Homes & Real Estate / Building

  • 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...

  • Home renovations that give you the most bang for your buck


    When it comes to home improvement projects, it's important to prioritize both your personal values as well as the potential return on investment. And when you're on a budget, you want to...

  • Check out this new line of efficient, zero-energy homes that start under $100,000


    The tides are turning in housing as new innovations and smart design are becoming more widely available to the average consumer -- some very exciting news! Deltec is a company based...

  • Building a new home a better value than buying used?


    If you're in the market for a house, building a new home might be a better option than buying an existing house. Here’s why

  • 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.