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I Bought My First Fixer-Upper in the Peak of COVID and It Almost Bankrupted Me (Twice)

The owner’s “most humbling experience” offers lessons for next time.

I Bought My House on Facebook Marketplace (Yes, Really)

Then moved it to another plot of land.

How This Homeowner Scored a Tiny Red Farmhouse That Had 8 Other Offers

Would you waive your inspection?

I Paid Off My Mortgage by Building a Tiny Airbnb House—Now I Have 7 Listings

How this superhost stretched a $65,000 loan into a full-fledged business.

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The Costs of Buying a Home You’re Probably Forgetting to Budget For

We’re talking an extra $500 a month.

65% of Home Buyers Are Shopping for Places With This Flex Space

Here’s how you can re-create it on your own.

This Couple Budgeted $215K for a Down Payment and a Wedding—Here’s How They Divvied It Up

Without feeling like they gave up everything.

This Is the Best Day of 2021 to List Your Home If You Want Over Asking Price

And it will help you sell it faster.

You Could Save a Cool $3M by Buying a Beach House Here Instead of Malibu

And we’ll show you how to decorate it, too.

Nearly Half of Buyers Say They’d Skip This Once Crucial House-Hunting Step

Here are three tips for taking a leap of faith.

How This Technicolor, Terrazzo-Covered Home Sold Before It Even Hit the Market

There are no builder-grade finishes to be found in this California house.

These U.S. Cities Have the Most Homes With Reno Potential

Including the best place to find your dream prewar.

Our Austin House Value Jumped $100K in Less Than a Year—Here’s What We Did Next

Should we stay or should we go?

Homes With This Kid-Friendly Backyard Feature Have a Higher Sale Price

And sell five days quicker.

This State Has the Best Deals for Bigger, Better Luxury Rentals

Birds migrate south for the winter—you can, too.

This Is the Best Time to Sell a House in 2021—How to Get Yours Ready

Three easy projects to bring your home’s value way up.

This Is How Much a House on the Moon Will Cost

Four creatives share their lunar decorating ideas.

One-Bedroom Apartments Are Cheaper Than Studios (!) in These Cities

Things really are bigger in Texas.

The Most Livable Suburbs Can Be the Most Affordable, Too

Low crime, high value, and deals to offer.

This Common Mistake Could Reduce Your Home’s Value as Much as 30%

All your other updates will have been for nothing.

47% of People Admit They Would Splurge on This Unusual Type of Home

Do you believe in fate?

Don’t Get Fooled by These Surprisingly Common Landlord Scams

A new report reveals what they’re sneaking into leases.

5 of the Happiest American Cities Are Full of Crazy Rent Deals (for Now)

A home at these prices is definitely something to smile about.

In 2021, House Hunters Value This Amenity Over Price

We’ve got some advice on making the most of the space.

Anyone Working Remotely Should Consider 2021’s Most Affordable Cities

Our top three choices, complete with must-see listings.

This Is the Figure You Should Be Watching While House Hunting

Price indexes are nice, but have you seen this number?

Pros Will Try to Sell You on This Reno, But It Won’t Actually Up Your Home’s Value

A new app gives you the lowdown on resale.

Forget the Suburbs! Now’s the Best Time to Move Into a City, a New Report Shows

How to negotiate the best deal from your dream home’s landlord.

You Can Now Skip the Listing-Showing-Negotiating Hassle

Better yet: You get to pick the closing date.

These 3 Paint Colors Are Primed for Selling Your House

Lessons learned from 10,000 Zillow deals.

Millennial Home Buyers Are Ditching Cities for These Suburban Spots

We did some house hunting for you.

This Family Sold Their Home and Bought an RV to (Successfully!) Pay Off $118K in Debt

As well as spend more time together and see all 50 states.

Millennial First-Time Buyers Are Giving Up These Amenities for Better Deals

Sacrifice a private yard for the home you’ve been waiting for.

These 10 Cities Are Your Best Bet for Finding a Home Under $100K

Here are the most promising listings.

Silicon Valley Is Already Flocking to What Will Be 2021’s Most Popular City

Economists and real-estate experts are also on board.

I’ve Designed 19 Rental Properties—These Details Get Guests to Hit “Book”

Curb appeal matters, but so do en suite bathrooms.

You Only Have to Budget This Much to Fulfill Your Dream of Owning a Second Home

Living tiny is spiking again.

The Most-Searched Term on Zillow in 2020 Is a Mood

A look back at four of our favorite examples.

Now That We’re Free From Commuting, Here’s Where Everyone Is Moving in 2021

Peace of mind exists out West.

The Overlooked Room Homeowners Are Renovating Before They Move

You can recoup 40 to 80 percent of your investment.

Painting Your Front Door This Color Could Increase Your Home’s Value by $6K

No need to cover the entire facade.

We’ve Got Intel on the Ideal Home Listing Price Right Now

And the magic number is…

Money-Conscious Gen-Zers Are Buying Homes in These Midsize Cities

They’re taking advantage of low mortgage rates.

Apartment Hunters Are Prioritizing This Amenity Over Location

What to look for this winter and in 2021.

The Home Features People Are Swiping Right On With This New App

Like Bumble, but for house hunters.

The Kitchen Feature That May Decrease Your Home’s Value

Buyers are looking for something more traditional.

The Furniture Change That Made Emily Henderson’s Just-Listed Home Feel Huge

How the pro got her L.A. house market-ready.

4 Affordable Lake Towns That Will Outshine the Suburbs This Fall

Grab your Adirondack chairs.

If You Live in This City, You’re Likely to Get a Break on Rent

These are the perks anyone can ask for.