This dollar symbol leaning on a house illustrates the equity that many people have in their homes. In today's economy, many homeowners are seeing their home as an additional source of needed funds and are deciding to take equity out of their home.
The concept of a mortgaged home is illustrated by a dollar sign overlaid by a yellow house with a red chimney. As home values have declined in recent years, second mortgages have become less available to underwater homeowners.
Many people enjoy catalog shopping because it can save time and is an easy and convenient way to shop from the comfort of your own home. This photo shows a woman on the phone, ordering from a catalog with her credit card at home.
Do-it-yourself home improvement is made significantly easier if a person has a basic set of tools at home. The most important tools include a hammer, a level, a tape measure, wrenches and pliers, screwdrivers, a utility knife, and a drill.
An exterior walkway is adorned with a Japanese maple, lirope, and miniature boxwood. The entrance garden to this beautiful home provides a welcoming feel to all who travel the bright white path to the door.
Sunlight filters through a sliding glass door and many-paned window into a home gym. The home gym has equipment for building strength and muscle and burning calories, including a rack of free weights, a weight machine, and a stationary bicycle.
An architectural blueprint of a home shows the rear view of the home, as well as an interior view highlighting the dining room, kitchen, and porch. A contractor will use this home plan to take someone's dream home from design to reality.
A prefabricated home, in the style of a colonial farmhouse, sits in the middle of a large yard. A dramatic tree looms in the foreground. Soon, a family will move into this house and fill the rooms and yard with laughter and love.