MONEY MAGAZINE:
11:08am: Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate sinks to new average low of 3.67% in sixth consecutive week of declines. More
Aug 27: The web can be a great tool for remodeling your home -- if you know the best way to use it. More
Aug 6: Give the hub of your home a fresh, clean look with these simple weekend projects. More
Jul 2: Almost all fix-it men are going to be full of hooey sometimes. Here's what to do about it. More
May 21: You'll spend some money and effort corralling all that stuff so your wheels can fit. It's worth it. More
Oct 23: To keep a lid on home-improvement costs, hire only the expertise you really need. More
Sep 25: Rooms looking drab? These four micro-improvements offer an oversize bang for the buck. More
Aug 7: These dirt-cheap landscaping tricks will spruce up your yard now - and keep it looking good next year too. More
Jun 26: With the economy down, burglary is up. But you can get solid protection at a reasonable price. More
Feb 27: Even a little water down there means big trouble. Avoid it with these low-cost ways to dry out. More
Jan 30: Architectural salvage shops offer great deals on unique, high-quality furnishings - if you know how to tell the treasures from the trash. More
Dec 26: Fix it or junk it? If you can salvage a busted machine with a simple repair job, you'll save plenty. More
Apr 24: Cosmetic fixes that can put a prettier face on a plain-Jane home will pay for themselves - and then some. More
Mar 28: To nab a good home improvement professional, look for these signs of excellence (or trouble). More
Feb 29: Replacement panes are a costly renovation. So invest in new ones for the right reasons - and do the project the right way. More
Nov 20: It's one of the best investments you can make in your home. And the best time to put it in is the dead of winter. From Money Magazine's Josh Garskof More
Oct 26: Expand your kitchen without breaking the bank using these simple solutions from Money Magazine More
Sep 7: For the surest bet in home remodeling, build a new bathroom - and add up to 20 percent more value to your home. More
Jun 21: Forget the upscale remodel. You can get a whole new look for a few thousand dollars. More
Jun 4: These ideas offer some of the best returns for your renovation dollar. Plus, the payoff increases over time. More
May 18: An open-air "room" adds inexpensive living space that may come in handy at resale. And it needn't have a price tag as big as the great outdoors. More
Feb 14: Steps you can take if you find yourself living in a poorly made home. More
Jan 3: The eco-friendly house (and renovation) has gone mainstream. But is it really worth the cost? More
Turn that lawn into a fine green carpet and your whole house becomes more valuable. (more)
Neighbors and buyers can't tell these artificial materials from nature's handiwork. But your wallet will know. Here are the best state-of-the-art look-alikes. (more)
To prevent budget-busting repairs, you've got to invest a little time. But how do you keep track? Just use our home maintenance checklist. (more)
There are sexier home improvements than closet and cabinet organizers. But what other upgrade will simplify your life and boost the salability of your home? Here's the best gear for organizing stuff now and impressing buyers later. (more)
A wall of windows and skylights can open up a dark and gloomy living space. Here's a list of "dos" and "don'ts" for adding light. (more)
A remodeling trend may look good on paper, but it may not make your home more livable - or more valuable. These five alternatives will. (more)
Make your home more appealing to buyers (and yourself) with these easy indoor upgrades you can do on your own. (more)
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