Home Finance Renovation

From insightful plans to how to guides, learn about all things home finance renovation.

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Home Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Increase your home’s comfort and energy efficiency with help from the new slate of tax credits and rebates.
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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.
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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.
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5 Construction Laws to Know Before You Build a House

Before you build your home, it’s important to familiarize yourself with construction-related laws.
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How to Manage Renovation Expectations

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the conversations a homeowner and a contractor should have before starting a renovation project
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How the Pros Cut Costs on Projects

38 insider tips for a better-looking, better-functioning home
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Look What You Found During Your Renovations

From a homemade mousetrap to a fading Civil War tintype, the oddities readers have discovered in and around their homes surprised even us
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Serve the Community and Save Some Money

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Father Knows Best

Not every new homeowner can get America's top contractor to stop by and offer advice. All the more reason to pay attention to what Kate Silva learned from her dad.
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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.

Home Renovations with the Best Return on Investment

Wondering which renovations will give you the best return on investment? Top of the list: kitchens and bathrooms. Pools sink to the bottom, though.
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Here's How to Finance Your Remodel

Financing a remodeling project doesn't have to be a crapshoot. Here's a game plan for choosing the best deal.