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Understand Your Finances

What you need to know about home repair and renovation

Get your dream home without emptying the bank.

Half the joy of owning your space is the opportunity to turn your new house into a home. Unfortunately, it can also feel like twice the cost! If you're looking for ways to personalize your space, check out our suggestions for getting started, figuring out the best paybacks on your investment, and looking at ways to pay for it all:

The do's and don'ts of home improvement

Whether you're hiring contractors, picking out paint, or just beginning to make your master plan, here are a few big things to consider.

How to finance your home renovation

Before you reach for your credit card to pay for expensive repairs, give this story a peek. There might be a better way to make your home dreams come true!

How two creative homeowners restored their home...on a budget

It's tempting to scale down your plans because they're too pricey, too ambitious or just too weird. But these two homeowners show that your own imagination may be the only limit.

How to maximize your home improvement payback

Check out these tips for maxing out your return on investment...without emptying your bank account.

Project ideas for weekend warriors

Got a belt sander in your workroom and a dream in your heart? Before you take on the full kitchen remodel, why not start with these ideas for quick and manageable home improvements? Or, if you're just looking for a quick refresh, check out these tips for budget-friendly ways to freshen up your home.

How your home's equity could fund your dream backyard

Whether you dream about puttering around the garden, sitting by the pool or having a cookout on your brand new back deck, these tips can help finance the backyard of your dreams.

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