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Getting Real with Real Estate : Getting Real with Real Estate: Practical Tips for Selling Your Home
06/27/2019
Getting Real with Real Estate: Getting Real with Real Estate: Practical Tips for Selling Your Home

Getting Real with Real Estate : Getting Real with Real Estate: Practical Tips for Selling Your Home

Looking to move within 6 to 12 months?  In Part 1 of our four-part series, we will offer you tips on how you can sell your home for top dollar and avoid money-losing mistakes. In a separate segment, we provide some market trends and statistics of homes sold in Westchester and Putnam counties. F...

Getting Real with Real Estate : Using Real Estate as an Investment
06/12/2019
Getting Real with Real Estate: Using Real Estate as an Investment

Getting Real with Real Estate : Using Real Estate as an Investment

In our ongoing podcast program, Getting Real with Real Estate, we present a two-part series on Using Real Estate as an Investment. This podcast is Part 2 - Tips for Landlords and Landladies: How to Maintain Your Property Before and After It is Rented

Home Staging Tips for Fall
09/27/2018
Home Staging Tips for Fall

Home Staging Tips for Fall

These eight seasonal staging ideas will make your home for sale feel warm and cozy for potential buyers this fall.

Design Debate: Are White Kitchens Boring Or Brilliant?
09/26/2018
Design Debate: Are White Kitchens Boring Or Brilliant?

Design Debate: Are White Kitchens Boring Or Brilliant?

At House & Home we're big fans of white - we've even dedicated two special issues to Decorating With White. Needless to say, we've seen our fair share of white kitchens and it sounds like you have, too! Lately many of you have been writing in to tell us you're bored of the traditional all-white ...

9 Home Improvements That Can Help (and Hurt) Value
09/25/2018
9 Home Improvements That Can Help (and Hurt) Value

9 Home Improvements That Can Help (and Hurt) Value

Home improvement can be taken as very demanding action, but there are also some ways of home improvement you can do yourself. Therefore, before you start with any, see what improvements are the most needed in your home. Nowadays, a big attraction is an energy-efficient home which saves a lot of ener...

Why I Don't Regret Spending My Wedding Money On Travel
09/24/2018
Why I Don't Regret Spending My Wedding Money On Travel

Why I Don't Regret Spending My Wedding Money On Travel

A couple of months after my husband Matt and I got engaged, we sat down to write out a wedding budget. It was horrifying, and still to this day one of the worst realizations I've come to in my adult life. We had always been frugal and saved all of our disposable income for trips and new experiences.

How To Bring Warmth To Minimalist Spaces
09/23/2018
How To Bring Warmth To Minimalist Spaces

How To Bring Warmth To Minimalist Spaces

This minimal yet eye-catching display comes courtesy of H&H editor Joel Bray. He combined graphic, modern-framed art with a textured stool and stylish wood canes for a perfectly balanced vignette.

20 Ways To Get Organized This Fall
09/22/2018
20 Ways To Get Organized This Fall

20 Ways To Get Organized This Fall

Turn dead wall space into organization central. This DIY organizer is a drop zone for items like sunglasses, earbuds, pens and mail, and it's conveniently located near the front door. Learn how to make this mod organizer here.

50 Of House & Home's Best Fall Decorating Ideas
09/21/2018
50 Of House & Home's Best Fall Decorating Ideas

50 Of House & Home's Best Fall Decorating Ideas

DIY a glimmering gold centerpiece. H&H interiors director Meg Crossley used metallic spray paint, fresh foliage and petite bud vases to create this luxe arrangement. Get full DIY instructions here.

There Are Tax Benefits With Home Ownership
09/20/2018
There Are Tax Benefits With Home Ownership

There Are Tax Benefits With Home Ownership

Homeownership has always been the 'great American dream'. And Congress -- with one exception -- did not take it away when it passed the tax reform bill last December. To foster and encourage this dream, Congress has consistently enacted -- or preserved -- tax legislation which favors homeowners.

Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas
09/19/2018
Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas

Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas

The decorating experts at HGTV.com share 66 ideas to help you welcome the arrival of fall and Thanksgiving guests with gorgeous decorations both indoors and out.

10 Hot Trends For Your Home In 2018
09/18/2018
10 Hot Trends For Your Home In 2018

10 Hot Trends For Your Home In 2018

Starting to think about making changes to your home? The new year is, not surprisingly, a popular time to try on new trends or make overdue updates.

Starting a Career in Commercial Real Estate - Realty Times
09/17/2018
Starting a Career in Commercial Real Estate - Realty Times

Starting a Career in Commercial Real Estate - Realty Times

I want to make lots of money.* My family has dabbled in it.* I have some family money or land which I'd like to develop.* I know so & so who is in the business.* I heard about it in school and wanted to know more* I used to own a business and leased from a commercial broker.* I was in banking/lendin...

How To Renovate An Old House Without Losing Its Character
09/16/2018
How To Renovate An Old House Without Losing Its Character

How To Renovate An Old House Without Losing Its Character

Designer Richard Ouellette of Les Ensembliers shares how he gave an old Montreal house new life while maintaining its original spirit. Step inside the elegant and soulful space, and see how the owner's art collection led the way for the sophisticated aesthetic.

Fall Front Porch Decor: 5 Dos + Don'ts
09/14/2018
Fall Front Porch Decor: 5 Dos + Don'ts

Fall Front Porch Decor: 5 Dos + Don'ts

With fall upon us, my mind has switched over to sweaters, pumpkins and apple cider. So, I've decided it's about time I start prepping my porch, too. After sifting through way too many fall porches on Instagram (#fallporch), I've come up with some dos and don'ts for decorating your own.

What to Consider in a Remodel
09/13/2018
What to Consider in a Remodel

What to Consider in a Remodel

The kitchen should reflect your lifestyle. It should accommodate your cooking needs, provide the type of space you need for dining and offer plenty of storage. Its décor should complement your home's architecture and set the tone for gatherings that happen there.

Where the Best Places to Raise a Family Meets the Best Real Estate Markets - Realty Times
09/12/2018
Where the Best Places to Raise a Family Meets the Best Real Estate Markets - Realty Times

Where the Best Places to Raise a Family Meets the Best Real Estate Markets - Realty Times

WalletHub released two important lists this week, The Best and Worst Places to Raise a Family, and the Best Real Estate Markets, and if you're looking to move to a new city, you'll want to pay close attention. Unfortunately, the two lists don't have a city in common at the top.

10 Basement Renovation Tips You Need To Know
09/11/2018
10 Basement Renovation Tips You Need To Know

10 Basement Renovation Tips You Need To Know

With square footage at a premium, more and more homeowners are looking down to up the value of their homes. Finished basements are great flex spaces, whether you're looking to add a rental or in-law suite, spare bedroom, home office, rec room, laundry area, kitchenette or bathroom.

15 Clever Ways to Clear Off Your Countertops
09/10/2018
15 Clever Ways to Clear Off Your Countertops

15 Clever Ways to Clear Off Your Countertops

Counter space in the kitchen and bathroom is always a precious thing. Make these smart moves to banish countertop clutter and keep surfaces free and clear.

Top 6 Kitchen Layouts
09/09/2018
Top 6 Kitchen Layouts

Top 6 Kitchen Layouts

Browse pictures of beautiful kitchen designs at HGTV Remodels and get expert advice on one-wall, galley, L-shape, horseshoe, peninsula and island kitchen layouts.

6 Surprising Benefits Of Buying Or Selling Your Home In The Fall
09/08/2018
6 Surprising Benefits Of Buying Or Selling Your Home In The Fall

6 Surprising Benefits Of Buying Or Selling Your Home In The Fall

Seeing fewer for-sale signs now that summer is over? That can be great news for buyers who are looking to score a new home and buyers who want to get rid of their place and buy a new one.

How to Negotiate Your Best House Buy
09/07/2018
How to Negotiate Your Best House Buy

How to Negotiate Your Best House Buy

Buying a home can be emotional, but negotiating the price shouldn't be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home is sticking to a plan during the turbulence of high-stakes negotiations. A real estate agent who represents you can guide you and offer you advice, but you are the one who must make...

14 Secrets About Buying A Home You Probably Haven't Thought Of
09/06/2018
14 Secrets About Buying A Home You Probably Haven't Thought Of

14 Secrets About Buying A Home You Probably Haven't Thought Of

What are good tips for buying a house? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Julie Gurner, doctor of psychology, multiple time home owner, on Quora.

Home Buyer Assumptions Are Expensive
09/05/2018
Home Buyer Assumptions Are Expensive

Home Buyer Assumptions Are Expensive

Based on what John and Lee (privacy protected) learned about real estate from friends and online searches, these first-time buyers believed that location is less important than price. Do they know what they're talking about? John and Lee currently rent a spacious apartment in the city where they bot...

5 Tech Innovations Shaping the Real Estate Industry
09/04/2018
5 Tech Innovations Shaping the Real Estate Industry

5 Tech Innovations Shaping the Real Estate Industry

On the surface, the real estate industry has largely remained static over the past few decades. However, while it is true that most of the processes involved in investing, buying and selling of properties have not changed much, there have been quite a lot of innovations under the hood which have swi...

20 Furniture Pieces That Never Go Out of Style
09/03/2018
20 Furniture Pieces That Never Go Out of Style

20 Furniture Pieces That Never Go Out of Style

Trends are fun but fleeting. Design your space with pieces that stand the test of time. You'll have no regrets in investing in these timeless furnishings that will be just as stylish 30 years from now as they are today.

Want To Buy And Renovate A Property Overseas? 9 Things To Consider
09/02/2018
Want To Buy And Renovate A Property Overseas? 9 Things To Consider

Want To Buy And Renovate A Property Overseas? 9 Things To Consider

If you've ever seen a movie like under the Tuscan sun, you've undoubtedly had your own Italian farmhouse renovation fantasy. But how real is it to think about buying property in a place that requires changing currency and a long plane ride?

45 Of House & Home's Best Small Space Solutions
09/01/2018
45 Of House & Home's Best Small Space Solutions

45 Of House & Home's Best Small Space Solutions

Set Appliances Into Furnishings Because the kitchen of former Flare editor Lisa Tant's condo is visible from the main living area, designer Tommy Smythe minimized the TV's presence by building it into the backside of the kitchen island so it's almost completely disguised.

Sabrina's Best High-to-Low Makeovers
08/31/2018
Sabrina's Best High-to-Low Makeovers

Sabrina's Best High-to-Low Makeovers

Design diva Sabrina Soto proves that cheap really can be chic when she uses her bargain shopping skills to recreate the look of high-end rooms for cash-strapped homeowners.

43 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls
08/30/2018
43 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls

43 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls

One of Chip and Joanna Gaines' renovation superpowers? Filling the walls of every 'Fixer Upper' home with unique wall art. Get inspired by their best ideas to fill those blank walls, only on HGTV.com.

Should My Partner and I Buy a Home Before We Marry?
08/29/2018
Should My Partner and I Buy a Home Before We Marry?

Should My Partner and I Buy a Home Before We Marry?

This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP, author, speaker, and founder of Workable Wealth. She provides financial coaching for individuals and couples in their 20s to 40s across the country, helping them make smart, educated choices with their money.

These 10 English Country Kitchens Will Completely Charm You
08/28/2018
These 10 English Country Kitchens Will Completely Charm You

These 10 English Country Kitchens Will Completely Charm You

Belgian farmhouse kitchens have attracted a robust following for their spare, rustic aesthetic. But British kitchens capture a similar kind of humble charm, and inject it with a ton of personality and yes, even eccentricity. More than just a spot for food prep, Brits decorate the kitchen as thoughtf...

The 6 Most Important Things Every Senior Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent
08/26/2018
The 6 Most Important Things Every Senior Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

The 6 Most Important Things Every Senior Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

Seniors who are looking to buy a new house, apartment or condominium can often have great luck by working with a real estate agent. A professional real estate agent can not only help seniors find the properties they are looking for but close the deal on the home of their dreams. According to the AAR...

America's Real Estate System Pushes Rents Up And People Out. There's Another Way.
08/25/2018
America's Real Estate System Pushes Rents Up And People Out. There's Another Way.

America's Real Estate System Pushes Rents Up And People Out. There's Another Way.

For many small businesses, a landlord's decision to sell up is the end of the story, another dream displaced by the pressures of speculation and gentrification. Not so for Hasta Muerte , an independent coffee shop in Oakland, California.

The Best Time to Sell Your House, Based on Real Estate Market Data
08/24/2018
The Best Time to Sell Your House, Based on Real Estate Market Data

The Best Time to Sell Your House, Based on Real Estate Market Data

It's summertime and you've been thinking about selling the house. The weather is great which makes it easy to show your home, and the kids are out of school to help you pack everything up (or just eat ice cream and watch you do it).

Hot Look: 5 New Ways To Decorate With Stripes
08/23/2018
Hot Look: 5 New Ways To Decorate With Stripes

Hot Look: 5 New Ways To Decorate With Stripes

Band Together Stripes can stand on their own as a single piece, but the pattern finds strength in numbers, too. Here, we see stripes on everything from an ottoman to artwork and even a guitar. Varying widths, colors and mediums are key to keeping layered stripes from feeling too themey.

Strategies That Can Help You Invest in Real Estate
08/22/2018
Strategies That Can Help You Invest in Real Estate

Strategies That Can Help You Invest in Real Estate

If you're an avid investor that's been thinking of entering the real estate world, then this article is for you. While real estate is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio, you might encounter a lot of problems along the way.

17 Steps for Maximizing Your Decorating Budget
08/21/2018
17 Steps for Maximizing Your Decorating Budget

17 Steps for Maximizing Your Decorating Budget

The budget decorating experts at HGTV.com share tips for saving money when redecorating or remodeling while still getting the stylish look you'll love.

Discover The Unexpected Way Brass Is Trending In Kitchens & Bathrooms
08/20/2018
Discover The Unexpected Way Brass Is Trending In Kitchens & Bathrooms

Discover The Unexpected Way Brass Is Trending In Kitchens & Bathrooms

It's no secret that brass hardware is a big trend in kitchen and bathroom design, but lately we've seen this warm metal being used in unexpected ways. Here are eight spaces with beautiful brass details that you'll want to bookmark for your next kitchen or bathroom reno!

5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio
08/19/2018
5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio

5 DIY Ways to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio

Confession: I don't get enough use out of my deck. I'd love to spend more time out there, but after an hour or so of squinting, sweating and getting sunburnt, I end up going inside. If you, too, are in serious need of some shelter from the sun, I've rounded up five affordable projects for varying sk...

How to Prevent Water Damage
08/18/2018
How to Prevent Water Damage

How to Prevent Water Damage

Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home's foundation and the very core that holds your house together. You've heard about core strength for your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage.

What Keeps Buyers From Finding Their Next Home
08/17/2018
What Keeps Buyers From Finding Their Next Home

What Keeps Buyers From Finding Their Next Home

Buying a home is like searching for a mate. You'll go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has most, but maybe not all of the characteristics that you want, will win your heart. Here are five pitfalls that buyers can fall into that cause them to let the right home slip by.

Want To Flip A House? Read This First.
08/16/2018
Want To Flip A House? Read This First.

Want To Flip A House? Read This First.

We've all seen those TV shows in which a house flipper buys a neglected house, slaps some fresh paint on the walls, stages it like a boss, then flips it back on the market, where it sells at lightning speed and the flipper is tens of thousands of dollars richer for all his or her cleverness.

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