Mel Childs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melisha “Mel” Childs owns her own writing company administratively located in metro Atlanta. She is an author and screenwriter but also writes content for the home improvement niche and other niches. Mel is a writer for Fixr.com, which provides cost guides for DIYers and others interested in getting accurate costs for home repairs. In the past, she has written for Upscale Magazine and Black EOE Journal. She is also currently studying to be a real estate agent. Mel is honored to join the team writing for BobVila.com because she grew up watching his TV shows on PBS. Connect with Mel on LinkedIn.

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JUNE 23, 2022 | THURSDAY
Should I Include an Escalation Clause in My Real Estate Offer?

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APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Interior Design Schools of 2022

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APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
Will That Renovation Really Increase Your Home's Value?

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APRIL 19, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Interior Design Services of 2022

Hiring an interior designer used to seem like a luxury—something reserved for celebrities or royalty. But now, there are many interior design services to cater to any budget. Interior des...

APRIL 1, 2022 | FRIDAY
What to Expect When Buying a House with Cash

Some home buyers don’t have to take out a mortgage on a home because they have enough cash. Perhaps they’ve earned the money, won the lottery, or received a generous inheritance and are w...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Real Estate Websites of 2022

There was once a time when looking for a home involved driving through countless neighborhoods looking for “For Sale” signs or finding out about properties through the classified ads. Whi...

MARCH 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does an Interior Designer Cost to Hire?

Typical Range: $1,893 to $12,000 National Average: $6,300The cost of hiring an interior designer can start relatively low but get extremely pricey, with the average cost ranging betwee...

FEBRUARY 22, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Home Value Estimator Sites of 2022

You may be on the verge of making an important financial decision about your home. Perhaps you are about to sell it because your family situation has changed significantly. Or maybe you w...

JANUARY 25, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Tenant Screening Services of 2022

If you are a property owner looking to fill a vacancy, you’ll need a sophisticated way to vet potential tenants. Good tenants who are serious about their own financial stakes are likely t...

DECEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Online Interior Design Courses of 2022

How does someone break into interior design? You may see people on some of your favorite home improvement shows doing it for a living and wonder how you can do the same. Whether you’re em...