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6 Ideas for Decorating for Fall

6 Ideas for Decorating for Fall

When the nights get colder and the mornings become crisp, it's time to transition your decor into the warmer hues of fall. Get started decorating for fall with these tips. Let's Start Decorating for Fall with These 6 Ideas 1. Place a Wreath on the Front Door Wreaths...

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

4 Signs it’s Time for a New Roof Neglecting to replace a roof when it is failing can result in costly repairs. The most common issue associated with a worn-out roof is leaking.  Roof leaks can cause damage to ceilings and walls, structural concerns, and mold growth....

How To Be Prepared for a Power Outage

How To Be Prepared for a Power Outage

There are many causes for a blackout. It can come from a natural disaster, a downed power line, or even planned maintenance. Here are tips for how to be prepared for a power outage. Be Prepared for a Power Outage With a Blackout Emergency Kit Put all the items for...

5 Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

5 Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

While most of us look forward to warmer weather, the heat of summer also brings unwelcome humidity. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce humidity in your home. Here are a few tips to get you started. 5 Ways to Reduce Humidity Inside Your Home Use All...

Inexpensive Kitchen Upgrades

Inexpensive Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is the most used room in a home. Because you and your family spend so much time there, make it a place you enjoy. Entire kitchen remodels can easily cost upwards of $12,000, but if that isn’t a project you’re ready to...

Home Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Home Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

If you have a pet, then you know it takes a little extra effort to keep your house in order. Some tasks only need to be performed once a week or monthly. Breaking your duties out into a schedule will help keep your home tidy and your pet clean. Here are a few...

7 Signs of an Electrical Problem at Home

7 Signs of an Electrical Problem at Home

Don’t let a small electrical issue escalate into a house fire. Here are some signs of an electrical problem at home. Odd Smells Might be Signs of an Electrical Problem It’s common to smell odors coming from new appliances when they’re first put into use. These smells...

Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal

Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal

Before listing your home for sale, it may benefit from some improvement. When preparing the property, take a look at the exterior of the house. It’s important that it appears attractive and well-maintained. Enhance curb appeal to attract a buyer’s attention and to...

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? 4 Popular Types of Home Water Filters

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? 4 Popular Types of Home Water Filters

All the different types of home water filters can be confusing for homeowners who just want to have healthy drinking water. Use the following information to help make an informed decision based on the kind of pollutants in your tap water. Activated Carbon Types of...

3 Reasons to Order an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

3 Reasons to Order an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

If you’ve purchased a newly constructed home, there is a good chance your builder provided you with a warranty. Homes that have a 12-month warranty should be inspected before the warranty expires. Order an 11th-month warranty inspection to learn about the condition of...

Winterize Your Home Before Leaving for the Season

Winterize Your Home Before Leaving for the Season

Cold weather is just around the corner, so if you plan on leaving for winter, make sure your home is ready. Taking appropriate steps to winterize your home reduces the risk of returning to find expensive damages. Here are a few tips to get your home winter-ready...

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...

How to Declutter Your Home: Six Easy Steps to Take

How to Declutter Your Home: Six Easy Steps to Take

Everyone has rooms or closets that are cluttered and disorganized. In the bedroom, you might let clothes pile up on the floor. In the garage or attic, you may be storing items you've forgotten that you own. Clutter easily gets out of hand when you cannot find things...

4 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe When Leaving For the Holidays

4 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe When Leaving For the Holidays

During the holiday season, criminals know that many people leave their homes for several days. With vacant houses and presents everywhere, December is a prime time for burglaries to occur. Because of this, it’s important to take some extra precautions to keep your...

Infrared Thermal Imaging During Home Inspections

Infrared Thermal Imaging During Home Inspections

Thermal imaging is a technique that some home inspectors have started including with inspections. Infrared imaging is used by home inspectors to detect areas with uncharacteristically low temperatures or those with abnormally high thermal energy. Critical errors in...

Four Ways to Save Water at Home

Four Ways to Save Water at Home

If you are like many people who are searching for effective ways to save water at home, you may be motivated to do so for several reasons. There is a growing concern about the availability of fresh water on a global scale, so you may want to conserve water based on...

Why You Should Get Your Home Tested For Radon

Why You Should Get Your Home Tested For Radon

Radon is scientifically considered a radioactive gas that can be hazardous to your health. It is emitted from underground and finds its way to the atmosphere mainly through cracks and gaps in a building's foundation. When it is outside, it is diffused into the...