[Announcement] Live Webcast Feb. 22: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

Reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose of enabling people to borrow against the equity in a property where they already live. Learn about when and for whom this tool may be appropriate in.. read more →

Bet You Can’t Detect These 4 Stinky Smells, But Your Guests Sure Can. Here’s How to Sweeten Your Home

“You adapt to the smells around you,” says Dr. Richard Doty, the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania. On a sensory level, your processing mechanism becomes less sensitive to the continuous stimuli. Or, on a cognitive level, you can become habituated to the smells and basically learn to ignore.. read more →

7 Spots You Keep Missing When You Clean That Everyone But You Notices

This is why we tracked down a domestic guru to help us with this article. No matter how hard it is to find dirt hideaways on your own, a little expert advice can make it alllll OK. Jan M. Dougherty, author of “The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home,”.. read more →

9 Ways to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things in Your Home Without Breaking Into a Sweat

1. Break Out the Drill on Your BathtubCleaning a grungy tub can be back-breaking work. But here’s a genius idea that’ll save you time and sweat: Use your drill. Simply attach a foam ball polishing attachment, and use it to do the scrubbing for you. Look in the automotive section for the attachment, which is.. read more →

The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistake (Plus 8 Others)

If you’re an allergy sufferer (and who isn’t?), that’s the last thing you want to do, says Dr. Neeta Ogden, a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “It will allow pollen to settle in your home.” If you really can’t skip that spring breeze, avoid opening them in the morning, pollen.. read more →