Homes & Real Estate

  • End of fun: Bubble Wrap will no longer ‘pop’

      

    Bubble Wrap's feature known for hours of fun and stress relief is going away. The original seller, Sealed Air Corp. is introducing a new version of the product that will provide the same...

  • Move Over Man Caves, Here Come "She Sheds"

      

    By Rick Couri of KRMG HOUSTON — “She Sheds” are meant to be a place where ladies can get away from those smelly men and do the things ladies want to do. Tamara Harbert...

  • 3 Bad Choices That Can Kill Your Home's Value

      

    By Iris Price of ImprovementCenter.com When you buy a house, are you already thinking about the day you sell it and its potential value? Unless you're a house-flipper, that's...

  • Do Real Estate Agents Really Matter Anymore?

      

    With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like...

  • 13 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

      

    Reader's Digest recently ran an article titled "13 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You" that offers some sobering caveats from convicted burglars. Here are 13 secrets of home...

  • Best and Worst Home Insurers

      

    A new ranking of home insurance companies shows that just focusing on what you pay in premiums isn't necessarily the smartest idea. A March 2014 update of Consumer Reports names the best...

  • How To Hire The Best Moving Companies

      

    People are moving again in larger numbers and it's a good time to take a look at how to hire a reputable mover. The price quotes in the moving industry are dictated heavily by supply and...

  • Credit Unions Offer Creative Mortgages To Save You Money

      

    Years ago, credit unions weren't the best place to look for a mortgage. But that was then and this is now. Today, credit unions are a great source for mortgages, especially if you're...

  • The Truth About the Cost of Escrow Payments

      

    Ever since I bought my first house, the concept of escrow payments has always seemed unfair to me.  Many banks will allow you to stop making escrow payments to them, but they charge a fee for...

  • 4 Ways To Safeguard Your Home During Summer Vacation

      

    We're on the cusp of summer vacation. Do you want to let criminals know you're not home? I've talked in the past about so many ways we let our guard down and make ourselves...

  • 6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

      

    Should you pay off your mortgage early? It's a question personal finance experts have been debating for years. Some say it makes financial sense to invest that money in the stock market,...

  • Installing Solar Energy at Home Is Hot

      

    Are you paying too much for your home's energy expenses? Putting in solar energy can help lower that bill. Solar energy is Clark Smart for your wallet! Residential solar installations...

  • You can lower your existing bills

      

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

  • Solar panels pay off quickly and save you big

      

    Related: Solar Panel Installation Guide:  TRANSCRIPT: Solar was something that was really exotic and people had to be a little crazy to put solar panels in a house. Not anymore. You're...

  • 5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan

      

    Despite today's economy, even minimum wage workers can achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The Federal Housing Administration offers you the ability to generally bring the least...