Brittany Anas's Recent Articles
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Why Experts Say 43 Is the Magic Number Potential Homeowners Should Know
Ever hear of debt-to-income ratio?
Jan 6, 2020
Three Things Homeowners Regret Not Knowing Before Buying a New Build
Costly upgrades are not your friend.
Jan 4, 2020
What You Need to Know About Buying a Home in 2020
According to real estate experts.
Jan 1, 2020
5 Things Every Renter Should Know
According to tenant lawyers.
Dec 27, 2019
7 Things Home Experts Say Are Always Worth the Extra Money
Sometimes you just gotta splurge.
Dec 14, 2019
3 Warning Signs You Never Want to Ignore, According to Home Inspectors
Bring in the pros if you see any of these things in your home.
Dec 11, 2019
6 Things Your Landlord Wants You to Know About Your Neighbors
Getting to know your fellow renters can be mutually beneficial.
Dec 9, 2019
13 of the Best Expert-Approved Mortgage Tips You'll Ever Get
We've got advice on how to save money, first-time homebuyer programs, and why you should always shop around.
Dec 3, 2019
The Ideal Credit Score You Should Have In Your 30s
Credit scores are like fine wine: They tend to improve with age.
Nov 30, 2019
Paying Just $90 More a Month on Your Mortgage Could Save You Thousands
We're talking savings of more than $30,000.
Nov 29, 2019
10 Overdone Bathroom Trends, According to Real Estate Agents
Are we approaching the last stop for subway tiles?
Nov 25, 2019
6 'Renter-Friendly' DIYs That Could Ding Your Security Deposit
Think twice before you peel and stick that subway tile backsplash.
Nov 23, 2019
6 Target Buys Home Maintenance Experts Swear By—And They're All Under $15
Lessen your chore load, prevent future headaches, and save a little cash, too? It's a win, win, win!
Nov 1, 2019
Student Loans 101: Here’s What Every Responsible Borrower Needs to Know
Even if you’ve socked away cash from your birthday cards since you were in middle school, saved up money from part-time jobs, applied for all types of scholarships (yes, even the obscure ones sponsored by the potato council or Duck Tape), you may still need student loans to help cover the cost of skyrocketing tuition.
Oct 31, 2019
PSA: You Don't Need a Perfect Credit to Buy a House
Don't let a good market pass you by!
Oct 30, 2019
You May Never Feel "Ready" To Buy a Home—Here’s Why That Shouldn’t Stop You
“Millennials may perceive home buying as more risky than previous generations because we were raised on infinite choice, frequent change, and came to age with a lot of financial volatility.”
Oct 30, 2019
You Don't Always Have to View a House Before Buying—Here's Why
Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and draw comfort from your own sense of knowing: "This is right for me."
Oct 30, 2019
FYI: You Don't Actually Need 20 Percent Down to Buy a Home
Plus, how to know if this myth is keeping you from buying a home.
Oct 30, 2019
23 Ways You're Ruining Your Rental Without Even Realizing It
Avoid some of these mistakes and pitfalls and you could win the grand prize jackpot: Your full deposit back!
Oct 22, 2019
Look Inside: This $1.59M W. Hollywood Condo Is Fit for the Glitterati
It even comes with a concierge.
Oct 21, 2019
The Best Halloween Costume for You, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Why not get even more creative and find a costume that aligns with the traits of your zodiac sign?
Oct 18, 2019
7 Things a "Grown-Up" Bedroom Always Has
Futons, bed-in-a-bag sets, plastic drawer organizers, and photo collages all have their time and place—and that's definitely not your adult bedroom.
Oct 10, 2019
3 Ways You Can Be a Better Neighbor, According to Your Zodiac Sign
We know all this peace and harmony is gratifying to you, Libra.
Oct 8, 2019
The 10 Most Googled Questions About Buying a Home, Answered By Experts
We're not mind-readers, but we are pretty savvy with the Google!
Oct 6, 2019
6 Apps Every Homeowner Should Have on Their Phone
Want to increase the value of your home? There are apps for that. Really, when you think about it, your smart phone can serve as a remote control that keeps your home running smoothly (and looking good, too!)
Oct 4, 2019
5 Tricks for a Better Living Room, According to Home Stagers
Steal from the best, learn from the rest.
Oct 1, 2019
This $2.8M Storybook Home in Queens Is Straight Out of a Fairytale
Don’t be surprised if this tucked-away neighborhood looks familiar: It played a role in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Strangers on a Train.”
Sep 30, 2019
4 Countries Where Homeownership Is Way Different Than America
Turns out, the 30-year mortgage is so not the norm.
Sep 28, 2019
7 Overdone Home Trends That Are On the Way Out, According to Real Estate Experts
Shag carpet was all the rage in the 1970s. Wallpaper borders and glass bricks were beloved in the 1980s. Along came the blonde wood in the 1990s. And here's what experts say they expect to go out of style next.
Sep 25, 2019
7 Small Things That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Home's Value
You'll probably wonder why you didn't tackle them sooner.
Sep 22, 2019
7 Things Your Neighbors Should Never, Ever Ask You To Do
Yes, good fences make good neighbors—but so do good boundaries.
Sep 20, 2019
5 Reasons Your Credit Score May Actually Be Lower Than You Think
That three-digit number isn't always as stable as you'd like it to be.
Sep 16, 2019
The 6 Most Underrated Items at Goodwill for Renters
Let’s go Goodwill hunting, renter-style.
Sep 12, 2019
5 Easy Ways Anyone Can Get Closer to a Perfect Credit Score
There are no “hacks”, per se, when it comes to reaching a perfect credit score, but there are habits you can start now that will pay off over time.
Sep 4, 2019
7 Things I Learned About "Home" from Talking to Architects on Every Continent
Through their architecture, our homes can say so much about our country's collective culture and what makes a house feel like home to its citizens.
Aug 29, 2019
One of The Hottest Design Trends Right Now? Ditching Your Dresser
Many designers are saying goodbye to the bedroom staple and instead embracing a sort of "open concept dresser" in an ultra-organized closet.
Aug 25, 2019
Yes, Unfortunately, Your Dog Does Need a Resume Now
If you’re about to search for a pet-friendly apartment, you might want to have one at the ready, along with your first month’s rent and deposit.
Aug 21, 2019
The 7 Global Truths of a Great Home, According to Travelers Who’ve Stayed in 50+
Homestays like Airbnb and Vrbo have done wonders in helping translate a place's local lifestyle to short-term visitors. In staying in a real home, we see how similarities and differences in everyday life can affect how we build, set up, and interact with our homes.
Aug 20, 2019
The Quirks You’ll Notice About Your Roommates—Based on Their Astrological Signs
Every sign has signature quirks, astrologists say. So, we asked them to share what you might come to know about your roommates, based on their zodiac signs.
Aug 8, 2019
Your Ideal Dorm Decor, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Do your sign traits align with your personal style?
Aug 7, 2019
Why Grief Should Have a Place in Our Homes
After my father passed, my mom gave me a large canvas with the photo of us printed on it. Thinking it would hurt to look at it every day, I placed it out of sight along with a box I’d neatly packed with many of his belongings.
Aug 4, 2019
The One Question First-Time Homebuyers Don’t Ask Anymore
You have questions about what is probably the biggest purchase of your life, and your real estate team should be on standby with answers. But experts say that over the years, one common question has surprisingly gone by the wayside.
Jul 31, 2019
Real Estate Agents Say This Is The Ideal Studio Apartment Layout
It can almost pass as a one-bedroom.
Jul 28, 2019
9 Things Real Estate Agents Say Shouldn't Be on Display in Your Home
These overlooked items in your home could be turn-offs, pulling down the value of your home.
Jul 27, 2019
They'll Never Tell You, But Real Estate Agents Are Tired of These 5 Questions
While they love being your trusty “phone-a-friend” during your home shopping (or selling) experience—they really, really do—there are some questions that get, shall we say, a little tedious.
Jul 26, 2019
5 Things Your Landlord Should Never, Ever Tell You To Do
According to attorneys and a property management expert.
Jul 21, 2019