Becoming a Home Maintenance Pro: Tips for Homeowners
By Dixie Somers Many homeowners don't think about home maintenance until something breaks, but that's not the best way to take care of your home. Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been settled for years, it’s never too late to cultivate some home maintenance habits. Here are three tips to help you protect your investment and keep your property in good shape for years to come: Create and Follow a Home Maintenance Schedu
Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners? Glitches of early iterations aside, smart home technology has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From adaptive thermostats that automatically gauge energy usage and alter temperatures for optimal savings, to smart home speakers that use sophisticated artificial intelligence to provide services and information in real-time, a
Four Easy Ways to Harness Solar Power at Home The price of solar technologies has dropped in recent years. Is now the time to hop on the bandwagon? Even if you're not fully convinced, there are small steps you can take today to reduce your environmental footprint and save money through solar. 1) Solar lighting. Eliminate the need for extension cords or pricey landscape lighting installations by opting for solar lights outdoors. In addition to smaller pathway lights, you can f
Do You Have Home Improvement Envy? You’re Not Alone Have you found yourself longingly peering into the yard next door to check out their new water feature only to start drawing up the blueprints for your own a week later? If you answered yes, turns out you’re just one of the many who experience jealousy—and a little competitive drive—over others’ home improvement projects.
In fact, a recent survey from The Home Depot conducted by Wakefield Research not only revealed what
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 17.4% less expensive in Honolulu (HI), all the way up to 53.2% less expensive in Miami & West Palm Beach (FL), and 37.7% nationwide! Other interesting findings in the report include: Interest rates have