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Homes & Real Estate

Broken LED bulb and super glue
Is the front of your LED bulb broken? Don’t throw it out — fix it! Homes & Real Estate October 23, 2017
For years, I'd heard about how LED bulbs have a microchip inside them, but I'd never actually seen one —…
Natural gas flame burning on stove top
How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit October 19, 2017
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
These are the top 50 rat-infested cities in America
These are the top 50 rat-infested cities in America Health October 19, 2017
For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago is the worst city in America for rats, according to a new study from…
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs Home Ownership October 16, 2017
Do you love winter? The extended forecast calls for Jack Frost to nip at your nose and leave you with…
Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate October 16, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says you should lock your natural gas rates in now, as they are likely to rise…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate October 9, 2017
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
Home security system
Your guide to DIY home security systems Improvements & Security October 2, 2017
Everyone likes to feel safe and the security of yourself and your family probably ranks pretty high on the list…
Here are the 20 metro areas with the most flipped homes
Here are the 20 metro areas with the most flipped homes Homes & Real Estate September 28, 2017
The art of house-flipping is on the rise thanks to the popularity of reality TV shows like HGTV’s "Flip or…
Boy builds tiny house
How a 13-year-old built his own tiny house for $1,500 Homes & Real Estate September 27, 2017
A 13-year-old boy is making headlines this week after building his own home for $1,500, according to multiple news reports.…
The secret to finding a great home contractor
The secret to finding a great home contractor Homes & Real Estate September 22, 2017
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it was during the real estate bubble. So how do…
The $15 insurance policy all renters need
The $15 insurance policy all renters need Insurance September 20, 2017
More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing…
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time!
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time! Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2017
Your dishwasher is going to be working overtime this coming holiday season. No doubt it will be a godsend to…
House destroyed by Hurrican Irma
What lenders are doing to help storm-hit homeowners Mortgages September 19, 2017
In the wake of the damage and disruptions caused in Texas, Florida and other parts of the Deep South by…
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate September 11, 2017
Do you know exactly what your homeowners insurance policy would cover in the event of an accident or catastrophe? Unexpected…
Flood insurance: What your home policy won’t cover
Flood insurance: What your home policy won’t cover Homes & Real Estate September 11, 2017
Hurricane Irma is leaving her mark in Florida and beyond, and with many Americans facing damage from winds and flooding,…
8 money-saving tips for renters
8 money-saving tips for renters Homes & Real Estate September 5, 2017
Do you click on money-saving real estate articles only to find that everything is geared toward homeowners? Well then, you're one…
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates Homes & Real Estate September 1, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement Oct. 2…
3 words you should never use when selling a home
3 words you should never use when selling a home Homes & Real Estate August 25, 2017
Most homebuyers spend lots of time browsing internet listings before they go touring homes, so it’s important for a seller’s…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance August 23, 2017
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
This kitchen makeover only cost $100
This kitchen makeover only cost $100 Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2017
If your kitchen could use a facelift but you don’t think you have the money to do it, this may…
11 home design trends that are so over
11 home design trends that are so over Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2017
Design trends come and go, but some have been sticking around for a while. Somebody has to say it, so…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance August 15, 2017
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit August 15, 2017
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
Adjustable rate mortgages
Why your adjustable-rate mortgage might become a huge problem Mortgages August 11, 2017
If you have a variable-rate mortgage, money expert Clark Howard says now may be the time to refinance into a…
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks Homes & Real Estate August 4, 2017
Plumbing problems can be some of the most expensive and unpredictable situations that can occur in your home. But they…
Becoming a landlord: How to find a good tenant
Becoming a landlord: How to find a good tenant Homes & Real Estate August 2, 2017
The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a…
Is a biweekly mortgage plan a good idea?
Is a biweekly mortgage plan a good idea? Featured Story August 2, 2017
On the Clark Howard Show a couple of years ago, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage…
ZIP codes with high real estate returns
The 20 ZIP codes with the highest real estate returns Home Ownership August 1, 2017
Your ZIP code is a pretty important piece of an address, especially when it comes to the real estate market.…
America’s favorite style of home is…
America’s favorite style of home is… Homes & Real Estate July 28, 2017
Ranches are the most popular style of home for sale in America right now, according to a new Trulia report.…
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