Chelsea Greenwood's Recent Articles
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The 12 Best Suburbs of Atlanta for 2020
Thinking of escaping the city? Take your pick of these cities and towns.
Jan 10, 2020
7 Organizing Tips You Should Steal from Professional Home Stagers
Don't fret. Just take it one room at a time.
Dec 30, 2019
We Gave Professional Stagers $100—Here’s What They Bought at Target
To find out just what Target home goods appeal to home stagers, we turned to two professionals and asked them what they’d buy and why.
Dec 28, 2019
Why Real Estate Agents Hate Gray Living Rooms
You may be perfectly happy with your gray decor scheme, and that’s no problem—unless you’re planning on putting your home on the market any time soon.
Dec 24, 2019
8 Ways to Prevent Your Packages From Being Stolen
There are some proactive steps you can take to protect your packages.
Dec 17, 2019
6 Bad Renter Habits You Should Quit Right Now
Maybe you should rethink wall-mounting your flatscreen.
Dec 12, 2019
6 Things Home Maintenance Experts Say You Should Stop Doing Right Now
Put the Windex down, and walk away from your granite countertop.
Dec 10, 2019
8 Work from Home Jobs That Allow You to Make a Difference From Your Couch
A remote job that helps benefit society—what could be better?
Dec 2, 2019
5 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes You Can Buy Right Now
Own a piece of history for less than $200,000.
Nov 28, 2019
Why Home Stagers Will Always Take Down Your Window Treatments
Don't be offended—it's a common practice.
Nov 26, 2019
These 5 Companies are Hiring Work from Home Employees for the Holiday Season
Here are remote seasonal jobs at five different employers available as of press time.
Nov 21, 2019
I Use This Steamer Every Day—And I’ll Never Iron Again
Before this device entered my life, I was either burning clothes with an iron or throwing them in the dryer with a damp towel to get wrinkles out.
Oct 15, 2019
The Surprising Effect of Homeownership You Won’t See on HGTV
Your new home isn't the only thing that gets a renovation.
Oct 11, 2019
Stan Lee’s Former San Francisco Condo is for Sale, and It’s Under 800 Square Feet
Are your spidey senses tingling? If so, that’s because you now have the chance to live in the Marvel-ous former home of the late comic book legend Stan Lee.
Oct 8, 2019
6 Marshalls Living Room Finds Under $50 That Will Refresh Your Space for Fall
It’s absolutely perfect timing if you’re currently looking to switch up your summer decor for something more fall-appropriate, Halloween-themed items or autumn accents.
Sep 26, 2019
13 Brilliant Tricks Professionals Use When They Don't Really Have Time to Stage
Professionals don't like to waste their precious minutes either.
Sep 10, 2019
5 Home Picks for $20 or Less from T.J. Maxx’s Online Clearance Section
We recently discovered a cache of hidden treasure: TJ Maxx’s online clearance section.
Aug 29, 2019
5 Reasons Why I Regret Not Listening to My Friends Complain About Their HOAs
While a hands-off home owner's association is the ideal, that's not always what you get.
Aug 22, 2019
7 Homes Every Book Lover Will Want to Check Out, No Library Card Required
And though beautiful built-ins are becoming rarer to find in newly-built homes, there is no dearth of older homes that are tailor-made for bibliophiles on the market.
Aug 7, 2019
This Hidden Section of Amazon Tells You What Products Are Trending
There’s a corner of Amazon you probably never knew existed.
Aug 6, 2019
There’s a Replica of Disney’s “Up” House and We’ll Happily Float Away in It
The Disney film “Up!” is an emotional roller coaster, to say the least. Well, if you're a fan of the movie, get ready to cry all over again: there's a replica of the multicolored home out there that was recently trending on Reddit.
Aug 5, 2019
6 Homes That Prove You Can Paint Your Home Whatever Color You Darn Well Please
Even though gray continues to dominate the world of home exteriors for its supreme versatility, sometimes it’s good to shake things up a bit by introducing brighter colors into—or onto—your home.
Jul 31, 2019
The Up-and-Coming City You Should Move To, According to Your Birth Order
According to the Brookings Institute, young adults are migrating to 34 "up-and-coming cities" in large numbers. Which one is right for you? We break it down by birth order.
Jul 24, 2019
You Can Buy These Rare Pink Succulents That Look Like Roses on Etsy
They say trends come and go, but in the world of houseplants, we believe succulents are decidedly here to stay. That’s why we’re over the moon for this latest discovery: Greenovia dodrantalis, also known as “mountain rose,” according to Southern Living. These pint-sized succulents, which come in a pretty pink hue as well as the typical blue-green shade, look exactly like roses thanks to their tightly packed leaves arranged in layers.
Jul 17, 2019
In-Ground Pools Are Totally Overrated—Here's Why
Although having a pool in your own backyard provides plenty of perks, it also comes with a slew of (expensive) pitfalls—some of which you might not realize until it’s too late.
Jul 4, 2019
Every Perfect Outdoor Space Has These 6 Things in Common
I asked several real estate agents for their must-haves.
Jun 28, 2019
What Each Birth Month Flower Means—And How To Arrange Them
You might be surprised to learn that flowers are much more than a beautiful part of nature and a lovely home accent.
Jun 26, 2019
The 5 Most Popular Home Styles of 2019, According to Google
Now that McMansions have come and gone, tastes are swinging back toward a more modern, minimal approach and Americans are exploring different home styles across the country.
Jun 21, 2019
These 5 Old School Mansions Cost Less Than a NYC Apartment
Given the backlash against McMansions over the past 10 years or so, it’s clear that many buyers today are seeking grand homes with a bit more personality than the cookie-cutter structures of yesteryear. For those who want even more authenticity and charm—while still enjoying plenty of space—older mansions are a great option, and they don’t have to break the bank.
May 29, 2019
The Most Controversial Design Trends, According to Real Estate Agents
You might not think of real estate agents as experts in interior design. But—given the sheer volume of homes they see—they certainly have some valuable insight to offer. They see firsthand how design can be a detriment when selling a home.Many buyers have the ability to look past cosmetic aspects of a house, like design or finishes, and focus on the important things (the bones of the house, the layout, the location, etc.).
May 18, 2019
How Unexpected Sexism Took the Joy Out of Buying My First Home
It left me surprised and dismayed.
May 11, 2019
The Best Kitchen Countertop Materials, According to Home Builders
For the past 20 years or so, granite has reigned supreme as the most popular choice for countertop materials in homes. But, in recent years, a new competitor has emerged: quartz. But, putting trends and popularity aside, which countertops actually do the best job, year in and year out? To find out, we talked to two home builders about the best countertop materials in terms of durability, maintenance, and aesthetics.
May 7, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About ‘Home Equity’ Before Getting a Mortgage
They say that buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll ever make. And, while the jury is out on whether it’s always the best long-term investment for everyone, it’s important to learn the lingo so that you’re handling this big decision—and the big money that goes along with it—wisely. One of the most crucial things to know about home finance is equity. To break down exactly what equity is and why it’s important, we spoke to two real estate experts.
Apr 12, 2019
Pop Quiz: Do You Know What a ‘Garden Tub’ Is?
It seems that everyone has a different idea of what exactly one is.
Apr 11, 2019
Here’s Who Will Pick Up All That Furniture You Konmari-d (For Free!)
Moving can be a giant pain in the butt. Yet, while you’re packing up your entire existence, it’s a great opportunity to assess which of your possessions you no longer need or want (and perhaps those that don’t spark joy?) including furniture. While it’s tempting to kick old furniture to the curb and let the garbage man take care of it, it’s much more sustainable and useful to donate such items to a charity, such as Goodwill or The Salvation Army. The best part?
Mar 12, 2019
7 Cozy, Snowy Cabins For Sale—For $400K Or Less
While many people are sick and tired of the seemingly endless cold and snow that this winter has delivered, others—believe it not–just can’t get enough of that wonderland vibe. In our opinion, snow is best enjoyed outside the city, in the country, where it stays white and pristine, and activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and the like can be enjoyed. So, that’s why we set out to find snowy cabins for sale nationwide–all for $400,000 or less.
Feb 24, 2019
7 Romantic (and Affordable) Cities, Because What’s Hotter Than Saving Money?
When you think of romance, pinching pennies isn’t necessarily what comes to mind. But let’s face it: When you’re spending a chunk of change on your housing every month, you can’t afford to break the bank for holidays like Valentine’s Day by planning lavish dates and buying expensive gifts for your special someone. So why not whisk your bae away to a locale that can do both? I found seven great examples from coast to coast that are both affordable and romantic.
Feb 14, 2019
10 Home Staging Tips Celebrated Interior Designers Swear By
Design enthusiasts in Palm Beach County, Florida, let out a collective hurrah last year when the venerable Kips Bay Designer Show House in New York debuted a sister event in Palm Beach. The show house has now returned for a second year, gracing a 10,000-square-foot waterfront property in West Palm Beach (it’s open now through February 20!) Twenty-two design firms from throughout the country transformed the space in just under four months.
Feb 9, 2019
5 Modern Tiny Houses You Can Buy on eBay, Starting at $20K
Looking to make a major lifestyle change? It’s as easy as clicking your mouse–thanks to the many prefab houses available on eBay. (Okay, maybe you’ll need to send a couple e-mails back and forth and send in some paperwork.) Here, five modern-looking tiny houses you can buy on eBay right now, which encourage a minimal lifestyle and are typically eco-friendly to boot. And just a quick caveat: know what’s included when you buy (and what’s not).
Jan 31, 2019
The Best Architectural Homes for Sale Right Now, Starting at $267K
Some people were born to fit in. Others were born to stand out. The same goes for homes. For every 100 cookie-cutter McMansions, you might find one home that breaks the mold–which makes such architecturally significant homes priceless in our book. However, you don’t actually have to break the bank to purchase a house that stands out from the crowd.
Jan 27, 2019
What Homes Look Like in the Most Expensive Zip Code in the U.S.
Property Shark recently released its findings for the most expensive zip code in the United States–and the answer might surprise you. It’s not Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, or someplace in the Hamptons. It’s Atherton, California, an affluent Silicon Valley town just a short drive from the likes of Facebook and Google. In the zip code 94027, the median sale price is $6.7 million, which spiked about 35 percent since 2017. (Rankings are based on closed home sales.
Jan 12, 2019
10 Real Estate Terms Experts Say Every Millennial Should Know
Between saving, searching, and signing on the dotted line, buying your first home can be an overwhelming process. Making the whole experience even more daunting is the real estate jargon, which can sound like Greek to a real estate newbie. Not sure where to start? Don’t stress. We spoke to two real estate professionals to find out the 10 terms millennials should know before they even think about buying their first home: 1.
Dec 21, 2018
6 Fixer Upper Houses You Can Score for $50K or Less
Love or hate them, Chip and Joanna Gaines have made a lasting impact on the real estate scene. Fixer Upper has convinced many people that those opposite-of-turnkey homes are not money pits, but opportunities in disguise. Not only can they save you a lot of cash—even with renovation costs added on top of the purchase price—but they can also allow you to truly personalize your home to your heart’s content. Anyone who’s tired of cookie-cutter McMansions can appreciate that.
Nov 29, 2018
5 Gorgeous Vintage Barn Conversions You’ll Want to Move Into Immediately
If you’ve ever left a door open, you’ve probably been asked if you were raised in a barn (the antiquated phrase refers to farmers’ tendency to leave the door open during the day to facilitate easy coming and going.) But what in the past was a clever dig is now a compliment. With all the attractive homes converted from barns on the market right now, who wouldn’t want to grow up in one?
Nov 16, 2018
What Homes Look Like in the Best Place to Live in the U.S.
Every year, MONEY releases its list of the best places to live in the United States. Topping 2018’s list is Frisco, Texas, a city of about 180,000 located half an hour north of Dallas. With excellent job growth, high-quality public schools, and 232 clear days per year, it’s easy to see why the town is so appealing. The median family income is about $129,118, and the median home price $349,000.
Nov 10, 2018
6 Surprising Things Your Renters Insurance Covers
If you’re budget-conscious, you might think purchasing renters insurance is a luxury you can’t afford—especially if your landlord doesn’t require you to hold it. But like most insurance, it can pay dividends when the unexpected occurs and your valuables are lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed–and much more besides.
Nov 6, 2018
4 Phone Calls That Could Save You Hundreds of Dollars
These days, actually using the phone to call people has pretty much fallen by the wayside. But here’s ample reason to pick up the phone: By making a few simple calls—and asking the right questions—you could save hundreds on your household bills. And the best part about living in 2018? You can actually pay someone to do it for you. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are several services that will lobby with your providers for better rates.
Nov 2, 2018
5 Luxury Tiny Homes That Are Cheaper Than a Fixer Upper
They say good things come in small packages—and fans of the tiny house movement seem to agree. More and more people are giving up typical homes (and typical mortgages) and choosing the pared-down experience of living in small prefab homes—but that doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury or comfort. Here are five examples of prefab homes that pack a ton of upscale amenities into tiny spaces.
Oct 31, 2018