15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

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In a society where we refer to our homes as our castles, it makes sense that we also want to feel safe and secure in our residences. But as we spend more time inside looking at screens and less time outside...
33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

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Not too long ago in our country's history, talking about making your house "greener" might get you labeled a hippie tree-hugger. But times change, and as gas, electricity, and water prices creep up, more and...
11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

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Nothing lasts forever -- including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it's a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start...
How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood

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Buying a home without researching (and loving) the neighborhood is a bit like getting married after the first or second date -- a serious gamble that pays off at best, and the prelude to a horrible, costly...
4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

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First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession showed us in the...