18 STEPS TO GETTING THROUGH ESCROW

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Escrow is a critical component of the home sale that typically takes between 30 and 45 days — but for many buyers it seems to stretch on for centuries. What should you do? 1. Keep a close eye on all...
19 HOME RENOVATION MISTAKES TO AVOID

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Home renovations are more popular than ever before, but this isn’t a journey for the faint of heart. To streamline the process and set yourself up for success, avoid these mistakes: 1. Forgetting...
12 DEEP-CLEANING TIPS FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS

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If you’ve never owned a home before, cleaning it from top to bottom for the first time can feel like a daunting task. Here’s a guide to deep-cleaning your house. DeclutterBefore you start...
HOW DOES A HOME INSPECTION WORK?

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A home inspection is part of many real estate transactions. Here’s how it works.1. The inspector walks through the house to assess its condition and look for major problems.2....
11 STEPS TO DOWNSIZING YOUR HOUSE

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Suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might feel cavernous. If you’re starting to dream about trading in your rambling old house for a smaller cottage or new condo, here are the...

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People have been buying vacation rental properties to generate extra income for decades, but the emergence of Airbnb and other websites that let you book private rooms or entire private homes directly online...