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Catherine Sherman writes for Zillow Blog. She covers real estate news, industry trends and home design.

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    10 Listing Photo Do’s and Don’ts

    The last thing you want to do is follow your agent’s advice about putting time and money into your listing photos. But if you don’t, your photos could turn out like some of these.

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    20-Somethings, Living Tiny

    Affordability is top of mind for 18- to 34-year-olds, and tiny homes may offer a cheaper alternative.

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    Floating Homes for Every Budget

    Depending on where you’re looking to buy, a property perched right on the water can cost less than $100,000 or upwards of $1 million.

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    House of the Week: 150 Square Feet on Wheels

    Derin Williams was inspired to build homes the size of some people’s closets.

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    Homes on the Range Where the Deer and the Celebrities Play

    For seven celebrities, a piece of property with scenic views and acres for horseback riding is the ultimate home away from home.

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    5 Things to Do Before Investing in a Hawaii Vacation Home

    The Aloha State has long been a popular vacation spot, but the way people relax in paradise is changing.

  7. Traveling hipster style on West Grace Street. Source: Bill Dickinson

    An Insider’s Look at Richmond: Where Southern Charm Meets Urban Creativity

    Did you know Richmond is home to the largest folk festival in the nation?

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    Tiny Territory: Homes Under 400 Square Feet

    For some homeowners, living large means living with less.

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    Listed: 4 Luxury Homes on America’s Oldest Residential Street

    The Liberty Bell is just around the corner, but Elfreth’s Alley isn’t just a tourist attraction.

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    Homes Under $400,000 for Golf Aficionados

    Think you have to spend millions to own a country club estate? Think again.

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    Cubs or Sox? Windy City or Chi-Town? 15 Chicago Questions Answered

    Moving to Chicago? We asked locals to answer 15 questions about living in the Windy City.

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    What Is ‘Luxury’ in Today’s Real Estate Market?

    In the world of luxury real estate, great curb appeal is just one of many buyer requirements. Builders of today’s luxury homes are tasked with making works of art that also cater to the future homeowner’s lifestyle.

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    LaDainian Tomlinson Relists Home With Hidden Theater

    Starting with a double-door entry and continuing with a 25-foot-high living room ceiling, everything about the estate is grand.

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    Tired of Competing With Cash Buyers? Buy in These 10 Markets

    We looked at the 30 largest metros to determine where cash deals accounted for the least home sales in Q1.

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    Homes for Sale Near National Parks

    Check out these homes with nature in the backyard.