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Do you Understand Your Monthly Mortgage Bill?
January 17, 2017

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t read your monthly mortgage statement too carefully. Perhaps you double check the statement from your mortgage lender for the exact dollar amount due when it’s time to write out the check for...

How to Stop Money Shaming Yourself This Year
January 10, 2017

This story originally appeared on Make Change, an online magazine exploring where money and mission meet.  If I were to name the dominant emotion I feel around my money woes, it would have to be shame. I’ve run the gamut through...

3 Tips to Make Moving Out of Your Home Painless
January 9, 2017

The secret to a less stressful moving day? Planning ahead. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, check out these tips for keeping your cool as you shuffle your stuff from one home to another. Make a timeline...

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners
January 3, 2017

It’s that time of the year, when folks are busily compiling lists of resolutions and goals to improve themselves and their lives in the days and months ahead. Homeowners, consider adding one of these resolutions to your personal list: Go...

Our Guide to Finding Your Perfect Real Estate Agent
December 27, 2016

Whether you’re buying a home or selling one, having a good real estate agent by your side can be the key to a smooth and pain-free property transaction. Great agents understand the conditions in their local markets, advocate for their...

Our Guide to Hiring the Best Painting Contractor
December 20, 2016

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home...

Is Buying a Vacant Home Risky?
December 19, 2016

A vacant home might be for sale for any number of reasons. Perhaps the previous occupant decided to take that job on the other side of the country. Maybe the owner passed away recently, or the family moved out in...

Investing 101: Why It’s Easier Than You Think
December 13, 2016

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stash. Stash is a mobile app that breaks down complicated financial language and makes it easier to start investing. In 2 minutes, with just $5, you can become an investor today. We all...

Headed to an Open House? Start Here.
December 12, 2016

When you go to an open house in search of your dream home, it’s easy to be distracted by carefully staged furniture or cheerful, chatty listing agents. But an open house is your chance to really get a good look...

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter
December 5, 2016

Spring and summer are peak homebuying seasons: lots of people look for homes when the weather is nice, and many families try to move in the summer to avoid disrupting their children’s schooling. But if you’re ready to sell now,...