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Tips and Tricks to Organize Your Home Office

Tips and Tricks to Organize Your Home Office

Many people are working from home more out of office space in the house. Here are some ideas to help you organize your home office so that it stays neat and tidy. Organize Your Home Office to be More Productive A messy space makes it difficult to find what you’re...

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

4 Signs You Need a New Roof

Your home's roof is a vital part of the structure. Because it is often out of sight, it can be neglected. Catching the signs is essential for knowing when it’s time for a roof replacement. Many roof problems and damages can be repaired. However, here are four signs...

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Curb appeal refers to how your home looks to those viewing it from the street. It's always good to enhance your home's appearance, especially during seasons when the weather is nice. This article covers 5 ways to improve curb appeal. Keep Your Yard Maintained to...

Upgrade Your Floors: 5 Flooring Materials to Choose From

Upgrade Your Floors: 5 Flooring Materials to Choose From

The floors in your home are affected by wear and tear over time. Eventually, you will need to replace your flooring or refinish the existing materials. If you are planning to upgrade your floors, read about the different flooring material options available. Upgrade...

9 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

9 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Your house may be the biggest investment that you will make. Regular maintenance and improvements help to increase your property value. Simple projects like painting and installing new flooring can add thousands of dollars of value to your home and make it more...

Reasons to Order an 11th Month Warranty Inspection

Reasons to Order an 11th Month Warranty Inspection

If you have recently built a new home, your builder probably offered a one-year warranty on the construction. After living in the house for several months, you may begin to notice issues with the property. Before your warranty period is over, hire a home inspector. He...

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

When you're buying a house, a home inspector plays an important role in the process. You want to make sure that you know the condition of the property so that you can make a smart investment. Some home inspectors are using technology to assist in assessing the...

How to Set Up Utilities in a New House

How to Set Up Utilities in a New House

The process of moving to a new home is complicated. You have to take care of all the steps involved with leaving your old place, like getting your damage deposit refunded or closing on the sale to a new owner. You also need to get all your things packed, transported,...

4 Types of Home Siding Materials

4 Types of Home Siding Materials

The siding on a house offers protection from the elements and influences the aesthetic. If you’re shopping for new siding, you'll find that there are plenty of options. They differ in maintenance requirements, lifespan, and price. Here are 4 types of home siding that...

Know the Signs of Electrical Problems in Your Home

Know the Signs of Electrical Problems in Your Home

More than 51,000 house fires occur annually in the United States, many caused by electrical mishaps. If you ignore electrical problems you’re risking injuries to your loved ones and damage to your property. Learn the signs of electrical problems in your home and take...

6 Home Maintenance Chores That You Shouldn’t Ignore

6 Home Maintenance Chores That You Shouldn’t Ignore

There are some home maintenance chores you can safely delay until a later date. However, there are other maintenance issues you simply can’t ignore for very long without risking serious damage to your house. Here are some of the items you should address as soon as...

Request a Home Inspection on New Construction

Request a Home Inspection on New Construction

When you have a home designed and built, you expect it to be perfect. There is no wear and tear from previous owners. The materials and appliances are those you selected. You may think that with a brand new home, an inspection isn’t necessary. However, there are...

Steps to Improve Home Security

Steps to Improve Home Security

How to Improve Home Security Protecting your home and family is a big responsibility. Typically, your home is one of the largest investments you’ll make. A loss could be financially devastating. According to the Home Security Monitoring Center, approximately 85% of...

7 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

7 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

Creating a safe home environment involves fire prevention. Fires can break out as a result of the smallest mistake. By practicing fire safety tips for the home, you reduce the risk of fire and keep your family safer. Important Fire Safety Tips for the Home A house...

6 of the Best Moving Tips for Your Family

6 of the Best Moving Tips for Your Family

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, you want to get through the move with as little stress as possible. Here are the best moving tips to help your family make an easy transition. The 6 Best Moving Tips for Your Family #1 Start Early Don't try to...

6 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

6 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

Cutting back on water usage is an easy way to lower your water bill. Even if you live in a drought-free area of the country, utility bills often skyrocket during the summertime. The EPA says that the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water every...

7 Steps for Buying a Home

7 Steps for Buying a Home

Buying a home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll make. If you want to get the best value for your money and avoid common pitfalls, check out these seven steps for buying a house. 1. Get an Agent to Represent You When Buying a Home Look for a real estate...

4 Reasons to Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

4 Reasons to Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Selling your home is a significant matter that will impact your finances and your lifestyle. Because of this, it's best to leave nothing to chance. Many sellers assume that they know about every defect on their property because they've been living in the home for...