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6 ways to ensure remodeling pays off

6 ways to ensure remodeling pays off

Feb 10: Yes, a home upgrade can still be a smart move - if you follow some new rules. More

Dec 8: Materials costs are plunging, and contractors are begging for work. Suddenly that long-postponed remodel is looking like a smart idea. More
Dec 8: With these low-cost toolbox basics and a little elbow grease, you can save as much as 75% on home projects. More
Nov 25: When a Hawaii couple had to replace their roof, they seized the chance to become energy independent. More
American foursquares - the anti-VictoriansSimple, straightforward, the American foursquare style was a welcome change from the highly detailed Victorian designs. More
Raising an eyebrow colonialExamples of this regional style abound north of New York City. More
Wrecking-ball bait - 5 teardownsHouses don't have to be falling down to be candidates for razing. What to look for. More
In the market for a new home? Find out how much you're likely to shell out for a new address. More
Tell us how much you make, how much you've got for a downpayment, and your debt, and find out how far to stretch when home hunting. More
See the average cost of 15 common projects and how much they can add to the value of your home. More
Thinking about moving? See how much you should earn to maintain the same lifestyle. More
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