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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  ..

Renting vs. Homeownership: What’s Right for You?

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The American Dream has always been to own a home, have a rewarding career, and raise a family. It takes more than just a dream to purchase a home, however. Homeownership is a plunge that requires confidence, commitment, and a strong grasp on your finances. Sometimes, renting is a smarter choice – but not for everyone. Here are the differences between renting versus homeownership, and which is right for you. Renting There are a few reasons why renting makes more  ..

Most Common Household Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
When it comes to protecting our families, especially children, it makes sense to know what household injuries are the most common. It all makes sense to take proactive steps to prevent such injuries. Often, however, a mere accident cannot be helped. The most we can do is reduce the chance of serious incidents occurring. Falling Objects When children first begin to walk, they tend to reach for the nearest object to stabilize themselves. This usually means a nearby coff ..

5 Must-Have Home Repair Tools

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Your home is an investment, pure and simple. To ensure your investment remains stalwart and secure, you need to maintain the premises occasionally. A tool chest is another investment worth your time and money. A small box can easily be kept in the shed or garage without taking too much space. Inside, you should have a selection of tools to make life easier. These five tools are must-haves in any home. Screwdriver Set A simple screwdriver set is easily the best investm ..