Debra Immergut


Formerly the Editor in Chief of, 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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JULY 25, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Spots It's Okay to Snoop at Every Open House

Attending open houses can feel a bit awkward at first—after all, you’re basically invading the private space of a perfect stranger. But buying a home is a time to be bold. Make sure to be...

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 13, 2016 | MONDAY
9 Ways to Get the Best Price on Your Dream Home

Purchasing a house is a major undertaking--and, even for folks who’ve been through it before, the process can be a bit terrifying. The sums are usually huge, the competition may be cut-th...

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...

MAY 26, 2016 | THURSDAY
14 White Rooms We Love

Alabaster, linen, bone.... As anyone who’s ever perused a display of paint samples knows, white paint is sold in an astounding variety of shades. That’s because there’s no more useful col...

MAY 16, 2016 | MONDAY
The Best (and Worst) Things You Can Do Before an Open House

Selling a home can be an emotional process, but in order to get the place ready for sale, you’ll need to set your emotions aside. With a ruthlessly objective eye, identify your house’s st...

APRIL 11, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Simple Tricks to Make Buyers Love Your Home

It is possible to wow and delight potential purchasers without investing crazy amounts of time and money. Read on for 10 minor changes that can inspire real estate seekers to fall in lov...

7 Ways to Hide the Ugly Things Your House Can't Do Without

Call them necessary evils: the utility boxes, septic tanks, and random receptacles that houses require for functional reasons. That doesn’t mean we like looking at them, though. To downpl...

The 10 Biggest Outdoor Living Trends Set to Dominate 2016

Spring is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to get serious about fix-up plans for porches, patios, and yards. To help, here’s a round-up of what’s new and cutting-edge for living with s...

9 Things You're Doing to Make Your Home Dustier

When you think about what dust really is—a conglomeration of dead skin particles, insect parts, mold spores, ash, pollen, and more—you become more determined than ever to make sure your h...