Homes & Real Estate / Home Ownership

  • 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...

  • Living near this can increase the value of your home

      

    Living down the street from a rowdy concert outlet could have benefits for more than just music lovers!  Music to a homeowner's ears Read more: This one mistake is costing home...

  • 10 ways to keep cool this summer without the AC

      

    The heat of the summer is upon us, and with it comes humidity, discomfort, and annoyance. It can be tempting to sit in front of the AC all day, but that air conditioning can really do a number on...

  • These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home's resale value

      

    There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home...

  • How to improve your credit after a foreclosure

      

    Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that you can do to re-build a great credit history sooner, making credit availability and...

  • The top home insurers of 2016

      

    When you're getting ready to shop for home insurance, what considerations come into mind? For most people, it's price first and foremost. What you pay is often the deciding factor in...

  • This easy DIY upgrade can increase your home's value by nearly $1,500

      

    If you're thinking about selling your house soon, you may want to go ahead and add a few coats of paint to the kitchen. Certain colors can increase your home's value According to...

  • Cheap and easy spray paint projects for your home

      

    If your home suddenly feels outdated, with its brassy fixtures and furnishings from the last century, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for an updating overhaul. Before you spend...

  • Verify your contractors on these sites before hiring

      

    Hiring a contractor to work on your home can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for verifying who you hire.

  • How downpayment insurance can protect your home investment

      

    Home values can spook you out of putting money down on a new home. New insurance could give you peace of mind.

  • How to make $10,000 more when you resell your home

      

    Want to raise the value of your home? You might consider making any of several green improvements like putting in adequate insulation, installing a highly efficient HVAC system, high performance...

  • 8 things homeowners need to do at least once a year

      

    Owning a home is about a lot more than just making the mortgage payments, paying the property taxes and keeping it clean and tidy. It’s about maintaining your home,...

  • New mortgage lets you borrow money for energy-efficiency upgrades

      

    Want to make some energy-efficient upgrades to your existing home or a new one you're getting ready to buy? Maybe you're finding it difficult to come up with the cash. That's where...

  • 19 budget-friendly home improvement projects

      

    To paraphrase a famous English Romantic poet, in spring a homeowner's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of home improvements. Lightly, because you may want to show your home some renovation...

  • 5 tips to give your home a facelift on the cheap

      

    Spring and summer are peak home-selling seasons in much of the country. Maybe your home needs a little TLC before you put it on the market. Or maybe you love where you live and plan to stay put,...