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First-Time Home Buyer Programs to Help You Afford a Mortgage

By Cathie Ericson | May 17, 2017 vadimguzhva/iStock Conventional wisdom says you need a 20% down payment to buy a house, but let’s face it: That sum can be daunting, particularly for first-time home buyers who don...

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Assessed Value vs Market Value: What’s the Difference?

By Lisa Gordon | Apr 4, 2017 Maskot/Getty Images Homes don't come with sticker prices set in stone. Rather they are moving targets—that's what makes buying and selling real estate so fun! (Or frustrating, depending...

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5 Landscape Renovations That Really Pay Off (and 1 That Won’t)

By Margaret Heidenry | Apr 13, 2016 Zing Images/Getty Images April showers will soon bring May flowers ... or a slushy mud pit if your yard is more untended jungle than Martha Stewart perfection. If you want to get the m...

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Will Your HOA or Condo Board Hike Its Fees Soon? How to Tell

By Stephanie Booth | May 12, 2017 golero/iStock If you're looking to buy a home that's part of a condo complex or homeowners association, you're going to have to pay fees—either monthly or yearly—that go towar...

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8 Things Even Normal People Hoard: How Many Are Hiding In Your Home?

By Margaret Heidenry | May 15, 2017 urbancow/iStock As much as we might enjoy gawking at shows like "Hoarders," marveling at the messes lurking behind homeowners' front doors, let's be frank: We all hoard something...

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Hopping Home Contest

To celebrate the launch of our new website we're giving away this amazing Family Fun Easter Basket! To enter, like our Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE and post "LIKE" on the post.  If you post a picture of your front door, you will be entere...

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6 Awful Reasons for Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

There are millions of homes bought and sold every year, most of them with the help of a real estate agent. However, there is still a segment of the population that chooses to go it alone when it comes time to sell or buy a home. There ar...

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A Home with Somebody to Love

A Home with Somebody to Love Coldwell Banker and Adopt-A-Pet.com renew a partnership to help find homes for adoptable dogs. DAVID MARINEYESTERDAY Ralph Waldo Emerson most notably penned the phrase “A house is made with walls and beams; a...

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Why You Should Sell Your Home NOW

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it might just be time to hop off. Now. To put it in other terms: 2017 is poised to be the year of the home seller, real estate experts say. So what are you waiting for?  Click...

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6 Things You Should Never Say When Selling Your Home

You know that expression about loose lips sinking ships? It holds true for selling your home as well. Sure, there are some things you have to disclose to buyers—such as if your home has lead paint or is located in a flood zone. But the...

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