Home Finance How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our home finance step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to File a Home Warranty Claim (2022 Guide)
Read our guide on how to file a home warranty claim to make sure you seamlessly get your appliance or system back up and running.
How to Deal with a Low Home Appraisal
If you’re selling your home and are dealing with a low appraisal, it can throw a wrench into your plans. However, there are a few tricks you can use to offset the impact of a low home appraisal.
Home Remodeling Through Refinancing
Consider the pros and cons on how to pay for your next home remodeling or renovation project.
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
How Thermostat Setbacks Save Money
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how adjusting the thermostat can reduce energy consumption and save you money.
How to Perform a Whole-House Energy Audit
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit
How to Review and Update Your Homeowner's Insurance
Reassess your homeowner's policy on an annual basis with these five steps
How to Prep Your House to Sell
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discusses how to make your home market-ready with real estate expert Robert Schwartz
How to Perform a Home Energy Audit
Spot the leaks, gaps, and cold spots around your home with some simple pieces of equipment
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
How to Do Your Own Home Inspection
Even before you call in the engineer, you can give the house you want to buy the once-over with this advice from TOH's Two-Minute Expert
What to Look for Before the Home Inspector Arrives
Before you sign a contract and pay a professional to inspect a house, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for yourself
How to Keep a House Warm in Winter
13 simple things you can do to cut down on your heating bills, save money, and have a warm house.