Jill Lawrence O'hara

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APRIL 4, 2016 | MONDAY
11 Common Problems Home Sellers Try to Hide

While laws vary from state to state, generally speaking, sellers are responsible for disclosing only information within their personal knowledge that could affect the property value, such...

MARCH 28, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Things to Know About Being Your Own Real Estate Agent

Before you decide to go the "For Sale by Owner" route, it's a good idea to figure out what you're getting yourself into. You might find that the time commitment, marketing costs, and lega...

MARCH 15, 2016 | TUESDAY
11 Sneaky Ways to Save When Buying a Home

Good deals on great homes are hard to come by these days. If, however, you’re a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, or you don’t mind living in a new build, or you enjoy thinking outside the box, ...

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 | MONDAY
9 Age-Old Real Estate Tips to Ignore Completely

Not all advice is good advice. When it comes to the real estate market, friends and family may offer their unsolicited opinions based on common beliefs, but it’s always best to consult wi...

FEBRUARY 15, 2016 | MONDAY
Better Your Builder-Grade Home with 12 Old-House Details

In a community of volume homes, where most facades are similar, dare to be different. Unlock the secrets to aesthetic appeal with timeless trends and historic features that can help your ...

FEBRUARY 4, 2016 | THURSDAY
13 Mistakes Not to Make If You Ever Want to Sell Your Home

If you plan to sell your home someday (and most people do), it's important to always consider the long-term consequences of short-term design decisions. Remember, when it comes to resale ...

JANUARY 26, 2016 | TUESDAY
9 Things You Won't Believe Home Insurance Doesn't Cover

Most homeowners insurance policies get squared away in the early stages of home buying and aren't much looked at again until the time comes when they're needed, say, after a burglary or s...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Snake a Drain

If it looks like a snake and moves like a snake, it probably is a snake, right? Or, perhaps, its toolbox doppelgänger, the drain auger. Called a plumber’s snake, this handy tool’s 1/4-inc...

JANUARY 18, 2016 | MONDAY
12 Confessions of a First-Time Home Seller

While buying a first home is always exhilarating, selling it is often bittersweet. When it’s time to move on, it can be hard to let go. As is no doubt the case for most first-time homeown...

DECEMBER 10, 2015 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Painter’s Tape

While you hardly ever venture to the paint section of your hardware store without a specific job in mind, one of its contents offers a multitude of reasons to keep coming back. A multi-ta...