Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner is an award-winning freelance journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. who has been writing about real estate and personal finance for more than two decades. She writes for consumers, Realtors and investors. Her work appears regularly in The Washington Post, New Home Source, Bankrate, Fox Business, MSN, Yahoo, The Motley Fool, REIT magazine, Realtor.com, HSH.com and numerous Realtor association publications. She is the author of “New Home 101: Your Guide to Buying and Building a New Home" and “HOMEBUYING: Tough Times, First Time, Any Time.”


Michele's Articles

DIY an Organized Closet

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If you open your clothes closet and want to groan in frustration at the tightly packed and sloppy space, you’re not alone. In a 2016 survey conducted by Closet Maid of 1,000 adult women between the ages of 18 and 55, 25 percent of respondents said their closet is disorganized and 10 percent got depressed.....

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Protect Against Fraud When Financing a Home

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Home Loan Security

While signing paperwork is one of the least exciting things about buying, building or refinancing your home, the day you are set to close on a loan and move onto the next chapter in your life should be uplifting and satisfying. It wasn’t such a great day for Washington, D.C. homebuyers Sean Smith and Erin.....

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Trendy Rustic Look the Easy Way

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Rustic touches such as barn doors and reclaimed wood used in a variety of places are the trendy way to add warmth to a contemporary home, an office or a retail space. While builders can track down used wood to install in new construction, for homeowners and renters it can be more of a headache.....

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