You Can Find Out Who Lived in Your HouseReal Estate
If these walls could talk!
Nov 26, 2023
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 UsReal Estate
From home buying and selling to staging and curb appeal.
Nov 11, 2023
Please, I Beg You to Sell Me a Home with PersonalityReal Estate
Neutral gray boxes aren’t what I’m after.
Nov 5, 2023
3 Homebuyers Reveal Why They Regret Buying Flipped HousesReal Estate
These horror stories aren’t pretty.
Oct 24, 2023
Here's What the Word "Townhouse" Really MeansReal Estate
It's not as cut and dry as you think.
Oct 22, 2023
5 Ways to Snake-Proof Your Home, According to Real Estate ProsReal Estate
Try one of these methods to ward them off for good.
Oct 20, 2023
Buying a House in a Small Town Wasn’t What I Expected — It Was BetterReal Estate
Rural life has some comfy, cozy perks.
Oct 18, 2023
2 Ways to Avoid Getting Spammed While Shopping for Mortgage Rates OnlineReal Estate
You can steer clear of those calls and emails.
Oct 16, 2023
The One Piece of Real Estate Advice My Mom Gets All Wrong
Sorry, Mom.
Oct 11, 2023
The 4 Big Reasons Renters Aren’t Buying HomesReal Estate
More than a third of American households are renting their homes — thought not all of them want to be.
Oct 3, 2023
3 Things Every Self-Employed, Aspiring Homebuyer Needs to DoReal Estate
Buying a home when you’re self-employed is notoriously tricky. After all, an up-and-down income cycle is—understandably—less appealing to mortgage companies than a dependable paycheck. That said, it’s far from impossible. Freelancers and small business owners alike can absolutely be approved to buy the home of their dreams. It just takes a little extra prep work. If you’re thinking about entering the real estate market while still being your own boss, listen up.
Oct 3, 2023
The Things No One Tells You About Selling Your HouseReal Estate
Buying a home is a momentous time in one’s life and, accordingly, congratulatory pats on the back abound — as does unsolicited advice. Everyone has insight about everything from how to pick the perfect house for you to saving money on home repairs. However, there’s not nearly as much fanfare when it comes time to sell your house.
Oct 3, 2023
This Is What Your Credit Score Should Be to Buy a HouseReal Estate
While you might feel ready to invest, a bad credit score can make mortgage lenders wary and cause your interest rates to soar through the roof.
Oct 3, 2023
How I Bought a Modern Bungalow on a Writer’s BudgetReal Estate
I’ve dreamed of owning my own home for as long as I can remember. Looking at real estate listings is a hobby for me, and house-hunting shows make me blissfully happy. In reality, though? Buying a home just didn’t seem possible as a single woman in my 30s with a fluctuating income. But then again, I like a challenge. And I’ve always admired this quote from Alice in Wonderland: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Oct 3, 2023
Thinking About Buying a Short Sale? Read This FirstReal Estate
Many buyers, especially first-timers, are enthralled by the prospect of buying a short sale — and it’s not hard to see why. Bottom basement sale prices make these transactions seem like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, most of the time, these too-good-to-be-true deals also come with a huge catch. Before you commit to buying a short sale, read this first. We’ve outlined a few red flags that you should be aware of prior to taking the plunge.
Oct 3, 2023
4 Questions Agents Ask Other Agents When House-Hunting for ThemselvesReal Estate
They’re important in this seller’s market.
Sep 29, 2023
5 Things You Should Never Try to Negotiate with Current HomeownersReal Estate
To make the closing process as painless as possible.
Sep 28, 2023
3 Homebuyers on Why They Bought Houses Smaller than 800 Square FeetReal Estate
Small houses can be more economically feasible.
Sep 27, 2023
You Could Save Money by "Recasting" Your MortgageReal Estate
Real estate finance experts explain how it works.
Sep 24, 2023
This Homebuyer Hired a Stager to Design Her Home — See How It Transformed
It’s an uncommon request.
Sep 21, 2023
Here's What a "Cash Offer" Means (No, It's Not a Money-Filled Briefcase)
Nor is it a burlap sack full of dollar bills.
Sep 20, 2023
7 Red Flags to Look for When Buying a Home Built Before 1970Real Estate
According to real estate pros.
Sep 18, 2023
What Does 'En Suite' Really Mean?Real Estate
A real estate agent answers.
Sep 16, 2023
The Most Common "Shortcut" You'll Find in New-Build HomesReal Estate
Don’t spend a ton on a cheaply built house.
Sep 14, 2023
I Painted the Doorways in My New Home and "Framed" Views of the Outdoors
Black paint for the win, once again.
Sep 12, 2023
One Real Estate Agent’s Unexpected Tip for Buying a Condo Right NowReal Estate
And it doesn’t involve ponying up more cash than your competitors.
Sep 10, 2023
If You Want to Find a Good Deal on a House, You Need to Do ThisReal Estate
According to real estate pros.
Sep 8, 2023
What Even Counts as a “Starter Home” Anymore? Here’s What Experts Say.Real Estate
Their availability is steadily declining.
Sep 6, 2023
Why One Home Inspector Says to Be Wary of "Basement Smell"Real Estate
It’s typically not a good thing.
Sep 5, 2023
The 6 Words You Should Never Say Before House-HuntingReal Estate
According to a very honest real estate agent.
Sep 3, 2023
6 Log Cabin Kits You Can Buy for Under $60KReal Estate
There’s definitely an option for every type of forest sprite.
Oct 30, 2023
The Mortgage Cheat Code That Could Help You Afford a HomeReal Estate
It’s a “creative financing” move that some buyers are trying.
Aug 27, 2023
Are “Offers Due By” Deadlines on Their Way Out?Real Estate
Here’s what the experts had to say.
Aug 23, 2023
5 Details You Should Really Pay Attention to in HOA Contracts
Don’t overlook them.
Aug 16, 2023
This Small Request Pays Off Big Time When Buying or Selling a HomeReal Estate
It’s an overlooked cheat sheet.
Aug 15, 2023
6 Little Goodies That'll Make Your House Keys SparkleReal Estate
Why not add a little personality to utility?
Aug 13, 2023
5 Places to Buy Geodesic Dome House KitsReal Estate
They're affordable *and* sustainable.
Aug 11, 2023
I Used My Friend as a Real Estate Agent — Here’s What I Learned
Our business relationship was different from our friendship.
Aug 7, 2023
This Might Be the Most Manageable Way to Pay for Aging in Place Renovations
Here’s how to use a HELOC.
Jul 19, 2023
Never Break These 5 Etiquette Rules While House-Hunting
According to a pro.
Jul 18, 2023
These 10 States Have the Highest HOA Fees in the U.S.Real Estate
Ahh, HOA fees. You either love them or you hate them.
Jul 17, 2023
The Unexpected Thing You’re Forgetting to Check for at Open Houses
Stop and listen for a moment.
Jul 14, 2023
Why You Might Want to Try "Town Hunting" Instead of House Hunting
Here’s exactly how to do it.
Jul 14, 2023
6 “Beige Flags” You'll See at an Open House, According to Real Estate AgentsReal Estate
They’ll give you pause, but they’re harmless.
Jul 12, 2023
5 Things I’ll Never Regret Buying for My First HouseReal Estate
And the one housewarming present I’ll buy for myself the next time I move.
Jul 11, 2023
Yes, You Should Be Very Afraid of "Zombie Mortgages"Real Estate
Here’s what to know.
Jun 26, 2023
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Believe Online Home Value EstimatesReal Estate
According to the pros.
Jun 24, 2023
Follow These 3 Rules If You Want to Buy Property with SiblingsReal Estate
For starters, the first-born doesn't always know best!
Jun 23, 2023
3 Questions to Ask About Inheriting a Loved One's Home Real Estate
It’s less daunting with answers.
Jun 17, 2023