Friday, July 20th, 2018
Lisa Johnson Mandell
Tarek and Christina El Moussa have faced their fair share of challenges on "Flip or Flop." Many homes are in terrible condition—they've seen failing foundatioins and out-of-date interiors—but they always seem to overcome, with a savvy renovation concept and on-trend design choices.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Renting an apartment is no walk in the park: In this era of Craigslist scams and jargon-filled lease agreements, so much can go wrong, landing unwitting renters in a financial mess, stuck in apartments they regret.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Old house vs. new house: If you're shopping for a place to live, this may be one of your primary decisions. Is it better to buy brand-new? Or do homes, like wine, get better with time? It turns out there's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are distinct pros and cons to each purchase.
Monday, April 30th, 2018
In the ideal home-buying scenario, attending open houses and pinpointing the perfect place is a breeze. But in a seller's market, finding a home is no small feat, which is why it's important to make the most of the time you spend touring houses. Since most open houses happen on the weekend, you'll need to do some prep work to manage your time wisely, so you don't waste the better parts of your Saturdays and Sundays. We’ve got you covered with these tips to help you make your home search as productive as it can be.
Friday, March 30th, 2018
Homeowners usually see their payment to their home insurance company as a necessary evil. The coverage they offer helps protect your home, belongings, and investment, but those payments can hit your wallet hard.
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
If you're a homeowner, you already know that keeping your property in tiptop shape requires dedication and patience for ongoing maintenance. But what if you've put your home on the market, or even accepted an offer? Perhaps you're thinking: Not my problem anymore.
Monday, January 8th, 2018
Nothing can take away the thrill of finally moving into a new home quite as quickly as discovering that something you love was damaged in the process. What's even worse? If it's something you love that's also very expensive to repair or replace.
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
It's a slow Sunday morning. You've just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
The short sale process can seem intimidating, yet getting a handle on the steps can make it a lot less scary—and help home sellers navigate a difficult financial situation without too much damage.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you'll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn't worth your time.