Homes & Real Estate / Home Ownership

  • 5 natural ways to get rid of pests

      

    Our world is filled with chemicals. Pesticides are commonly used as a quick way to get rid of any pests that might plague the house, yard, or garden, but we all pay a price for this convenient...

  • 10 ways you're ruining your home - and how not to

      

    Your home represents one of the most important facets of your life. Just as you wouldn't ignore the needs of your kids, spouse, or pets, you can't neglect your home if you want it to...

  • 5 ways to use vinegar around the house

      

    Vinegar has many uses you probably never knew about. Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner, brightener, and herbicide. These uses for vinegar are not only brilliant, but they make your life a...

  • 5 ways to use salt around your house

      

    You can save a lot of money by using things you already have around the house to clean -- and do all sorts of things! If you have one of those big containers of salt that's been sitting...

  • Homeowner group threatens family with jail time over purple playground

      

    A purple playground has a Missouri homeowner group seeing red - threatening fines and jail time unless the play set is removed. Read more: HOA fees can become a budget buster HOA goes on...

  • Trader Joe's beats Whole Foods in the home value wars

      

    In the market for a new home? Finding the right fit has gotten so much more complicated than just making sure you're in the right school district! The New York Post reports there's an...

  • Pros and cons of reverse mortgages for seniors

      

    Reverse mortgages remain a popular lure for cash-strapped seniors, but what's good in theory is often abysmal in execution. A reverse mortgage allows someone who is "house rich and...

  • 8 houseplants you can't kill

      

    If you have ever nurtured a houseplant only to watch it shrivel up and die, you understand just how frustrating the situation can be. What did you do wrong? Was there too much water? Not enough?...

  • Find the best interest rates for a mortgage or refinance

      

    It is a terrible fact of life that getting a mortgage is the biggest pain in the rear just about of any financial thing you will ever have to do. Just when you think you've given them every...

  • Georgia natural gas guide

      

      Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There...

  • How the Internet saved me $132 on my hot water heater

      

    My hot water heater went kaput this past weekend – or so I thought. The pilot light went out and wouldn’t come back on. Being the novice home repair man that I am I figured I might be...

  • Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat

      

    When it comes to staying cool and saving money in the summertime heat, things can get a bit tricky. So what's the best answer? Cranking the air conditioner and running all the fans in the...

  • You can lower your existing bills

      

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

  • 10 ways to keep cool without the AC

      

    The heat of the summer is upon us, and with it comes humidity, discomfort, and annoyance. It can be tempting to sit in front of the AC all day, but that air conditioning can really do a number on...

  • How a $2.50 lightbulb can save you $70

      

    LED bulbs put money in your pocket over time. Clark does the math, and tells you where you can score a really hot deal on a 2-pack right now.