Homes & Real Estate

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 5 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...

  • You can lower your existing bills

      

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Request for Repairs to Rental Property

      

    Date: ________________   To whom it may concern: We are distressed that you have not responded to several requests to make repairs on our apartment. Briefly describe the nature of...

  • Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever

      

    LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full price. Even so, purchasing your bulbs on deep discount is obviously the best way to go. Prices...

  • Is a Biweekly Mortgage Plan a Good Idea?

      

    While listening to the Clark Howard Show a few months back, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage plan (a program where you make half your mortgage payment every two weeks rather than...

  • Websites To Comparison Shop Owner's Title Insurance

      

    When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that I just can't get people to buy…even though being without it can be deadly to your finances. Picture...

  • 10 Things To Know Before Buying a Home

      

    If you've read my previous articles on ClarkHoward.com, you know that I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years. Now, I'm excited to be moving into a new home after recently becoming a...

  • 6 Ways To Cut Home Energy Costs

      

    Utility bills can make up a significant portion of a family’s monthly budget. With a little planning, research, and work, you can cut your home's energy consumption by a substantial...

  • Burglar Alarm Buying Tips

      

    While eating breakfast at a fast food joint, Clark eavesdropped on a conversation at a nearby table. Based on what he overheard, it seemed two of the men were employed by a security alarm company...

  • 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...