Make sure you know what you are permitted to do before you build or renovate your home. Checking with your local municipality is one of the most important steps you can take before you pick that ha
Selling your house can be hard. Should you use a real estate agent or go at it on your own? What listing price is reasonable for your area? How long should you expect your house to be on the mark
A studio apartment presents tricky design problems. Too much furniture and you feel claustrophobic. Position your furniture incorrectly and your apartment will look cluttered. But you can avoid the
Whether it's a loud party, deafening music, a blaring movie, screaming kids or just over-the-top conversation, noisy neighbors can be irritating.
You can probably deal with the annoyance once in a
Solar power is a renewable, reliable and clean source of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency says, "Solar energy is considered environmentally friendly because the sun is a natural energy s
It probably will be the most expensive investment you ever make, but it does not always have to be the most stressful. Buying your first home is an incredible journey, and with a few tips, it can b
Dear Edith: My husband and I are both in our 70s, and we would like to know whether it would be a good idea to have the names of our four children put on the deed to our house. It is all paid for
Before listing their homes, many homeowners look at their unfinished basements and wonder if they should invest the money, time and energy in making it a finished basement.
Those bare cement stone
When your home looks its best, buyers are more likely to make an offer. You don't have to spend $50,000 on a room remodel, though. It could take just a few hundred dollars spent on smart fixes and
Social media do more than just connect you to your old high-school friends. Using them is also a smart way to show your home in amazing detail to a larger number of potential buyers than a simple o
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