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Adding Value: At What Cost?

David S. Bunton | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

Regardless of whether your home might benefit from anything as simple as a paint touch-up to a total renovation, one question many homeowners ask is, "How much will this increase my home's value?"

What You Need to Know When Getting Your Personal Property Appraised

David S. Bunton | Posted 10.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

There are several important considerations to keep in mind when getting your personal property appraised. The below guidelines will help ensure that you fully understand the process and that you hire the most appropriate appraiser possible.

Making the Most of Your Appraisal

David S. Bunton | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

However, the fact remains that an appraisal is essential to the home-buying process, and may ultimately play a large role in determining the specifics of your mortgage. Even after purchasing a home, appraisals can be important tools if you are considering refinancing your home.

5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

Antiques-Shopping Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Antiquing is a fun way to spend an afternoon, but remember that the people who work in the industry are trying to earn a living. While it may be a leisure activity for shoppers, sellers and dealers are working hard. Don't waste their time.

15 Items In Your Home That May Be Worth Big Bucks

Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.19.2012 | HuffPost Home

Do you have an attic full of old junk you've been meaning to get rid of?

Houses Just Ain't Worth What They Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

It’s a tough time to be a home builder -- especially now that so many houses aren’t worth what it costs to build them. That’s the surprising ...

Famous Fakes: Tips on How Not to Get Ripped Off

Marsha Bemko | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Marsha Bemko

This Valentine's Day, remember the lesson the Vermeer forger taught the world: In art, as in love, skepticism is your friend. Follow your heart, but trust your instincts.

Alan Greenspan's Financial History for Lobotomy Victims

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Rejecting the capitalist values of choice and personal accountability, Greenspan filters history through an intellectual construct where no one -- most notably Alan Greenspan -- ever takes the blame.

Real Estate Associations Want Appraisers To Inflate Home Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The housing market is still struggling because appraisers are being too tough assessing the value of homes. That's the self-serving argument being m...

But, Will The New Law Work?

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

If after all the debate and turmoil the new foreclosure law only works "on paper," a lot of people will have wasted a lot of time and effort for nothing.