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Can My Building Ask Residents for Proof of Vaccination?

It’s noble for co-op boards to try to keep their shareholders safe, but they are not in a good position to police residents. READ MORE

Steps to a Successful Garage Sale

Bargain hunters are back on the prowl after a year stuck inside. If you peddle it (neatly and at fair prices), they will come. READ MORE

How to tackle the home maintenance to-do list you ignored during the pandemic

More than a year into the pandemic, we’re all suffering from overexposure to our own homes. We’ve had more time to contemplate and less motivation to tackle the out-of-whack elements in our houses and apartments — the minor repairs that have seemingly taken up permanent residence on our to-do lists. READ MORE

Competitive home buyers waive contingencies to score homes in tight market

Rejection hurts in any form, but when Charlotte Nugent and her husband offered well over the asking price for several homes in the D.C. region and still lost out, they were admittedly frustrated. Like many of today’s buyers in the excruciatingly competitive housing market, the couple sometimes opted to waive contingencies that protect buyers in […]

How to Buy a House

Buying a home can seem like a daunting process — it just may be the most expensive and emotionally charged purchase of your life. But even during a pandemic, with careful research and determination, the keys to that dream home can be yours. We’ll help you along your path toward homeownership. READ MORE

How to Win a Bidding War

Bidding wars are becoming more commonplace in many suburban markets this spring as home buyers face stiffer competition for a tight supply of inventory. “We’re seeing houses with 20 or 30 offers on it,” said Andy Sachs, an agent for Keller Williams in Newtown, Conn., “and prices going for $50,000 to $100,000, or more, over asking.” […]

Selling Your Home in a Seller’s Market

By the time they got the last offer, Quinn and Daryn Shapurji had received 54 bids on their four-bedroom, single-family house in Fishers, Ind., in just three days. Ms. Shapurji said they felt totally overwhelmed — and a bit melancholy.   READ MORE

Bidding wars, lack of houses, and desperate buyers: How to navigate buying a home this spring

When pandemic life began to feel too tight inside the one-bedroom apartment Taryn Orellana shared with her husband, Antonio, she knew they had to move. In October, the couple decided to buy their first home in Lakewood, Calif. It was harder than they imagined. READ MORE

Three mistakes to avoid in your DIY home renovation

While many homeowners hire help for their projects, others are tempted to save money or want a do-it-yourself experience. We asked Eamon Lynch, director of warranty service at Power Home Remodeling, for tips about the biggest mistakes homeowners make when trying to do a DIY project. Power Home Remodeling is headquartered in Chester, Pa., and […]

How to find a qualified home inspector

Last year, we published a column from a woman who wanted to know if it was okay to buy a property that had been updated although the sellers did the work without having pulled the proper permits. We suggested using a professional home inspector to give her a sense of whether the updates had been […]