Brittany Anas

Brittany Anas is a former newspaper reporter (The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera) turned freelance writer. Before she struck out on her own, she covered just about every beat — from higher education to crime. Now she writes about travel and lifestyle topics for Men’s Journal, Forbes, Simplemost, Shondaland, Livability, Hearst newspapers, TripSavvy and more. In her free time, she coaches basketball, crashes pools, and loves hanging out with her rude-but-adorable Boston Terrier that never got the memo the breed is nicknamed "America’s gentleman."
This Maneuver Can Help You Pay Less on Your Mortgage (Temporarily)
Real Estate
Ever heard of a “mortgage buydown”?
Nov 13, 2023
48 of the Most Clever Tips Real Estate Agents Have Shared With Us
From home buying and selling to staging and curb appeal.
Nov 11, 2023
The Dated Garage Features Buyers Always Notice
Real Estate
According to real estate agents.
Nov 1, 2023
The Popular Real Estate Advice That Could Get You in Financial Trouble
Real Estate
Here’s why.
Oct 25, 2023
The Psychological Reason Why You Think “I Could Live Here” While Traveling
Real Estate
Ah, romanticizing the tourist-to-resident conversion.
Oct 16, 2023
2 Ways to Avoid Getting Spammed While Shopping for Mortgage Rates Online
Real Estate
You can steer clear of those calls and emails.
Oct 16, 2023
A Real Estate Agent's Ingenious Tip for Making Outdated Cabinets Look Sleek
Real Estate
It’s not what you think.
Oct 4, 2023
You Could Save Money by "Recasting" Your Mortgage
Real Estate
Real estate finance experts explain how it works.
Sep 24, 2023
I Asked ChatGPT for Tips on Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom
Real Estate
It dislikes 3 things about my room — but likes 2 other things.
Sep 20, 2023
Why This Trending “Mortgage Cheat Code” Might Be Too Good to Be True
Real Estate
Meet mortgage porting.
Sep 19, 2023
Beware These Notorious "Comp Killers," According to Real Estate Agents
Real Estate
Ever heard of them?
Sep 11, 2023
The Mortgage Cheat Code That Could Help You Afford a Home
Real Estate
It’s a “creative financing” move that some buyers are trying.
Aug 27, 2023
The Old-School Front Yard Accessory That’s Making a Comeback
Real Estate
This unexpected addition could boost your curb appeal.
Aug 8, 2023
How to Clear the Lingering Smell of Weed Smoke Before Selling a House
Real Estate
There are a few specific steps to take.
Jul 26, 2023
6 “Beige Flags” You'll See at an Open House, According to Real Estate Agents
Real Estate
They’ll give you pause, but they’re harmless.
Jul 12, 2023
5 Paint Colors That Give Real Estate Agents “the Ick”
Real Estate
Steer clear of red walls in the dining room.
Jul 9, 2023
Yes, You Should Be Very Afraid of "Zombie Mortgages"
Real Estate
Here’s what to know.
Jun 26, 2023
5 Things That Immediately Give Home Inspectors “the Ick”
Real Estate
According to a TikTok-famous professional.
Jun 15, 2023
The Studio Apartment Layout on Its Way Out
Real Estate
According to real estate pros.
Jun 8, 2023
The Entryway Layout on Its Way Out, According to Real Estate Pros
Real Estate
The pros say it feels dated.
May 21, 2023
Why Real Estate Agents Want You to Watch Out for "Emotional Taxes"
Real Estate
They can pop up during the homebuying process.
May 16, 2023
The Unexpected Bedroom Feature That's on Its Way Out, According to Zillow
Real Estate
The once-popular feature might lower the value of your home.
May 15, 2023
4 Things That Immediately Give Landlords “The Ick”
Real Estate
Here are the seemingly innocuous things renters do that demote them from upstanding tenant status.
May 8, 2023
5 Oft-Forgotten Homebuying Tasks Real Estates Agents Say You Need to Prioritize
Real Estate
Rookies tend to overlook these to-do list items.
Apr 10, 2023
6 Things That Immediately Give Home Stagers “The Ick”
There are certain staging tactics that don’t move the needle on ROI.
Apr 3, 2023
Cash-Strapped Buyers Are Investing in “Second Homes” First
Real Estate
Here are 5 things to know before you try it.
Mar 28, 2023
5 Things That Immediately Give Real Estate Agents “The Ick”
No one is immune to the ick.
Mar 21, 2023
I Sent My Monthly Budget to a Finance Expert
Here's what I'm doing right, and 3 things she told me to change.
Mar 20, 2023
The Living Room Layout on Its Way Out (And the Retro One That’s Replacing It)
According to real estate experts.
Mar 13, 2023
The New Dilemma Facing Home Sellers Isn’t a Financial Question—It’s a Moral One
As if the housing market wasn’t stressful enough.
Mar 9, 2023
3 Retro Trends Real Estate Agents Love to See in Bedrooms
What better place than the bedroom to stage a retro revival?
Feb 6, 2023
4 Things First-Time Homebuyers Should Know About Filing Taxes in 2023
Buying a home can change your tax situation.
Jan 17, 2023
The Paint Colors a Real Estate Agent Always Chooses for a Home Office
There are a few shades that work best.
Jan 10, 2023
The Best Living Room Layouts Have These 3 Things in Common
According to a home stager.
Jan 8, 2023
7 Things You Should Never Do When You’re Negotiating a House Price
Moral of the story: A trusted real estate agent knows the market best and is a good team captain to let lead the negotiating process.
Jan 2, 2023