Luxury housewares are getting smarter. Smart home technology is automating everything we do at home, from turning on the lights and locking the doors to turning off the oven when we forget. When I visited the International Home and Housewares Show (IHHS) here in Chicago a few months back, there were so many new high-tech [...]
Are you moving this month? You're not alone. According to Census figures, approximately 1 in 9 people move every year, or about 40 million Americans. More people move in May than in any other month, according to industry experts. Whether you're moving into a condo or moving into a rental, you'll want to make sure [...]
https://youtu.be/EmF7XDcYaVQ Elon Musk has created reusable rockets and award-winning electric cars. Now he wants to help you power your home with a battery. In May, Musk’s company Tesla introduced the PowerWall, a massive lithium ion battery you hang on the wall of your house or garage. It comes in two models, 10 kilowatt [...]
Want to go green and save money? Remodeling your home with a few key features could improve its energy efficiency and increase its value over time. http://youtu.be/zOKA81kD-vk In fact, homeowners who choose to take on green remodeling projects can lower their energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent, according to the Sustainable Building Council. [...]
Sheri Koones, Miki Cook, Carl Seville and Marcus de la Fleur joined Ilyce to discuss how green building can be sustainable for the Earth and your pocket book on the Ilyce Glink Show on April 20, 2014 on WSB Radio. Ilyce's show always contains various forms of personal finance advice but she invited four engaged and intelligent professionals to [...]
What home feature do buyers desire the most? A laundry room. Although laundry is decidedly not an exciting chore, having a laundry room is a home feature buyers desire. They consider it the home feature buyers desirable the most, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders. Ninety-three percent of buyers [...]
This article was written by guest blogger Eva Rosenberg. A couple of months ago, someone wrote to TaxMama®, utterly shocked when he got his W-2. Early in the year, his company had relocated him from his home state to a different state. Somehow, the payroll department never changed his state withholding to his new location. [...]
wood burning fireplaces or gas fireplace safety at home. Fireplaces are great on a cold winter night, but be sure you understand fireplace safety at home for a wood burning fireplace or a gas fireplace. Fireplace safety at home may differ between a wood burning fireplace and a gas fireplace. Properly maintain a wood burning fireplace or gas fireplace at home with proper fireplace safety.