How to Get a Mortgage Without a Full-Time, Permanent Job

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Image via iStock The growing number of gig economy workers in this country may have the freedom to work whenever they want, and sometimes from wherever they want, but when it comes to buying a home, all of that freedom has its price. It turns out employees who have many part-time jobs, hop from one short-term contract or project to … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Board & Vellum's Second Story Add-on

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Bigger isn’t always better. In the case of this West Seattle remodel, the owners were set against a large, looming addition that they feared would overwhelm surrounding homes. They turned to Seattle design firm Board & Vellum , where they found the solution to their need for extra space. In a surprisingly compact 740 square feet, their new addition incorporates … Read More

#232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year

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Why do some people struggle finding one single real estate deal, when others are finding dozens each month? What’s the secret to getting consistent leads? According to our guest today: it’s relationships, and specifically, there are four types of relationships that bring him over 100 deals a year. Today we’re excited to bring back Nathan Brooks and we dive deep … Read More

Create a Summer-Ready Porch or Patio With These Swing Styles

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There’s something serene about walking onto your front porch or back patio with a glass of wine and a good book and perching yourself atop a pretty swing. Between the soothing swaying, beautiful design and nostalgic feel, there aren’t many things you need outside of that little moment. Porch swings have made a major comeback in recent years, with many … Read More

Buying Art Like a Grownup (for Investment or Inspiration)

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Bare, white walls are usually the reality when you first move into a new home. But if you want to show off your personality, there’s no better way to do it than with original art. A one-of-a-kind piece transforms a space, makes you feel more at home, and expresses your personal interests. Diving into the art world can feel intimidating, but … Read More

These Are the 12 Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers

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For whiskey dilettantes, there are few luxuries as gratifying as sipping a smooth, flavorful pour of their favorite barrel-born libation in a scenic setting. Whether you prefer your firewater neat, on the rocks or as part of a crafted concoction, we’ve rounded up the most beloved joints for enjoying a glass (or two) of whiskey from coast to coast. For … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Rebecca Van't Hull's Colorful Weekend Retreat

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A room with a view is always inviting, but you can’t overlook its interior. That’s what one family learned after rebuilding a weekend getaway on the West Arm Bay of Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka. They felt the new property lacked character, so they brought in designer Rebecca Van’t Hull. Her solution: more color – and lots of it. Situated in Shorewood Lane, … Read More

#231: A Simple Strategy for Doing 25 Deals a Month with Brett Snodgrass

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There are a lot of “shady” people in the real estate space, and wholesalers tend to be the worst offenders. So today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to bring you an interview with Brett Snograss, an investor from Indianapolis market who’s (ethically) wholesaling up to 25 houses each month! Brett shares his exact strategies for finding deals, growing … Read More

8 Trendy Living Room Color Combinations to Try

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There’s usually a lot going on in a living room, and not just in terms of activity. With all the furniture pieces, accessories and walls, it’s easy for things to get out of hand and look a bit muddled. Having a color scheme in mind will help guide you in your selections, resulting in a cohesive design that will look … Read More

Quiz: What Type of Bar Should You Build in Your Home?

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Note: There is a widget embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s widget. Top image courtesy of Martha O’Hara Interiors Quiz images from ShutterStock, except: opening image (from Zillow listing ); backyard images – beach from Zillow listing , putting green from Zillow listing , outdoor kitchen from Zillow listing , woods from Zillow listing … Read More