Top Ways to Add Value to Your Home

May 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Americans spent over $216 billion on home remodeling in 2008, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

It’s Air-Conditioner Check-Up Time

April 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — It seems like spring brings so many little house chores. Once we're able to throw the windows open, we get the spring cleaning bug. It starts with cleaning out the closets and goes through to moving the furniture to dust and vacuum places you haven't seen in a year. Some people even continue outside with a fresh coat of paint, minor house maintenance and finally spring planting and yard work.

Tips for Greening Your Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — With today marking Earth Day, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) encourages home owners everywhere to take simple steps to reduce energy use—? and to think green when they buy a new home.

Tips for Speeding Up the Sale of Your Home

Trying to sell a house during the winter months can be difficult, but there are several things you can do to improve its marketability. By expending a bit of effort before it goes on the market, you can ensure that your home presents well, stands out from the crowd and does not turn off potential buyers so that you can sell quickly, and at the best price.

Tips for Hiring a Remodeler to Repair Storm Damage

In the aftermath of the recent storms that tore through central Alabama, home repair work is often necessary. Unfortunately, unscrupulous remodelers can take advantage of homeowners in need. There are several important factors to consider in hiring someone to perform repair or remodeling work on your home.Following are some tips for finding qualified, reputable remodelers:

Annual ‘Best Places to Live in Rural America’ Rankings Released

The Progressive Farmer magazine crowns Maryland's Kent County and nine other best rural places to live based on their ability to thrive-even during struggles-among other quality-of-life statistics.