Homes & Real Estate / Improvements & Security

  • Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever

      

    LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full price. Even so, purchasing your bulbs on deep discount is obviously the best way to go. Prices...

  • 4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home's Value

      

    ShopSmart magazine did a Top 10 list of things you could do to your home that have the greatest payoff in enhanced value. These easy DIY projects will increase your property's...

  • 6 Ways To Cut Home Energy Costs

      

    Utility bills can make up a significant portion of a family’s monthly budget. With a little planning, research, and work, you can cut your home's energy consumption by a substantial...

  • Lumber Liquidators Allegedly Sold Flooring With Too Much Formaldehyde

      

    If you bought laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators in the last 4 years, there's a chance you may have been exposed to unsafe levels of  formaldehyde. Read on to learn about the next...

  • Solar Panel Installation Guide

      

    Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home.Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of...

  • Save money with do-it-yourself security systems

      

    Clark looks at a do-it-yourself home security system that cuts out the middle man -- and your monthly payments.

  • Save money with do-it-yourself security systems

      

    Clark looks at a do-it-yourself home security system that cuts out the middle man -- and your monthly payments.

  • 11 Ways To Pay Less for Appliances

      

    Real estate is on the rise in the U.S. as more than 17 million Americans plan to purchase a home this year. With this renewed housing activity comes a high demand for appliances as new...

  • Digital Thermostats: Worth the high price tag?

      

    Buying a new digital thermostat can really cut heating costs. Clark has been testing the Nest digital thermostat for months.

  • My Favorite Gadgets at CES 2015

      

    While at CES, I got a chance to interview Jim Barry (@ceaanswerman), the Digital Answer Man and media spokesman for the Consumer Electronics Association.One of the things I discussed with Jim was...

  • Buying a DIY Alarm System Will Save You Money

      

    A couple of months ago my wife and I had somebody break into our house at 4 a.m. in the morning and this made it apparent that we needed to get some sort of security system. We originally thought...

  • 9 Areas of Your Home That Need Winter Preparation

      

    I know it just seems like we just Autumn-proofed our homes, right? Yet while you may not have as many problems as your aunt in Billings, Montana, as the temperature drops, you definitely need to...

  • Your Guide to Christmas Lights Safety

      

    Nothing quite says ‘Happy Holidays’ like hanging roughly 25,000 lights on your house, by your house, in your house, in your trees, on your shrubs, on your lawn… Holiday...

  • How to Outsource the Financially Savvy Way

      

    One of the things I love most about people who believe in living frugally: their dedication to DIY. The do-it-yourself mentality goes hand-in-hand with living well on less and saving money. Frugal...

  • When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?

      

    For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home...