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Jul 11 2017

Remodeling can dramatically improve your home’s livability, make it more attractive, and can boost your property value. Even if you’ve never thought of remodeling, consider the following locations in your home, and imagine whether you could improve them: Kitchen Master bathroom Living room Outdoor landscaping Patio / deck If you can think of obvious improvements […]

Jun 20 2017

For homebuyers, your mortgage payment is one of several monthly costs you’ll have to pay. Other monthly costs include your property taxes, homeowners insurance, and homeowners association (HOA) fees. On top of these, homeowners can expect a substantial monthly power power bill. In the summer of 2017 alone, the average American household faces a $410 […]

Jun 8 2017

Summer officially begins on June 20, and thermometers are on the rise. Some parts of the country have already experienced triple-digit temperatures. This makes cooling down in a pool an appealing thought for many people. But what about buying a home that comes with a pool? A home with a pool is something you should […]

May 18 2017

For individuals and families considering buying their first home, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and question whether you should keep renting. After all, buying a home commits you to years of monthly home payments (and risk) in an uncertain global economy. Owning a home also provides a long list of benefits, including increased […]

May 4 2017

As we head into May, heat has arrived in many parts of the country, and summer is almost on our doorstep. If you’re a homeowner, now’s the time to get your home ready. Here are five ways to do this: Inspect your air conditioner Spring is the time to make sure your air conditioner (AC) […]

Apr 12 2017

Is your property the perfect home and the perfect investment? If you’re like most homeowners, there are upgrades, renovations, and restorations you can make on your property that will either increase its value, or help improve how comfortable you are with the look and feel of your home. For that, you need to make changes, […]

Apr 3 2017

If you’re a homeowner (or planning on becoming one), you probably desire a quiet home. And compared to apartment buildings, standalone homes are usually quieter. However, a quiet home is is not always the case. Whether it’s noise from nearby traffic, railroads, airplanes, or your child’s stereo, there are many ways to experience annoying noise […]

Mar 16 2017

When it comes to homes, insulation matters! And according to recent research, 90% of US homes are under-insulated. If you’re one of the many Americans living in an under-insulated home, here are six reasons to consider adding insulation: It helps keep your home comfortable If your home feels uncomfortably cold during winter or hot during […]

Mar 14 2017

As we move into March, spring is on our doorstep, and temperatures are warming in much of the country. For homeowners (and soon-to-be homeowners), this means spring cleaning! While there are many good articles offering spring cleaning tips, another task goes with spring cleaning and is often overlooked: spring pest control. Spring pest control begins […]

Mar 9 2017

Your home’s foundation is an critical part of its wellbeing. If something goes wrong in your foundation, your home can can develop structural problems that cost significantly more to repair than foundation problems alone. There are three major reasons home foundation problems occur: Stem walls can deteriorate. Stem walls sit on your home’s concrete slab […]