Most Common Home-Buying Mistakes

What’s the most common home-buying mistake? If you’re reading this from a cramped living room, or while lying in your itty-bitty “master” bedroom, you probably know the answer: buying a too-small home. The mistake is so common that I—a seasoned real estate writer!—made it, too. And plenty more otherwise-smart homeowners are realizing their starter home might
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Real Estate Professionals Titles Explained!

Real Estate Professionals Explained: Agent, Broker, Realtor Real estate professionals go by different names. There are agents, brokers, Realtors®, seller’s agents, buyer’s agents. The list goes on. If you’re entering the real estate market for the first time, you may find real estate professionals’ various titles a little confusing. But you’ll benefit from knowing the difference.
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Cool Features for Kids’ Rooms

6 Cool Features Every Kid’s Room Should Have! Baby nurseries get tons of decorating attention. But once those little ones are not so little anymore, what’s the best approach for bigger kids? Think beyond a basic bed, dresser, and desk, and imagine a personal retreat that’s whimsical, creative, and bursting with color. Think neutral colors

Homeowner Tax Breaks Available for 2018 Taxes

Whether you’re gearing up to file your taxes this year, researching what’s ahead for next year or simply contemplating the benefits to buying a house in the future, there’s a lot to consider. Here’s a breakdown of tax breaks available to homeowners who itemize. Mortgage Interest A major benefit of home-ownership is that you can deduct your mortgage interest