It's finally yours. Your very own home. You can paint the walls whatever you like. Heck, even knock out a wall! There's no landlord to fight you. But if you're serious about developing good homeowner habits (so your home makes you richer, not poorer), you'll use this worksheet the minute you close on your home — if not before. … Continue reading What to Do ASAP as a New Homeowner (“Future You” Will Thank You) If you’re serious about developing good habits, you need this worksheet.
Closing time. The end of the road. The last hurrah — and hurrahs are in order. If you’re here, then you’ve found a buyer, negotiated home repairs, and are ready to move out -- and on. But before you can make this sale official (and get paid!), you still have a few items to cross … Continue reading What Every Seller Needs to Know About Closing Walk-throughs, closing costs, and other items to check off your list before the big finish!
Thinking of selling your home and worried you’ll regret it? Here’s how to cope. Image: Henn Kim/Offset Selling your house can be scary: It's been your home, where you've lived and made memories. Chances are good it's your most important asset and your biggest investment so far. Wrestling with the emotional heft of putting your home … Continue reading Why You Probably Won’t Avoid Seller’s Remorse (But That’s Ok!)
9 Essential Things Every New Homeowner Should Have These must-haves will make things a lot easier in the first few weeks. Image: donatas1205/Shutterstock When Lauren Hunter and her husband moved into their first home in Hilliard, Ohio, the previous homeowner had left behind a ladder. "It turned out to be awesome," Hunter says. "You don't realize how … Continue reading Moving In
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, … Continue reading 4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes — From a DIYer Who’s Made Them
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by KATE STREIT Buying a home is expensive. Although you may be tempted to cut corners here and there to save some cash, there are certain things you should never skimp on when it comes to your abode. Cheaping out may save you in the short term, but it can cause major headaches—and end up being way more … Continue reading 4 Things You Shouldn’t Skimp on When Buying a Home, According to Real Estate Experts
by SHIFRAH COMBITHS It’s time to go outside! The beginning of spring weather is a chance to get in sync with the new-start vibe nature gives us. Whether you love to take your morning brew out on the porch or warmer weather means weekend cookouts with the neighbors, being able to be outside signals the … Continue reading 7 Quick Things You Can Do This Weekend to Refresh Your Space for Summer