Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

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​It looks so simple on TV: Find a diamond-in-the rough with "good bones," hire a few telegenic workers, perhaps squabble with your significant other about the interior paint color and presto – the home has...
What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

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​A home inspection can be a nerve-racking part of the home-buying process – but it is also a vital step. Here are a few things an inspector may find that could add to the cost of a home – or save you...
5 Closing Mistakes to Avoid

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​The seller has accepted your offer, the inspector didn't find any underground streams or shaky foundations, and the closing date is set. You're in the homestretch! While you can breathe a little easier,...
7 Tips for Packing and Moving Quickly

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The sudden victory of Theresa May, Britain's new prime minister, meant former Prime Minister David Cameron had to vacate 10 Downing Street in about 48 hours. Needless to say, Cameron did not pack his own...
Own It: Separating Wants From Needs

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As an interior designer for 16 years, I understand falling in love with the details. And it's so downright exciting to shop for one of your largest investments – a home! But before you get carried away with...