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."
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
The One Kitchen Upgrade You Should Never Do Before Selling
According to real estate agents.
Dec 14, 2022
2 Kitchen Layout Trends on Their Way Out
According to real estate agents.
Dec 11, 2022
The Open House Trends on Their Way Out
According to real estate agents.
Dec 7, 2022
3 Things That Immediately Give Homebuyers "The Ick"
It's that exact moment when excitement flips to disgust.
Nov 29, 2022
3 Things That Might Make HOAs Good, Actually
They get a bad rap, but here's why you might want one.
Nov 13, 2022
The One Thing I Will Never Sacrifice When Buying a House Ever Again
Homeownership comes with some learning curves.
Oct 18, 2022
The Front Door Style That Instantly Dates Your Home
Real Estate
According to real estate experts.
Oct 11, 2022
The 6 Biggest Pet Peeves Home Inspectors Have About Your Kitchen
Here's what grinds their gears.
Oct 4, 2022
4 Things to Know About Buying a House With a Recession Looming
According to experts.
Sep 29, 2022
5 Outdated Bathroom Features Buyers Always Notice
Real Estate
According to real estate agents.
Sep 12, 2022
6 HGTV Trends on Their Way Out, According to Real Estate Agents
Would you be surprised to hear subway tile is waning?
Sep 1, 2022
The Creative Way Homebuyers Are Winning Bidding Wars Against Cash Investors
Cash is king in this market — but there are a whole lot of kings.
Aug 29, 2022
How to Adjust Your Down Payment Savings Strategy in This Tough Economy
Real Estate
If your spending power and financial confidence are waning, what does this mean for your down payment savings strategy?
Aug 17, 2022
These Are the Top 3 Home Problems Buyers Find After Closing
Real Estate
As it turns out, 60 percent of sellers admitted to selling a home with an issue the buyer was unaware of, according to a study from home warranty company Cinch Home Services.
Aug 10, 2022
5 Plumbing Trends on Their Way Out, According to Real Estate Agents
Here's what they have to say.
Aug 8, 2022
5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing
Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals.
Jul 23, 2022
3 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Scrolling Zillow
They'll help you manage your expectations.
Jul 13, 2022
The 5 Dated Features That Homebuyers Always Notice
According to real estate agents.
Jul 9, 2022
Will 40-Year Mortgages Become a Thing? Here’s What Real Estate Experts Say
They'd lower monthly payments.
Jun 25, 2022
4 Trendy Kitchen Cabinet Pulls That Buyers Always Notice
I asked real estate agents about the cabinet pulls that people always notice and that could even help reframe a buyer’s impression of a home.
Jun 20, 2022
The 4 Signs a Home’s Central Air Is On Its Way Out
According to experts.
Jun 12, 2022