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How to Prioritize Home Projects
October 27, 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...

Choosing the Right Neighborhood
October 24, 2016

In many ways, choosing a community in which to live is really about choosing the kind of life you’d like to lead, and the friends and neighbors with whom you’d like to share that life. When you’re shopping for a...

How to Make Your Credit Score Mortgage-Ready
October 22, 2016

This post is brought to you by our friends at My BankTracker. Home ownership is one of those things that everyone thinks about sometimes. We all assume it will happen one day. We vaguely save money or think about the...

Advice for a Seamless Close
October 17, 2016

You’ve pored over paperwork, you’ve searched, you’ve negotiated, and now it is finally almost over: it’s closing time, and you are very nearly the official owner of your new home! But in those last few days before the deal is...

Five Tips for New Homeowners
October 10, 2016

Owning a new home is exciting! But home maintenance is time-consuming, and new first-time homeowners usually find themselves facing expenses they didn’t have to worry about in their previous lives as renters. As a new homeowner, you’ve just committed to...

What Determines a Home’s Resale Value?
October 3, 2016

Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your current one, it’s important to understand the factors that influence home valuation. Understanding what matters to home buyers can help sellers get the most for their homes, and knowing how to...

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
September 26, 2016

Making your home more energy efficient is obviously good for the environment, but it’s also good for your wallet. If you’re ready to save some green by going green, we’ve got some tips to help you get started. Pay attention...

Winning a Bidding War Without Breaking the Bank
September 19, 2016

In a hot real estate market (Hello, Denver!) there are fewer homes for sale than there are people looking to buy, which means you could find yourself in a bidding war for the home of your dreams. Competing with other...

Five Tips for Successful House Hunting
September 12, 2016

Ready to start looking for a home? Here are five tips for a productive house hunt: Spend some quality time in the neighborhood These days, 90% of homebuyers search for their home online—but don’t stop there: where you live is...

How to Get Your House Ready for Showing
September 6, 2016

Your goal as a seller is to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to imagine actually living happily in your home. Here are five steps you’ll want to follow to get your home ready to show to...