Home Finance Budget Ideas

From ideas to tips, discover the best ways to spend less when working on your home finance.

Navigating the rise in mortgage rates, Illustration, TOH, Fall 2023

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How to Find the Best Mortgage Rate

Looking to buy—or refinance—and feeling frustrated by lenders’ sky-high interest rates? Here’s how to get the best deal

Winter Home Maintenance Tasks

Keep your home in tip top shape by tackling these maintenance tasks this season.

What to Know About Renting Out Your House

Hoping to rent out some or all of your house? Here’s how to sidestep common pitfalls.

How to Fund Your Next Home Renovation

With interest rates still low, here’s a look at the best ways to pay for big-ticket home improvements.

Best Renters Insurance Companies

In this review, we rank the eight best renters insurance companies and provide tips to help you find the best policy for you and your home.

5 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Costs

Are you paying too much or missing out on important coverage? Read our guide to learn about 5 ways to know if you’re paying too much for home insurance.

Best Mobile Home Warranty Protection Plans

If you live in a manufactured home and need coverage for your systems and appliances, a mobile home warranty can help protect your items and save you money if they break down. Read on for our recommendations of the top mobile home warranty providers.

Septic Warranty Coverage and Costs

A home warranty can protect your septic system if it unexpectedly breaks down. Keep reading for our top septic warranty coverage recommendations.

Cheapest Home Warranty Companies

A home warranty can protect your major home systems and appliances and prevent you from paying expensive repair and replacement costs. Keep reading for our recommendations for the cheapest home warranties on the market.

Top 3 Worst Home Warranty Companies

A home warranty can help protect your home and prevent you from paying expensive repair bills for broken systems or appliances. Unfortunately, not every home warranty policy is reliable. Keep reading to learn how to avoid a home warranty scam and find a policy that’s right for you and your home.

Trane Warranty Review

Trane is a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge heating and cooling systems. Its history is packed with innovative, environmentally responsible, and energy-efficient HVAC products designed to endure the toughest of conditions. Trane bolsters the quality of its residential HVAC products with warranty plans to give its customers protection against HVAC breakdowns resulting from manufacturing defects. Keep reading to learn more.

Is an Appliance Extended Warranty Worth It?

The This Old House Reviews team has reviewed some of the most popular home and appliance warranty policies to help you choose the option that’s best for you. Take a look at some of the differences between home warranties, extended appliance warranties, and how they protect your home.

Bosch Dishwasher Warranty Review

If you have a Bosch dishwasher warranty, it’s important to know what exactly is covered under your plan and what your coverage options are once the warranty expires. Read on to learn more about your Bosch coverage.

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Review (2021)

Learn how 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty stacks up to others in the industry by reading this 2-10 home warranty review.

AFC Home Club Review (2022)

Finding a home warranty can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. The This Old House Reviews Team researched different companies and found that AFC Home Club is one of the best. Read our full AFC Home Club review to learn more.

American Home Shield Review (2022)

In a saturated home warranty industry, it can be challenging to find a home warranty company without any direction or guidance. The This Old House Reviews Team researched a variety of companies and found that American Home Shield is a top contender. Read our full review to learn more.

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty can prevent you from paying expensive costs on repairs and replacements to major home systems and appliances. Keep reading to learn more.

Home Warranty Roof Leak Coverage

Are roof leaks covered under a home warranty? Keep reading to learn about home warranty roof coverage and how to protect your roof over the long-term.

Best Home Warranty Companies

Use our in-depth guide to find the best home warranty company for your needs. We’ve reviewed each company’s unique features, plan options, pros and cons, and pricing.

5 Money-Saving Ways to Warm Up the House

On average, nearly half of household energy expenses go toward heating and cooling. Here, ways to keep warm without cranking the thermostat

Cash-Saving Renovation Tips from Mr. Money Mustache

Thirtysomething retiree reveals his secrets to keeping renovation costs low

6 Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill This Summer

Easy ways to cut your energy bill so you can stay cool and still have money left over.

How the Pros Cut Costs on Projects

38 insider tips for a better-looking, better-functioning home

28 Small Steps to Big Savings

Make bank with these nifty, thrifty around-the-house tips

30 Little Resolutions That Will Save You Big

Nothing beats a New Year's resolution that puts more money in your pocket

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying cool this summer doesn't necessarily mean you have to pay a fortune to keep the air conditioning running day and night

Pellet Stoves: Clean Heat For the Whole House

Installing a pellet stove in your house is a cleaner and greener way to warm your environment. Learn how it works, burns and what the costs are.

21 Ways to Save On Your Remodel

We canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down to earth.