Home & Garden Subject Guide

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.
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Gardening & Landscaping

(See also: Sustainable Gardening & Food Production)

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Organizations

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