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100 Amazing Before and After Home Makeovers That Will Floor You

Before: Sound Structure, Worn DeckingThis home's existing decking and railing was in bad condition, but the pressure-treated structure was still …

Median Age of Maturing U.S. Housing Stock is 37

The median age of owner-occupied homes in the U.S. is 37, indicating that more properties may become pricier to maintain as they grow older and …

Housing

The Do's and Don'ts of Choosing a New House Color

There's nothing like paint to transform the look of your home's exterior, but since there's no shortage of shades from which to choose, it can be …

Fast-Paced Luxury Sales Raise Entry-Level Price Point

It’s a good time to be selling high-end real estate: The luxury market is posting a record number of sales, and 19 major areas also saw double-digit …

Real Estate

The Secret to Kitchen Envy: A Stylish Island

<i>By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine</i>Home buyers love kitchen islands. It’s become a gathering spot for not just cooking but also eating, …

Kitchens

Homeownership isn’t for everyone

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 24, 2018 – The homeownership rate has been increasing recently following more than 10 years of decline. According to the U.S. …

Real Estate

7 reasons buyers should think twice before buying 'as is'

In a low-inventory market, buyers are making compromises left and right to secure their future home. But before your buyers commit to an “as-is” …

Real Estate

Some Homeowners Don’t Know the Interest Rate They Pay

Nearly three in 10 mortgage borrowers either don’t know the rate they’re paying on their loan or decline to disclose it, according to a new survey by …

Personal Finance

An Artificial Lawn Isn’t Maintenance-Free

Artificial grass, which comes in multiple textures, finishes, and colors, can give homeowners a low-maintenance alternative to natural lawns. But it …

Real Estate

Millennials raiding their 401(k)s to buy homes

NEW YORK – July 20, 2018 – Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes.<p>Members of this generation are exhibiting risky behavior when …

Retirement

Spying Sellers May Compromise Negotiations

Betsy Anderson was leading a married couple with two children and their real estate agent through a tour of her listing when she received a startling …

50 islands you can buy

Click through to see the full list.<p>A 7-acre fully furnished island retreat sounds pretty sweet. In Ontario, Canada this island holds a three-season …

Paint your front door this color and boost your home’s selling price by $6,200

When it comes to paint color, homeowners may have reason to go back to black.<p>Houses with front doors in shades of black — from charcoal to jet — …

The Top 25 U.S. Counties for Affordable Retirees

Robert Kneschke / Shutterstock.com Nearly a quarter of retired married couples and more than 40 percent of elderly single people rely on Social …

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Ask Stacy: Should I Sell My House to an As-Is, All-Cash Buyer?

Welcome to “Ask Stacy,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about selling your home …

Your Neighbors’ 10 Most Annoying Habits

With homeownership comes a neighborhood, oftentimes including some surrounding neighbors. There are lots of things neighbors can do to tick off those …

50 Castles Around the World We’d Love to Live In

Whether you’re a child reading a fairy tale or an adult resenting sky-high rents for a tiny apartment, most of us have longed to live in a grand …

The Biggest Home in Each State That Will Stun You

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is the largest home in the U.S. and comes in at a staggering 135,280 square feet. That’s 35,000 …

12 outdoor projects that boost your home's value

Click through to see them all.<p>During the summer months, nothing beats roasting marshmallows and sharing stories around a roaring fire. Homeowners who …

More Homes Built With Renters in Mind

A growing number of single-family homes are being built with the intention to rent. While the numbers make up a small portion of the market, the …

3 Pros, 3 Cons of Buying New Construction

Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new construction is flawless, a perception that may be challenging to wrestle with if your …

Buyers are giving up the search for the perfect starter home

According to Trulia’s latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price.<p>Market mismatch — …

The top 16 countries where Americans buy property abroad

Whether you’re seeking an exotic vacation getaway, a locale to stretch your retirement dollars, cultural enrichment or just a good investment …

Here's how rich you'd be if you bought a home in these cities 20 years ago

There are a lot of different ways you can invest, from stocks and bonds to cryptocurrency. However, one of the oldest methods for growing your money …

25 horror stories that will make you fear the homeowner association

Plenty of people love homeowners associations for keeping neighborhoods tidy and packed with amenities. But HOAs also have a lot of say -- too much, …

Irene will buy homes from seniors and let them retire there

Twenty-five years into their mortgages, many senior citizens are cash-poor but equity-rich. A new startup is trying to help homeowners unlock that …

Poll: 64% of Americans expect home prices to rise

NEW YORK – May 8, 2018 – The highest number of Americans since the onset of the housing bubble believe home prices in their local area will rise, …

Tips to avoid an appraisal that comes in too low

NEW YORK – May 7, 2018 – Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars – but when the appraisal finds the …

Some homebuyers don’t need a mortgage appraisal

RICHMOND, Va. – May 4, 2018 – For homeowners and buyers, it's been an unexpected windfall: relief from having to pay for a traditional mortgage …