5 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Turning Down a Low-Ball Offer

It’s the place you’ve lived for years — maybe even decades. The pencil marks measuring each kid’s height are still behind the pantry door, and the sapling you planted in the front yard is now a towering tree. You’ve invested a great deal in this house. So when the time comes to put it on.. read more →

Listing and Selling Your Green Home

You’ve upgraded your home with the latest green features and there’s an eco-friendly buyer out there looking for a green home. How can the two of you connect? Choose a green real estate agent Hire a real estate agent who knows as much about green homes as you do. About 5,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned.. read more →

Who Represents You in a Real Estate Transaction?

Knowing which type of relationship you have with your agent, and his broker, will help you negotiate the best possible deal, whether you’re a buyer or a seller. When you hire a real estate agent, it’s important to understand whose side she’s on as you select a home to buy (or list your current home.. read more →

Want a Design Style for Your Kitchen You Can’t Muck Up?

This versatile style lets you blend old and new, personalize, and defy the fads. Transitional style is coming into its own as a favorite kitchen design. In a recent survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, transitional design moved into the No. 1 spot for the first time, edging out the long-time champ, traditional… read more →

Kitchen Remodeling Decisions You’ll Never Regret

These 7 ideas will make your kitchen timelessly gorgeous and functional. We see lots of kitchen trends at HouseLogic, so we know it’s easy to get swept along with what’s in vogue, only to get bummed out by your faddish design choices a few years later. Thank you — and damn you — Pinterest. But.. read more →

5 Small Backyard Ideas to Make Your Cramped Outdoor Space Feel Like Versailles

These backyard ideas will make your small space look and feel BIGGER. Don’t think of your microscopic yard as a curse. So what if it’s technically a small concrete slab that baaarely accommodates a half-sized Weber grill? Or if your flagstone patio is just big enough for you, a lounge chair, and a good book?.. read more →

5 Things That’ll Totally Ruin Your Bathroom Remodel

Dodge any regrets by avoiding these bathroom materials. Image: Crystal Alba and medvedsky.kz/Shutterstock A clean, well-planned, and stunning bathroom is every homeowner’s goal. But creating it can be a bit of a sticky wicket. All that water, humidity, and artificial lighting, and those tight corners make the space a real challenge. Don’t make it worse.. read more →

4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes — From a Homeowner Who’s Made Them All

DIY gone wrong is your worst nightmare. Sleep better with these tips to master DIY know-how. New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky roof? Even though you (and your BFF, YouTube) have pulled off many DIY projects, you.. read more →

8 Hidden Costs When You Buy a Home

1. Home Inspection A home inspection helps protect you from purchasing a home that could be a lemon. So you don’t want to forgo it. Tip Your inspector isn’t required to be an expert in everything. If you suspect termites, asbestos, and foundational issues, for instance, you’ll need to hire a specialist. Inspectors will look.. read more →

What to Do BEFORE You Start House Hunting

A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected. This is why we created our First-Time HomeBuyer Checklist. The 12-month timeline will help you.. read more →

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