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

The Smartest Kitchen Appliances

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The Smartest Kitchen Appliances

Tech innovations and new ideas are changing the way Americans cook and eat. You can have a donut or filet mignon delivered with a touch on an app or have gourmet meals boxed at your doorstep and ready for you to play chef when you get home from work. Your kitchen can be run by.....

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Glass Wall Systems Expand Your Interior Living Area

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NanaWall Glass Wall Systems

Expanding your interior living area to embrace your outdoor space, an architectural trend that has spread from Hawaii and California to housing markets with more intense weather fluctuations, requires some ingenuity. While solid walls of glass and sliding glass doors allow a year-round view of the outdoors, manufacturers also make glass walls that can slide.....

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10 Tips to Live Large in your Small Yard

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10 Tips to Live Large in your Small Yard

Whether you live in a city home with tiny roof terrace or a suburban house with a small plot of land to call your own, you can use every inch of outdoor space to maximize your enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living. While some enhancements to your yard such as a hot tub or adding screens to.....

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8 Tips for Virtual Home Shopping

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8 Tips for Virtual Home Shopping

Whether you plan to purchase a property sight unseen or want to narrow the list of properties you’ll visit in person to save time, a virtual tour can be a valuable tool. While virtual tours using 3D modeling and simple videos have been around for years, during the Covid-19 pandemic real estate agents and builders.....

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The Power of Flowers for Emotional Health

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The Power of Flowers for Emotional Health

If you live in a cold climate where gray skies and a brown winter landscape may soon get you down, you don’t need to wait for next Spring’s greenery to perk up your house or your spirits. Most people recognize that a bouquet of roses or some spring tulips can bring a smile to someone’s.....

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Contemporary Style Taking Over the Kitchen

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Contemporary Style Taking Over the Kitchen

Mix-and-Match Materials, Something Old, Something New Not so long ago, dark wood cabinets with elaborately detailed moldings and furniture-grade wood center islands with traditional handles were the ultimate in kitchen style. These days, you’re likely to see glossy cabinets and industrial-style fixtures alongside a farmhouse-style sink. Kitchen styles, as demonstrated at the recent Kitchen &.....

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