Posts by Trulia

How to Handle a Low Appraisal on Your Dream Home

If your new house is assessed for less than your offer, follow these steps—like opting for a value appeal—to stick out the deal. More

5 Hacks to Cut Down on Moving Costs

Given that even an in-state move can set you back nearly $1,200, consider these simple tips for saving on the price of relocating. More

10 Simple Steps to Curbing High Property Taxes

Hit with a big bill? Try these strategies before writing that check, like looking into a homestead exemption and other credits.

3 Ways to Break Your Lease—But Not Your Budget

Need to relocate unexpectedly? These tips could keep you from having to shell out for more than just moving fees. More

Selling Your Home? 6 Ways to Win When Haggling With Buyers

From zeroing in on the first offer to throwing in coveted “extras,” these strategies can help you triumph at the negotiation game. More

7 Questions to Consider Before Subletting

Before you rent out extra space in your place, review these key financial details—like how to report rent on your taxes. More

8 Steps to a Seamless Refinance

With this helpful checklist, you can make the process more manageable. There’s even a handy link to a refinancing calculator. More

15 Simple Ways to Prep Your Home to Sell

Feng shui. Mood lighting. Side yard sprucing. These small—and often overlooked—to-dos can make a big impact on prospective buyers. More

5 Tax Breaks Home Sellers Should Deduct in 2015

If you sold property, you may qualify for these tax benefits—like deducting home renovation costs. More

Happy Holiday Home Selling: 8 Tips for Enticing Winter Buyers

From offering incentives to using the weather to your advantage, try these tricks to close the deal quickly this season. More