11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

January 29, 2014

Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door. 1. Clear the way for curb appeal. The path… Read More »

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

January 28, 2014

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward. The way your house looks from the street — attractively landscaped and well-maintained — can add… Read More »

Home Security Systems: Types and Costs

January 25, 2014

Understand home security systems’ price, installation, and options. What you’ll pay A home security system’s price comes in two forms. First, there’s the equipment cost, which can vary from $250 to $700, depending on the options you choose. Some companies… Read More »

Do-It-Yourself Home Security Check: 5 Essential Steps

January 24, 2014

Conduct a do-it-yourself home security check by walking around your house to assess what needs to be done to reduce the risk of a break-in. 1. Keep your home well-maintained on the outside. Burglars want an easy target. Stand on… Read More »

Existing-home sales in 2013 were strongest in 7 years

January 23, 2014

Existing-home sales last year hit their highest level since 2006 as the housing market continued to stabilize, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. Compared to 2012, existing-home sales in 2013 increased by 9.1 percent to 5.09 million, marking the… Read More »