Homes & Real Estate

  • This is the best time to list your home for sale

      

    If you want to sell your home faster and for the most money, you have to know exactly when to list it! The best time of the year to put your home on the market has traditionally been in the...

  • What you don't know about air duct cleaning can hurt you

      

    'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to make that call and get someone in your home to...

  • Warning: Do not buy these 3 carbon monoxide alarms

      

    There’s a new warning about three similar-looking carbon monoxide alarms that may pose a safety hazard. According to Consumer Reports, three off-brand alarms failed critical...

  • Buying a home? 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates

      

    When purchasing a home, shopping for the lowest mortgage rates is an essential strategy that can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. For the best results, shop with a plan....

  • How to get that HGTV decorating look you love for a fraction of the cost

      

    Do you watch the HGTV channel and lament that you'll never be able to afford the luxurious home accents featured throughout their programming? Worry not, as your local Habitat ReStore can...

  • 6 spring home projects to start planning for now

      

    Warmer temperatures, greener landscapes and outdoor festivities are just around the corner. In preparation for this much-anticipated seasonal shift, get a head start on spring home...

  • New price point for the Nest thermostat: Under $200?

      

    Programmable thermostats can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home by 25% or 30%, and the Nest thermostat is one of the most popular of these devices. But if you balk at the $249 price...

  • How to fix a broken lightbulb

      

    Sometimes, the cheapest bulb is the kind you never have to spend any money on to replace! Next time your vanity bulbs burn out over your bathroom mirror, try giving them this fix before tossing...

  • Convicted burglar reveals 9 secrets to keep your home safe

      

    Expensive security cameras and alarm systems may not be enough to keep burglars away! Speaking from behind bars, convicted burglar Nicholas Kyriazis told NBC News that he’s burglarized...

  • 29 home remodeling projects that offer the best payback

      

    When it comes to remodeling, there’s what we want — maybe a gazebo, a chef’s kitchen, heated floors, a star-viewing deck. Then there’s what we need — a new roof,...

  • StreamLoan app simplifies the mortgage application process

      

    Apple is admired the world over for how it keeps users in its ecosystem. Amazon too keeps Prime customers firmly ensconced in its world. What if a company did that for the mortgage...

  • 50 ways house hunters can get ready for homebuying season

      

    Spring will very soon have sprung — which means “For Sale” signs will be in full bloom — and if you’re hoping to buy a home this year, get ready for a...

  • 7 easy ways to save at The Home Depot

      

    If you work in the home improvement field or love do-it-yourself projects, there’s a good chance you’ve spent some significant time and money at The Home Depot, one of the...

  • Warning: This common mistake can cause your space heater to catch fire

      

    You may be unintentionally putting both you and your family in serious danger by using a cheap extension cord with a portable space heater. Fire safety experts have issued a timely reminder...

  • Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017

      

    Spring is almost here and you may be thinking about putting your home on the market. But is it really ready for buyers to see? Kiplinger has some quick ways to assess what needs to be done to...