Homes & Real Estate / Home Ownership

  • 7 things to know before starting a home renovation project

      

    Americans are set to remodel their homes in record numbers over the coming year. That makes this an ideal time to revisit some of Clark's long-standing advice on remodeling and...

  • How your phone's camera can save you a headache with your insurer

      

    If something ever gets lost, stolen or burned at your home, how do you prove it to your insurance company? The answer may be sitting right there in your pocket! Read more: Beware of 'storm...

  • No mortgage and no utility bills? Meet one couple living off the grid

      

    Andy Hickman and his wife Rosemary Kimble live entirely debt free in an off-the-grid home that he built with his own two hands. That means no mortgage, no utility bills and no compromises! Read...

  • 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...

  • 5 tips to maximize coolness from your air conditioner

      

    We're in the midst of a long hot summer and maintaining your air conditioner properly can be the difference between keeping cool or having those little beads of sweat trickle down your...

  • 7 home decor projects for under $20 each

      

    Do you crave a Pinterest-worthy home, yet lack the budget to fill your cart at Michael's or Home Depot?   Worry not, as a beautifully decorated home can be achieved withou a maxed...

  • How much house do Americans actually own?

      

    When people say they own their home, it’s usually a half-truth at best. Often, a bank owns the home they live in — most of it, anyway. Read more: Buying a home? Here are 9...

  • 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...

  • 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...