Top 5 Home Improvements to Increase Your Home’s Value

Posted on May 30, 2018

Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so of course you want to make the most of it. That’s why it’s important to ch
How Free Tacos, Beer, and Other Fun Extras Can Help Sell Your Home

Posted on May 23, 2018

iStock; You know how offering a free gift with purchase can be that extra something that persuades buyers to stop, take a look, and th
A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and More

Posted on May 17, 2018

racy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images A septic system inspection is one of those home maintenance tasks that you might put off, and th
Psst … Here’s How to Sell Your Home Before It Officially Hits the Market

Posted on May 16, 2018

iStock; Want to know the secret to drumming up buyers for your home before it officially hits the market? While most home se
How to Sell Your Parents’ House With Your Siblings’ Help—and Avoid a Family Feud

Posted on May 10, 2018

Jens Magnusson/Getty Images When your parents pass away, you might find yourself tasked with selling their house—and if you have siblings, h
What I’ve Learned From Visiting 100-Plus Open Houses in a Year

Posted on May 10, 2018

iStock; I’ve been house hunting for over a year (and counting) and visited over a hundred open houses in that time. Let me
5 Home-Selling Tips Everyone Hears—and Should Ignore

Posted on May 02, 2018

iStock; One of the hardest parts of selling your home is all the unknowns: Who will buy your place, and for how much? How long wi
Hands Off? 5 Rules for What You Can—and Can’t—Take When You Sell Your House

Posted on May 01, 2018

Chiyacat/iStock When standup comedian Nathan Brannon moved into his newly purchased home in rural Washington state, it seemed the joke was on him:
5 Surprising Speedbumps That Can Slow Down a Home Sale

Posted on May 01, 2018

baloon111/iStock Once home buyers and sellers have negotiated their way to an offer and have a closing date on the books, you’d think they&r
How Do Estate Sales Work? Tips for Turning Castoffs Into Major Cash

Posted on April 30, 2018

dlewis33/iStock How do estate sales work? If you’re pondering this question, you are probably faced with a house full of stuff that was once
Real Estate Lockbox: Do Home Sellers Really Need One for Safety and Convenience?

Posted on April 27, 2018

Bill Oxford/iStock A real estate lockbox is a convenient gadget: This small combination box containing the home’s key allows buyer&rsqu
6 Downsizing Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Posted on April 16, 2018

iStock This past year, my mother downsized from our six-bedroom family home into a two-bedroom condo in a senior development. Although s
Selling Your Home? Relax! 5 Things to Not Bother Fixing First

Posted on April 10, 2018

iStock Selling your home? Then you’ve likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some&nbs
Does Your Home Staging Look Too Sterile? How to Warm Things Up

Posted on April 02, 2018

Photo by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design/Houzz Home staging—the practice of arranging furnishings and decor in a house so buyers can envis
The One Room That’ll Make Buyers Bail, Even If They Love the House

Posted on March 28, 2018

iStock In my yearlong house hunt, I’ve toured countless homes, and that first visit is a lot like a first date. It can be going&nb
Home Staging Ideas for Your Garage

Posted on March 27, 2018

Photo by Garage Guru Enlightened Storage/Houzz Need some home staging ideas for you garage? Yup, this grease-covered dumping ground that
Need a Reality Check on Your Home Before You Sell? Here You Go

Posted on March 14, 2018

iStock We get it—you spent years turning your house into a cozy home. And everything from that perfect shade of gingham blue you painte
How to Sell a Home With Foundation Problems

Posted on March 13, 2018

iStock “Foundation problems.” Those two words are enough to make homeowners quiver and home buyers run screaming. The founda
5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All?

Posted on March 08, 2018

MariuszBlach/iStock Are there tax deductions when selling a home? You bet—and they can amount to sizable savings when you file wit
7 Mistakes People Make Handling Deceased Family Members’ Estates

Posted on March 07, 2018

Punkbarby/iStock Dealing with a family member’s death can be a double cruelty. There is the emotional loss. Then, that’

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