Allergic to Your House? How to Prevent Indoor Allergies

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The only thing worse than allergies is indoor allergies. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentration of pollutants can actually be two to five times higher than outdoors. Yikes! If you or your family have been sneezing, wheezing, or itching indoors, allergies could be to blame. Common indoor allergens such as mold, dust, dander, and … Read More

How to Maximize the Value of Your Underwater Home

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Consider renting out your home in the event of a recession. When the next recession hits, the stock market will fall in value and the unemployment rate will rise, which means more homeowners may struggle to afford their home and be tempted to sell. And with more homes for sale and fewer buyers able to afford a home, the housing … Read More

Crawl Space Care: Insulation, Ventilation, Encapsulation, Oh My!

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Crawl spaces are often out of sight and, consequently, out of mind, making them easy to neglect. But don’t “space out” on your crawl space! Without proper care, your crawl space is susceptible to moisture, heat loss, pests, and a host of other complications. These common problems can damage your home’s foundation, cause sky-high energy bills, and introduce toxins to … Read More

Home Gym Ideas: 7 Fitness Experts Weigh In

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Exercising on a regular basis is an essential part of staying fit and healthy, but sometimes finding the motivation to go to the gym can be tricky. Creating a space in your home that can be used as a home gym will make working out more convenient. Whether your workout involves yoga, lifting weights, pilates, cardio, body weight exercises, or … Read More

How Recession-Proof is Your Home?

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Big, old houses lost the least value in the Great Recession As we near the end of a decade that will be remembered for a strong resurgence in the housing market, some economists (including Robert Shiller , who famously predicted the bursting of the 2000s housing bubble) believe a recession may be around the corner. The changing market and diversity … Read More

Moving Stressing You Out? Try these 11 Self-Care Tips

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The psychology of moving is well documented. Moving house is considered one of the most stressful life events  by researchers. Even cats and dogs experience moving stress,  but unlike humans, we can’t explain to them why it’s happening. (You’ll love your new yard, Fluffy!) No matter how much you love your new home, you might still experience moving anxiety and … Read More

March Madness 2019: Real Estate Edition

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One of the most exciting events in all of sports, March Madness 2019, just began. For those of you who may not know, March Madness—also known as the NCAA Tournament—is a single elimination tournament comprised of 68 men’s Division 1 college basketball teams and takes place between March 19 and April 8. For this year’s March Madness, Redfin has pitted … Read More

Why Do 2020 Presidential Candidates Want to Change Zoning?

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In the second in a series of blog posts examining candidates’ housing policies, Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather breaks down the zoning proposals put forward by Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang 2020 presidential candidates are advocating for changes to zoning laws as a way to combat the housing affordability crisis. Senator Cory Booker and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang … Read More

Rent Relief: Pros and Cons of a Housing Affordability Policy Proposed by Two 2020 Presidential Candidates

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In the first in a series of blog posts examining candidates’ housing policies, Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather breaks down rent relief, put forward by both Kamala Harris and Cory Booker What is rent relief? Two of the latest Democrats to announce they are running for president have advocated for rent relief. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have both introduced … Read More

5 Organizing Secrets Only the Pros Know

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We professional organizers have many secret tools and tips. They’re what make us very successful. When our clients pay close attention and ask us questions, they obtain the magical key to unlock their clutter dilemma. Many people who opt not to work with a professional set out with the best of intentions. They dive into a project after seeing an idea in a magazine … Read More