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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.