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6 Tips for Moving During Winter

6 Tips for Moving During Winter

No matter the season, moving to a new home is one of the most stressful and challenging experiences. When relocating during winter, the level of difficulty increases. You may have to deal with uncomfortable and dangerous weather conditions. Below are 6 tips to help...

How to Organize Your Home Office

How to Organize Your Home Office

With working from home becoming more common, it’s important to have a clean and functional office. You'll be productive and better focused when you take the time to organize your home office. Here are some tips and tricks to get the space in order. Designate an Office...

4 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

4 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

If you purchased a home with a deck or have added one on to your house, you may not use it as often as you would like. Make improvements to help your outdoor living space feel more welcoming. Here are a few easy, do-it-yourself ways to upgrade your deck to get more...

Tips for Buying Your First House

Tips for Buying Your First House

Buying a home is often an overwhelming process. When you break it down into manageable steps, you'll soon find yourself moving into your new house, cooking in your kitchen, and sitting on your very own front porch. If you want to purchase a home, there are...

5 Tips for Fire Pit Safety

5 Tips for Fire Pit Safety

Relax Around the Fire Pit You can have hours of relaxation around a backyard fire pit in the summer. However, you need to put fire pit safety first. Place Your Fire Pit in a Safe Location The location has to be a priority when it comes to fire pit safety. Make sure...

5 Easy Home Renovations You Can Do This Weekend

5 Easy Home Renovations You Can Do This Weekend

Home improvement projects are a great way to boost your property value and create a more pleasant living environment. When you're pressed for time or money, these easy home renovations are a great place to start. Easy Home Renovations: Improve Your Closet Make your...

6 Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

6 Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

It's the time of year for spring cleaning: dusting the top of cabinets, sweeping beneath appliances, and decluttering by getting rid of furniture and belongings you no longer need. Take advantage of the warmer weather to also complete a few important spring home...

5 Types of Water Filters for Your Home

5 Types of Water Filters for Your Home

We use water in our homes for bathing, drinking, cooking, and cleaning. If you’re concerned about the health of your family, you may be curious about your home’s water quality. Depending on the source, the water may have pollutants and contaminants. Fortunately, there...

Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re planning to put your home on the market, you may already be feeling overwhelmed. There will be a list of tasks you'll complete to prepare for the sale. Check out the benefits of a pre-listing inspection to understand why you shouldn’t skip this important...

5 Small Signs of Major Household Problems

5 Small Signs of Major Household Problems

Since your home is possibly the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, it’s important to keep it well-maintained and it’s systems functioning properly. Here are a few signs of major household problems. Stains on the Ceiling Do you have water stains on the...

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

Radon in the home puts your family at risk. Radon and lung cancer have been linked in studies of miners exposed to radon in the 1950s and 60s, and today radon is responsible for over 21,000 deaths per year in the United States. Many homes, both old and new, have...

Tips on Fire Safety for the Holidays

Tips on Fire Safety for the Holidays

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends. Unfortunately, this season is also the time of year that many fire-related accidents occur. Preventing these incidents is easy when you make a habit of practicing fire safety for the holidays. Fire Safety...

Fall Home Improvement Projects You Can Start Now

Fall Home Improvement Projects You Can Start Now

Fall is here and it is the perfect time to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been wanting to get to before winter hits. There is something about the changing of the leaves that gets in the mood to organize the garage, clean the house, and prepare for...

6 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

6 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

If you’re planning to list your house on the market, you have several tasks to complete to get it ready for sale. Improve curb appeal and you’ll be on the right track. Curb appeal affects the property's value and the buyer’s first impression. If the exterior is...

4 Warning Signs That it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

4 Warning Signs That it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

How to Tell If You Need a Roof Replacement No one wants to learn that they need a new roof, but it happens to most homeowners at some point. Spotting a leak isn't the only indicator that you need a new roof. Identifying other signs that a roof replacement is necessary...

Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold is a common problem in homes with moisture issues. When water and moisture are present, signs of mold and mildew may begin to develop. Maintain a dry home to avoid property damage and health problems that occur because of mold. Keep your home healthy and safe...

Smoke Detectors in the Home

Smoke Detectors in the Home

The statistics on house fires in the U.S. show that smoke detectors save lives. Each year, around 2,500 people die in residential fires and even more are injured. The National Fire Protection Association reports that two-thirds of those homes had either no smoke...

Make Your Deck Safer for Summer Enjoyment

Make Your Deck Safer for Summer Enjoyment

Children and pets love to spend time outdoors, especially with the days growing longer and warmer. Is your deck safe for them? Injuries can and do occur on decks every year. Maintain a safe environment for your family, friends, and pets by following a few important...

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Be Prepared for Home Improvement Tasks With These Tools Whether you're moving into a home or have been settled for some time, be prepared for projects around the house. Especially if you are new to owning a home, review this list of basic tools every homeowner should...

7 Ways to Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe

7 Ways to Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe

When it comes to health, we often focus our attention on working out and eating better. However, it's also important to make our home healthy and safe. The environment that we live in on a daily basis has a big impact on our well-being. There are simple things we can...

3 Signs of Mold In Your Home

3 Signs of Mold In Your Home

While mold has its purpose in nature, exposure to some types of mold can cause illness or damage your home. You may think that mold growth inside your home would be obvious, but many people are surprised to learn about its presence. When you understand the common...

How to Declutter Your Home From Start to Finish

How to Declutter Your Home From Start to Finish

It’s a new year, so why not set a resolution to make your home feel new? When you declutter your home, it will be easier to keep your house clean and you'll likely also notice psychological benefits. If you have accumulated a lot of things over the years, this task...

Winter Home Improvement Projects You Can Do When It’s Cold Outside

Winter Home Improvement Projects You Can Do When It’s Cold Outside

The coldest months of the year are upon us. Many people put their home improvement projects on hold until the weather warms up again in the spring. However, cold weather is a great time to complete indoor home improvement projects. Here are some winter home...

Six Reasons Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Six Reasons Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Building a new home is different from buying a previously lived-in home. Many people mistakenly assume that because the home is built from the ground up that it is free from defects. A walk-through with the builder is not enough to learn everything about the condition...

5 Tasks For Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

5 Tasks For Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

When the leaves begin to fall and you bring out your warm clothes from storage, it is also time to start on your fall home maintenance checklist. Before the temperatures dip any further, you need to get your home and landscape ready for winter. Do not overlook these...

5 Practical Tips On How To Improve Indoor Air Quality At Home

5 Practical Tips On How To Improve Indoor Air Quality At Home

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home The air quality in your home is compromised by a number of factors. Dust mites, pet dander, chemicals, and mold all interfere with your ability to breathe clean air in your home. Here are some simple tips to help you improve...

5 Methods for Saving Water During Summer

5 Methods for Saving Water During Summer

Saving Water During Summer In summer, it is common for expenses to be higher. From vacations to summer camp, all the extra spending adds up. It is only natural to look for a way to save money, and saving water during summer is one way to reduce your utility bills....

7 Grilling Safety Tips for a Safe Summer

7 Grilling Safety Tips for a Safe Summer

Stay Safe with these Grilling Safety Tips Summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining with family and friends. However, grilling comes with dangers and it's important to be sure you are using your grill safely. Each year, both people and property suffer...

4 Tips to Improve Home Security While on Vacation

4 Tips to Improve Home Security While on Vacation

Improve Home Security While on Vacation for Peace of Mind Before you pack the bags and head out on vacation this summer, make sure your home is safe and secure. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), approximately 35% of all home burglaries occur...

Radon Risks in the Home

Radon Risks in the Home

Radon is an odorless gas that may be present in your home. Elevated levels of the radioactive gas are one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the US. Since radon risks can pose health problems for households, it is important to test for the radon levels in your...

4 Tips for House Hunting with Children

4 Tips for House Hunting with Children

Everything you do is for the benefit of your kids, including buying a new home. Your family is growing and you want more space to comfortably raise your kids. They complain about having to share a bedroom and not having a big enough yard to play in. And yet, when you...

4 Reasons to Prioritize Cleaning Your Gutters During Spring

4 Reasons to Prioritize Cleaning Your Gutters During Spring

Cleaning Your Gutters for Spring Home Maintenance The arrival of warmer spring weather gives many folks a welcome opportunity to complete important outdoor maintenance tasks. One messy project deserves to rank high on your seasonal "to-do" list: cleaning your gutters....