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Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
With winter closing in quickly, you need to be proactive about winterizing your home. You can’t afford to let the cold seep into your house. Frigid weather can cause illnesses or worse. This winter, protect yourself. Snow and cold are more tolerable when you’re bundled up tightly in a blanket, sitting near a working heater. Take our advice -- be proactive. Preparing for Blizzards According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), homeowners can p ..

Renter to Homeowner in 5 Easy Steps

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Renting a home is the perfect alternative to outright purchasing for those who are tightening their purse strings. Some people want to wait to buy a home until they’ve decided on the right location to settle. When the time to buy does come, however, many find themselves wishing they could just purchase the home they’re currently renting. That actually is an option in some cases. Follow these five steps to change your title from “renter” to “homeowner.”  ..

The Easy Method for Any Home Repair

Thursday, October 26, 2017
The average homeowner has a to-do list a mile-long: renovations to the kitchen, changing outdated light fixtures, rewiring the entryway, updating the heating system. Whatever your list looks like, you probably end up tossing repairs to the monthly back burner more often than not. Your home is one of the most expensive things you’ll invest in; as such, it deserves proper care and attention. This fall, dust off the to-do list, roll up your sleeves, and take some time for home repairs.  ..

Make Sure Your Home is Ready to Sell With These 3 Tips

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Once again, it’s about the time of year when old homes go on the market for sale. Unfortunately, too many homeowners simply list their home without doing any preparation beforehand. Instead, you need to examine your home objectively -- as if you were a prospective buyer looking at a new listing. If you can do this, you’ll sell fast and high. Clean Everything Most of us walk through the living room, dining room, and kitchen every single day. We don’t  ..

Do Energy-Efficient Appliances Really Make a Difference?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
On average, the typical U.S. family will spend around $2,200 annually on their energy bills. Their use of larger appliances, such as dishwashers and ovens, accounts for a large chunk of this number. By replacing old appliances with newer, energy-efficient options, you could save hundreds -- maybe even thousands -- of dollars per year. As a homeowner, however, you’re probably concerned about the cost of a new appliance. Your concerns are valid: a new appliance is a big investment right  ..
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