Homes & Real Estate / Building

  • New robotic bricklayer can build a house in just two days

      

    Australian robotics company, Fastbrick Robotics, has created a bricklaying robot that lays bricks 20 times faster than a human bricklayer -- and is 10 years in the making.  At first...

  • 4 last-minute DIY presents

      

    Hey, we get it. The holidays sometimes sneak up on you, and one day you wake up and realize that it's too late to finish that shopping that you have been meaning to do for weeks. Now...

  • 11 home trends that are so over

      

    Remodeling soon? Somebody has to say it: It's time for some home designs to disappear.

  • 12 awesome gifts for handy homeowners

      

    Whether you hope to spend only a few dollars or are in the mood to go all-out, these presents for the DIY person in your life will make their eyes light up this holiday season. Read more: New...

  • 11 home design trends that are so over

      

    Design trends come and go, but some have been sticking around for a while. Somebody has to say it, so here goes: some home designs really need to disappear. Here are some of the most overdone home...

  • Lumber Liquidators vows to stop selling hazardous flooring

      

    Lumber Liquidators is cleaning up its reputation after a scandal broke earlier this year when the company was caught red-handed selling flooring with dangerous levels of toxins. Flooring expose...

  • 3 questions to ask before you hire a contractor

      

    An $18K contract to build a deck left one couple out of money and without a deck. They should have asked their contractor these questions.

  • No mortgage, no bills: Living off the grid

      

    No mortgage payment and no utility bills? That's the reality for one North Georgia couple.

  • Tesla Announces New Home and Business Batteries - Clark's Take

      

    Elon Musk announced new home and business batteries, including the Tesla Powerwall home battery, starting at $3000.    I am very excited about this idea.   The power business...

  • Test drive a home before you buy

      

    When you buy a new car, you usually take it for a test drive. Now some home buyers are test driving homes as well.

  • New home construction from 120-150K

      

    Prices are up for first-time buyers of new homes. But one home builder has a new solution for you, and it's designed to sell at less than $150,000.

  • Cheaper Temporary Housing Is Coming

      

    Modern engineering has come up with a solution to deliver cheap temporary housing quickly in the wake of natural disasters.Reaction Housing's Exo is a portable, easy-to-assemble temporary house....

  • Gauging the recovery in housing values

      

    Here we are having been through a real estate cycle where everything was sizzling and then things fell off a cliff. More recently, we've seen a dramatic recovery in housing values, especially in...

  • Landowners get protection from government extortion

      

    In a long overdue move, the Supreme Court has stepped into to protect landowners from government extortion. Years ago, I had an option on a piece of land. I was going to build a home to live in...

  • The economics of solar are becoming more favorable

      

    I feel very strongly that we as a country can do so much more on the energy independence front than we've done.  We've only just begun with our exploration and conservation efforts. I...