7 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Heating Bills

(Family Features)–Many homeowners think big when trying to find effective solutions to skyrocketing heating bills, like replacing the furnace or installing new windows, but there are plenty of smaller projects that can make a difference when it comes to your...

How-To Take Control of Your Money in 2018

(Family Features)–Counting calories isn’t the only way you can resolve to bring about positive change in your life during the new year. If you’re like many Americans, it may be a good time to start counting your way toward better financial health....

Best Financial Investments for Your Home

By Craig Middleton On popular home improvement shows, people repair or add new features to their homes to add substantial market value in the process. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home or just make improvements for your own enjoyment, some of...

Homeownership Rate Improves for Second Time in 2017

By Suzanne De Vita The homeownership rate improved to 63.9 percent in the third quarter—the second time it has inched up this year, slightly topping 63.7 percent in the second quarter and 63.5 percent this time last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s...

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

By John Voket No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. At soundbuilthomes.com,...

Storm on the Way? Make Sure Your Power Tools Are Ready to Roll

From chainsaws to generators, outdoor power equipment can be critical to restoring order and safety in the aftermath of a storm. That’s why it’s critical to prepare your equipment now. Here are some steps to take from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). Make...