Short on Space? 5 Hacks to Make Your Rooms Do Double Duty and Save Your Sanity

May 30, 2018

In a perfect world, most of us would live in sprawling houses like the ones on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home.” Of course, in reality we’re often forced to play Tetris with our stuff, pushing, squeezing, and cramming it all into spaces that feel way too small. But even if you don’t live in a mansion, it’s possible to […]


The Surprising Way America’s Military Is Investing in Real Estate—Revealed

May 28, 2018

  Brian Adams has proudly served five years in the Army, with one deployment to Afghanistan in 2011–12. But while serving his country, Adams managed to find time for a side pursuit: He also invested in real estate. “I bought five homes in five years,” says Adams, 31, who currently resides in Fort Hood, TX, in one of the […]


Repair or Replace the Fridge, Dishwasher, or Oven? How to Decide

May 27, 2018

The wheezing washer. The fridge on the fritz. When your home appliances are ailing, you may struggle with that perennial question: Repair or replace? Sure, new is always nice, but that can get pricey. However, if you funnel money into repairs, who’s to say it won’t break down again later? Decisions, decisions… Waffle no more, […]


When Should You Make an Offer Below Asking Price? 5 Clues It’s Time to Take a Gamble

May 24, 2018

Homes are expensive, and getting even more so every day. (Also, water is wet and the sky is blue!) Making an offer over asking price—sometimes by absurd amounts—has become a harrowing norm for today’s buyers. But even as the market rockets upward, there are always those buyers. You know the type: You visit their new home for a […]


Are You Ready to Graduate From Renting to Owning a Home?

May 23, 2018

With graduation season in full swing, many may be pondering a change in their living quarters. Some may be moving out of Mom and Dad’s house into dorms, or maybe out of dorms into their own apartments. But what if you’re ready to take an even bigger step—moving out of a rental into a home you can […]


Popular Types of Tile for the Wall, Floor, and More

May 22, 2018

With so many types of tile on the market, choosing the right one can be confounding. If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom, kitchen, or outdoor patio, you have a lot to consider: different price ranges, materials, and, of course, styles. So how do you decide between ceramic or porcelain, cement or terra cotta? It all comes down to […]


A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and More

May 21, 2018

Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images A septic system inspection is one of those home maintenance tasks that you might put off, and then put off some more. Because septics exist underground in the backyard, they are often out of sight, thus out of mind. But letting it go too many flushes without an inspection can result in […]


Please Don’t Plant That There! 8 Epic Mistakes People Make With Trees and Shrubs

May 20, 2018

Have a home with a yard? Then you might be pining to plant something to make it lush. Only problem is, many homeowners are at sea in big-box garden centers, selecting species that just won’t thrive—or even survive—in their yards. To the rescue, we’ve asked some green thumb experts for the biggest mistakes people make planting (and […]


Shrinking Supply Sends Prices for Luxury Homes Up Nearly 8 Percent in First Quarter

May 15, 2018

Number of Luxury Homes for Sale Fell 20 Percent, Marking Four Consecutive Quarters of Decline Luxury home prices rose 7.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to last year, to an average of $1.8 million. This analysis tracks home sales in more than 1,000 cities across the country and defines a home as […]


A Survival Condo in a Missile Silo? It’s a Thing.

May 15, 2018

It’s the ultimate in doomsday prepping: a fully contained society with trained guards, self-generating power and all the comforts of home. The first rule of the survival condo project: Do not talk about where the survival condo project is located. If you’re lucky enough to be let in on the secret, you drive two hours […]