Debra Immergut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Formerly the Editor in Chief of Parents.com, Debra Immergut writes about homes and design for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and other leading publications. Ms. Immergut holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan as well as Master's of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa's Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first novel, Captives, was published in 2018 by Harper Collins. Debra Immergut on Twitter | LinkedIn

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NOVEMBER 7, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your House Look Smaller

The current trend toward smaller houses is a terrific development--it’s practical, thrifty, and good for the planet. But, outfitting a scaled-down home, one needs to plan carefully--a few...

OCTOBER 26, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
15 Iconic American Homes Torn Down Before Their Time

In desirable neighborhoods across the United States, the razing of a tear-down is a familiar sight. But this market-driven trend actually has a very long history. Consider this list of 15...

OCTOBER 17, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Small Towns with Big Home Bargains

The housing market has definitely rebounded since the Great Recession, but if you know where to look, you can still get a home for well under $100,000—especially if you’re willing to do a...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | TUESDAY
Your Top 10 Bathroom Dilemmas—Solved

From a casual analysis of popular search terms, we can draw a few conclusions about people's feelings toward their bathrooms: They’re too small, there’s too much stuff in them, and when t...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 | MONDAY
Buyer Beware: 9 Real Estate Scams to Watch Out For

A competitive housing market may require fast action, but buyers, sellers, and renters still need to proceed with extreme caution. Home-purchase and rental transactions both involve large...

AUGUST 31, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
10 Surprising Reasons to Start House Hunting in Fall

It’s a well-established pattern: Home sales heat up every spring and summer, and then, as the leaves begin to change, the market begins to cool. By November, with the holidays looming, fe...

AUGUST 22, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Times Doing It Yourself Doesn’t Save You Money

The do-it-yourself ethos is one we heartily applaud. Most services provided by home maintenance pros aren't cheap, so taking care of small fixes on your own can save you big bucks. But so...

AUGUST 1, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Simple Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Dream Home

In almost every city in the United States, certain neighborhoods are in hot demand, and real estate dealings in those areas can become alarmingly cutthroat. Don’t let a competitive market...

JUNE 20, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Realtor

The best listing agents serve as coaches and copilots, helping home sellers navigate a market that can be lucrative and treacherous in equal amounts. It’s wise to invest some time in choo...

JUNE 6, 2016 | MONDAY
12 Secrets Every Savvy Home Seller Needs to Know

Whether a town’s market is hot or not, certain homes seem to effortlessly attract packed open houses and multiple bids. What’s the secret behind these brisk and brilliant sales? From pric...