Could you save money by home shopping in a different month?

Many products have seasonal prices, and this can be true of homes as well. Some studies have suggested that buying a home later in the year can potentially save you thousands on your purchase, though there are some tradeoffs to consider. While there are no guarantees in the world of real estate markets, here are some ...

How to hide ugly elements in your home

Even the nicest homes have their flaws. Dinged up appliances. Cluttered cables. Obtrusive outlets. The list goes on. It’s not always practical to replace or move the less-than-attractive elements in your home. Instead, there are often clever ways to hide, disguise or redecorate these interior eyesores. Here are some ideas.

The basics of condo ownership

The classic image of the American Dream may include a freestanding house (with or without a picket fence), but for a significant number of Americans, condominiums are home sweet home. City residents, singles, couples, seniors and others may find this type of homeownership to be the best fit for their needs and budget.

5 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

Mistakes are great learning opportunities, but when it comes to a major transaction like selling your home, it’s best to learn from others and avoid making common mistakes. All home sellers want to sell their home for as much money and in as little time as possible, and all homebuyers want to buy a home ...

7 less-obvious things to do when you move into your new home

Moving into a new home is a daunting but exciting process. There are many well-known steps to follow: clean the home from top to bottom, connect your utilities, unpack your belongings, update your address with your contacts and service providers, etc. This article isn’t about those steps. Instead, here are seven less-common but worthwhile things ...

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