Homes & Real Estate

  • 19 things you didn't know you could wash in the dishwasher

      

    You might think of your dishwasher as a device for washing, well . . . dishes, but your dishwasher is actually a magical clean-just-about-everything, even-stuff-others-would-consider-disgusting...

  • 6 questions to ask if you're building a deck

      

    Oh, the wonders of a deck during summertime! It's where the family gathers to enjoy the great weather, grill up a few burgers and wile away the hours before a spectacular sunset. Whether...

  • Protect your electronics from storms this summer

      

    Storms can do serious damage to your computers and TVs. Here’s how to protect them.

  • How to buy a house with cash

      

    Many experts tout owning a home as an essential part of the American Dream. One of the problems with that dream is that it can come with a high cost. Taking out a 30-year mortgage on a home...

  • 3 home improvements that add a lot of light

      

    A room with incredible light can simply make you feel good inside. But a room that has a dark, cave-like quality -- even when the summer sun is shining? Not so much. That's the unfortunate...

  • 16 foods you never want to put down your garbage disposal

      

    The garbage disposal is a hard-working yet often overlooked component of many kitchens. This device handles just about everything we toss its way -- until you put the wrong thing down the...

  • 8 summer home improvements for a happier family

      

    Summer is the time for outdoor fun, but what if your fun is getting a little old and stale? It's time to liven things up with home improvements that can turn this summer into the best one...

  • 3 important steps to take before buying a home

      

    Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking about buying a home, you'll want be to well-informed and...

  • 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage: Which loan is best for you?

      

    When you're buying a house, it is tempting to buy as much as house as you possibly can. Because of this, more often than not people sign up for a 30-year mortgage. A longer mortgage term means...

  • 9 air conditioning alternatives

      

    It's a safe bet that you have an air conditioner -- according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two-thirds of homes have air conditioning units, and we spend more than $11 billion each year to...

  • You can lower your existing bills

      

    You could save hundreds each month just by negotiating with the companies you have contracts with.

  • 4 essential home maintenance jobs for spring

      

    Winter can be tough on your house. It brings harsh cold, blustery winds, snow and ice, and of course, a slow-down in any sort of exterior maintenance. When the spring sunshine finally starts,...

  • 4 simple entry points into home energy savings

      

    Everybody wants to go green and save money, but how exactly do you do it if it’s all new to you? Try these four approaches. Read more: 19 spring home improvements on a...

  • 7 unique staging tips that will sell your home fast

      

    After you’ve cleaned until you can’t stand the smell of pine, cleared out all the clutter from every inch of the garage, and bumped up your home’s curb appeal, is there anything...

  • 3 creative alternatives to buying new cabinets

      

    If you've been looking for alternatives to buying new cabinets, you're probably aware of some of the typical ways you can spruce up your old ones -- paint, faux finishes, new hardware,...