• #10: Refurbish the BasementMany basements are plain, empty and unused spaces that rarely see any visitors. Why let all that space go to waste? Create an entertainment area that will "wow" your…   Read the Article

  • 10. Two-Story Addition: Top Home Improvement Projects

    Return on Investment: 65 percent. A two-story addition can be a painfully expensive remodeling project. The payback is just 65 percent, and the amount of cash you'll use is stupendously high:…   See the Image

  • It’s a question on many homeowners’ minds these days. After so much turmoil in the housing market over the past few years, what’s left of your home equity? Maybe you need to sell right away.…   Read the Article

  • Considering all the blood, sweat and tears (not to mention money) it takes to make your dream renovation a reality, you’d expect to be handsomely rewarded with a boost in your home’s value.…   Read the Article

  • Although no one’s suggesting the real estate market is sunshine and roses right now, statistics about declining home prices across the nation can be misleading. It’s really important to look…   Read the Article

  • Many homeowners are receiving offers for assistance in getting their property taxes reduced, sent by services purporting to specialize in reducing people’s property taxes. It is absolutely possible…   Read the Article

  • Towering trees on your property provide more than beauty -- they increase the value of your home. Several recent nationwide surveys show that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the…   Read the Article

  • Upside Down. Underwater. Walking away. What sounds like a set of cues for Aquatic Twister are actually the new-age descriptors for an age-old dilemma. The problem of owing more on your home than it…   Read the Article

  • Imagine you're a contestant on The Price is Right. The announcer has asked you to "come on down," and you've correctly picked the right value for a bottle of hand soap and a brand new washer. Now,…   Read the Article

  • Every time a house is bought and sold, it goes through a ritual known as an appraisal. Basic statement there -- nothing surprising -- but if you’re a new homebuyer or new to selling, that’s useful…   Read the Article