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Choosing the Right Project for Your Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Before the national housing collapse of 2007, home renovation decisions seemed far simpler and much more profitable for homeowners than you see with t...

5 For-Sale Fiascos (And How They Were Solved)

Trulia | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

It's good to make sure you inform buyers and sellers that unexpected things can happen, often at the worst time

5 Reasons Your Home Didn't Sell

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jimmy Burgess

You've had your home on the market for six months and it didn't sell. You're frustrated and not exactly sure why it didn't sell. You're not alone. Over the past 20 years of selling real estate, your situation is one I have encountered hundreds of times.

Why It's So Hard To Imagine Downsizing And Leaving My Beloved Home

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

To move or not to move? That seems to be the question for my peer group of seniors, most of whom are still living in the homes in which they raised their families. While I am certainly not ready to give up this old house, I have to acknowledge that day may be closer than I care to admit.

5 Questions to Ask When Inheriting a House

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Jimmy Burgess

What do we do with this house 500 miles away from where we live? This was the question my wife and her sister asked when they inherited their mom's ho...

7 Things Your Real Estate Agent Will Never Tell You

Trulia | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

A home sale can feel like a one-sided process. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, it's hard to get feedback on what could be going wrong from the...

8 Things Your Home Inspector Won't Inspect

Trulia | Posted 02.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Inspection day is exciting. Besides running all the faucets, testing the appliances, and peeling back that shag carpet to check for hardwood (fingers ...

Top 5 Real Estate Attorney No-No's in New York

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.25.2016 | New York
Andrew Lieb

You may have read in the news about attorneys who stole their clients' money, lost their license and went to jail. Yes, managing escrow money gets attorneys in trouble the most often. However, there are many other red flags that you should watch out for when selecting legal representation for your real estate transaction.

Saving Heirlooms After the Death of One's Parents

Ilene Dube | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Ilene Dube

"Of course you'll keep the house." It was my parents' refrain in the final years of their lives. They proudly told their shepherds -- friends, doctors and caregivers -- how their son and daughter would share the place they called their dream home.

From Livable to Sellable: 3 Apps That Prep You to Show Your Home's Best Side

Lee Davenport | Posted 08.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Your agent needs your help with getting the home seen, and seen in the best possible light. The best marketing in the world may be worthless if prospective home-buyers are frustrated before they can even make an offer. Here are 3 apps that can help.

How To Say Goodbye To Your Family Home

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

My father died in our family home in 2011, my mother this past November. Now it is time to say goodbye. No 'thing' has ever been part of my life for over a half century. So I am not really sure how to properly say goodbye.

5 Ways Selling a Home is Like Entering a Beauty Pageant & How You Can Win Every Time

Lee Davenport | Posted 07.31.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Wondering why your home has yet to sell? As a seller, I know you probably love your home, or at the least had some great memories there.

Moving Day Countdown: A Weekly Checklist

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

If you are one of those households on the move this National Moving Month, there is no reason to panic. Unlike the popular perception, it doesn't need to be a stressful and overwhelming process. With a bit of planning, the to-dos of moving are very manageable.

How to Be a Smart Home Buyer in a Seller's Market

Marko Rubel | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Marko Rubel

If you are looking to buy a home, be it your forever home or an investment property, don't let a seller's market scare you. This isn't the first seller's market, and it certainly won't be the last.

Home Staging for the Digital Age

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

When my real estate agent told me that my house needed "a staging," I pictured a tough love AA-type intervention, with close friends gathering round t...

7 Ways Pets Could Stall Your Home Sale

Michael Corbett | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

I've bought and sold many homes over the last few decades, and whenever I put a house of my own up for sale, I prearrange for my pets to have a little holiday with friends and family.

The Day I Stopped Caring About My House

Janie Porter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

The house was me. The house showed everyone what a great homemaker I am. What a brilliant designer. What a stylish person. Maybe even someone they'd want to be like.

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

6 Seller Secrets for This Summer's Real Estate Market

Michael Corbett | Posted 07.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Each year, it seems the housing market takes on a different tone. Sometimes it's going to be a sellers' market with inflated prices and bidding wars, and sometimes a buyers' market with tons of choices and low prices.

Where Can The Middle Class Actually Afford To Buy Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen. But compared with the longer-term past, homeownership still looks relatively affordable:

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Looking For A Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are many places to start your search for a home. While we favor browsing through beautiful real estate photos -- if you haven't noticed -- there...

How to Vet a Real Estate Agent: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Michael Corbett

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, one of the first things you'll need to have down is your partner in crime: your real estate agent.

The Year's Most Searched ZIP Codes

realtor.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Each year, millions of people log on to realtor.com to search for the perfect apartment rental or, perhaps, their dream home. A big part of that searc...

How to Sell Your Home and Buy Another at the Same Time

realtor.com | Posted 09.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

There is no right answer in choosing any of these scenarios. Your Realtor may be able to advise which is best, depending on the local market. However, much depends on your financial stability, as well as your tolerance for risk or disruption.

5 Lessons For Selling A 'Unique' House

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Selling a house is an ordeal. Between scrubbing your home to a polish and making all those improvements that you'd been putting off, it can be a hassl...