Top 10 Common Repair Costs

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. A dripping faucet can be fixed for about $30 dollars if you DIY. Bring in a plumber for the repair and you may spend up to $300 […]

Identifying House Foundation Problems

By: Jeanne Huber   Foundation problems may mean expensive repairs. Here’s what to look for to keep small concerns from becoming big headaches. Knowing the early warning signs of foundation troubles can head off problems that ultimately could cost tens of thousands of dollars to fix. The sooner you identify potential problems, the easier — […]

12 Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

By: Jeanne Huber   Many sensory clues give you early warning of home maintenance problems — if you can decode the symptoms. Funky tap water? Trembling floorboards? Those are two signs from your home that a maintenance issue might be lurking. Image: Libby Walker for HouseLogic Your house sometimes acts as if it’s alive — […]

Spring & Summer Seasonal Maintenance Guide — Midwest

By: Karin Beuerlein If you live in the Midwest, here are maintenance jobs you should complete in spring and summer to prevent costly repairs and keep your home in top condition. Certain home maintenance tasks should be completed each season to prevent structural damage, save energy, and keep all your home’s systems running properly. What […]

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

By: G. M. Filisko When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to offer, and whether a fixer-upper house is […]