• Home Decor

    Finding Furniture Bargains

    Here are some ideas to help you search for the best furniture bargains: Garage Sales A staple for any bargain hunter’s search, garage sales always offer great deals. In general, cash will get you the best deals, along with showing up early or just before closing. If you don’t know how to shop them or where to find them, just ask around and you’re sure to find a friend or relative who’ll show you the ropes. Flea Markets If you’re a bargaining novice, flea markets can be intimidating places. They’re usually held in large, open spaces with many vendors and offer just about anything and everything you can imagine. It’s…

  • Buying a Home

    Walkability Becomes Plus for Buyers

    Walk Score identifies San Francisco as the most walkable city in the United States, mainly due to the close proximity of amenities in its Chinatown, Financial District, and Downtown neighborhoods. New York’s Tribeca, Little Italy, and Soho neighborhoods helped it land a No. 2 ranking on the Web site’s list of the most walkable cities, with Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, the District of Columbia, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Portland rounding out the top 10, in that order. Experts say more people are moving to urban areas as a way to spend less money on gas, though convenience and exercise also play a role. The Center for Neighborhood Technology–which insists…