Published: Feb 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDTLast Updated: Nov 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM PDT
When you're trying to sell your home, you want to make it as appealing as possible. So you paint it, you stage it, and you help a potential buyer envision what their new lives might look like if they moved in. But even getting interested parties in the front door can be a challenge if your listing, whether online or in local newspapers, contains words or phrases that may seem off-putting.
Here are five words or phrases to avoid in your real estate listing:
Published: Feb 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM PDT
Spring in Seattle may still be a few weeks (or, let's be honest, months) away, but there are already some signs of the changing season. Like, you know, the guy dressed like the Statue of Liberty offering to do your taxes. And while most Americans do file through tax professionals, plenty of us also do it ourselves, which can be tricky if you're a homeowner.
Here are a few tax tips for homeowners to help you save money, or at least make filing less of a headache:
Published: Jan 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM PDT
In your college rental house, you probably tried to keep the heat in by adhering plastic to the windows with a blow-drier. But when you're a homeowner (or just an adult), that look may not exactly go with your decor.
Published: Dec 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM PDT
With the hustle of the holidays (mostly) over, now's a good time to start tackling all those little chores you've been letting pile up. Instead of setting huge New Year's resolutions you'll never keep, why not start the year off right with a few simple -- but useful -- around-the-house tasks that will add value to your home, and make your life easier?
Published: Dec 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM PDT
Opening your home to guests is a hospitable way to help friends and family members save money during their travels -- but it can also lead to a bit of bathroom and hallway crowding if you're not prepared.
Published: Dec 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM PDT
Most of us don't bother to deck the halls with boughs of holly anymore -- but we do opt for tiny lights to spruce up the joint this time of year. Unfortunately, if you're looking to do some decorating with indoor lighting, it can be tough to get the look you want without your paint with pinholes. But there are tasteful ways to get the look of holiday lights, without the pockmarked plaster. Here are a few ideas for how to make it work.
By Meagan WilliamsPublished: Sep 23, 2011 at 5:11 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM PDT
Decoupage is popular in the craft community, but it was only recently that twenty and thirty-somethings with a quirky sense of style and a small budget were able to utilize the super-simple tactic to improve boring furniture currently filling their homes or to make thrift-store finds even better.
By Pulp StaffPublished: Jul 31, 2012 at 4:19 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM PDT
Your closet. It's ridiculous. And in a season where you never know when you'll have to find your best outfit, some stuff needs to go. Like today. So follow these rules and by the weekend you'll have plenty of room to go shopping again:
Published: Sep 23, 2011 at 5:07 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM PDT
Make Your Own Pop Art There are a few websites where you can upload a photo of your pet, your child or another beloved treasure and turn it into a gorgeous pop art piece to hang on your wall. Some sites charge as little as $65. It might be close to as much as a print you can find at IKEA, but it’s custom and it’s yours. This is something that will always connect with you regardless of where you’re living.