Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

High Property Taxes: Ranking Each State (2022)

Wondering who pays the most relative to their state? Here are findings from personal-finance website WalletHub's 2022 Property Taxes by State report.
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Lumber Prices Nearly Triple Going Into 2022

Going into 2022, lumber prices have tripled. Factors lingering from the Covid-19 pandemic and new issues are contributing to the steady price increase.
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How to Receive Free Help Weatherizing Your Home

If you live in a poorly insulated, energy-inefficient home, you might be eligible for government help. The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program funds grants that provide free weatherization services to low-income homeowners.
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How to Hire a Roofer for Your Home

A new roof is a major investment that typically costs thousands of dollars. Read on to find out how to choose a good roofer for your home.
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7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a Contractor

Do your homework — otherwise, #2 and #7 could cost you A LOT of money.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Handyman

Hiring a handyman is not easy, and many people have had unpleasant experiences trying to do so. In order to avoid this type of disappointment, here’s some advice.
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How to Prepare Your Home Inventory List for Insurance

Do you have home inventory? All home insurance claims require one, so why not spend a day preparing yours? Here's how to do it!
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How to Improve Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

If you’re like most Americans, and can’t fund a home renovation in cash, these are your options.
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Top 5 Return on Investment Home Improvement Projects for 2015

Thinking about tackling a home improvement or remodeling project on your house? Before you do, you might want to consider which projects provide the most bang for the buck if you sell your home. Read on to find out more.