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Cover Your Legal Bases Before a Home Improvement Project

Before you let a contractor step up to the plate, get your game plan in order with a full understanding of the legal issues involved.

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Warning! Fall Sticker Shock Ahead

Five common expenses are on the rise. Learn what to expect, and how to minimize the impact on your budget.

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Home Repair Showdown: Warranty vs. Insurance

Which type of coverage best protects your home and its contents? The answer may surprise you.

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Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate Market

Many soon-to-be retirees are about to enter a new world of both home selling and buying.

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Rules for Using Gift Funds for a Down Payment

Knowing what to expect upfront can make the process easier for you and the donor.

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Take Halloween to the Next Level With These Haunting How-To's

People whose neighborhoods go all-out for Halloween have picked up a few tricks while handing out treats.

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Does Your Home Have Too Much Personality?

You love the bright walls and furniture, but once your home is on the market you need to make it as neutral as possible.


How to Protect Your Home Office

If you work from home, your computer, monitors and other office electronics might not be covered by your standard homeowners policy.

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Tips for Selling an Unusual Home

It’s essential to have the right marketing plan, pricing strategy and real estate agent.


How to Buy a Home in One Market While Selling in Another

Upfront research can save you a lot of time and headaches.


Real Estate Q&A: Retirement Investments & Condo Insurance

Real estate investor and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing.


Fall, Holidays Still Prime Season for Sellers

The fall months are no longer a real estate dead zone, and there is still plenty of action happening after Labor Day through Christmas.

Homeownership Expenses You Might Not Anticipate

We asked a few financial bloggers to share their experiences and advice on the expenses of buying and owning homes.

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5 Risky Home Insurance Customers: Are You One?

You might be a risky insurance customer and not even know it. Here are a few types of customers who may raise red flags for home insurance providers.

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The Seller Won’t Negotiate: Time to Move on?

Unlike retail businesses, which price their products based on inventory levels and market conditions, each seller is independent and has different selling motivations.

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