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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...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Home Safety

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

Decks and Patios

The best and most valuable home improvements will reward your investments of money and time with higher home value now and at the time you sell your home. In each of the past 15 years, over one million homeowners spent more than $10,000 on a kitchen, bath or other major remodeling project,...

Sell an "Eccentric" Home in a Bad Market

Even lovely homes in excellent condition can have trouble selling in a bad market.  That’s all the more reason why “quirky” homes with decor or renovations suited only to the owner’s eccentric whims call for serious troubleshooting.

It’s reasonable to want to customize your home while you’re...

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...