MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Janice Lavelle

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic projects.

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa have faced their fair share of challenges on "Flip or Flop." Many homes are in terrible condition—they've seen failing foundatioins and out-of-date interiors—but they always seem to overcome, with a savvy renovation concept and on-trend design choices.

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6 Dumb Ways Renters End Up in Apartments They Hate

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Daniel Bortz

Renting an apartment is no walk in the park: In this era of Craigslist scams and jargon-filled lease agreements, so much can go wrong, landing unwitting renters in a financial mess, stuck in apartments they regret.

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Old House vs. New House: Which Is Better to Buy?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Stephanie Booth

Old house vs. new house: If you're shopping for a place to live, this may be one of your primary decisions. Is it better to buy brand-new? Or do homes, like wine, get better with time? It turns out there's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are distinct pros and cons to each purchase.

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House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Monday, April 30th, 2018
Cathie Ericson

In the ideal home-buying scenario, attending open houses and pinpointing the perfect place is a breeze. But in a seller's market, finding a home is no small feat, which is why it's important to make the most of the time you spend touring houses. Since most open houses happen on the weekend, you'll need to do some prep work to manage your time wisely, so you don't waste the better parts of your Saturdays and Sundays. We’ve got you covered with these tips to help you make your home search as productive as it can be.

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Homeowners usually see their payment to their home insurance company as a necessary evil. The coverage they offer helps protect your home, belongings, and investment, but those payments can hit your wallet hard.

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If you're a homeowner, you already know that keeping your property in tiptop shape requires dedication and patience for ongoing maintenance. But what if you've put your home on the market, or even accepted an offer? Perhaps you're thinking: Not my problem anymore.

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Nothing can take away the thrill of finally moving into a new home quite as quickly as discovering that something you love was damaged in the process. What's even worse? If it's something you love that's also very expensive to repair or replace.

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6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Rachel Stults

It's a slow Sunday morning. You've just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.

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The short sale process can seem intimidating, yet getting a handle on the steps can make it a lot less scary—and help home sellers navigate a difficult financial situation without too much damage.

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