Electric Debate

It doesn’t matter if you own or rent your home — chances are you’ve been hit by some shocking electric bills in the past few years. Our energy crisis seems to have no end in sight, and more and more power companies are increasing their rates and struggling to keep up with the demand as … More Electric Debate

11 Ways to Stretch Your Remodeling Budget from Better Homes & Gardens

1. Make Plans Think before you leap. It sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people rush into projects with their eyes on the finished product and ignore peripheral considerations. Start by consulting a reference guide. Write down your family’s present and future needs and analyze them carefully. Think through the spaces you’re envisioning: … More 11 Ways to Stretch Your Remodeling Budget from Better Homes & Gardens

Homeowners Will Give Up Low Rates If They Need to Sell

Could the ultra-low interest rates people have been enjoying for so long become a drag on the market? Some analysts have been making the case that so-called mortgage-rate lock could become a significant friction in the residential real estate market as interest rates rise, because homeowners will be reluctant to sell their house and move … More Homeowners Will Give Up Low Rates If They Need to Sell