Buying and Selling

The Homebuyer’s Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist

Michele Lerner
While a home inspection isn't a requirement for all buyers, this essential step in making a smart decision about your next home is highly recommended. An experienced, reputable home inspector can help you tell the difference between a... Continue

6 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home to Sell

Alaina Tweddale
When it comes to selling a home, as in life, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That's because home buyers aren't just making rational investment decisions. They're looking for the living room where their child will... Continue

Buying a House: 25 Things I Wish I Knew at 25

Lily Zappulla and Kathy Simpson
For many of us, buying a house was our first glimpse of “adult life.” From finding a new home to moving and settling in, the first-home experience is probably stressful as it is rewarding — with many lessons to learn, sometimes the... Continue

10 Cheap Upgrades for a Fast Home Sale

Sarita Harbour
Whether you're planning to downsize now that the kids have moved out or you're ready to move to your ideal retirement location, a few (relatively) quick projects can help you get top dollar for your home without spending a ton of money or... Continue

How Moving Affects Your Auto and Home Insurance

Ashley Eneriz
Moving can come with a lot of stress. Not only do you have to figure out moving costs, pack and orchestrate the movers, but you also have to update your address across all relevant forms. Two important things to pay special attention to... Continue

Getting Into—and Out of—a Timeshare

Naomi Mannino
My in-laws have had a timeshare for nearly 20 years. They bought it from a large, reputable timeshare company, paying just over $7,000 cash for it. Since that time, they have used it to take fabulous vacations all over the world by... Continue