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Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

Prepare Your Fireplace Before the Temperatures Drop During the colder months of the year, the fireplace helps you stay warm and keeps the house cozy. To be safe and ready to use, a fireplace requires maintenance and care before building the first fire of the season....

Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

When you’re buying a newly built home, you’re excited to move in and hope everything will be perfect. Because it’s a brand new home, you may assume there is no need for an inspection. However, there are several reasons to order a home inspection on new construction....

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

The air inside our homes can be just as contaminated as the air outdoors. When you think of air pollution, you may think it only applies to big cities with a lot of traffic. However, air pollution is also dust, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, radon, and even...

5 People and Places to Notify When You Move

5 People and Places to Notify When You Move

The moving process is hectic because there is so much to do within a short amount of time. You need to pack, contact movers, figure out transportation, and get settled in your new home. With all the commotion, it is easy to forget the people and places you need to...

10 Signs of a Plumbing Problem in the Home

10 Signs of a Plumbing Problem in the Home

Plumbing problems may not always be noticeable, especially if you're not sure what you're looking for. Some issues can be major and others are an easy, do-it-yourself fix. Here are 10 signs of a plumbing problem at home. 1. Slow Drains are Signs of a Plumbing Problem...

5 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in the Home

5 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in the Home

No homeowner wants to find mold in their home. The negative impact mold has on our health is well-documented. Mold can cause sickness in otherwise healthy people and worsen the symptoms of allergy and asthma sufferers. Because mold thrives in damp conditions, taking...

Home Maintenance Costs That May Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

Home Maintenance Costs That May Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

There are lots of hidden costs that go along with home ownership. First-time homebuyers might be surprised by these home maintenance costs they'll encounter on their new property. The Price of Homeownership: Home Maintenance Costs First-time homeowners are used to...

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have on Hand

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have on Hand

Part of home ownership is keeping up with minor repairs and maintenance. Unless you plan on hiring someone for all of those small jobs around the house, you'll need a few tools to get them done yourself. Stock your toolbox with these basic tools every homeowner should...

The Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

The Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

A pre-listing inspection is a professional home inspection conducted before a house is offered for sale. An inspection is one of the best tools for selling a home at a fair, competitive price. Consider the benefits of a pre-listing inspection to pave the way for a...

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Whether this is the first time you've bought a home or the fifth, it can be an exhausting process. Real estate markets and practices vary between areas, leaving most buyers better off working with a professional. Here are 5 reasons why it’s a good idea to use a real...