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5 Essential Fall Home Maintenance Tips

5 Essential Fall Home Maintenance Tips

The mild temperatures of fall make it a great time to prepare for colder weather. There are important tasks every homeowner should complete to help the house fare better through the changing seasons. Here are 5 essential fall home maintenance chores to complete before...

3 Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

3 Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

Buying an older home appeals to many people over buying a new one. Homes built decades ago tend to have character and charm that a new construction home doesn't offer. However, there are also challenges that come with owning an old home that can end up outweighing the...

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Grills

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Grills

If you want to purchase a grill for backyard entertaining, you’ll find you have several options. Choosing the right grill depends on several factors: preparation and clean-up, flavor, convenience, and price. From built-in grills to small, portable models, let’s take a...

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

When shopping for a new home, most buyers want to purchase a property that is in great condition. It is important that the structure and the systems in the home are in good shape. The average homebuyer isn’t trained or expected to notice all defects after only a...

Smart Solutions for Garage Storage

Smart Solutions for Garage Storage

If you're like many homeowners, you use the garage to store more than just your vehicle. Because this space is usually out of sight, it's easy for your garage to collect clutter. Fortunately, smart garage storage solutions can result in an orderly and useful space....

Spring Cleaning for Your Home’s Exterior

Spring Cleaning for Your Home’s Exterior

During the fall and winter months, it is common for homeowners to neglect the exteriors of their homes. Springtime is the perfect time for cleaning up the outside of the house. The weather is warmer and you may feel motivated to prepare your house for the summer....

Thermal Cameras in Home Inspections

Thermal Cameras in Home Inspections

A home inspector’s job is to find and document defects and problems in a home. Some inspectors use modern technology to help gather information during the inspection. Through the use of thermal imaging technology, an inspector can detect temperature variations in the...

5 Signs of Mold in the Home

5 Signs of Mold in the Home

Mold can threaten your home's structure and your belongings, and compromise your family's health. Mold is easier to remove when you detect it early. Pay attention to these signs of mold in the home and address them swiftly. Musty Smell A musty smell is often the first...

8 Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

8 Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

Simple Steps to Prepare for a Power Outage A power outage at home is an inconvenience. Be ready for the possibility of your electricity going out during a storm or an outage with your utility company. You'll keep your family safe and prevent damage to your property....

5 Tips for Successfully Moving in the Winter

5 Tips for Successfully Moving in the Winter

Moving into a new home is a difficult job any time of year, but it gets even harder when it takes place during the winter months. Moving in the winter, while challenging, doesn't have to be impossible. It just takes some good planning and organization. These five tips...

4 Roofing Material Options to Choose From

4 Roofing Material Options to Choose From

If your roof is approaching the end of its useful life, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. You can choose to replace it with the same type of roof you already have, or take this opportunity to upgrade to a different material. If you aren’t sure which...

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on a New Home

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on a New Home

Should you get a home inspection on a new home? Most people immediately see the need for a home inspection if they are buying an older home. The reasoning for getting a brand new home inspected might not seem so obvious. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of...

4 Reasons Home Buyers Need a Home Inspection

4 Reasons Home Buyers Need a Home Inspection

Buying a new home comes with a lot of things to think about. You need to find one that will fit your wants and needs and fall within your budget. After looking at many different options, you will place an offer on a house. When you offer is accepted, you might think...

5 Ways to Improve Home Security

5 Ways to Improve Home Security

Improve Home Security for Peace of Mind How do you feel about your home security? Would it be easy for a burglar to break-in? If these questions concern you, it’s time to address this issue. Here are 5 ways that you can improve home security. Change Your Locks If you...

Test the Radon Levels in Your Home

Test the Radon Levels in Your Home

Radon Levels in Your Home Can Affect Your Health Radon gas is a serious risk to your health and it could be putting your family in danger. It’s a naturally occurring gas that seeps up through the ground into your home and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in...

4 Easy Moving Hacks to Help You With Your Move

4 Easy Moving Hacks to Help You With Your Move

Moving day is bittersweet. You’re saying goodbye to your old home and neighborhood. But the hard part is the actual move. Use these 4 easy moving hacks to help you with your move. 1. Get Rid of Junk Before you begin packing, spend some time decluttering your home and...

5 Home Maintenance Tasks That You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Home Maintenance Tasks That You Shouldn’t Ignore

Being a homeowner is great, but there are a lot of responsibilities that go along with owning a house. A property of any size will have maintenance and repair projects. Keep up with these home maintenance tasks for a healthier, well-cared for property. Leaky Pipes and...

Five Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

Five Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

Termites are destructive insects that cause billions of dollars in property damage in the U.S. every year. When you see a termite in your home, you can be sure that there are more. A single termite represents a whole colony of insects. Here are some ways to prevent...

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