Homes & Real Estate / Home Ownership

  • 9 air conditioning alternatives

      

    It's a safe bet that you have an air conditioner -- according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two-thirds of homes have air conditioning units, and we spend more than $11 billion each year to...

  • You can lower your existing bills

      

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

  • 4 simple entry points into home energy savings

      

    Everybody wants to go green and save money, but how exactly do you do it if it’s all new to you? Try these four approaches. Read more: 19 spring home improvements on a...

  • 3 creative alternatives to buying new cabinets

      

    If you've been looking for alternatives to buying new cabinets, you're probably aware of some of the typical ways you can spruce up your old ones -- paint, faux finishes, new hardware,...

  • 10 great lawn and garden deals available at Aldi right now!

      

    If you love saving money on grocery shopping, shopping at Aldi really will save you a ton. But did you know Aldi carries other seasonal items at a great bargain too?  But, in order to get...

  • 20 tips to help you have a profitable garage sale

      

    With sunny days starting to overtake the dreariness of winter, garage sale season is once again upon us. You may have friends who complain that their last garage sale took weeks of effort, yet...

  • Security system upgrade scam on the rise

      

    As AT&T phases out its 2g network, fraudsters are phasing in this new scam. How it works and how to avoid it.

  • 3 kinds of family fun home improvement projects

      

    With spring here and the summer just a few months away, school will be out sooner rather than later. For families, that means finding ways to keep the kiddos occupied with what parents like to...

  • Phony locksmiths ripping people off with bait-and-switch pricing

      

    Phony locksmiths who populate the top of search results pages are ripping people off with outrageous bait-and-switch pricing. Picture this: You lock yourself out of your car. You misplace the...

  • A look at the fake landlord scam

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your...

  • 12 low-maintenance landscaping ideas for any climate

      

    Yard work. You either love it, hate it or don't have the time it typically takes each week to keep up with it. If you enjoy tending your garden, you may not need advice for low-maintenance...

  • Cabinet refacing vs. cabinet replacing: Which is right for you?

      

    Are your kitchen cabinets old and tired, and you're hoping for something new? If money is no object, you can choose to fix the problem by renovating the entire kitchen. But sadly, most of us...

  • 19 spring home improvements on a shoestring

      

    To paraphrase a famous English Romantic poet, in spring a homeowner's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of home improvements. Lightly, because you may want to show your home some renovation...

  • 5 ways to survive your small kitchen

      

    Not everyone gets to cook in a gourmet kitchen. Some people are stuck in tiny galley kitchens or regulated to working in nooks that include a stove and not much else. Still others have strangely...

  • 6 ways to remodel with reclaimed materials

      

    With the overall movement in American culture toward being more environmentally conscious, green home design and remodeling is a trend that's here to stay. A big element of that trend is the...