Brenda Richardson

Brenda Richardson is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Forbes, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. She is the former real estate editor at the Chicago Tribune and the author of a recently published book on the history of River North, a dynamic Chicago neighborhood that went from rags to riches.
The White House Is Making It Cheaper to Buy a Home with an FHA Loan
Real Estate
Here’s what to know about the decision from the Biden administration.
May 12, 2023
Everything to Know About Selling Your Furniture and Decor to Your Home's Buyers
Real Estate
From curtains to rose bushes, here's where they fall on the spectrum of fixtures to personal property.
Oct 16, 2022
I'm a Boomer and I Don't Want to Downsize — Here's Why
To me, there's really no place like home.
Aug 2, 2022
The 6 Trees Real Estate Experts Say Add Curb Appeal to Your Yard
Everybody loves a good Japanese maple.
May 24, 2022
A Stager, Contractor, and Real Estate Agent Explain How They'd Update a Door
Here's how they'd take it from outdated to modern.
Mar 20, 2022
These Are the Things Second-Time Homebuyers Say New Buyers Shouldn’t Stress Over
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Feb 13, 2022
Here’s How the White House Is Attempting to Help With the Housing Shortage
The Build Back Better Bill has provisions for new homebuyers.
Jan 21, 2022
5 Things You Should Never Say When Viewing a House for Sale
Loose lips sink sales.
Jan 9, 2022
5 Black Friday Shopping Tips for New Homeowners
In order to score the best bargains, use these tips to ensure you're shopping strategically.
Nov 24, 2021
Hoping to Become a Homeowner Soon? Here’s What You Should Budget for
Beyond your mortgage, that is.
Sep 24, 2021
The 4 Most Common Misconceptions Renters Have About Homeownership
Move past these common myths to decide if buying a home is right for you.
Aug 30, 2021
The First Step You Need to Take to Hire a Real Estate Agent
You can't just pick any agent.
Jul 4, 2021
Real Estate Agents Want You to Do These 3 Things When Making an Offer on a Home
Especially in this red-hot market.
Jun 13, 2021