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Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home

Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home

Color affects the mood and energy of a room. With so many color options available at your local home improvement store, it might be tough to decide on the right shade. Here are a few tips for choosing paint colors for your home. Choosing Paint Colors that You Enjoy...

Monthly Home Maintenance Tasks

Monthly Home Maintenance Tasks

To be a better homeowner, take care of regular upkeep. You’ll improve your living spaces, keep the household running efficiently, and extend the life expectancy of appliances. Here is a list of monthly home maintenance chores that you shouldn't overlook. Replace HVAC...

Renovate or Relocate: How to Decide

Renovate or Relocate: How to Decide

If your home isn’t quite the home of your dreams, you may be thinking about extensive upgrades to the property. It’s possible you’ve grown frustrated with the lack of space or a kitchen that doesn’t meet your needs and are ready to shop for a new house. Before putting...

6 Ways to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

6 Ways to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

With some extra attention around the house, you can help keep your family and home healthy and safe. Advanced technology is available to mitigate dangers like dirty air, unhealthy water, burglaries, and more. Here are 6 ways to take action and make your home a safer,...

8 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

8 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

Owning your own home is a dream come true for many people, but homeownership comes with responsibilities. If you’ve just purchased your first home, here are a few things every homeowner should know. The information below will help you save money and solve some...

10 Steps to Improve Your Home’s Security

10 Steps to Improve Your Home’s Security

You may think that you live in a safe neighborhood, or that your home is well-protected, but robberies can happen to anyone. It's important to take steps to improve your home's security to deter burglars from targeting your house. Here are a few easy things you can...

4 Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home

4 Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home

You need water for cooking and bathing, but water in the wrong places can be destructive to your house. Preventing residential water damage will help to extend the life of your house, from the roof to the foundation. Understanding the causes of water damage in the...

How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

Hurricanes happen every year during summer and fall. If you live in a coastal area, it is important to prepare for them. As soon as you know a hurricane is heading in your direction, get the outside of your home protected and the last few details secured. Here are...

Ways to Improve Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

Ways to Improve Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

First impressions count, especially when it comes to selling a house. Even if your home's interior is perfect, prospective buyers may not get that far if the outside looks neglected. To get a buyer’s attention, find ways to improve curb appeal before putting your home...

4 Costs That Surprise New Homeowners

4 Costs That Surprise New Homeowners

There are a lot of unknowns that come along with buying your first home. It is important for new homeowners to know about extra costs associated with owning a home aside from the mortgage, insurance, and taxes. Here are 4 costs that often surprise new homeowners. Lawn...

Practice Fire Pit Safety in the Backyard With These 4 Tips

Practice Fire Pit Safety in the Backyard With These 4 Tips

Backyard fire pits are becoming more common, but along with cozy evenings spent by the fire comes the risk of injury. According to NBC News, about one-fourth of fire pit injuries happen to children under the age of 5. Keep your family and friends safe around your fire...

5 Tips for Making a Home Safe for Seniors

5 Tips for Making a Home Safe for Seniors

With assisted living facilities being more crowded and expensive than ever, many senior citizens are choosing to live at home. It is important that elderly people’s homes are safe and easy to navigate. If you have an elderly loved one, follow these tips to help make...

Reasons to Order a 4-Point Home Inspection

Reasons to Order a 4-Point Home Inspection

If you’re buying an older house or need to renew the homeowners insurance policy on your current home, you may be required to order a 4-point inspection. Learn more about a 4-point home inspection and why some insurance companies will require one. What is a 4-Point...

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