My Home, Real Estate

Reasons Fall Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers who might think autumn is just about haunted houses and turkey dinners rather than house hunting. But surprise! Fall is not only a great time to buy…

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Don’t Pass Up These Easy Ways to Make Money When You Move – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Making money while moving isn’t as hard as you might think: Here are 10 common castoffs that you should consider selling instead. Source: Don’t Pass Up These Easy Ways to Make Money When You Move – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

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The Sneaky Science of Selling Your Home Revealed! – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

We gathered recent scientific studies about the psychology of home buying and tell sellers how to use this information to their advantage. 1. Buyers know within seconds if they want a home. 2. They find aromatherapy confusing. 3. They’re wary of the number “9” in a price. 4. Prices with a round number are a turnoff, too. 5. Buyers fall…

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Move Over Man Caves, the ‘She-Shed’ Is Gaining Popularity

Men have their man caves, but how about a space just for females? Welcome, the “she shed.” These backyard retreats are becoming the latest buzzword in interior design — emerging as the perfectly carved out haven for the woman of the household who seeks a quiet place of her own. Women are transforming old backyard sheds or even building mini…

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5 Things I Learned to Expect When Buying a Home

Around here, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation. As “Rachel the Renter” I entertain my co-workers (and you!) with a variety of renting anecdotes and horror stories. But the truth is, I do want to eventually break up with my landlord and explore a monogamous relationship with a mortgage broker. I know “Rachel the First-Time Homeowner” doesn’t have the same alliterative ring,…

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10 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in a Day – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Does the idea of making home improvements conjure up images of burning cash? Never fear. Here’s how to give your home a makeover without breaking the budget. Source: 10 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in a Day – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com