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9 Habits for a Home That Always Feels Neat and Fresh

Cubbies, squeegees, and other easy ways to keep your house clean.

Fridge Overflowing? Here’s How to Cope

Why lazy Susans and other simple steps for clear fridge organization save you money.

Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner?

Magic 8 ball says yes. Here’s what to know to itemize tax deductions as a homeowner.<p><i>The federal tax law signed by President Donald Trump Dec. 22,</i> …

The 4 Most Important People to Know When Homebuying

And how each one can help you.<p><i>This article was contributed by LaTisha Styles, a millennial finance expert and business coach, who blogs at “Young</i> …

5 Mortgage Mistakes You’re Too Smart to Make

How to ensure you get the best possible interest rate you can.<p><i>This article was contributed by LaTisha Styles, a millennial finance expert and</i> …

5 Strategies to Build Wealth After You Buy Your First Home

You need an emergency fund if you really want to get ahead.<p><i>This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP,</i> …

Can You Afford That House? 6 Easy Ways to Find Out

How to make sure your craft beer hobby and monthly mortgage payments can co-exist.<p><i>This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary</i> …

5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down.<p>Buying your first home conjures up all …

6 Sly and Simple Ways to Buy a Home

Rounding up on purchases, hiding accounts from yourself, and more sneaky saving ideas.<p><i>This article was contributed by LaTisha Styles, a millennial</i> …

4 Funky Odors In Your House Only Your Guests Can Smell

You could be noseblind. Here’s how to find and eliminate the funk you can’t smell.<p>Stand in your kitchen and take a deep breath. Smell that? From last …

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.<p>Don’t think of your microscopic yard as a curse. So what if it’s technically a …

Landscaping

How to Achieve a Minimalist Home

Tips for getting rid of clutter to achieve an organized home.

‘Yikes!’ 7 Filthy Spots Everyone Sees But You

Are you blind to the grime in your home?<p>Admit it: It’s easy to get a little “Judge Judy” inside someone else’s home. We notice gunk on the floor, …

Livable Sheds: Silly Trend or Ultimate Hack?

5 questions (and answers) every homeowner should consider before building.<p>So long, storage shed.<p>Homeowners across the country are converting these …

Home Improvement

7 Ideas to Make Your Outdoor Space Irresistible

These ideas will transform your outdoor space into an oasis you may never want to leave.<p>When your mom told you to turn off the TV and play outdoors …

Why Saltwater Pools Are So Much Better Than Traditional Pools

Safe, low-odor saltwater pools are gaining in popularity. Could you have saltwater in your future?<p>If you hate the stink and sting of chlorine, you’ll …

4 Wow-Worthy (and Doable!) Upgrades for Blah-Like Kitchens

Take it from this first-time homeowner, you’ll want these brag-worthy problem-solvers once you buy.<p><i>This article was contributed by Sarah Fogle, a</i> …

Kitchens

How to Dream Big About Your Outdoor Space (But Keep It Real)

House hunting? Envision the possibilities for backyards with these design ideas.<p><i>This article was contributed by Sarah Fogle, a DIYer, self-professed</i> …

The Style Guide to Reimagining a Potential New Home

Mix don’t match and 4 other savvy ways to design your dream home.<p><i>This article was contributed by Sarah Fogle, a DIYer, self-professed power tool</i> …

Your Dream Home Just Got Better! 10 Home-Altering Trends

When shopping for your dream home, don’t forget to tap your imagination!<p><i>This article was contributed by Katie and Jeremy Bower, home and lifestyle</i> …

How Your Pinterest Pins Can Inspire Your Dream Home Plans

Here’s a fun way to pinpoint your style when your Pinboards have run amuck.<p><i>This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor</i> …

81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

Their agent won’t have to say, “Picture this.” Buyers will see your home at its best.<p>Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of …

A Brilliant Way to Create a Color Scheme for Your Dream Home

The only strategy you’ll ever need to get the colors you’ll love.<p><i>This article was contributed by Katie and Jeremy Bower, home and lifestyle bloggers</i> …

Home Decorating

3 Must vs. Lust Buying Tips to Avoid Overspending

The super-simple (and fun) way to separate needs from nice-to-haves.<p><i>This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor blogger, who</i> …

How to Install Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

This easy DIY project lets you transform a room — as often as you want. Sponsored by Get REALTOR®

Transform It! 4 Ways to Re-imagine That Home’s Front Porch

With just a little imagination, and even less money, that so-so porch can be a real eye-popper. Sponsored by Get REALTOR®

Smart DIYers Know to Avoid These 6 Amateur Mistakes

Ugly gaps seem to be a a persistent problem.<p>The savings. The personal satisfaction. The increased resale value. Taking on your own kitchen remodel …

5 Tricks to Rejuvenate a Run-Down Patio on a Budget

Is your patio oh so shabby? These super-easy projects will make hanging outside fun again.<p>Oh, your poor, sad patio. Not a comfy seat to be had, and …

9 Quick DIYs That Could Make That House Your Home

How to make your new house a home one quick-and-easy project at a time<p><i>This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor blogger,</i> …

Best 6 (Secret) DIY Tips

Common problems. Genius solutions.<p><i>This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor blogger, who writes “Vintage Revivals” and</i> …