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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…
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…
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…
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat Money & Credit July 6, 2017
When it comes to staying cool in the summertime heat, one of the primary concerns is cost. Sometimes things can…
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2017
Summer brings pool parties, ice cream and popsicles, playing in the yard…and renovations. Many homeowners find that some home upgrades…
9 air conditioning alternatives
9 air conditioning alternatives Home June 12, 2017
It's a safe bet that you have an air conditioner -- according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two-thirds of…
5 natural ways to get rid of pests
5 natural ways to get rid of pests Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2017
Our world is filled with chemicals. Pesticides are commonly used as a quick way to get rid of any pests…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2017
'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're…
How to get that HGTV decorating look you love for a fraction of the cost
How to get that HGTV decorating look you love for a fraction of the cost Homes & Real Estate March 13, 2017
Do you watch the HGTV channel and lament that you'll never be able to afford the luxurious home accents featured…
New price point for the Nest thermostat: Under $200?
New price point for the Nest thermostat: Under $200? Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2017
Programmable thermostats can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home by 25% or 30%, and the Nest thermostat is…
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth
6 home renovations that cost way more than they’re worth Homes & Real Estate January 30, 2017
Maybe your home needs a little TLC before you put it on the market this year. Or maybe you love…
New website tells you if someone died in your house!
New website tells you if someone died in your house! Homes & Real Estate January 20, 2017
Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his…
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home
6 cheap ways to add green upgrades to your home Home January 13, 2017
Going green is great — as long as you have several thousand dollars to plunk down on a new solar…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate January 3, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
16 ways to lower your energy bill
16 ways to lower your energy bill Homes & Real Estate November 15, 2016
Paying a high energy bill every month is like throwing your money away. Don't do it! Follow this advice to…
Amazon Home Services expands to 20 new markets
Amazon Home Services expands to 20 new markets Homes & Real Estate November 15, 2016
Need something assembled or installed around the house before the holidays? Amazon's got you covered! Read more: 5 ways to…
Kidde recalls more than 5 million combo smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Kidde recalls more than 5 million combo smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Homes & Real Estate November 14, 2016
Kidde is recalling 5.1 million combo smoke/CO alarms because they may not alert you if there's a fire or carbon…
7 things to know before starting a home renovation project
7 things to know before starting a home renovation project Homes & Real Estate August 25, 2016
Americans are set to remodel their homes in record numbers over the coming year. That makes this an ideal time…
No mortgage and no utility bills? Meet one couple living off the grid
No mortgage and no utility bills? Meet one couple living off the grid Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2016
Andy Hickman and his wife Rosemary Kimble live entirely debt free in an off-the-grid home that he built with his…
5 tips to maximize coolness from your air conditioner
5 tips to maximize coolness from your air conditioner Homes & Real Estate August 15, 2016
We're in the midst of a long hot summer and maintaining your air conditioner properly can be the difference between…
7 home decor projects for under $20 each
7 home decor projects for under $20 each Home Ownership August 12, 2016
Do you crave a Pinterest-worthy home, yet lack the budget to fill your cart at Michael's or Home Depot?  …
Why you should update your homeowners coverage limits every 5 years
Why you should update your homeowners coverage limits every 5 years Insurance August 2, 2016
If you've been in a house for a long time, chances are you may be grossly underinsured for homeowners coverage.…
These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home’s resale value
These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home’s resale value Homes & Real Estate July 8, 2016
There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely…
How to make $10,000 more when you resell your home
How to make $10,000 more when you resell your home Homes & Real Estate June 17, 2016
Want to raise the value of your home? You might consider making any of several green improvements like putting in…
New mortgage lets you borrow money for energy-efficiency upgrades
New mortgage lets you borrow money for energy-efficiency upgrades Homes & Real Estate June 15, 2016
Want to make some energy-efficient upgrades to your existing home or a new one you're getting ready to buy? Maybe…
What to do about window glass condensation
What to do about window glass condensation Homes & Real Estate June 10, 2016
If you have ever stepped out of a hot shower to be greeted by a fogged-up mirror, you know what…
19 budget-friendly home improvement projects
19 budget-friendly home improvement projects Homes & Real Estate June 1, 2016
To paraphrase a famous English Romantic poet, in spring a homeowner's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of home improvements. Lightly,…
19 things you didn’t know you could wash in the dishwasher
19 things you didn’t know you could wash in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate May 25, 2016
You might think of your dishwasher as a device for washing, well . . . dishes, but your dishwasher is…
6 questions to ask if you’re building a deck
6 questions to ask if you’re building a deck Homes & Real Estate May 23, 2016
Oh, the wonders of a deck during summertime! It's where the family gathers to enjoy the great weather, grill up…
3 home improvements that add a lot of light
3 home improvements that add a lot of light Homes & Real Estate May 19, 2016
A room with incredible light can simply make you feel good inside. But a room that has a dark, cave-like…
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