​4 cost-effective upgrades that increase home values

The housing market is about to open up to sellers in a big way. According to experts, changes in the tax plan under the Trump Administration mean it is getting costlier to own a home in certain areas. Many homeowners are moving to more affordable regio…

Zillow ranks the best cities for kids

As much as it felt like your parents didn’t care about what you had to say growing up, child-friendly homes and communities are a high priority for homebuyers with young families, especially those moving to a new city …

6 things that’ll help sell a home faster

Often, what helps a home sell faster is also what helps a home sell for more. Surprisingly enough, just having a low price isn’t the key. Homesellers need to think of their property as a product — something to market …

3 epic fails that sabotage home sales

Selling a home is a process — one that is contingent on several factors falling into place at the right time. There are a lot of moving parts to every transaction and perhaps even more ways for things to transpire. Fortunately, savvy sellers can stay …

12 tips for keeping homesellers secure from attack

The doorbell rang. The homeowner, a woman, opened it. There stood a man and woman. The man said he was there to look at the house, which made sense because it was for sale. But their real estate agent had not yet shown up …

What makes the house — yard or pool?

Inman readers give their opinions …