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Overcoming fear as a first-time homebuyer

May 25, 2021
“It’s been very empowering for me, even though it has been very difficult,” says Ko Bragg, a journalist based in New Orleans.
Ko Bragg, one of the 2.38 million Americans who purchased a home for the first time in 2020, inside her New Orleans house.
Courtesy Ko Bragg

Could a "love letter" help buyers land a house?

May 13, 2021
Emotional appeals are tempting in such a tight market, but experts say the practice could lead to bias and fair-housing issues.
Buyers are trying anything to score a house in this tight market, including personal appeals and flattery.
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Why one man purchased his childhood home

May 5, 2021
For Kell Harvey, the sale was more than a just a real estate transaction. The Tennessee home has been in the family for generations.
After his father’s death, Kell Harvey made the decision to purchase the home where he grew up. Above, Harvey’s son, Thomas Mark, in front of the family home.
Photo courtesy Kell Harvey

Why older, single women are buying camper vans

Apr 26, 2021
Ilsa Chapple of Cascade Campers says many customers come in when "they're on their own for the first time in a long time."
A Cascade Campers van in Death Valley, California. Ilsa Chapple transforms cargo vans into camper vans, enabling owners to live on the road.
Courtesy Ilsa Chapple

We're doing shutters all wrong

Feb 25, 2021
And historic preservationist Scott Sidler is on a mission to change that.
These shutters on the home of famed French painter Henri Matisse? Functional. The shutters of so many homes in the U.S.? Dysfunctional.
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Pandemic home improvement can lead to remodelers' remorse

Jan 28, 2021
All this time at home has a lot of us rethinking our living spaces — with sometimes regrettable results.
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Following the path of pandemic homebuying

Jan 20, 2021
From San Francisco to Montana, real estate agents say people are on the move.
In 2020, many people from densely populated, expensive cities like San Francisco moved to less urban areas.
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How one full-time RV-er found community on the road

Aug 31, 2020
Selling her house and moving into an Airstream trailer helped Mary D’Rozario create a new life.
In 2017, Mary D'Rozario sold her home and moved into this Airstream trailer. "At the RV park, people are used to forming connections with someone they just met,” she says.
(Courtesy of Mary D'Rozario)

For one Denver couple, home is a 25-foot RV

May 26, 2020
They wanted to save money and live more simply. Then came quarantine.
Rebecca and Michael Nunziato live in an RV in Denver, with a cat, dog and hedgehog.
Courtesy Michael and Rebecca Nunziato

One person on both sides of the landlord-tenant divide

Apr 28, 2020
Sarah Frier collects rent. But she also pays it.
In some cities, tenants are calling for rent strikes because of dire financial circumstances brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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