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 15, 2016 | TUESDAY
7 Fictional Towns You Can Visit in Real Life

Want to catch a little Tinseltown glamour—without actually going to Tinseltown? Plan a trip to one of these quirky faux hamlets, built as sets for film shoots that wrapped years ago. Tour...

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 31, 2016 | MONDAY
The 22 Weirdest Town Names Ever Put on the Map

No matter how underpopulated, unremarkable, or remote they may be, these oddly named American communities are places to see and be seen (at the very least in a selfie snapped by the highw...

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 4, 2016 | THURSDAY
11 Ways Landscaping Can Save You Money

August, the downhill slope of summer, is a great time to take stock of your landscaping—and its impact on your finances. This year, did you sink cash into expensive purchases that didn’t ...