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5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

Moving can be stressful, and even more challenging when you have a big family. If you employ some good tactics and get an early start, it doesn’t have to be so difficult to move into a new home. Use these 4 family moving tips to help make the experience easier. Family...

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

Maintenance is part of owning a home. You can complete the tasks yourself or hire professionals to handle them for you. Many homeowners choose a combination of both, depending on the work needed. Here are six professional home maintenance services you should schedule...

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

When replacing your floors, finding the right type of flooring material may feel daunting. This article lists some of the pros and cons of different flooring materials.    Hardwood Flooring Material Hardwood has been in use as a flooring material for many years. It's...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

An energy-efficient home will benefit you for years to come. Many tactics to reduce your home's energy use will require some initial investment, but you will see reduced utility bills and long-term benefits. Take one or all of the steps in this article to make your...

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

If you share a home with cats or dogs, you may notice you’re having to clean more frequently. Muddy paws, dirty fur, and piles of pet hair will keep you busy tidying up. Here are a few house cleaning tips for pet owners that will make maintaining a home with pets...

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

A deck enhances your outdoor living space and adds value to your home. When designing a deck, one of the biggest considerations is the material from which you build it. Let's look at the pros and cons of different types of decking materials. 5 Types of Decking...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

Keeping your home healthy and safe isn't difficult, but it does require some attention and time. Nothing is more important than the well-being of your family, so follow these tips to protect your household. Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe Clean the House One of the...

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

If you're buying a home, it's important to schedule an inspection. A home inspector will examine the property and provide you with a report of any defects, problems, or safety concerns. More and more home inspectors are using modern technology to assist in the...

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

No matter if you’re hoping to sell your home in the next year or planning to stay put, home improvement projects make your space more comfortable and useful. When choosing which improvements to tackle, look at projects that add value to your home. Ideally, a project...

5 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

5 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Would you believe that indoor air quality is generally more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA? Learn how to improve indoor air quality in your home and improve the health and comfort of your family.  Poor indoor air quality is harmful, especially for...

Understanding Proper Smoke Detector Placement

Understanding Proper Smoke Detector Placement

When a fire breaks out inside a house, there are only minutes to get to safety. It’s important to make sure you have smoke detectors, that their batteries work, and that they are placed in the most effective areas. This article goes over the best smoke detector...

8 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

8 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

House fires can begin in fireplaces and chimneys if you're not careful. Keep your fireplace safe by following these steps this winter.  Have the Chimney Swept Bring in a professional chimney sweep so this process is done correctly. It’s a good idea to have your...

Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a significant decision and substantial investment. When finding the right property to buy, most people enlist the help of a professional to navigate the process. If you're ready to buy a home, learn what to expect when hiring a real estate agent....

8 Signs of Mold in the Home

8 Signs of Mold in the Home

If you notice black spots on the wall, under the sink, or on the grout of your shower and tub, that’s mold. Mold can grow just about anywhere with moisture. Mold in the home is not only unsightly, but it can damage your property and affect your health. Learn About the...

Simple Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Simple Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Your home may be well-equipped with safety essentials like smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, but welcoming a new baby into your life will raise concerns about new hazards. To make sure you’re fully prepared before your new baby arrives, check out these simple ways...

How Buy a House in 6 Steps

How Buy a House in 6 Steps

Getting ready to buy a house is exciting, and if you're a first-time homebuyer, you probably have questions before you begin the process. This article goes over the basic steps of how to buy a house. 1. How to Buy a House: Create a List Before you begin the homebuying...

Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Most homeowners want to maintain a healthy lawn through the hottest parts of the year, though higher temperatures and droughts can stress your yard. Here are some tips for summer lawn care to keep it looking its best. Create a Plan for Summer Lawn Care While looking...

Unexpected Home Maintenance Costs for First-time Buyers

Unexpected Home Maintenance Costs for First-time Buyers

When budgeting for your mortgage, plan for home maintenance costs that you are likely to encounter. As a homebuyer, you expect to spend money on landscaping and replacing burned out light bulbs. Yet over the course of a year, other home maintenance needs may come up...

Best Home Safety Essentials

Best Home Safety Essentials

Home is a place to relax, have fun, and enjoy time with friends and family. You want everyone to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Having some basic home safety essentials on hand is important for preventing and handling emergencies. Smoke...

Six Steps to Improve Home Security

Six Steps to Improve Home Security

Home burglaries are among the most reported crimes in the US. According to FBI statistics, burglars tend to break in during the day when there's no one around. Keep your property safe using these tips to improve home security, especially during the high-risk periods...

4 Advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

4 Advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

When you decide to list your home for sale, you’ll begin preparing it for potential homebuyers. While it is easy to focus your attention on the cosmetic aspects of your home, the physical condition of the home is often more important. When you order a pre-listing home...

How to Declutter Your House

How to Declutter Your House

So, you've finally decided to declutter your house. Maybe it's a New Year's resolution or maybe it's the everyday frustration of having a disorganized, messy house. Whatever the reason, this guide will help you through the whole process step-by-step. Preparing to...

3 Home Improvement Projects For Winter

3 Home Improvement Projects For Winter

Home Improvement Projects for Winter Keep You Productive Indoors Winter is a busy and festive time during the holiday season. However, once the holidays are over, winter simply becomes dark and dreary. You can keep yourself from falling into a winter slump by staying...

Four Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Four Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Decorating during the holidays is the perfect way to bring the season to life. Unfortunately, many emergency room trips are made as a result of holiday decorating accidents. By following these essential safety tips for holiday decorating, you can protect yourself and...

5 Signs That You Need a New Roof

5 Signs That You Need a New Roof

Leaky roofs damage items in your attic and home and the moisture can lead to mold growth. Homeowners often only discover that the roof leaks when there is a heavy rain and it starts dripping inside. Don't let this happen to you by learning the signs that you need a...

3 Health Risks Of Radon: Reasons to Test Your Home

3 Health Risks Of Radon: Reasons to Test Your Home

Health Risks of Radon In Your Home Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas has been found in homes across the country. Studies show serious health risks of radon, so it's important to...

Prepare Your Home for Fall in 6 Easy Ways

Prepare Your Home for Fall in 6 Easy Ways

The weather may still be warm, but now is the time to prepare your home for the cooler weather of autumn. When the days grow shorter and the nights longer, you will be glad you already got your home ready for the change of seasons. Now, at the end of summer, prepare...

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Summer is the most popular time for families to take a well-deserved break from work and school and all of life's responsibilities. Before you go on vacation, it's important to make sure your home is in order so that everything runs smoothly while you're away. Follow...

6 Signs of Termites In Your Home

6 Signs of Termites In Your Home

Termites can hide in the foundation and dark corners of your home for years without you ever noticing they are there. Unfortunately, in that time, they'll be feeding on the wood in your home, slowly causing a lot of damage. That's why it's important to look for early...