NEW YORK (CNN) -- Amid the clouds of gloom hovering over the nation's housing market there is a silver lining. Steven Liberati sees it. The 28-year old heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems salesman and his fiancé are about to purchase their first home -- a co-op apartment in White Plains, New York -- for a fraction of what they thought it would cost just a couple of years ago.
"I'm always trying to take advantage of a situation. I feel like two years ago was a good time to rent,"... read more
Every so many months I come across yet another article or report about what home improvement projects add value to a home. Almost every time the list includes upgrading or improving your kitchen as being one of the biggest things that improve your home’s value.
But put the dollars aside for a moment. Not only can it increase the monetary value of a home, but it probably will increase the livability of your home as well. I come from an Italian family and whenever there’s a party at a home, the c... read more