First Time Home Buyers
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5 Glaring Red Flags to Look for in a Home's Front Yard
Don't get distracted by curb appeal.
Oct 3, 2021
6 Cheap Places You Can Buy a Home Right Now
Even in this white-hot market, these cities have an inventory of affordable properties.
Oct 2, 2021
7 Home Inspector Notes That Might Not Actually Be a Big Deal
Don't walk away from the closing table just yet.
Sep 19, 2021
Thinking of Putting Less Than 20 Percent Down on a House?
Here are the pros and cons.
Sep 19, 2021
Here’s Why I Moved Back to the South as a Black First-Time Homebuyer
This move is much bigger than just “wanting space.” It’s about honoring my roots.
Sep 16, 2021
You’re Probably Being Recorded at That Open House
Here are seven things to keep in mind.
Sep 15, 2021
The Easy Curb Appeal Project with — Wait for It — a 484 Percent ROI
Shut the front door!
Sep 14, 2021
I Bought a Flipped House. Here’s What I Wish a Home Inspector Noticed Beforehand
We were so dazzled by the quantity of the updates that we failed to question the quality.
Sep 13, 2021
The 9 Most Surprising Places People Have Gotten Great Real Estate Advice
Dating apps are full of real estate agents, you know.
Sep 13, 2021
3 Home Projects That Just Aren’t Worth It, According to a Real Estate Agent
Skip these before you sell.
Sep 12, 2021
I’m One of Those People Who Waived Their Home Inspection. Here’s Why I Regret It
There were some costly implications.
Sep 12, 2021
The Reasons to Love Living on a Cul-de-Sac Are the Same Reasons to Hate It
Here are the pros and cons.
Sep 11, 2021
The 3 Things Buyers Often Regret Compromising on in Their New Homes
It's one thing to have buyer's remorse with a pair of shoes. But with a home? It's a much different story.
Sep 7, 2021
The Stuff a Real Estate Agent Calls Your “Home’s Most Vicious Enemy"
You definitely have it in your home.
Sep 6, 2021
The Front Door “Power Color” a Real Estate Pro Always Recommends to Clients
There's low risk in trying it out.
Sep 6, 2021
The 3 Best Colors to Paint a Kitchen, According to Real Estate Pros
These resale-friendly hues come highly recommended.
Sep 5, 2021
4 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Renovating My Condo to Sell It
I learned a few lessons along the way.
Sep 4, 2021
The One Thing Real Estate Photographers Always Edit Out of Listing Photos
Every home is bound to have some.
Sep 3, 2021
5 Paint Trends Making Your Space Feel Smaller, According to Home Stagers
Here's what to avoid if you're going for spaciousness.
Sep 1, 2021
The Very First Thing You Should Do After Moving into Your Forever Home
According to an expert.
Sep 1, 2021
The Controversial Home Staging Tactic That Annoys Real Estate Pros
It's admittedly a little weird.
Aug 31, 2021
The Smart Move First-Time Buyers Are Using to Beat All-Cash Offers
It requires doing a little extra digging.
Aug 28, 2021
4 Ways to Check If Your Building Is Safe and Well-Maintained Before You Move In
Are there ways buyers and renters can protect themselves from moving into a building with structural issues? Here’s what experts have to say about how you can investigate.
Aug 26, 2021
The Pros and Cons of Co-Owning a House with Your Parents
As you can probably imagine, co-owning is not for everyone.
Aug 25, 2021
3 Curtain Trends on the Way Out, According to Home Stagers
While any of these three styles could be the perfect fit for your specific home or style while you’re living there, stagers say they likely won’t help you if your place is on the market.
Aug 25, 2021
4 Things to Remember If You Want to Break Up with Your Real Estate Agent
It takes two to tango in a client-agent relationship.
Aug 23, 2021
9 Heart-Preserving Tips for Coping with a Very Long House Hunt
These small mindset shifts can ease some of the pain.
Aug 22, 2021
The Best Cities for Buying a Vintage Historic Home
If you're in the market for a house with a bit of history, here's where you should look.
Aug 20, 2021
5 Things You Didn't Know Your Real Estate Agent Could Do for You
Even after you've bought your home.
Aug 16, 2021
5 Pieces of Retro Real Estate Advice That Don’t Hold Water Anymore
Outdated tips could cost you the home of your dreams.
Aug 14, 2021
The Type of Paint Brush One Real Estate Agent Swears By
It gives her finer, less visible brushstrokes and smoother coverage.
Aug 11, 2021
4 Things Sellers Hope You Won't Notice About Their "Move-In Ready" Home
Some stuff is swept under the rug, literally and figuratively.
Aug 10, 2021
The 4 Kinds of People Who Should Never Waive a Home Inspection
Are you one of them?
Aug 8, 2021
The Important Homebuying Advice a Real Estate CEO Has for Millennials
The market this generation is entering is nothing like the one their parents bought into.
Aug 7, 2021
Is It Better to Buy a Smaller, Nicer Home or a Spacious Fixer-Upper?
One real estate agent has a definitive answer.
Aug 6, 2021
The 7 Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard, According to Real Estate Pros
They might deter future buyers.
Aug 4, 2021
4 Signs You Should Halt Your Home Search for a Few Months
Taking a break might make all the difference.
Jul 27, 2021
Don't Worry, You Didn't Miss Out on the Great Homebuying Frenzy of 2020
There's still hope for first-time buyers.
Jul 26, 2021
4 Things You Should Do If You Want to Rescind Your Offer
According to a real estate agent.
Jul 25, 2021
Are “Forever Homes” Gone Forever?
Forever seems to have become "for now."
Jul 20, 2021
5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Ready to Buy a House — Beyond Having a Down Payment
It's worth asking Fido what he thinks.
Jul 20, 2021
7 Features That'll Tell You If a Historic Home Is Well-Maintained
It only takes 10 minutes to spot them.
Jul 19, 2021
4 Things to Prioritize in a Starter Home — and 4 to Let Go of
Consider these compromises.
Jul 18, 2021
The Unconventional Move One Financial Planner Made to Circumvent the Market
He quit the homebuying game to try something else.
Jul 16, 2021
7 Expert-Approved Ways to Make Fast Decisions in a Competitive Housing Market
It comes down to preparedness.
Jul 14, 2021
Forget Your Zodiac, Here's What Your Zillow Scrolling Habits Say About You
The types of homes you’re drawn to may reveal how you feel about your life.
Jul 11, 2021
The Loveliest Front Door Paint Colors to Try This Year
According to real estate agents.
Jul 9, 2021
What It Really Means When a Home Is on the Market for 100+ Days
It's not always a bad sign.
Jul 8, 2021
6 Things You Should Never Say to Your Real Estate Agent
“The highest I could possibly offer is…”
Jul 7, 2021
What Is a "Barndominium" and Why Would I Want One?
Newly popular, these structures date back generations.
Jul 6, 2021
3 Things I Wish People Told Me About Starting a House Hunt Right Now
Trying to buy a house in a seller's market can be a soul-crushing journey — but we haven't given up.
Jul 5, 2021
The First Step You Need to Take to Hire a Real Estate Agent
You can't just pick any agent.
Jul 4, 2021
The Best Color to Paint Every Room, According to Real Estate Agents
No more all-white walls.
Jul 3, 2021
7 Things at Home Depot Every New Homeowner Needs
According to real estate experts.
Jul 2, 2021
4 Helpful Homebuyer Education Courses for Buying Your First Home
It's the best way to get an overview of it all.
Jun 30, 2021
4 Things That’ll Pass a Home Inspection, But Are a Pain to Fix
According to the pros.
Jun 25, 2021
What to Do If Someone Asks to Buy Your House (And You're Not Selling)
It's happening more and more.
Jun 24, 2021
The Very 2020 Yard Feature That’ll Help Sell Your Home in a Flash
Here's how it appeals to potential buyers.
Jun 21, 2021
Questions for Your Real Estate Agent If You’re Moving to a New State
And the one you should never, ever ask.
Jun 20, 2021
Here’s What It Means When a Home Is “Under Contract”
Those two words might spell the end of your home search.
Jun 18, 2021
Real Estate Agents Want You to Do These 3 Things When Making an Offer on a Home
Especially in this red-hot market.
Jun 13, 2021
You Need These 6 Things in Your Utility Closet, According to Home Inspectors
So you can be prepared for problems that are bound to crop up.
Jun 13, 2021
What Is an “Attractive Nuisance” in Real Estate?
It might sound like a cute puppy begging for your attention, but it's not.
Jun 12, 2021