Homeownership

Homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream – and a significant responsibility. These resources provide useful advice and practical tips to help you maintain your home throughout the year and increase its value. Plus, get inspired with remodeling projects and design trends that you can incorporate in your own home.

10 Tips for a Smooth Home Remodel

Follow these 10 tips when you embark on an exciting home remodeling project.

Update Your Home Safely with a Lead-Safe Certified Remodeler

If you live in a house built before 1978, a federal law regulating the removal of lead paint will affect your home remod...

Routine Home Maintenance

Taking good care of your home with regular maintenance is necessary to preserve its value and ensure it will provide a c...

How to Live with Your Remodeling Project

With remodeling, your home becomes the worksite. You live side by side with the project from start to finish. But the en...

Easy Tips to Create an Energy-Efficient Home

Here is a list of helpful suggestions that can help you reduce energy consumption in your household.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with a Deck or Patio

A well-planned outdoor living space can become a home owner’s backyard getaway, but the wrong deck or patio can end up a...

Home Storage Tips and Tricks

If you find yourself struggling to find room to store everything you’ve accumulated over the years, see if these storage...

Beware Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Scammers are targeting people having trouble paying their mortgages. These so-called foreclosure rescue companies promis...

Creating a Home Office that Works for You

Learn how to create a comfortable, productive work space in your home.

Insider Hints for Design on a Budget

Don't have a big budget but want to make some big design changes to your home? Well-designed rooms don’t always have to ...

Make Your Home Safe for All Ages

Here are a few quick and inexpensive things you can do to help enhance the safety and comfort guests who may have some o...

Home Maintenance Quiz

29 home maintenance questions. How many can you get right?

Exterior Home Painting Tips

If you’re thinking about painting the exterior of your home yourself, your first decision shouldn’t concern the color or...

Add Value, Pleasure To Your Home With a Well-Tended Yard

A well-planned yard gives you extra room to enjoy without adding a tremendous amount of upkeep, and summer is a great ti...

Assess Your Home’s Efficiency with an Energy Audit

Conducting a do-it-yourself home energy audit is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy your home consu...