Lauren Sieben,

Lauren Sieben

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Lauren:

7 Living Room Improvements That'll Help Sell Your Home for More Money

If you're preparing to list your home, make sure your living room is living up to its full potential. Here's how to make it both inviting and updated. → Read More

6 Summer Maintenance Tasks That Could Save You Cash—Have You Done Them All?

We hate to be a drag, but in between barbecues and beach days, you need to stay on top of your home maintenance this summer. Here's what to prioritize. → Read More

6 Bedroom Improvements That’ll Help Sell Your Home Faster—and for More Money

You’re ready to list your house—but are your dated boudoirs a turn-off to prospective buyers? Make these improvements to your master suite and bedrooms. → Read More

Luxe Up Your Loo! 7 Bathroom Improvements You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

A bathroom that needs upgrades is a major turnoff to buyers. Before you put your home on the market, make these improvements to fetch top dollar. → Read More

8 Crucial Kitchen Improvements That’ll Get You Top Dollar When You Sell Your Home

A killer kitchen is one of the best ways to sell your home. Start making some of these improvements to help swing buyers in the right direction. → Read More

Should You Buy a Home or Keep Renting? How To Decide in 7 Steps

We understand the magnitude of your rent vs. buy quandary, and we're here to assist. Here are seven questions to ponder to help decide what's right for you. → Read More

What Is a Micromortgage? The Loan That Can Help You Buy a Home With Zero Down Payment

A new micromortgage pilot program is creating a path to homeownership that eliminates many of the obstacles that first-time buyers face. → Read More

What Is a Micromortgage? The Loan That Can Help You Buy a Home With Bad Credit and No Down Payment

A new micromortgage pilot program is creating a path to homeownership that eliminates many of the obstacles that first-time buyers face. → Read More

It's a Shake-Up! These 10 Drastically Different Design Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2021—and Beyond

With all the stress that 2020 brought to our lives, it also influenced some defining changes in the way we decorate, design, and live in our homes. → Read More

Let's Make a Deal! 7 Things You Can Negotiate When Buying a Home—Beyond the Asking Price

Price is important when you’re buying a home, but it’s not the only negotiable part of the sale. There are plenty of other ways to haggle for a great deal. → Read More

I Live in My Home Like I'm Staging It for Sale—Here's Why You Should, Too

Simply pretending that I need to spiff up my home for a prospective buyer is motivation to keep organized. And ultimately, I’m the one who benefits from it. → Read More

How To Celebrate Thanksgiving While Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19

Minimize the risk of celebrating with a small group of only your very nearest and dearest by following these tips from health experts. → Read More

Germs, Be Gone! 7 Simple Renovations To Coronavirus-Proof Your Home

There are lots of easy swaps and home upgrades that can reduce the transmission of germs during the COVID-19 era and give you peace of mind. → Read More

Halloween Isn't Canceled! Here's How To Celebrate the Holiday Without Getting—or Spreading—COVID-19

If the idea of skipping Halloween is too scary to endure, we've got expert-approved ways you can still get in the spirit—and minimize the risk of COVID-19. → Read More

DIY for Newbies: 7 Bedroom Projects Anyone Can Master Like a Pro

If sweet dreams are your objective, keep reading to discover easy projects that any homeowner can tackle to take the bedroom from bleak to blissful. → Read More

8 Pest Control Mistakes You're Making That Are Sure To Invite the Critters In

When it comes to pests in your home, ignorance is not bliss. You need to know what you’re up against in order to prevent—and evict—unwanted critters. → Read More

Your Essential Fall Maintenance Checklist: 8 Things You Really Should Do Before the First Frost

The postsummer months are a critical time for knocking out routine home maintenance to keep your household running smoothly into winter. → Read More

6 Upgrades That'll Help Sell Your Home During the Pandemic—and Beyond

Buyer demands have changed during the pandemic. Before you list your home, consider making these improvements that will hit the right note with buyers. → Read More

Most Burglaries Happen at Night—and 5 Other Home Security Myths You Need To Stop Believing

If you have the wrong idea about how to keep yourself safe, you could be making your house an attractive target for criminals. → Read More

Run the Air Conditioner or Open the Windows? How To Know What Will Save You Money

You may think open windows are the more economical choice, but they aren't always. We talked with top HVAC experts about what to do in different scenarios. → Read More