Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Using HouseLogic

Technical Questions


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The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has been a champion of home ownership rights and opportunities for more than a century. Helping consumers become more informed, responsible homeowners is important to the stability and value of the housing market.

What is HouseLogic? is a free source of information and tools — from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.

What is® is the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®, and is the leading homes-for-sale website, providing consumers with the freshest listing information and content available online.

How often do you update your content? is the go-to, first stop for homeowners looking for timely information on all aspects of their home — improvement, maintenance, finance, insurance, taxes, and community. The site’s editors regularly add and update original content. In addition, the site offers news about housing, real estate, and home ownership.

May I suggest a topic? is always open to your content ideas. The information important to you is important to us. Please send your suggestions to us at Contact Us. We’ll strive to address your interests and needs.

Where do you get your content? works with a premier team of journalists and editors to create original, timely, relevant content just for homeowners.

What if I want a copy of an old article?

Content will always be available via search, unless the information is dated or no longer applicable.

How can I contact you?

The best way is to send a note via our Contact Us page. We’ll make our best effort to get back to you in a timely manner.

How do I manage my email and contact preferences?

You can update your email address and contact preferences by clicking Manage Email located in the footer of every page of the site.

You can also sign up for money-smart tips and inspiration for your home by subscribing to our newsletter. Just provide your name and email address to subscribe and get the best home solutions, tips, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

What’s the best way to navigate the site?

You can easily find what you need any time you visit by entering keywords into the search field located at the upper right-hand side of any page. Or go to You can browse by category — Improve, Your Money, Buy & Sell — using the site navigation.

Which browsers is HouseLogic compatible with?

HouseLogic is best accessed with one of the following web browsers: 

• Google Chrome 44 or newer
• Mozilla Firefox 40 or newer 
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or newer + Edge
• Safari 8 or newer (Macintosh) 

Disabling browser functions such as JavaScript, cookies, or SSL may cause certain functionality to be unavailable.

Do I need any additional software to use HouseLogic?

Some articles have additional content associated with them as PDF files. You can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

What are cookies and do I need to enable them?

Cookies help establish a user session and allow our server to correctly provide you with the appropriate information and services. We also use cookies to ensure you obtain the information you request and to authenticate your authority to access the site. Finally, we use cookies to track the site usage in order to improve your experience.

How secure is my personal information?

We’re concerned about the confidentiality of your personal information and maintain security procedures and standards, which we believe make the site as safe as today’s technology reasonably permits. Our secure servers are protected by a firewall. We test and modify systems and procedures as new technologies become feasible. Unfortunately, no data transmission on the Internet is 100% secure; HouseLogic can’t warrant the security of information received from our site or the information you transmit to the site.

Do you share my information?

HouseLogic takes your privacy and your communications preferences very seriously. We won’t share or sell your email address or other personal information you provide us with to third parties without your explicit consent. If necessary, we’ll release personal information if it’s appropriate to a) comply with the legal process; b) identify, contact, or bring legal action against a party(ies) who cause (or we have a good-faith belief will cause) injury to HouseLogic, its employees, site users, or others; or c) otherwise protect the rights, property, or personal safety of HouseLogic, its employees, site users, or others.

We use the information we collect about you to improve your experience with the site, such as by providing you with customized content selections. We may also contact you for promotional or other purposes. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

If my question still isn’t answered, how can I contact you?

Visit our Contact Us page to submit your question. We’ll make our best effort to get back to you in a timely manner.

Tune in to the Real Estate Today, a real estate and housing radio show for consumers, for a weekly HouseLogic segment beginning in early 2010.

How do I search for an article on the site?

Type keywords into the search field located at the upper right-hand side of any page or go to Browse by category — Buy & Sell, Your Money, Improve — using the site navigation. Or use the Project Finder to locate home projects based on the investment and level of effort you want to expend.