Homes & Real Estate

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The cheapest way to protect your family? Try a $10 box strike plate! Homes & Real Estate March 9, 2018
Smart locks are all the rage today, but they're hamstrung by a very dumb problem: If your smart lock doesn't…
10 best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2018
10 best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2018 Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2018
If you know anyone who's looking to buy their first home, you don't need us to tell you that it's…
How paying off a mortgage in 2 years changed this woman’s life
How paying off a mortgage in 2 years changed this woman’s life Mortgages March 6, 2018
Kim Anderson approached her husband one day with an idea that caught him by surprise: "Why don't we just pay…
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Don’t try this at home: Common repairs that aren’t DIY Homes & Real Estate February 26, 2018
Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some…
Home security system - Your guide to DIY home security systems
Your guide to DIY home security systems Homes & Real Estate February 22, 2018
Everyone likes to feel safe and the security of yourself and your family no doubt ranks pretty high on the…
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list Homes & Real Estate February 19, 2018
The rise in popularity of homesharing services like Airbnb is allowing people around the world to make some extra cash…
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses
Tech startup Divvy aims to revolutionize the rent-to-own model for houses Homes & Real Estate February 15, 2018
A new tech startup that allows renters to build up credit for a potential home purchase down the line may be…
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5 unusual strategies for selling your home Homes & Real Estate February 6, 2018
Getting ready to list your home for sale soon? Taking a slightly unconventional approach to marketing can really pay off…
Tesla teams with Home Depot for solar panel system showcases
Tesla teams with Home Depot for solar panel system showcases Homes & Real Estate February 1, 2018
Tesla is gearing up to take its solar aspirations to home-improvement shoppers across the country. RELATED: Tesla set to begin…
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12 home improvement projects you can do on a budget Homes & Real Estate February 1, 2018
A recent Trulia study found that 76% of Americans are planning to renovate or remodel their homes — with bathrooms,…
5 of the best Ikea furniture hacks to try in 2018
5 of the best Ikea furniture hacks to try in 2018 Homes & Real Estate January 30, 2018
If you're shopping around for new furniture that won't break your budget, Ikea's prices are hard to beat — and…
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Lived in a hurricane disaster zone in 2017? You could get a $6,000 tax refund Taxes January 24, 2018
When your home is destroyed by an act of God, you expect to be uprooted and face a long road…
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Did your last dishwasher last as long as this chart says it should? Homes & Real Estate January 22, 2018
When you buy an appliance, you want to be sure it's going to last a good long time. But some…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising… Mortgages January 18, 2018
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4% for the first time since May 2017, according to the latest Freddie…
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Energy bill hack: How a spare Lego can save you $100s this winter Homes & Real Estate January 17, 2018
As winter weather takes aim at a large swatch of the United States, a lot of folks are left dialing…
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you!
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you! Homes & Real Estate January 16, 2018
Think your heating bill is too expensive? Your state could be advocating for your right to pay less when you…
CES 2018: DIY system touts new way to prevent water leaks in your home
CES 2018: DIY system touts new way to prevent water leaks in your home Mobile & Electronics January 9, 2018
You can spend a small fortune repairing water damage in your residence, not to mention labor and supply costs for…
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it!
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it! Insurance January 4, 2018
The year 2017 was fraught with natural disasters that cost many people dearly in life, limb and property. Between major…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate December 31, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
13 things a burglar won’t tell you
13 things a burglar won’t tell you Homes & Real Estate December 18, 2017
The holidays are prime time for thieves! So to help you protect your home from crooks this season, Reader's Digest put together…
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Sun burn: Tesla takeover of Solar City dampened installs nationwide Homes & Real Estate December 15, 2017
Tesla envisioned a bright future for solar energy in the United States when it took over Solar City in 2016.…
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RECALL ALERT: Portable generators by Westinghouse could overheat and catch fire Recalls December 11, 2017
Portable generators can give you peace of mind in the event of a natural disaster or when unexpected winter weather…
5 things to know before you rent an Airbnb
5 things to know before you rent an Airbnb Travel December 7, 2017
You have some vacation time and you want to visit a far-away city. You have a basic idea of what…
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm Homes & Real Estate December 1, 2017
You welcome winter — the promise of a silent overnight snowfall, lacy, leafless trees smothered in a white blanket knit…
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials Homes & Real Estate November 8, 2017
In cities across America, there are millennials struggling to find affordable housing and baby boomers who want to stay in…
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things Money & Credit November 1, 2017
When you're trying to save more money — for both now and down the road — there are plenty of successful strategies…
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring Homes & Real Estate October 29, 2017
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle two class-action lawsuits that accused the company of selling flooring…
Can you trust Zillow or Redfin to know your home's value?
The best time of the year to buy a starter home Homes & Real Estate October 27, 2017
If you're in the market for a starter home, you may want to begin your search ASAP! Although many people…
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10 cheap DIY home renovations for the thrifty homeowner Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2017
Whether you're preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how…
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Pro tips: How to find the best real estate agent for you Homes & Real Estate October 25, 2017
Finding the right real estate agent is like finding someone to spend your life with: it may take longer than…