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The Homeowner’s Guide to Land Use Laws

Thinking of setting up a backyard chicken coop or building a guesthouse? Make sure local laws allow it, or you could be looking at a hefty fine.

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5 Tips for House Hunting With Kids

Change is difficult, but a little planning can help put you and your children at ease.


18 Gift Ideas for Graduates

Help the grads in your life begin their next life stage with a thoughtful gift.


3 Factors That Can Increase the Cost of Insuring Your Second Home

Proper coverage may cost more, but you’ll be protecting your investment and ensuring great getaways for years to come.


Get to Know Your Mover’s Paperwork

Focusing on contracts and lists can be tough when you’re dealing with all the other details of a move, but it’s worth the effort.


Ready, Set, Sell: 3 Strategies for Getting Your Home Off the Market Fast

It’s possible to expedite your home’s sale … if you’re prepared to face the risks involved.


How to Rent Out Your Home as a Side Hustle

Whether you have a spare bedroom, attic or a whole house — here’s how to make some extra money from your home.

Tiny Home Checklist

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Tiny Home

Check out these not-so-tiny considerations before taking the plunge.


7 Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Kids

Moving can be tough on the whole family. Here’s how to ease the transition so you can all feel at home sooner.


Veterans: Get 100% Financing on Home Loans up to $1 Million

If you’ve served in the U.S. military, you can get a loan backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with no down payment.


5 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Buying a Home

Think you’re ready to start your homeownership journey? Be sure to get all your ducks in a row first.


3 Tips for Evaluating Multiple Offers

For the seller lucky enough to get a rush of interested buyers, figuring out which one will go through and pay off is crucial.


Why Did My Home Insurance Premium Go Up?

Protect yourself from a nasty shock by knowing which factors can increase the cost of insuring your home.


A Tale of Two States: Kansas City Locals Tell All

We asked locals 15 questions to get the scoop on life in the metro.

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What to Do If Your Home Purchase Appraisal Comes Up Short

If a lower-than-expected appraisal comes in, you’ll need to be prepared to pivot.

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