Homes & Real Estate / Improvements & Security

  • Installing Solar Energy at Home Is Hot

      

    Are you paying too much for your home's energy expenses? Putting in solar energy can help lower that bill. Solar energy is Clark Smart for your wallet! Residential solar installations...

  • 5 Ways To Safeguard Your Home During Summer Vacation

      

    We're on the cusp of summer vacation. Do you want to let criminals know you're not home? I've talked in the past about so many ways we let our guard down and make ourselves...

  • 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...

  • Solar panels pay off quickly and save you big

      

    Related: Solar Panel Installation Guide:  TRANSCRIPT: Solar was something that was really exotic and people had to be a little crazy to put solar panels in a house. Not anymore. You're...

  • Cheap Customizable Furniture Is the Wave of the Future

      

    The Internet offers all kinds of ways to do things better, cheaper, faster. Now that promise is coming to the staid furniture industry. I’m very familiar with the furniture business. I...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...