Homes & Real Estate / Building

  • 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...

  • Solar shingles coming from Solar City

      

    Tesla founder Elon Musk is known for dreaming big—and his vision extends far beyond the all-electric car company he founded. This is the guy who launched the first-ever private spacecraft...

  • These government programs may have prolonged the recession

      

    Have government programs intended to help struggling homeowners actually prolonged the recession instead? Read more: This tool shows how much you'll pay in taxes under each...

  • 5 ways to avoid costly home renovation mistakes

      

    A home renovation can be time-consuming, and you want the result to be worth the hard work. If you make a home-remodel mistake, however, it could turn your dream project into a...

  • 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...