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Seven home inspection deal-breakers

When you agree to buy a home, you might be thinking about how you’ll make the space your own — where you’ll put your new couch, which bedroom will be best for your kids and what you’ll do to make the outdoor patio a great place to entertain. However, those decisions should wait until you get a professional opinion on the state of the home. Sometimes, those examinations can turn up reasons to walk away.


How to mentally prep for a move to a new place

Even if you managed to sell your old one for a sizable profit, moving to a new place can come with the bittersweet feeling of leaving something behind. As you pack your boxes and get ready for moving day, it’s important to prepare your heart and mind for a big life change, as well.


Five tips for making a move less stressful for your pet

Moving is stressful enough, but for the furry members of our families, it can be confusing and even terrifying. Below is a checklist to help prepare your pet for the move and steps you can take to help your pet adjust to the transition.


Are open houses worth it?

Selling a home can be an exciting time, especially if it means making a nice profit and moving somewhere you’re pumped about. However, the reality is, between preparing for showings, considering offers and handling contingencies, selling a home can come with some stress, too. Depending on the market and how quickly you need to sell, your real estate agent might recommend an open house — but is it worth the hassle?


How much does it cost to paint a house?

If your home’s exterior could use a facelift, the first step might be a fresh coat of paint. Here’s how to estimate what a new paint job will cost, and tips to save.


Attract home buyers with these ten curb appeal tips

Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression others see when they pull up. There are many ways you can enhance the exterior and landscape of your home, which is especially important if you're planning to put it on the market. These inexpensive curb appeal ideas can help make your house stand out and potentially even improve its value.


Seven best home improvements of 2022

It’s smart to know which projects stand a better chance of giving you a return on your investment (ROI). With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the best home improvements of 2022 based on ROI.


Eight ways to finance your home renovation project

The list of expenses for a home renovation project can feel overwhelming. But, whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a contractor to handle the work, you don’t have to spend every dollar in your bank account to cover the costs. Instead, you can explore a range of financing options to help pay for the project now and repay the funds later.


These mortgages and loans will help you pay for home renovations

You know that repairs and renovations aren’t always in the budget as a homeowner. Fortunately, there are mortgages and loans to pay for home renovations, whether it’s patching your roof, upgrading your kitchen, or a few minor repairs. Even without savings, you can finance the project with a home renovation loan.


Eight home renovations on a budget

If you want to upgrade your home, you’ll have to come up with some money. However, the amount you need might not be quite as much as you expect. It’s possible to renovate on a budget and make an impact — here are eight ideas to consider.


Four things to watch for when hiring a mover

Moving all of your belongings is never an easy process, and plenty of fraudsters are looking to capitalize on the stress that comes with packing, relocating, and heading to a new home. So as you look for a company to haul all your boxes, watch out for these common moving scams.


Tips to help you downsize your home

“The bigger, the better” is an adage that doesn’t always ring true, especially when it comes to where you call home. If you feel that your home is becoming harder to manage, it might be time to consider downsizing.


How to prepare your house for sale

We’ll break down the essential steps for preparing your home for sale, so you can win over buyers and sell it for the most money - without losing your cool.


Expert tips on how to increase home value

As you prepare to sell your house, you might consider cost-effective renovations or upgrades. We share 15 tips that may help to increase your home's value.


The factors that influence a home’s value

Determining the right list price is crucial. We'll explain the most important home resale value factors.


Questions to ask before selling your home

From estimating your home value to understanding the process, these questions will help you prepare to sell.


Top projects to increase home value based on market data

We used our data on thousands of recently sold homes to see which projects can have the biggest increase on your home value.


What to repair before you sell a house

There's a million things to fix in any home. We cover what's most important fo getting the best offer.