Homes & Real Estate / Moving & Selling

  • The Aldi effect: Living near a new store adds $6,520 to home value

      

    In the market for a new home? Finding the right fit has gotten so much more complicated than just making sure you're in the right school district! There's an additional indicator for...

  • Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball

      

    Recently my family found itself in the not uncommon position of having the house we were selling close before we would be able to purchase a new house. In order to avoid being homeless, we...

  • These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home's resale value

      

    There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home...

  • This easy DIY upgrade can increase your home's value by nearly $1,500

      

    If you're thinking about selling your house soon, you may want to go ahead and add a few coats of paint to the kitchen. Certain colors can increase your home's value According to...

  • Tips for first-time homebuyers

      

    Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and shopping for your first home. Tips for first-time homebuyers: What you need to do before you...

  • Moving soon? Save hundreds with these 21 housewarming discounts

      

    Moving can be pretty stressful, but with that stress comes the excitement of starting over in a brand new space. Even if you’re hauling all your stuff with you, there will inevitably be a...

  • 7 unique staging tips that will sell your home fast

      

    After you’ve cleaned until you can’t stand the smell of pine, cleared out all the clutter from every inch of the garage, and bumped up your home’s curb appeal, is there anything...

  • A look at the fake landlord scam

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your...

  • How to find a good home inspector

      

    A home is the largest purchase most people ever make. Choosing the wrong inspector could cost you.

  • Scammers score payday on Craigslist, according to study

      

    You can never be too careful when it comes to Craigslist. Many people have been taken advantage of, robbed and even killed as a result of meeting people to buy or sell their used items...

  • 9 things to ask before selling your home

      

    Just the other day I got an ad in the mail from a real estate agent. The bold print screamed "PRICES ARE UP 15% FROM LAST YEAR" and "HOMES ARE SELLING...

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream

      

    Once upon a time, the American Dream was to own your own home, complete with the proverbial white picket fence. But over the past few decades, that dream has been shifting to something less...

  • Do real estate agents really matter anymore?

      

    With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like...

  • Best and worst door locks for your money

      

    The locks on your doors are one of the most important parts of the entry points to your home. They're what let you in and keeps the bad guys out! So be sure you're getting the best lock...