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Types of Saws and When To Use Them

Whether you're a woodworker, hobbyist or a home repair specialist, you need saws. Here's some help for choosing the right types of saws.

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Homeowner’s Guide to Modular Construction

Modular construction isn't the slapdash building method of the past. Today's modular homes offer quality, flexibility, and time and cost...


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Here’s How Much To Tip Your Movers

The question is not whether to tip your movers, but rather how much. Here's the final word from moving industry...


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13 First-Time Home Buyer Programs You Should Know About

These grants and programs can help your homeownership dreams come true — whether you’re a first-time or repeat home buyer.


3 Best Smart Toilets for the Tech-Loving Homeowner

A smart toilet could change the way you see your bathroom. Here are a few of the best options on...

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Average Costs of Building Permits

Pulling building permits can be confusing and intimidating. Here we'll demystify one element of the process: cost.


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How To Put Together a Toolkit for a New Homeowner

Here are the tools you'll need for easy updates, simple maintenance tasks and unexpected repairs.

White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...


Gas vs. Electric: Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home?

Choosing between gas and electric fireplaces can be tricky. We'll run down their pros and cons to help you decide...


Central Air Filter Guide

Central air filters help keep your central air conditioner running at peak performance. If you're unsure about these filters, this...


How To Stay Safe During a Flash Flood

Flash floods are dangerous and can hit out of nowhere. Are you prepared for a flash flood?

Best Places to Find Moving Boxes for Cheap (or Free)

Need some moving boxes? Here are some places you can get them for little or no money at all.


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How to Budget Landscaping Costs for a New Home

It's easy to underestimate landscaping costs for your new home or cabin. It's a major expense that requires a well-planned,...



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.


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Tips for Saving Money When Framing a House

Save money up front and through the building process with these tips to frame a new house.


50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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Moving into a New House? Here are 21 Things You Need to Do ASAP

Use the opportunity of moving into a new home to set yourself up for years of DIY homeowner success. Check...


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Building a Second Home: When to DIY and When to Hire a Pro

Building a home provides plenty of opportunities to DIY, but some projects are better left to the pros. Here's what...


The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State

If your house looks more like a hotel then you probably live in one of these zip codes.


14 Creepy Things Found in People’s Houses

Realtors, home inspectors, funeral directors, and house cleaners all have access to homes, which means they're all privy to our...


How Much the Average House Costs in Each State

Owning your home is still very much a part of the American dream—but it’s not cheap: The national median price...

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The Strangest Things Found in Homes After New Homeowners Moved In

It’s fun to find little things left behind by previous homeowners (whether by accident or on purpose) when you move...


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...


Refinance Your Mortgage in Just 7 Steps

If your monthly house payment is too steep, or you have an adjustable-rate mortgage and want to switch to a...