5 Surprising Ways Downsizing May Actually Cost You Big Bucks

Sure, downsizing should save you money. Whatever may have spurred the urge to purge—whether it’s kids flying from the coop, a desire for a smaller place to maintain, maybe even an unhealthy addiction to “Tiny House Hunters” on HGTV—moving into a smaller place can grow … Continue reading →

How to Help Retired Parents Buy a New Home

If your parents are entering retirement and still living in the same huge house you grew up in, it might finally be time for them to move. Of course, this is far easier said than done—there are any number of emotional, physical, … Continue reading →

Surefire Tactics to Getting More Money for Your Home

All home sellers hope their place will fetch a big, fat price. And while you can’t control everything that determines a house’s market rate—like, say, the state of the stock market or the quality of your local school district—there are plenty of things within your power … Continue reading →

Why Being Outbid on a Home May Sometimes Be a Great Thing

  It’s no secret that signing over your life savings to buy a home is stressful. But these days, when aspiring owners battle it out over an ever shallower pool of available properties with ever bigger, bank account–busting offers, it can be nervous-breakdown-inducingly … Continue reading →

Remodeling: 2016 Cost vs. Value Report

http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2016/ For the full report, and the very nice selection tools, visit the website above! General 2016 National Averages:     … Continue reading →

7 Hidden Costs of Selling a Home

Ready to put your home on the market? You’re probably already picturing the dollars pouring into your bank account—after all, home prices are rising in many markets across the country, and odds are pretty good that your home has appreciated … Continue reading →

5 Common Closing Day Surprises and How to Deal

I was thrilled when the sellers accepted my offer on a tear-down lot in McLean, VA, the perfect place to build my own “Downton Abbey”–style manor. And the deal went forward without a hitch—that is, until closing day. Soon after I arrived … Continue reading →

7 Red Flags in a Real Estate Ad That Should Make You Worry

Ever have that jarring experience in which you fall in love with a home online, then show up at the front door to realize that it looks nothing like it did in the listing? It’s annoying for sure, but that’s just the nature … Continue reading →

How to Sell Your Home ASAP

  Selling a home can often take months, even years. So what if you have to unload your home in, say, two weeks? It can happen: Whether you need to relocate for a new job, to care for an elderly … Continue reading →

The Boom Towns: America’s Fastest-Growing Neighborhoods

Something’s going on in certain neighborhoods across America—a handful of bedroom communities, a few formerly overlooked (or once seriously downtrodden) downtown districts, and even one high-profile area considered the hallowed birthplace of the modern hipster. A new analysis by realtor.com® has … Continue reading →