Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Green, Consumer Ally What does a gas powered clock radio (that might put you to sleep permanently with carbon monoxide poisoning), and a room air cleaner that consists of a feather duster and fly strips taped to the front of a space heater, have in common? They...

Filed under: Exteriors & Facades, Outdoors

Richard Matore of Pillar to Post Home Inspection in Newington, Connecticut (via The Money Pit). Courtesy of ASHI Reporter

Remember the Chia Pet, that early '80s craze that revolutionized indoor gardening? Well, I'm pretty sure they never offered a Chia...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Living Spaces

Tom Krauetler

What's the fastest way to get to the front door from the second floor? Through the ceiling! While replacing the floor in an upstairs bathroom, this homeowner momentarily forgot the age-old carpenter's adage for strolls among exposed floor...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Recession Running out of space to expand and improve your home? Then look up. Attic space is the newest frontier in home improvement, and according to a recent survey by the Home Improvement Research Institute, one in five respondents said they planned to finish...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Recession Running out of space to expand and improve your home? Then look up. Attic space is the newest frontier in home improvement, and according to a recent survey by the Home Improvement Research Institute, one in five respondents said they planned to finish...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Recession Running out of space to expand and improve your home? Then look up. Attic space is the newest frontier in home improvement, and according to a recent survey by the Home Improvement Research Institute, one in five respondents said they planned to finish...

Filed under: Real Estate, Health, Refinancing If you live in an older home and are planning any remodeling projects, you might need to add some padding to your budget. This spring a new EPA requirement will mandate that special lead testing, work practices -- and extra expenses are also part of...

Filed under: Real Estate, Health, Refinancing If you live in an older home and are planning any home remodeling projects, you might need to add some padding to your budget. This spring a new EPA requirement will mandate that special lead testing, work practices -- and extra expenses are also...

Filed under: Real Estate, Health, Refinancing If you live in an older home and are planning any remodeling projects, you might need to add some padding to your budget. This spring a new EPA requirement will mandate that special lead testing, work practices -- and extra expenses are also part of...

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 120 million homes that are five years or older and many are in desperate need of energy-efficiency updates.  While studies have proven that the largest portion of a home’s energy demand comes from the heating and cooling of the interior, many...

As warmer months draw near, nagging household chores that have been swept under the rug all winter become a priority. Spring cleaners who want to scour their homes from the top down can benefit from these spring cleaning tips from Consumer Reports.  Their cleaning experts created a list of...

Filed under: Bargains, Home, Green, Tax - Credit As the federal government's Cash for Appliance Clunkers program begins, consumers may find themselves in a stew of confusion over when rebates are available, how much they'll get and from where. The rebate clock is already ticking in Connecticut,...

Filed under: Bargains, Home, Green, Tax - Credit As the federal government's Cash for Appliance Clunkers program begins, consumers may find themselves in a stew of confusion over when rebates are available, how much they'll get and from where. The rebate clock is already ticking in Connecticut,...

Filed under: Bargains, Home, Green, Tax - Credit As the federal government's Cash for Appliance Clunkers program begins, consumers may find themselves in a stew of confusion over when clunker rebates are available, how much they'll get and from where. The rebate clock is already ticking in...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies, interests...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies, interests...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health

This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon gas. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies,...

With the recent bitter, gusting Arctic air and snow in portions of the Midwest, South, and East, you might just get an unwelcome surprise when you open your next home heating bill.

According to theAlliance to Save Energy, heating accounts for 31 percent of the typical home’s energy costs and...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Economizer, Tax - Credit If you have a clunker of an appliance you'd like to replace in this year, the good news is that the government is offering an attractive rebate that can pay you up to $250 for upgrading to a more efficient model. But the bad news is that...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Economizer, Tax - Credit If you have a clunker of an appliance you'd like to replace in this year, the good news is that the government is offering an attractive rebate that can pay you up to $250 for upgrading to a more efficient model. But the bad news is that...

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