Home Improvement Loans: How to Find Quick Cash to Renovate Your House

designer491/iStock Home improvement loans sound pretty sweet: Imagine, someone actually gives you money to fix up your house! And these loans are actually plentiful if you know where to look. Here are some options to explore, and how to tell whether they’re right for you. FHA 203(k) loan The FHA 203(k) loan is a loan from the Federal Housing Administration—so that […]

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‘Fixer Upper’ Ending?! 5 Reasons Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Moving On

Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic Get out your hankies, “Fixer Upper” fans: Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced that they will end their hit HGTV show after its upcoming fifth season is over. According to their blog on Magnolia, “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be […]

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Don’t Budge: 7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

David Malan/Getty Images Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you’ll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn’t worth your time. Still, there’s a strange thing that seems to happen when you’re deep in the trenches of house hunting: The more you look, […]

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Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper? 6 Reasons to Make the Leap

aabsys/iStock “Should I buy a fixer-upper?” If this thought has crossed your mind, we don’t blame you. Many home buyers fantasize about purchasing a run-down shack and transforming it into a palace (thank you, Chip and Joanna Gaines). Still, pipe dreams aside, should you actually do it? While they aren’t for everyone, experts do say that there are many real reasons to buy a […]

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Chip and Joanna’s Newest ‘Fixer Upper’ Is a Must-See Vacation Rental

HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines don’t seem to be satisfied just dominating the ever-growing world of home improvement TV. They aren’t resting on their laurels watching the homes they’ve designed go for huge bucks in their home market of Waco, TX. No, the superstar renovation couple have another frontier to conquer: The rental market. […]

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How to Build a ‘Barndominium’: 6 Steps to Turn a Barn Into a Home

realtor.com If you’ve fantasized about how to build a “barndominium”—a barn that’s been converted into a living space for humans—then join the club. Barn conversions are hot, thanks in large part to a famed renovation by Chip and Joanna Gaines on “Fixer Upper” (the term itself, a mashup of “barn” and “condominium,” was coined over 20 years ago by Connecticut developer Karl […]

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Major Gaines! Another Home Featured on ‘Fixer Upper’ Is for Sale

realtor.com No shiplap?! Brace yourself, “Fixer Upper” fans. It turns out Chip and Joanna Gaines do have a range that extends beyond farmhouse chic. And this four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,768-square-foot home now on the market for $565,000 is proof their aesthetic acumen remains oh-so-keen. Located in China Spring, TX, this remodeled beauty has nary a sliding barn door—although there […]

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Will ‘Fixer Upper’ Win an Emmy? 10 Show Highlights That Suggest It Will

HGTV; realtor.com “Fixer Upper” was nominated for its first Emmy—congratulations, Chip and Joanna Gaines! This hit HGTV renovation show was selected for the Structured Reality Program category, up against five other contenders ranging from ABC’s “Shark Tank” to Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Seriously? As much as we loved watching John Krasinski shimmy like Tina Turner to “Proud Mary,” we don’t think it holds […]

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‘Fixer-Upper Gone Bad’: Chip and Jo-Designed Home Gets Hit by … What?!

HGTV; miljko/iStock Having a house remodeled by “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines has huge cachet on the market. But that’s not to say it comes without some real risks. For the owners of one of their signature Waco, TX, remodels, that danger didn’t come in the form of faulty work or inflated prices. No, it came in the form […]

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Chip and Joanna Gaines’ 7 Signature ‘Fixer Upper’ Moves: Do You Know Them All?

HGTV Ever wonder what makes Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” the most popular renovation couple on TV? Sure, they’re adorable, as are the homes they whip into shape, but the real key to the success of their uber-hit HGTV show is that they intrinsically know how to deliver crowd-pleasing moments—again and again. Not to say that Chip and […]

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