Homes & Real Estate

  • 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...

  • These are the 20 best places to live in America

      

    Austin, Texas, has been named the best place to live in the United States, dethroning Denver, Colorado, according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranked America’s 100...

  • Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?

      

    It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a living in the housing industry: Where is the U.S. housing market headed? Read more: 6...

  • 6 home renovations that cost way more than they're worth

      

    Maybe your home needs a little TLC before you put it on the market this year. Or maybe you love where you live and plan to stay put, but you need to freshen up the look a bit. Don't worry;...

  • New website tells you if someone died in your house!

      

    Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his estate put the house up for sale, they found it was a hard sell because many people knew...

  • 7 tax credits every homeowner should be aware of

      

    The benefits of home ownership are many. There is, of course, the monetary investment you hope will increase over time, and even more than that, most people gain a sense of stability and belonging...

  • Woman uses YouTube tutorials to build her family home

      

    YouTube is filled with animal videos, videos of kids doing adorable things and a bunch of people who aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer. But it is also home of educational videos that...

  • 3 words you should never use when selling a home

      

    Most homebuyers spend lots of time browsing Internet listings before they go touring homes, so it’s important for a seller’s listing to be on point. While it seems that real estate...

  • How I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years

      

    All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings...

  • Want get organized in 2017? Follow this guide to turn that clutter into cash

      

    It’s that time of year when millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. It should come as no surprise that losing weight is number one. The number two resolution for folks is...

  • 13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time

      

    We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning. But there's a big difference between going shopping and...

  • A monthly New Year's plan to declutter your home

      

    When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and ornaments? Do you ask yourself, "Will another tub fit on that groaning garage shelf...