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Home Security

The U.S. home security industry rakes in billions of dollars a year.  That’s a lot of money out of Americans’ pockets – and it’s often well-spent, as long as you’re not getting ripped off.  Here are a few fishy things to look out for when purchasing a home security system.

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Green Home, Saving Energy

How do you estimate utility costs in a new home?  Whether you’re moving into your first home or upgrading to a better one, there’s a lot of change to be prepared for. You’ll have a new neighborhood to negotiate, a new household routine, and new spaces to fill with family and furnishings. One...

Exterior Remodeling

If you're looking to increase your home's value without spending a lot of money, consider enhancing its curb appeal with a front door replacement. A home's exterior makes or breaks the first impression when prospective buyers see your home, and a spruced-up entryway can add as much as $24,000...

Finance and Home Loans

Seller disclosure is critical to a smooth home sale and reducing seller liability, but not all homeowners are aware of its value to the home selling process.  Seller disclosure, the obligation of a home seller to tell any potential buyer about problems in the property, is only mandatory in...

Building and Remodeling

The new breed of modular vacation homes creates an affordable alternative for those who want to build a seasonal getaway. Vacation homes are a perennially popular investment, but the cost of new builds can send hopeful vacation homeowners packing back to their primary abode and online searches...