Homes & Real Estate / Building

  • 86% of renters can't afford to buy a home: Here's how you can prepare

      

    New research by Zillow found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial means or a high enough credit score for home ownership. As home ownership...

  • 8 things your plumber won't tell you that could save you big bucks

      

    Plumbing problems can be some of the most expensive and unpredictable situations that can occur in your home. But they don't have to be. Here's some advice from plumbers about ways people...

  • Why you should update your homeowners coverage limits every 5 years

      

    If you've been in a house for a long time, chances are you may be grossly underinsured for homeowners coverage. If the unthinkable happens and you have a catastrophic loss, that's not...

  • How to get your dream kitchen for $5,000 to $15,000

      

    If you want to upgrade your kitchen but are worried about the cost, a new report from Consumer Reports shows how you can get a great new kitchen for less than $15,000 -- and even cheaper...

  • What to do about window glass condensation

      

    If you have ever stepped out of a hot shower to be greeted by a fogged-up mirror, you know what condensation looks like. It's expected in bathrooms and other areas of high humidity, but when...

  • 6 questions to ask if you're building a deck

      

    Oh, the wonders of a deck during summertime! It's where the family gathers to enjoy the great weather, grill up a few burgers and wile away the hours before a spectacular sunset. Whether...

  • Home renovations that give you the most bang for your buck

      

    When it comes to home improvement projects, it's important to prioritize both your personal values as well as the potential return on investment. And when you're on a budget, you want to...

  • Check out this new line of efficient, zero-energy homes that start under $100,000

      

    The tides are turning in housing as new innovations and smart design are becoming more widely available to the average consumer -- some very exciting news! Deltec is a company based...

  • Building a new home a better value than buying used?

      

    If you're in the market for a house, building a new home might be a better option than buying an existing house. Here’s why

  • New robotic bricklayer can build a house in just two days

      

    Australian robotics company, Fastbrick Robotics, has created a bricklaying robot that lays bricks 20 times faster than a human bricklayer -- and is 10 years in the making.  At first...

  • 4 last-minute DIY presents

      

    Hey, we get it. The holidays sometimes sneak up on you, and one day you wake up and realize that it's too late to finish that shopping that you have been meaning to do for weeks. Now...

  • 11 home trends that are so over

      

    Remodeling soon? Somebody has to say it: It's time for some home designs to disappear.

  • 12 awesome gifts for handy homeowners

      

    Whether you hope to spend only a few dollars or are in the mood to go all-out, these presents for the DIY person in your life will make their eyes light up this holiday season. Read more: New...

  • 11 home design trends that are so over

      

    Design trends come and go, but some have been sticking around for a while. Somebody has to say it, so here goes: some home designs really need to disappear. Here are some of the most overdone home...

  • Lumber Liquidators vows to stop selling hazardous flooring

      

    Lumber Liquidators is cleaning up its reputation after a scandal broke earlier this year when the company was caught red-handed selling flooring with dangerous levels of toxins. Flooring expose...