problem!

Just because you live in a small space doesn't mean your Thanksgiving can't be a big success. All it takes is clever planning and organizing. Lucky for you, the experts at AOL Real Estate have dozens of tips for making the most of small apartments or houses, from creative ways to expand your workspace to the... Continue Reading »

Squeeze Everyone for Thanksgiving

How are you going to squeeze everyone in your tiny rental apartment for Thanksgiving? Unlike other holidays, Thanksgiving kind of requires a table for everyone to gather around. Well, we may have found the solution. This new table by Nilly Landao has to be the skinniest table on record. The "table" is a center strip that... Continue Reading »

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