home improvement

Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space
Budgeting

Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space

In this hot real estate market, consider the costs of buying and selling a house along with the expenses associated with your new digs.
November 13, 2020
Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity
Budgeting

Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity

A home equity loan or home equity line of credit may be perfect for your retirement finances. But don't delay; a fee increase is coming.
November 2, 2020
The Five Top Consumer Complaints
Smart Buying

The Five Top Consumer Complaints

Here are the top five complaints from a survey of state and local agencies from 19 states.
August 27, 2020
The Complete Guide to Decluttering
real estate

The Complete Guide to Decluttering

Spending a lot of time at home? What better time to get organized?
May 8, 2020
You Can Still Buy and Sell a Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
home

You Can Still Buy and Sell a Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

But you’ll have to jump through some hoops to close the deal.
May 7, 2020

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Home Prices on the Rise
real estate

Home Prices on the Rise

A tight supply of homes for sale and lower mortgage rates are pushing up home values. Sellers and homeowners are reaping the rewards.
March 5, 2020
Moves to Make Now To Age in Place
retirement

Moves to Make Now To Age in Place

If you are a longtime homeowner and thinking ahead to your next stage of life, you’re probably familiar with the idea of aging in place.
March 2, 2020
7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage
retirement

7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage

Admit it: Whether you're 35 or 65, the prospect of retiring without a mortgage is an attractive one.
November 22, 2019
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
insurance

10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims

Three of the costliest natural disasters in U.S.
September 3, 2019
Trim Your Home Insurance Premium
insurance

Trim Your Home Insurance Premium

Whether you stay with your current insurer or switch, you can lower your rate without sacrificing coverage.
August 5, 2019
Updates That Can Help You Fall in Love With Your Home All Over Again
real estate

Updates That Can Help You Fall in Love With Your Home All Over Again

Enjoy the benefits of refreshing your home years before you decide to sell by picking the right projects. You'll be happier now, and your future buyer…
June 26, 2019
30 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000
credit & debt

30 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000

You can do a lot with $1,000.
June 7, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Regret Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool
buying a home

10 Reasons You Will Regret Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool

Buying a home with a swimming pool in the backyard will certainly score you bragging rights around the neighborhood.
May 2, 2019
Ways to Make Your Home More Age-Friendly
retirement

Ways to Make Your Home More Age-Friendly

Your kids are successfully launched and, suddenly, you seem to have more disposable income.
April 4, 2019
9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House
real estate

9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House

If you're a homeowner looking to rake in some extra money, whether to fund a much-needed renovation or to afford a much-needed dream vacation, don't d…
April 2, 2019
10 Ways YouTube Can Save You Money on DIY Projects
savings

10 Ways YouTube Can Save You Money on DIY Projects

Online videos can walk even the most fumble-fingered among us through routine tasks, from fixing a leak to mending a garment.
March 20, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home
home

10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home

It's a lazy weekend and you’re plunked down on the couch channel surfing.
January 22, 2019
Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.
real estate

Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.

The national median sales price for existing single-family homes hit $269,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to the National Associatio…
October 15, 2018
13 Retirement Tips for Snowbirds
retirement

13 Retirement Tips for Snowbirds

Pat and Pete Engel of Glendale, N.Y., are seasoned snowbirds, having spent every winter since 1995 in Florida.
October 8, 2018
New Security Systems Give Peace of Mind for a Dollar a Day
real estate

New Security Systems Give Peace of Mind for a Dollar a Day

New home security systems are affordable, versatile and easy to install.
October 4, 2018
Key Documents You Need to Take With You in an Emergency
real estate

Key Documents You Need to Take With You in an Emergency

As you prepare for Florence or the next big hurricane, make sure you gather financial documents that you'll need if you must evacuate or your home is …
September 14, 2018
How to Prepare for Hurricane Florence
insurance

How to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

As the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states brace for a severe hurricane, residents in its path still have time to protect their homes and finances.
September 12, 2018
How to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes
real estate

How to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

Hurricane season begins June 1, and scientists at Colorado State University expect 2018 to be another big year, forecasting seven hurricanes—three of …
September 10, 2018
Great Tiny Homes for Retirement
retirement

Great Tiny Homes for Retirement

If you're planning for retirement, downsizing is likely near the top of your to-do list.
August 27, 2018
10 Small Home Projects That Pay Off Big
real estate

10 Small Home Projects That Pay Off Big

The home-improvement boom shows no signs of slowing.
August 6, 2018