A damp, leaky basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Active water leaks and excessive moisture in basement or foundation walls can rob a home of extra storage or living space. Fortunately, there are state-of-the-art technologies that make basement waterproofing easier than ever before - even for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers.

Moving into a new home, whether it’s across the country or just across the street, brings new beginnings, excitement and challenges. Planning, preparation and positive attitude can help ensure a smooth transition to the new home.

Whatever the reason the remodeling itch has settled into your brain, before you bring in a contractor – or pick up a hammer – you should consider two important questions: How will you fund your project? And will it be worth it in the end?

Whether you are upgrading a kitchen, adding on a master suite, or gutting a newly purchased structure, you need to reassess your insurance needs both before and after your renovation.

If you’re thinking of buying a house – whether it’s new or existing, your first home or your fifth – you can help ensure you get the best possible deal by doing a few things before you get down to serious shopping.

Realtors in a nationwide survey say replacing your garage door prior to listing your home can increase its curb appeal and the asking price -- anywhere from one to four percent. That's no surprise considering homeowner demand for more storage space has made three-car garages an architectural standard, not to mention, a major design focal point.

With the slowdown in the real estate market, more people are looking for ways to add value to their homes and make them stand out from the rest. One area that is of high interest to both buyers and home investors is the bathroom.