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The Home Depot to Sell Tools That Only Work if Activated

The home improvement super store is launching a plan to sell power tools that will only work once activated at a register.

40 First-Time Homeowner Pitfalls to Avoid

Be prepared for these common first-time homeowner pitfalls, so you won't make the same mistakes.


The 50 Biggest Regrets First-Time Home Buyers Have

It's easy to overlook some of these small yet very important things when you're excited about buying a house—but you'll...


20 Things No One Tells You About Owning a Home

Now that you've got a house, the responsibility of maintaining it kicks in.


The 50 Most Incredible Mansions Around the World

Picture stepping into one of these incredible mansions!

12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


50 Wildest Home Designs You’ve Got to See to Believe

Can you imagine living in one of these wild homes?

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What to Know About Building a Cabin or Second House

Here's a guide that offers helpful information and important considerations on building your dream vacation home.


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What to Know About Building a House

There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all...


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Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


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Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

Break-ins and theft account for six percent of insurance claims for Travelers Insurance. Find out the most common homeowners insurance...

Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


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What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


What is a Maypole and Why Do People Dance Around It?

Every year on May 1, dancers weave ribbons around a maypole. But why?


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Do Amazon Echo’s Security Features Really Work?

Amazon Echo has security features, like detecting broken glass. But do they really work? We tested them here in our...


What Houses Used to Look Like 100 Years Ago

Fashion is cyclical, but some things in homes never go out of style.

13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...


Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Although relatively similar, there are some key differences between the Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot that might influence your...


11 Insane Homeowner Association Horror Stories

Who knew battling a homeowners association could mean having to go to court?


Most Expensive Homes in Each State

Find out which home is the most expensive in your state. Here's a list of the most expensive homes on...


How Do Motorcycle Brakes Work?

Knowing how your motorcycle brakes work helps you become a better driver. Here's what happens on your bike when you...


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10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...


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Is Renting a Router and Modem From Your Internet Company a Bad Idea?

Renting equipment from your internet company is easy and convenient, but buying your own could save you money over time.


12 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (For Now)

When buying a home, the home inspection can be one of the most stress-inducing parts of the process. Will the...

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Are Starter Homes Making a Comeback?

Maybe. It's unclear whether Millennials will embrace modest starter houses the way generations of first-time home buyers did before them....


The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house


10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home


Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.


12 Things to Watch with a Home Appraisal

Whether buying or selling a house, knowing what goes into an appraisal is valuable knowledge. Check out some things to...


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...