Do It Yourself Ideas

Dec. 7, 2023

5 Reasons Why Buying a Home Right Now Makes Sense—Despite High Interest Rates

By Jillian Pretzel

 

Dec 5, 2023

While most Americans might dream of buying a home, today’s high interest rates have prompted many to hit pause and ponder: Is now really the right time to buy, or should I wait?

The concern is understandable. In ...

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May 8, 2023

5 Stress-Reducing Tips for Planning Your Long-Distance Move

5 Stress-Reducing Tips for Planning Your Long-Distance Move

5 Stress-Reducing Tips for Planning Your Long-Distance Move

 

By Realtor.com Creative Studio

 

Move-in day excitement shouldn’t be overshadowed by moving day anxiety. Some smart preparation can go a long way towards making moving a little more uplifting (and a little less heavy lifting). Here are 5 things ...

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April 10, 2023

Which Is a Better Fit? Move-In Ready Homes vs. Fixer-Upper Homes

You have a lot of things to consider when house hunting. One of the most significant is –  do you want a home that you could move into tomorrow or a home that you can fix up and customize to your liking? Choosing between move-in ready homes and fixer-upper homes ...

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March 17, 2023

It’s All About Curb Appeal: The Simple Landscaping Task That Can Boost Your Home’s Value the Most

It’s All About Curb Appeal: The Simple Landscaping Task That Can Boost Your Home’s Value the Most

It’s All About Curb Appeal: The Simple Landscaping Task That Can Boost Your Home’s Value the Most

 By Clare Trapasso

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Oct. 24, 2022

7 Fall Decor Tips for When Your Home Is On the Market

7 Fall Decor Tips for When Your Home Is On the Market

 

 

Autumn provides home sellers with unique opportunities for staging and decorating. But does fall decor actually help sell your home, or make it more difficult to attract buyers?

 

As you consider the best way to ...

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Oct. 10, 2022

So, Where’s the Tub? A Close Look at the Dumbest Bathroom Trend to Date

 

Tune in to HGTV these days, and it’s more than likely you’ll spot some flipping duo ripping out a home’s humble bathtub to make space for a large, luxurious shower.

 

This got me wondering: Why?

 

Sometimes, these flippers go so far as to remove the only tub ...

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Aug. 1, 2022

The Top Mistakes You Want to Avoid if You Want to Master Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Chances are you've spotted painted kitchen cabinets on Instagram or Pinterest and thought of recreating the striking look in your own space. However, it’s easier said than done, since there are a slew of painted kitchen cabinet mistakes to consider before you even think of grabbing your paint brush ...

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July 18, 2022

Oops! My 4 Biggest Regrets Building Our Dream House From the Ground Up

 

The idea of building your own home is a bucket-list dream for many of us. Imagine: You get to customize it to your needs and tastes—whether that means a classic rocking-chair porch out front or a hot tub in back—and watch your personal palace take shape, right in front ...

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May 9, 2022

5 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Homeowner (That Have Nothing To Do With Money)

There comes a time in renters’ lives when they ask the age-old question: Should I become a homeowner? Obviously, finances have a lot to do with the decision whether to rent vs. buy.

But there’s more to it than just credit ratings and cash reserves—homeownership is a lifestyle change that ...

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April 25, 2022

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

These mini makeovers are the easiest, breeziest ways to refresh your space.

Leveling up your bathroom might sound like a huge undertaking, but the truth is, giving this space a new look you love doesn't have to mean a major ...

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