Home Maintenance & Repairs
- Home Improvement Reference Center 
Search the contents DIY magazines, books and videos about home maintenance, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, decorating, landscaping and more.
- City of Columbia Home Assistance Programs 
Includes information about various programs such as Emergency Repair Program, Home Owner Assistance Programs, etc.
- Columbia Water & Light 
Energy efficiency programs, including energy audits, low-interest loans and other incentives.
- Energy Star 
A government site providing information on energy efficient choices for home and business, including ideas for home improvement.
- Hometips.com 
Presented by home improvement author Don Vandervort, this site includes buying guides (e.g., for appliances) and brief informational articles on a variety of home maintenance and repair topics.
Home Decoration & Organization
- Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center 
Select the “Home and Leisure” Category and browse “home décor” to view interior decorating projects from select magazines and books.
- Better Homes & Gardens 
Includes information on decorating, gardening, cooking, crafts and more.
- HGTV 
Provides information on decorating, gardening, landscaping, crafts and organizing.
- Organized Home.com 
Gives advice on organizing and cleaning your home.
Home Buying & Selling
- City of Columbia First Time Homebuyer Program 
This program is designed to help low- to moderate-income families purchase and occupy a home in Columbia, Missouri.
- City Comparisons 
Research and compare cities and housing prices throughout the United States.
- Consumer Information Center - Housing 
Full text pamphlets from the U.S. Government covering various aspects of home ownership, including buying a home, getting a mortgage, home maintenance and home safety.
- Homes and Communities 
Tips on home buying, mortgage shopping, finding affordable rental housing and avoiding foreclosure from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Microsoft Home Advisor 
Includes information and advice on various home-related topics, such as buying or renting; choosing a mortgage; and comparing neighborhoods.
- Realtor.com 
From the National Association of Realtors, this site provides listings across the country and includes information on financing, moving and other aspects of home ownership.
Gardening & Landscaping
(See also: Sustainable Gardening & Food Production )
- National Gardening Association 
Browse thousands of gardening questions and answers.
- Ohio State University WebGarden 
Offers a wide range of multimedia resources, including the PlantFacts database, which searches for content from dozens of university and government sources.
- University of Missouri Extension Publications 
Includes information on trees and shrubs; vegetables; fruits; landscaping; pests and diseases; flowers and houseplants.
- Community Garden Coalition - Columbia 
- Master Gardeners - Missouri 
- Master Gardeners – Central Missouri Area 
- University of Missouri Extension – Boone County 
- University of Missouri Extension- Callaway County