A Flip or Flop

Some homeowners take on more than they should with do-it-yourself home projects. They could wind up hurting their home value. Homeowners hope to save money through DIY takes on projects, but some lose that savings when they sell. Chicago-area home inspectors recently shared with The Chicago Tribune some of the common DIY mishaps they most often see,…

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A Primer for First-Time Homebuyers

(NewsUSA) – Sponsored by GAF – Finally ready to take the plunge? Join the club. After having waited on the sidelines for what seemed like forever, first-time homebuyers last year made 38 percent of all U.S. single-family home purchases – the biggest share since 2000 – and the 2.07 million new or existing houses they bought…

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