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5 Tips for Moving Pets

A move is rough on pets, especially if it involves flying. But your pet's comfort isn't the only thing to consider. Does the county, state or country to which you're moving have special laws related to pets? Will you have to quarantine your pet?

10 Tips for Moving with Children

You've accepted the promotion and narrowed down the list of potential new homes, and you'll be moving soon. Now comes the hardest part -- planning the move and telling the kids. What can you do to make the move as anxiety-free as possible?

10 Things to Do When You Arrive at Your New Home

Your friends are meeting you to help unload the truck and arrange furniture. But what else do you need to do when you arrive at your new home?

10 Tips for Managing a Moving Sale

The big move is only a few months away. As you look around your home, you can't help but wonder how you accumulated so much stuff. You don't have to take it all with you -- you can have a yard sale.

5 Tips for Settling In to a New Town

All your stuff is finally at the new house and most of it is unpacked. So your house is starting to feel homey, but you're not quite as at home in your new town. What can you do to fix that?

10 Tips for Planning a Move

Whatever the reason for your move, getting everything you own from one home to another can be difficult to orchestrate. So, rather than just play it by ear, it's a good idea to make a solid plan well in advance of your move.

10 Tips for Packing

Is there an art to packing a box? Yes. Is there a strategy for labeling and organizing those boxes? Yes. Is there a good reason you should pack two months in advance. Yes. Find out more in this article.

5 Things You Should Do One Week Before You Move

But no matter how much preparation you do during the two months before your moving day, there are still certain tasks that just have to be left for the last week. What are they?

5 Things You Should Do One Month Before You Move

One month before your move is crunch time. During this month, you'll start to pack up the stuff you use more often, leaving out the absolute essentials to the end of the month, right before your move.

10 Things You Should Do Two Months Before a Move

Moving pretty much always takes longer than you think it's going to take. So, be smart and plan ahead. There's lots of packing and organizing you can get out of the way two months in advance of your move.

5 Inexpensive Staging Tips

These 5 inexpensive staging tips can help you get your home sold. Learn 5 inexpensive staging tips from HowStuffWorks.

5 Staging Do's and Don'ts

The staging do's and don'ts will help sell your home fast. Follow the staging do's and don'ts from HowStuffWorks.

Can you trade in your house like you can trade in your car?

In today's sluggish real estate market, people are finding new and creative ways to sell their houses. Some are even turning to an automotive deal to unload their house: the trade-in.

What are the deal breakers of a home inspection?

Before you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you're spending so much money on. But what if the inspection comes back with major flaws? At what point do you walk away from your dream house? That depends on you.

6 Tips on the Real Estate Closing Process

These 6 tips on the real estate closing process will help you when buying or selling a home. Read these 6 tips on the real estate closing process.

Finding a Real Estate Agent

Finding a real estate agent that you can trust is the first step toward a smooth process when buying a home. Learn about finding a real estate agent.

How to Flip a House for Quick Cash

Learn how to flip a house for quick cash to ensure that all your hard work pays off. Read about how to flip a house for quick cash at HowStuffWorks.

Lending Tips

These lending tips will help you make good decisions when buying a home. Read these lending tips at HowStuffWorks.

Offer Tips

These offer tips will help you make good decisions when buying a home. Read these offer tips at HowStuffWorks.

Top 10 Moving Tips

These ten moving tips will help you through the moving process. Learn the top ten moving tips from HowStuffWorks.

How Landlords Work

A landlord is the guy some people love to hate. He wants his money on time -- no excuses. But does renting and maintaining property really make him work hard for his money?

How Realtors Work

Your house has been sitting on the market for almost a year. Maybe it's time to call in a professional. But what's the difference between a Realtor and a real estate agent?

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, but choosing the right real estate agent can reduce the hassle. Proper interviewing will help you find one who sees you as more than just a fat paycheck.

How Reverse Mortgages Work

You may have seen advertisements staring celebrities James Garner or Robert Wagner that go something like this... "If you're 62 years of age or older and own your own home..." They're endorsing reverse mortgage loans. But is it a good idea, or are they just trying to make a buck?

How Home Appraisals Work

You've found your dream home. The asking price is $300,000 -- an amount you've already been pre-approved for by your bank. But is the home really worth that amount? That's the question at the heart of the home appraisal.