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Renovate Now or Wait Until the Market Improves?

Tweet Neighbors of ours completed an important renovation to their home in 2009, finishing the project even as the recession worsened. Wisely, they had a home equity line of credit

Tax Tips

Tips & Tricks For Last Minute Tax Filers

Tweet Tax Deadline Looms For American Taxpayers In case you aren’t aware of it, we’re down to the last four days before 2009 tax returns are due. Unless you are

Home Improvement

You Can Save Money On Your Bathroom Renovation

Tweet Friends of ours recently sold their home, less than two weeks after putting it on the market, and at 99% of their asking price. This news was encouraging for

Home Improvement

6 Smart Home Improvement Projects

Tweet Updating your pool or adding on a sun room to your home may sound like wise investments but if you think that you’ll get your money back when you

Home Improvement

Does Your Home Have A Safe Room?

Tweet I live in the southeast US where tornadoes occasionally happen but not to the degree as they do in tornado alley. Thus, very few of my neighbors have basements

Home Improvement

Durable And Bright Vinyl Fencing

Tweet A neighbor on our block recently replaced his wood slat fencing, choosing to go with vinyl instead. Time, the elements and a family of moles took its toll on

Home Improvement

Plan Now For Next Winter’s Home Improvement Projects

Tweet Like so many homeowners, you’re enjoying the warmer weather and longer days, the perfect time of the year to take in a vacation, hold a backyard BBQ or take

Consumer Tips Home Improvement

Check References When Choosing A Contractor

Tweet It is one of the easiest things to do, but it is also one of the most overlooked steps in choosing a home contractor: verifying references. All of the

Home Improvement Home Tips

Invigorate Your Yard With A Garden Path

Tweet When I was a teenager, my town had a volunteer organization – Youth Employment Services (YES) – which helped local youth find temporary work with homeowners and small businesses.

Home Improvement Home Tips

Maintain Your Deck To Extend Its Life

Tweet When it comes to outdoor enhancements to your property, I can’t think of anything better to have with a home than a deck. With a deck, you are able

Home Improvement Home Tips

Plant A Tree, You Nature Lover!

Tweet Last Friday I shared some tips on lawn care, ideas you can use for deciding how you’re going to manage your lawn this season. Today, I’m going to talk

Home Improvement Home Tips

The Value of Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care

Tweet The insistent knock at my front door one frigid February day was unmistakable: my neighbor’s landscaper was stopping by to offer me his services for the coming year. I

Home Financing Home Improvement Home Tips

Spring Is The Time For Home Improvement Projects

Tweet As winter comes to an end, the spring season invites homeowners to step outside, check out their yards and consider which home improvement projects that they will tackle for

Consumer Financing

Applying For An Equity Line While Times Are Good

Tweet I hate to pitch an idea for just the sake of an argument, but if you are employed right now, then having an equity line of credit available to

Home Improvement Home Tips

When You Need To Hire A Plumber

Tweet A few years ago our family moved to a new area of the country, far from the familiar roots of our New Jersey neighborhood. Within the first month we