When your home value goes through the roof, you may end up with capital gains when you sell. Here are tips to limit tax liability.
Get Ready for Tax Time—the Easy Way
Simple tips on what to do (and what to avoid!)
Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score to avoid common tax mistakes.
For most tax deductions, you need to keep receipts and documents for at least 3 years.
Some divorcing homeowners end up with unanticipated tax bills when they sell their home. Find out how you can avoid being one of them.
First Time Buyer – Now Streaming
The fourth season of First Time Buyer is now streaming! Read some pieces that dive deeper on some of the concepts explored in the show.
Landing your first home in today’s real estate market is intimidating if you don’t have a winning strategy. Watch as determined buyers navigate the complicated journey to homeownership by following the lead of an agent who’s a REALTOR® on First-Time Buyer.
Getting smart — about what to do, ask, and avoid — can move you ahead of the crowd.
Keep your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal, and you’ll pay less when purchasing a home.
Apply new-construction tips from a homeowner who has experienced the process three times — and knows the ropes.
Lobbying for change in your homeowners association’s rules requires procedure, compromise, and perhaps joining the board.
What you need to know to get the best deal for you.
The Feels-So-Good Guide to Getting Organized
You’ll get out the door faster, and find extra space in your drawers.
A super-easy plan for getting organized without adding to your home-is-school, home-is-work, home-is-everything time burden.
Creating personalized bins is a good start.
Because you don’t have time for a Marie Kondo-style overhaul.
Homes don’t clean themselves. But these easy-peasy rules (wake and make!) will make you feel like they do.
And it only takes 5 minutes a day.
Honeycomb dividers will tame the messes in your dresser.
Cures for the Worst of Winter
Winter sucks. Outsmart it with these tips.
Besides your blankie, you’ll need emergency food and water. And a shovel.
Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips.
Plus six installation tips for maximum efficiency in both winter and summer.
A tiny $2 prevention could save big bucks later.
You could be noseblind. Here’s how to find and eliminate the funk you can’t smell.
Don’t break your back. Try a de-icing cocktail instead.
HouseLogic Handy Homeowner
New garage flooring is an easy fix — pick the right option for how you’ll use the space.
Easy-to-afford solutions for your tools, sporting and seasonal gear (so you’ll have room for your car, too).
Clean your dryer vent annually to prevent fires — and 13 other tips for keeping your washer and dryer in peak condition.
Find the right answer for you by learning what to expect.
Fix It or Ditch It?
Follow these tips to prevent a minor problem today from becoming an expensive headache tomorrow.
Deciding whether to repair or replace roofing is largely an exercise in timing — you don’t want to reroof too soon and waste money, but you don’t want to wait too long either.
Consider age, repair cost, pricing, energy efficiency, and whether to modify your kitchen to accommodate a new unit.
Here’s an easy, doable preventive maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape.
There are better ways to spend.
Save your cash for more important things, like, you know, your mortgage.