Facebook’s IPO and subsequent stock value points up a simple truth: It’s easy to get caught up in the notion of getting rich quick. But there’s no surer way to wealth than home ownership. As Facebook’s IPO approached, it was easy to start traveling down the “what if” path: “What if I had equity ... » Learn More about Why Home Equity Beats Facebook Equity
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A new survey says showy upgrades are out and functionality is in with today’s remodeling home owners. In the wake of the housing market crisis, we started remodeling with less pretension and more functionality, says Kermit Baker, the chief economist for the American Institute of ... » Learn More about What’s the Hottest New Remodeling Trend?
As long as you’re remodeling, why not cut your utility bill and make your home a bit healthier? Saving energy wasn’t on the list of reasons we’re finally ripping out the kitchen in our mid-century home (green-veined, imitation marble laminate counter tops figured much more prominently). But, a ... » Learn More about 8 Tips to Make Your Remodel More Energy Efficient and Your Home Healthier
Moving into your first home is exciting! But it also means you’ve got work to do. When I bought my first house in May, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my time packing and moving, and I could ... » Learn More about 6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House
Choose the right bathroom flooring based on your priorities--cost, kids, safety, and eco-friendliness. Low cost but high style Both vinyl flooring and ceramic tile come in an array of colors and patterns at a relatively modest cost. Although the price can be as little as $1 per square foot ... » Learn More about Smart Options: Bathroom Flooring