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Top 10 New Smart Home Features

Top 10 New Smart Home Features

If you're considering upgrading your home with some new smart features, you're probably wondering what's available and which ones are worth your investment. In this blog post, we'll go over some of the best new smart home features on the market and help you decide...

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Summer is coming to an end, and as the weather gets colder, adjust your living space accordingly. The fall brings cool, breezy weather, fallen leaves, and often the season's first ice. While spring cleaning is commonly known, tidying up your house for fall is just as...

5 Must-Have Tools for Homeowners

5 Must-Have Tools for Homeowners

Whether you enjoy DIY home improvements or want to do some quick repairs, it is crucial to have the necessary tools for simple household tasks. However, knowing what tools to buy can be challenging, especially if you’re a new homeowner. To help you stock your toolbox,...

6 Attractive Plants for Your Patio

6 Attractive Plants for Your Patio

Plants are an excellent option for adding ambiance to your patio. Plant them in pots or soil along the edge. Plants make outdoor living spaces feel welcoming and more personalized. Here are a few attractive plants for your patio that are easy to grow and look...

5 Tips for Moving With Your Family

5 Tips for Moving With Your Family

Moving can be stressful for anyone, but it can be extra challenging if you’re moving with your family; especially when you have young kids. Here are some tips to reduce stress and make moving with children easier. Downsize Your Stuff When Moving With Your Family If...

How to Hire a Real Estate Agent

How to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Selling a home is one of the most financially impactful activities most people experience in their lives. Hire a real estate agent to help you through each step of the process. What Happens When You Hire a Real Estate Agent? Hiring a real estate agent officially...

5 Missed Spots When Spring Cleaning

5 Missed Spots When Spring Cleaning

If you’re getting ready for spring cleaning, you’ll find it helpful to know about several areas homeowners frequently overlook. Here are five spots that are often missed when spring cleaning. When planning a deep clean of your home, do a thorough job by adding these...

4 Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home in Winter

4 Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home in Winter

Spring and summer are often the busiest selling seasons of the year, but it’s still possible to sell your home in winter for a great price. A little bit of preparation can make a big difference in your house’s selling price and how long it sits on the market. How can...

Heat Your Home Efficiently‏

Heat Your Home Efficiently‏

‏Heating your home can be quite expensive during the winter months. Statistics show that heating makes up more than half of the average household’s utility bill, and this also comes with an environmental impact. This is why it’s good to better manage your heating and...

7 Simple Ways to Be a Better Homeowner

7 Simple Ways to Be a Better Homeowner

Be a Better Homeowner When you own a home, there are many ways you can improve your property and your neighborhood. Here are eight simple ways to be a better homeowner. Light Up Your Home's Exteriors Exterior lighting not only improves the look of your home but also...

Why a Buyer’s Home Inspection is Important

Why a Buyer’s Home Inspection is Important

Why a Buyer’s Home Inspection is Important: Never Skip This Critical Step If you are about to purchase a home, you need to have a home inspection done. This critical step involves a professional inspector physically inspecting the home for any needed repairs and to...

4 Garage Storage Solutions

4 Garage Storage Solutions

Many households have garages that are so cluttered that they can’t park their cars in the space. Garages protect vehicles from theft and the elements. However, if all your stored belongings are disorganized, your garage can’t serve its primary purpose. Here are 4...

4 Signs of Termites in the Home

4 Signs of Termites in the Home

Being able to recognize signs of termites in the home is important to keep your home and property safe. Termites ingest wood and can cause considerable damage in a short amount of time. These insects are a concern because they lead to structural damage and costly...

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof is designed to protect your family and your belongings from the elements. With time, your roof will start showing signs of wear and tear. Be aware of these signs you need a new roof. Signs You Need a New Roof: Curled or Damaged Shingles If the shingles on...

5 Steps for Deck Safety

5 Steps for Deck Safety

A deck adds value to your home and gives you a place to enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests. A wooden deck typically has a lifespan between 10 to 15 years, but a lack of maintenance or improper building methods can present hazards. Here are some deck safety tips...

5 Ways to Save Water at Home

5 Ways to Save Water at Home

Water is a valuable resource that we need to stay alive. It also makes household chores possible. Your water bill is a significant expense every month, but there are things you can do to make it cost less. Here are 5 ways to save water at home. Only Run Full Loads to...

5 Different Types of Flooring Materials

5 Different Types of Flooring Materials

One of the best upgrades you can do for your home is replacing the floors. Flooring materials don’t last forever, and over time, wear and tear get the best of them. Hardwood floors can be refinished, but most other flooring types need to be replaced. Here are 5 types...

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe

The temperature is dropping, and homeowners who have wood-burning fireplaces are eager to start their first fire of the season. Making small mistakes when lighting a fire in the fireplace can lead to major consequences. To keep your fireplace safe, follow these easy...

The Dangers of Radon Exposure

The Dangers of Radon Exposure

Radon is a dangerous gas that can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled. Prolonged radon exposure can lead to lung cancer, and it’s especially bad for smokers. Luckily, radon can be detected through testing. Radon can be anywhere, so if you haven’t had your home tested, then...

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