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Home Warranty

Home warranties

Year after year home warranty companies have topped the Angie's List most complained about category list, with nearly half of member reports in this category rating these companies unfavorably. The key behind this appears to be an expectations gap between the companies and their clients regarding what is covered and whether service calls on covered items are entirely free.

Cost versus benefit: what a home warranty really offers

Home warranties don't always come with the kind of robust protection and security homeowners expect. Here's a quick breakdown on the real costs, and real benefits, of purchasing a warranty for your home.

Worst Las Vegas Contractors of 2012

Angie's List names the Worst Las Vegas Contractors of 2012

Worst Houston Contractors of 2012

Angie's List names the Worst Houston Contractors of 2012.

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Auction Sites

Auction Services

Just about anything can be bought or sold with the help of a professional auction service. Some of the most common items sold at auctions include, livestock, real estate, collectibles, commodities, farm equipment, restaurant equipment and memorabilia.

Estate sales and auctions gaining in popularity, but be careful who you hire

As baby boomers downsize, families are using the services of estate sales managers and auctioneers. Learn what to do to make yours successful.

Questions to ask before hiring an auctioneer or estate sales manager

If you’re looking to downsize and need to hire an auctioneer or estate sales manager, be sure to thoroughly vet them by asking the following questions

Hiring an auction service? Tips to avoid a bad experience

Auction services are of the most complained-about categories on Angie’s List. A highly rated auctioneer shares tips to avoid a bad experience.

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Home Appraisal

Sale by owner

Selling a home by yourself takes time, energy and the right information. Learning to market your home right, setting and negotiating a price are crucial to getting what you want. Is it worth selling a home by yourself? Possibly. Many factors should play into a homeowner's decision. A mix of market factors and personal considerations is key to gauging your own ability to make your home sell.

5 questions to ask before hiring an appraiser

When looking for an appraisal service, it’s important to know that not all appraisers are created equal. Learn how to find the service that meets your needs.

10 must-dos to sell a home quickly at the right price

Here are ten key steps that you can do to get the best price and sell your home as fast as possible.

What's the difference between a home appraisal and a home inspection?

Dear Angie: What are the similarities and differences between a home appraisal and a home inspection?

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Self Storage

What you need to know about self storage

Get to know the essential features of self storage units before you commit to a storage lease. A highly rated Charlotte mover explains what to look for.

Organizers, haulers pitch in to uncover Clutter Contest winners

Dozens of Angie's List members from across the country submitted photos and explanations as to why the clutter in their home was out of control. Expert volunteers helped five finalists from around the country get a handle on their home's organization.

Indianapolis storage units hit auction block

Storage unit auctions are becoming more common in today's down economy. Angie's List Magazine reports storage unit auctions in Indianapolis.

Modest Moving & Delivery has muscles and manners

"They were pleasant, fast and I was amazed at the amount of stuff they were able to get into the containers."

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Realtor

Apartments

Figuring out how to find an apartment can be overwhelming. Do yourself a favor and take the time to do your homework before searching for the right place at the right price.

Buying and selling a house

Selling a home can be a daunting task. Working with a realtor, setting up your house to sell and finishing the transaction can all be grueling parts of the process. Yet, a successful execution of the selling process can earn an exceptional return on your investment in the property. Learn how to sell in the quickest, most convenient ways.

Real estate agents

Real estate agents offer home sellers and buyers the conveniences of their expertise and knowledge of the local market in completing a successful transaction that helps both buyers and sellers reach their personal goals.

5 financial tips for buying your first house

Ready to ditch your apartment and buy a home? These tips will help prepare you financially for the move from an apartment to your first house.

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Title Company

Property titles

Titles and deeds are a necessary part of owning a home. Whether you are buying or selling, it's essential to understand the process of transferring home ownership and the types of deeds and title insurance. Also, learning the benefits of using a title company can keep a homeowner or buyer free from human error and help decide if it's a resource worth utilizing.

Buyer beware: How to avoid a home closing nightmare

Finding lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors and other professionals you can trust is an important first step in buying a house. Here's how to do it.

5 things that can screw up a closing

Finding lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors and other professionals you can trust is an important first step in buying a house. Here's how to do it.

Homebuyers keeping an eye on the title

Flawed documentation and publicity around foreclosures in the last six months have brought an increasing awareness on title searches and insurance.

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Home Stager

Home staging

Home staging is more than just preparing a home for sale. It’s about marketing your home to the masses. Understanding the impact of home staging on selling your home and how to properly stage is key to attracting a home buyer. Establish a fantastic first impression by setting up your home to show off.

Selling your home means selling a lifestyle

Selling a home and selling a lifestyle go hand in hand. One highly rated provider explains how to stage your outdoor space to be perfect for entertaining.

Will home staging help me sell my house?

Planning to sell your home? Angie Hicks talks about the benefits of hiring a professional home stager to make your house more appealing to potential buyers.

Is home staging worth it?

Looking to make your home more appealing to prospect buyers? Learn about the two types of home staging, and see how it can make it easier to sell your home.

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Home Inspector

Home inspections

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A quality home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

Blinded by Delight seizes victory in first Angie’s List Game of Names

A winner of the Angie's List Game of Names has been crowned. Learn how the top two vote receivers came up with their names and how it's helped business.

Tough truths of the home inspection industry

There are things about home inspections that may not seem fair. One highly rated provider explains how to handle an awkward situation with your home inspector.

Building a solid relationship with your home inspector

One highly rated provider explains that if you and your home inspector are on the same page on a few basic principles, a great relationship can result.

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Property Management Company

6 questions to ask before signing a lease

Are you planning to rent a home or apartment? Hold up. Before signing a lease, make sure you're getting everything you need. Ask these questions before you sign.

How much power do homeowners associations have over your property?

Proponents of condo and homeowners associations say covenant rules protect home values and curb appeal, but some say those organizations hold too much power.

7 steps to finding a house to rent

When searching for a house to rent, make sure you personally inspect the property, carefully read the lease and consider professional services, including property management firms and real estate agents.

Prevent HOA headaches in Charlotte

While North Carolina legislators look to limit homeowners association powers, Charlotte-area contractors and homeowners offer tips to achieve HOA approval and avoid backlash after home improvements.

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Mover

Moving

Moving every possession you own from one house to another is a major undertaking filled with potential pitfalls. Here's what you need to know to organize your move whether you are hiring a moving company or doing it yourself.

5 financial tips for buying your first house

Ready to ditch your apartment and buy a home? These tips will help prepare you financially for the move from an apartment to your first house.

New homeowner? Don’t overlook these hidden expenses

Tired of living in an apartment under the noisiest dogs in the complex? Make sure to consider these hidden expenses before buying your first home.

10 things to do before moving into your new home

Moving into a new house is an exciting adventure. After the keys are handed over to you, it’s time to get busy. Learn what tasks to accomplish before moving in.

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Mortgage Broker

Mortgage loans

Taking on a mortgage loan is a massive responsibility almost always an essential part of purchasing a home. Not only is it a huge expense, a mortgage loan also a complicated set of concepts, options and obligations. Navigate the turbulent waters of mortgage loans by learning fundamentals behind the loan and paying it off.

Buyer beware: How to avoid a home closing nightmare

Finding lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors and other professionals you can trust is an important first step in buying a house. Here's how to do it.

Buying or selling a home in Indy? Read these expert tips for a smooth closing

Think buying a home means mountains of paperwork, costly inspection surprises, and days filled with worry? Experts say it doesn’t have to be that way.

5 things that can screw up a closing

Finding lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors and other professionals you can trust is an important first step in buying a house. Here's how to do it.

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Structural Engineer

Structural engineers

Your home's ability to withstand the forces of nature and gravity depend on good structural engineering. Building room additions, correcting foundations and repairing structural damage are all projects that call for a structural engineer's expertise.

6 tips to prevent earthquake damage

Earthquakes can strike out of nowhere and cause major damage to your home. Consider these tips to protect your home from earthquake damage.

What causes horizontal cracks in concrete block foundations?

Does your home have horizontal cracks in its concrete block foundation? Check out these common causes and repairs for horizontal foundation cracks from a highly rated structural engineer.

Have a foundation crack? Consult a structural engineer

Are you worried about a crack in your home's foundation. A structural engineer can examine the crack and determine if your house is safe or hazardous to live in.

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