Homes & Real Estate / Home Ownership

  • 19 things you didn't know you could wash in the dishwasher

      

    You might think of your dishwasher as a device for washing, well . . . dishes, but your dishwasher is actually a magical clean-just-about-everything, even-stuff-others-would-consider-disgusting...

  • 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...

  • Strategies for buying the best washer and dryer

      

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, there will be deals galore on appliances. If you're shopping for a new washer or dryer, you don't have to pay big bucks to get the reliability and...

  • How to buy a house with cash

      

    Many experts tout owning a home as an essential part of the American Dream. One of the problems with that dream is that it can come with a high cost. Taking out a 30-year mortgage on a home...

  • 3 home improvements that add a lot of light

      

    A room with incredible light can simply make you feel good inside. But a room that has a dark, cave-like quality -- even when the summer sun is shining? Not so much. That's the unfortunate...

  • 16 foods you never want to put down your garbage disposal

      

    The garbage disposal is a hard-working yet often overlooked component of many kitchens. This device handles just about everything we toss its way -- until you put the wrong thing down the...

  • 8 summer home improvements for a happier family

      

    Summer is the time for outdoor fun, but what if your fun is getting a little old and stale? It's time to liven things up with home improvements that can turn this summer into the best one...

  • One simple way to prevent a common cause of house fires

      

    While you may be aware of some of the most common causes of house fires, there are other hidden dangers around your home that can cause some pretty scary damage. According to the National...

  • 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage: Which loan is best for you?

      

    When you're buying a house, it is tempting to buy as much as house as you possibly can. Because of this, more often than not people sign up for a 30-year mortgage. A longer mortgage term means...

  • 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...