Home Finance Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring home finance ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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Home Finances: Home Away from Home

Buying a beach house sounds nice, right? Be sure to do the math before taking the plunge.

Low-Cost Design Ideas for Any Home

Great design doesn’t have to bust the budget. The proof: these cash-conscious ideas from designers’ own homes.

Home Upgrades with the Best Payback

Which home-renovation projects will hold their value down the line? Cambridge, MA, real estate agent and renovation consultant Bruce Irving weighs in.

Best Door Security Devices

In this review of the best door security devices, we examine door security devices that keep you and your family protected.

How to Flip a House — And How Not to

Want to know how to start flipping houses? Consider these important tips before making the big investment.

How Much Could You Save by Insulating Your Home?

Save money and increase your home's market value by upgrading your insulation.

On Smart Homes: Fact Is, We're All Getting Smarter

Editor Scott Omelianuk on smart home technology

Upgrades That Slash Energy Costs

Once drafty and underinsulated, a New England house gets a state-of-the-art efficiency makeover

Better Score for Energy Use

A new evaluation tool looks at more than just green building materials when deciding if a house is energy efficient

How Eight Homeowners Save Over $12,275 on Energy

How do they do it? By putting power-saving technologies to work inside their homes. You can do the same

22 Little Ways to Go Green

Here are some low-stress steps to take around the house to reduce your carbon footprint, create a healthier home, and lower your monthly bills to boot

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.