How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Process of Selling a House

December 30, 2020

In normal circumstances, selling a house involves interacting with a lot of people. In-person house tours, roundtable closings, and handshakes are all standard formalities. But in a world rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, safety and social distancing are a must, and real estate professionals and sellers have had to adapt to a new way of doing […]


10 Kids Room Wall Decor Ideas That Adults Won’t Hate

December 28, 2020

Decorating kids bedroom walls is a tough challenge—that is, if you don’t want them to outgrow that fire engine mural or “Frozen” decals anytime soon. Isn’t there anything out there more original that both parents and kids will enjoy for years to come? Of course there is. “Kids, by nature, are creative and imaginative, so […]


7 Tips for Settling Into Your New Space This Holiday Season

December 25, 2020

If moving into a new home wasn’t already a perfect excuse to develop new traditions, settling in during the holiday season is an even perfect-er one. And with the 2020 holiday season shaping up to be, let’s just say, different than any other in recent memory, now is the time to embrace the unknown and […]


Still Not Organized? Here’s Why—and What To Try in 2021

December 23, 2020

Ever resolve to organize your closet or junk drawer, only to see your efforts devolve into a (slightly different) cluttered mess? Maybe it’s because you tried a method that doesn’t fit your personality. It turns out, people have different approaches to organizing—how to do it, and what they want to get out of it. A […]


The No. 1 Thing You Can Do To Improve Everything in Your Life (Bonus: It’s Ridiculously Easy!)

December 21, 2020

The BiggerPockets forums contain an almost endless number of questions about how to become a better real estate investor and an almost equal number of answers. And the advice contained in those forums (and this blog of course) offers a wealth of great advice. But one thing we can all do to improve our skills—whether in real estate investing, […]


2021 Will Likely See the Most Robust Housing Market in 15 Years

December 18, 2020

The U.S. housing market will get stronger through 2021 as the economy recovers from the pandemic-driven recession, while mortgage rates remain historically low, a major brokerage predicts. Annual home sales are expected to rise more than 10% in 2021, following a 5% rate of growth in 2020, according to a Redfin report released Tuesday. “Even […]


The 10 Most Popular Home Office Photos of 2020

December 16, 2020

For many people, this past year has given new meaning to the phrase “working from home,” and as a result, home offices around the world have become more relevant than ever. Whether a dedicated room in a house or a corner in a kitchen, the following countdown of the 10 most popular home office photos […]


6 Killer Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make When Buying in the Winter

December 14, 2020

Winter is supposed to be a buyer’s market, right? Fewer buyers = wayless competition. After all, you have no problem trekking through the snow to find the perfect home. Let the others wait until spring. Right? But thanks to the coronavirus, this winter will be different—a time when any assumptions you may have about the market could cost you, […]


Bundle Up! Winter’s Home-Buying Game Has Changed. Here’s How To Win

December 11, 2020

Savvy home buyers know that winter is typically a good time to embark on a house hunt, since much of their competition stays holed up at home until spring. But this winter, buyers might notice that despite the cold and the holidays, they’ve got company. Lots of it, in fact. “This year’s unusual seasonal pattern […]


5 Kitchen Design Rules You Should Definitely Break in 2021

December 9, 2020

The kitchen is a major focal point of a home—after all, it’s where meals are made to nourish your family, and where guests (when you can host them safely again) tend to gather, no matter how carefully you’ve arranged your living room. Because of that, the kitchen is a key selling point, which may intimidate […]