7 Credit Score Myths Even Shrewd Home Buyers Fall For

Myth #1: Always carry a small balance on your credit card. Reality: The credit score gods want to know two main things: that you pay your bills on time, and that you don’t constantly max out the credit you have. And yes, one of the items they like to see you pay is your credit.. read more →

5 Bathroom Things You’ll Hate If You Install Them

There is one paint color you must avoid at all costs (see #5). 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 →

How to Pick Paint Colors to Fix Any Room’s Quirks

Paint colors can do a ton to fix a room’s flaws for not much money Every home suffers a few negatives, but not every solution requires pricey structural changes. Paint is a frugal remodeler’s go-to solution to perk up a problem room. Here’s how to pick paint colors to give any room a facelift: Choosing.. read more →

The 7 Worst Habits Homeowners Need to Break Now

Guilty of buying cheap stuff? Pack-ratting? Here’s how to change your ways. A date with a glass of wine and your favorite curry dish while watching the latest season of “Orange Is the New Black” may seem like the perfect way to spend your evening — until you hear something alive in that leaning tower of plates.. read more →

14 Packing Hacks From the Pros That Make Moving Less Awful

Moving. Is. Exhausting. But you can make it as seamless as possible with these pro tips. New house: YAAAAY! Moving out of the old one: BOOOOO. Packing up, moving, and then unpacking an entire house is the worst. Moving may never be a great time, but it is possible to cut down on the aggravation, effort,.. read more →

5 Tips That Will Protect You from This (Expensive) DIY Mistake

It was their first plumbing project. “It was just a small crack in a pipe,” says Karah Bunde. She and her husband, Joel, had just purchased a fixer-upper they planned to renovate and rent. They bought a new piece of PVC pipe to replace the cracked one. “We installed it, glued it, gave it 24.. read more →

3 Must-vs-Lust Buying Tips to Avoid Overspending

The super-simple (and fun) way to separate needs from nice-to-haves. This post will show you how to pare down the excess and make sure to get the things you really NEED. Make a List of Wants Start by making a list of everything you want in your house. If you love it, jot it down. Have your.. read more →

Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers – boosting the value of their property and selling quickly. However, there are sellers who are hesitant and.. 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 →

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