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SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 | FRIDAY
9 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Fixer-Upper

So the new house isn't perfect—it needs a little fixing up. A house that needs some TLC might seem like a bargain, especially if it's your first home, but are you the right person to stra...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
The "Green" Kitchen

Obviously there’s some green stuff in your kitchen, like lettuce and broccoli. But beyond buying organic food, it’s easy to make your kitchen more eco-friendly, whether you’re replacing y...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
The Green Bedroom

Your ElectricityYou hear it everywhere, but it’s an easy and cost-effective change: compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. When Leah Ingram wanted to trim her family’s budget, which she wrote a...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Rodent-Proof Your Home

While Ratatouille might have been a runaway blockbuster film, no one wants rats in the house — or mice or squirrels or any other unwelcome rodent guests. Stopping the problem before it st...

JUNE 7, 2011 | TUESDAY
Should Your First Home Be a Fixer-Upper?

Mark Brock is a fan of fixer-uppers. He bought his first in the midseventies, a circa-1935 house in Columbia, SC, that was rich in history but short on modern conveniences. “Very little h...