Will You Be a Scam Artist’s Next Target?

Believing that fraud can’t happen to us — because we’re too smart, logical or informed — may make us more vulnerable. Successful scam artists skillfully overcome our defenses and get us into emotional states that override logical thinking, says Kathy Stokes, AARP’s director of fraud prevention programs. “Scammers call it getting the victim under the […]

19 Genius Space-Maximizing Tips for Your Small Bathroom

Why is it the room with the most stuff in it—soaps, scrubs, shampoos, gels, towels galore, candles, balms, toilet and tissue papers, cleaning products; really it never seems to end—is also the room with the least storage? Whoever thought a couple of towel racks and a medicine cabinet would be enough was clearly taking, “Less is more” […]

House Hacking 101: What It Is and How It Works

Whether you stand firmly on the side of mid-century modern or split-level ranch, or proudly wave the flag of condo or detached home; there’s one thing all real estate tribes can agree on: property costs are too darn high! But, as is so often the case in today’s world, the home-buying race is not always […]

10 Quick Tips for Finding the Right Realtor

Getting in the financial shape to qualify for the best home mortgages would be a hollow victory at best if your Realtor is a bad fit for you. And forget about handling the whole thing yourself. Without extensive experience in real estate, the whole process will almost certainly be more aggravating and expensive than it […]

The Top 10 Apps to Find a Home in 2019

How did we manage as home buyers before the internet? Can you imagine having to drive all over town—up and down street after street—trying to get a sense of your target neighborhoods? Or trying to narrow down the dozens of homes for sale to the one or two you’d really want to move into? Or […]