The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...
22 Green Upgrade Ideas for Your House

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Implementing some "green" upgrades in a home you own is almost always a great investment — it can both save you money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Consider some of these suggestions and...
23 Common Staging Mistakes Sellers Make

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Staging a home isn't an exact science — it's more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows throughout a home. The goal is to create a warm, welcoming space that will resonate with buyers. Here...
How Can I Assess A Home's Value?

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How do you know if a home’s price is competitive as either a buyer or a seller? The only way to know for sure is to talk to a professional — either an appraiser or a real estate agent — but if...
15 Things Home Inspectors Could Miss

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Even though home inspections cover just about everything in the home that could cause an issue, they can't look inside walls, under floors, or tear the house apart to find each and every potential issue. Here...