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8 ways to stalk the home of your dreams online

Here are a few tips on how to scour the web to uncover everything you need to know about a property and its owner—all before making an offer.

Considering a fixer-upper? Here’s what you need to know

Working on a fixer-upper may sound like fun, but the overhaul process can quickly overwhelm.

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A New Mexico furniture maker’s rental property becomes a custom home

"By the time it was done, I realized nobody was ever going to live in here but me."

How to pick a neighborhood to call home

Follow this expert advice to assess a new neighborhood’s value and livability.

10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Spot the good, bad, and expensive before making an offer.

Is a condo or co-op right for you?

Ask yourself these questions before placing offer on a new home.

5 tips on finding a buyer’s broker

Buying a home can be difficult, stressful, and unpredictable. But there’s relief in sight, and that comes in the form of a good real estate agent.

Testing for lead at home, explained

We ask three experts for advice on lead risk, testing, and removal for both homeowners and renters.

6 tips for maximizing small-space storage

From taking inventory of your belongings to tricking out the closets, here are six steps to making the most of your space.

Looking to renovate? Here’s what to DIY and what to leave to the pros

Taking a renovation into your own hands may seem like a great idea, but is it realistic?