Why May Is the Magic Month for Home Sellers

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When it comes time to sell a home, every seller wants the same outcome: to sell quickly, for as much money as possible. According to a new Zillow analysis , listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of making this happen. In all but five of the country’s 25 biggest metro markets, the best … Read More

BP Podcast 216: Buying 150 Houses and Experiencing a Financial Meltdown with Damion Lupo

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On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re pumped to introduce you to Damion Lupo, an experienced real estate investor and hard money lender who has seen it all in real estate—both the good and bad! You’ll learn how it was Damion’s naiveté that led to his early success (and why naiveté matters), as well as […] View the full article: … Read More

DIY Weekends That Work

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It’s Friday night and you’re ready for some quality time with your toolbox. Tape measure in hand, you dive into your next do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project. Based on the tutorials online, you should be done by Sunday night. Whether you hit roadblocks in cost estimation or concept execution, common mistakes can leave you with an unfinished, unsightly project that taunts … Read More

San Francisco Is Best for Home Sellers, Baltimore for Buyers

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Owning a home in San Francisco comes with 99 problems, but selling ain’t one. Among the problems: San Francisco’s median home values are among the highest in the country, topping $800,000, according to Zillow Research . The city is cold and foggy in the summer, as Mark Twain noted. You also have to keep an ear to the ground for … Read More

The Biggest Flooring Mistakes Homeowners Make

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Image via iStock Installing new floors is a great way to update the look of your home while adding fresh appeal. While style and design are key components of the decision making process, homeowners often neglect other areas that should be taken into consideration when selecting new flooring. Here are a few tips to help you avoid common flooring mistakes. … Read More

How Apple is Playing in the Home Automation Space

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Home has always been where the heart is, but now more than ever before, it’s where the brain resides too. The popularity of “smart” technology continues to pick up – with each passing year, more of our analog appliances are able to communicate, share data and analyze information gathered from our daily routines. Today it’s possible to lock doors and … Read More

Get Ready to Grow: 6 Tips for Planning Your Spring Garden

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Spring fever got you dreaming of lush gardens and sunshine? Despite what you might see on TV, beautiful landscapes don’t happen overnight. Weeds will invade your beds and need to be pulled. The mulch will break down and require replacing. And your attention span will no doubt move on to shinier things long enough for your garden to fall into … Read More

Checklist: What to Look for on a Final Walk-Through

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Image via iStock A few days before you sign the documents to finalize your purchase of the home, you’ll have the chance to take one last look through the property. It’s your last chance to make sure that everything with the house is in order, and that no new issues have cropped up since the inspection. What should I look … Read More

15 Mini Home Makeovers You Can Complete in a Weekend

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The start of a new year often comes with good intentions to declutter, reorganize or revamp your home. These goals can be overwhelming and hard to quantify if they’re left broad and vague. Instead, try some specific and achievable tasks that will help refresh your home and give you a sense of renewal. Simple things like organizing your pantry or … Read More