There are some things that add value to a home that property owners can’t control. Though homeowners can’t always determine what’s going on in the neighborhood, there are dozens of easy and affordable fixes that can add value to a home. This Old House has literally 100 easy DIY fixes to spruce up your house.
Most people who own homes will agree that there’s always room for some sort of improvement. The problem, however, is that sprucing up a home costs money — something most of us don’t have in an unlimited supply. The good news is, you don’t need to spend a fortune to refresh your home and boost
I was recently made aware of a fascinating business called Books by the Foot. This business buys bulk books from publishers and libraries and other sources that might otherwise just throw them away and then sells them by the foot for people who want to create the visual appearance of having a giant library of
Update your home inventory. This is one of the most important ways to make a homeowners claim go smoothly. Smartphones make it easy to gather the information (many insurers have home inventory apps, or go to KnowYourStuff.org). “Take pictures of your rooms, closets, attic, and your backyard,” says John Doak, Oklahoma insurance commissioner. Open
Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally arrived–just as the near-biblical rainfall in their part of the state was finally letting up. The Campbells’ new system will supply nearly all the electricity they need and, besides slashing their
Our community was in the path of the blizzard that just slammed the Midwest. So far, so good — I haven’t noticed any damage. How can I protect my home from future winter storms? We came up with 12 simple strategies that can help you protect your home from some of the most common causes