This $599K Utah House Has Redditors Wondering What’s in the Basement
“DO NOT ENTER BASEMENT BEDROOM”
Oct 18, 2023
Not a Fan of Paying Rent? Live in a State Park for "Free"
Real Estate
There’s a catch, of course.
Oct 18, 2023
Here's When a Sears Kit House Is (and Isn't) Worth Saving
REAL ESTATE
Many architectural historians call for preserving mail-order houses.
Oct 17, 2023
I'm a Realtor — I Always Want My Clients to Ace This Quiz
REAL ESTATE
See how many you can guess correctly.
Oct 17, 2023
See How a Stager Brightened Up a Dark, Empty Parlor — Without Any Paint
REAL ESTATE
This Craftsman bungalow became so much airier.
Oct 16, 2023
The Psychological Reason Why You Think “I Could Live Here” While Traveling
Real Estate
Ah, romanticizing the tourist-to-resident conversion.
Oct 16, 2023
2 Ways to Avoid Getting Spammed While Shopping for Mortgage Rates Online
Real Estate
You can steer clear of those calls and emails.
Oct 16, 2023
I Asked a Pest Expert If TikTok’s "Vase Trick" Really Keeps Cockroaches Away
Real Estate
You’re not going to like the answer.
Oct 15, 2023
The Under-the-Radar Site That Helps You Find an Affordable NYC Apartment
Real Estate
And skip broker’s fees.
Oct 14, 2023
These Are the Best Small Cities in America in 2023
Did your city make the list?
Oct 13, 2023
See How a Stager Lightened Up an Awkward, Heavy Living Room
Real Estate
With gleaming hardwoods and a refreshed fireplace.
Oct 13, 2023
Dreaming of Moving to Iceland? Here's What to Know If You're American
Reside in this bucket-list destination year round.
Oct 13, 2023
This California Home Is Filled with Color, Pattern, and Personality
Property Crush
It’s so much fun to look at.
Oct 12, 2023
I Moved into a Trailer Park as an Empty Nester — And I Love It
Real Estate
I’m never leaving.
Oct 12, 2023
I Asked ChatGPT for Home Staging Recs — Here's What a Real Stager Thinks
Real Estate
The AI chatbot missed one important thing.
Oct 11, 2023
This Is the Happiest Place to Live in the U.S.
Did your city make the list?
Oct 11, 2023
The One Piece of Real Estate Advice My Mom Gets All Wrong
REAL ESTATE
Sorry, Mom.
Oct 11, 2023
The Most Important Question to Ask a Landlord Before Renting an Apartment
Real Estate
Don’t sign the lease without checking.
Oct 10, 2023
7 Ways to Get Your Apartment Application to the Top of the Pile
Real Estate
According to the pros.
Oct 10, 2023
These Are the Most Neighborly Cities in America for 2023
Did your city make the list?
Oct 9, 2023
See How a Stager Gave a 362-Square Foot Studio “Live, Eat, and Sleep” Zones
Real Estate
The layout is genius.
Oct 9, 2023
"Micro Apartments” Are the Trendiest New Spaces to Rent
Real Estate
They’re teeny.
Oct 8, 2023
6 "Beige Flags" You'll Spot While Touring an Apartment
Real Estate
While they may be beige for you, they could be green (or red!) for others.
Oct 8, 2023
A “Maisonette” Is the House Style You Didn’t Know You Wanted
Real Estate
Ever heard of it?
Oct 7, 2023
This $499K House for Sale Looks Like It Has a Barn on Its Roof
It “looks like someone dropped a barn on an interesting modern home.”
Oct 6, 2023
Dreaming of Moving to Canada? Here’s What to Know If You’re American
See you soon, Justin Trudeau.
Oct 6, 2023
This NYC Studio Is Cute, But You Might Not Fit in the Tiny Bathroom
“Pretty sure I have had nightmares about that bathroom.”
Oct 5, 2023
This Darling 1850s Boston Studio Has Been Elegantly Renovated
Living
The built-in Murphy bed is shockingly chic.
Oct 5, 2023
We Gave a Professional Home Stager $100 — Here’s What She Bought at West Elm
Real Estate
Including three very versatile accessories.
Oct 4, 2023
A Real Estate Agent's Ingenious Tip for Making Outdated Cabinets Look Sleek
Real Estate
It’s not what you think.
Oct 4, 2023
A House We Loved and Lost: The Story of My Grandparents’ San Francisco Home
Our homes are the biggest settings in the stories of our lives. The walls hold so much more than the things we’ve curated or the edited details of what we choose to live with or without; they hold the memories of all the small moments that make up our days and the nostalgia of times — bringing home babies, blowing out birthday candles, the most intimate conversations, the tears, the laughter — that live in our memories for our lifetimes.
Oct 4, 2023
A Lord of The Rings Meets The Flintstones Home is on the Market
A truly unique property is on the market just outside of Eugene, Oregon. A little bit Shire, a little bit Bedrock, the home is an otherworldly, one of a kind spot. The property, built in 1988, sits on just under an acre of land and consists of eight rooms with concrete art, skylights, and up-cycled wood. It needs a lot of work, but for the right buyer, could be a lot of fun— especially since it’s priced under $200,000.
Oct 3, 2023
The 4 Big Reasons Renters Aren’t Buying Homes
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 Do
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
You’re Looking for Your Dream Apartment All Wrong—Here’s Why
We all know someone with an objectively amazing apartment. It’s light and airy, remarkably spacious for its size, in a great location, and somehow costs less than your dark, cramped, inconvenient shoebox. Though you may think your friend is just incredible lucky at real estate, here’s the hard truth: Chances are, they just did a better job during the apartment search than you did.
Oct 3, 2023
The Things No One Tells You About Selling Your House
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 Gorgeous Greenhouse in Sweden is For Sale
Here’s a (slightly lesser known) phrase about people in glass houses: They get a Mediterranean climate. This unique house within a greenhouse on the west coast of Sweden promises just that. Despite winter temperatures that are regularly below freezing, this home near the city of Gothenberg is quite mild, thanks to the greenhouse surrounding it. The three bedroom home was built in 2015, and, thanks to the greenhouse insulation, solar panels, and technology, is quite energy efficient.
Oct 3, 2023
And You Thought Your Neighbors Were Bad: Man Sells Million Dollar Property Because of Aliens
A nine acre working ranch in Arizona is currently on the market for 5 million dollars. The property is perfect for enjoying the expansive Arizona landscape, sunning by the pool, and physically fighting off alien creatures. According to the current owners, John and Joyce Edmonds, the ranch is a hot bed of paranormal and alien activity.
Oct 3, 2023
These Are the Cities Where Renters Outnumber Homeowners
If you feel like everyone you know is a renter and the concept of homeownership seems like something you only hear about friends of friends of friends doing, perhaps it has to do with your location. RentCafe recently wrote a report on the increase of renters in major US cities, focusing on those where renters now outnumbered home owners. Looking at census data, they were able to see some surprising renter versus owner patterns across the U.S. between 2006-2016.
Oct 3, 2023
This Is What Your Credit Score Should Be to Buy a House
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 Budget
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
Are These The Best Outdoorsy Places to Live on a Budget?
Staying fit and finding that ever-elusive work/life balance shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, so one real estate website set out to find the best outdoorsy cities in America that are still affordable for active citizens. Realtor.com recently released this top five list of active places where the average American can still actually afford to live and be close to natural wonders and outdoor living attractions but without going above the median home price.
Oct 3, 2023
Gerard Butler’s High Drama Loft is on the Market
Muscular son of Scotland and star of the only rom-com that matters, Gerard Butler, has put his home on the market. The 3,150 square foot, two bedroom, two bathroom duplex is asking $5.995 million and is jam-packed with over the top features. The Phantom of the Opera star’s home was featured in Architectural Digest, where he described the design as “something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw.
Oct 3, 2023
Thinking About Buying a Short Sale? Read This First
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
Here’s How “Witches Stairs” Came to Be — And Why You Might Want Some
You can blame urban legend for the eerie nickname.
Oct 3, 2023
This 538-Square-Foot Tiny House in Japan Costs Less Than $40,000
The 3D-printing process built the house in only 44 minutes.
Oct 2, 2023
The Overlooked Paint Color That’ll Spruce Up Your Front Door
Real Estate
According to a home stager.
Oct 2, 2023
The One Moving Task to Never Skip — Even if You're in a Hurry
Real Estate
It saves so much time in the long run.
Oct 2, 2023
This Is a Real Estate Pro’s Favorite Section of Costco
Real Estate
For home staging tricks.
Oct 1, 2023
See How a Home Stager Turned a Cluttered Kid’s Room into a Clean Slate
Real Estate
“It’s not about perfection, it’s about making it look its best.”
Oct 1, 2023
This 353-Square-Foot Houseboat Feels Surprisingly Spacious
Property Crush
Roof deck included.
Sep 30, 2023
4 Questions Agents Ask Other Agents When House-Hunting for Themselves
Real Estate
They’re important in this seller’s market.
Sep 29, 2023
5 Things You Should Never Try to Negotiate with Current Homeowners
Real Estate
To make the closing process as painless as possible.
Sep 28, 2023
3 Homebuyers on Why They Bought Houses Smaller than 800 Square Feet
Real Estate
Small houses can be more economically feasible.
Sep 27, 2023
What Is a “Raised Ranch” House, Anyway?
It's not the same as a split-level.
Sep 27, 2023
Shrek’s Swamp Actually Exists — Peek Inside
Don't be put off by the “DANGER” and “BEWARE OGRE” signs out front.
Sep 27, 2023
7 Questions You Didn't Think to Ask Neighbors About Your Yard Before Buying
Real Estate
They’re an overlooked resource.
Sep 26, 2023
I Live in a Mobile Home — And It’s Great
Here are the pros and cons of mobile home life.
Sep 26, 2023
Why You Might Want to Hold Off on Buying a Home Right Now
One report from Realtor.com makes a case for renting instead.
Sep 26, 2023
Sorry, But I’m Not Ever Going to “Save for a House”
REAL ESTATE
Homeownership has been the gold standard for as long as I can remember.
Sep 26, 2023
Americans Find These British Home Features Odd, According to TikTok
One TikToker recently shared a viral video explaining the key differences between typical homes in both countries.
Sep 25, 2023
This 138-Square-Foot Tokyo Apartment Is Actually Quite Livable
“This actually looks so cozy, I’d love to live here!”
Sep 24, 2023
You Could Save Money by "Recasting" Your Mortgage
Real Estate
Real estate finance experts explain how it works.
Sep 24, 2023
5 of the Best Landlord and Apartment Review Sites Out There
We can't promise the perfect landlord, but we can guarantee you'll at least have a heads up on a crummy one.
Sep 23, 2023
The Surprising Kitchen Investment That Homebuyers Are Tired Of
Real Estate
Bespoke isn’t always a good thing.
Sep 22, 2023
Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia House Is for Sale
Grab your shiplap and get ready to party.
Sep 21, 2023
This Cozy Cabin Packs So Much Vintage Charm into 500 Square Feet
Property Crush
Can you imagine how cute it would look decorated for Halloween??
Sep 21, 2023
This Homebuyer Hired a Stager to Design Her Home — See How It Transformed
REAL ESTATE
It’s an uncommon request.
Sep 21, 2023
Here's What a "Cash Offer" Means (No, It's Not a Money-Filled Briefcase)
REAL ESTATE
Nor is it a burlap sack full of dollar bills.
Sep 20, 2023
Two Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Are Selling for the Price of One
This just might be the best buy-one-get-one deal you’ll ever see.
Sep 19, 2023