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The Lifespans of Home Appliances

The Lifespans of Home Appliances

Machines around the home make life easier, but purchasing appliances is a significant expense in your household budget. Knowing the average lifespans of home appliances will help you to prepare financially for their replacement. Here are a few of the most common...

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4 Ways to Get Rid of Ants in the House

4 Ways to Get Rid of Ants in the House

Ant infestations occur in houses more often during warmer weather. Even if you only see one ant, it means an infestation in the near future is likely. Read on for some ways to get rid of ants in the house and keep them from returning. Clean Often and Thoroughly The...

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The 3 Stages of New Construction Phase Inspections

The 3 Stages of New Construction Phase Inspections

A Newly Constructed Home is a Big Investment You’ve decided to take the plunge and have a new home built from the ground up. You bought some property, hired an architect to plan your home, and selected a general contractor who you trust. There is no denying that a...

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How to Sell a House

How to Sell a House

When you’re preparing to put your home on the market, hire a real estate agent to help guide you through the process. As a seller, you are hoping to make a substantial profit and have a smooth sales transaction. Here are a few tips about how to sell a house. Find a...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Kitchen

10 Ways to Improve Your Kitchen

Whether you’re planning to sell your home or plan to live there for many years, improvements make your living spaces more comfortable and functional. The kitchen is often the most used room in the house and upgrading that area boosts your home’s value. Anyone looking...

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How to Declutter Your Home

How to Declutter Your Home

Declutter Your Home: How to Get Started Decluttering your home may feel intimidating and overwhelming. While accumulating the stuff was easy enough, organizing or getting rid of it might seem impossible. Many people put off decluttering because of time, intimidation,...

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Don’t Put Off These Home Maintenance Tasks

Don’t Put Off These Home Maintenance Tasks

With a limited number of hours in each day, it can be hard to fit routine home maintenance tasks into your hectic schedule. However, there are some chores that simply shouldn't be delayed. Here are a few maintenance jobs that can quickly grow into large repair bills...

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Home Improvement Projects for Winter

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

While most people associate home renovations with warmer seasons, winter projects are a great use of time when you’re indoors during the colder weather. Whether you go the DIY route or hire someone for the task, here are some home improvement projects for winter. 1....

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Best Options for Home Water Filtration Systems

Best Options for Home Water Filtration Systems

Clean drinking water is important for good health. There may be contaminants even in the municipal water supply, causing us to wonder if there is any way to get safe water at home. Fortunately, it is possible to treat your home's tap water with water filtration...

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7 Home Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

7 Home Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Easy Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners Pets are great companions, but they can also make your house messy. Whether you have a dog, cat, hamster, or parakeet, there will be dirt and odors around the house. Here are some home cleaning tips for pet owners that will come in...

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7 Signs of an Electrical Problem at Home

7 Signs of an Electrical Problem at Home

Sounds from electrical sources are usually indicative of a problem, like a crackling electrical outlet or the pop of a breaker going out. However, there are many other things that could be a sign of an electrical problem at home. As a homeowner, learn what warning...

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5 Necessities for Home Maintenance

5 Necessities for Home Maintenance

Basic Home Maintenance Tools When you think about some of the basic tools every homeowner should have, you may think of tools like a hammer or screwdriver. While they are especially useful to have around the home, here we'll take a look at some other necessities for...

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Caring for Trees in the Summer

Caring for Trees in the Summer

During the warm summer months, it's important to make sure your trees are receiving proper care. With higher temperatures and strong summer storms, tree care is especially necessary for younger trees. Hot weather and droughts stress trees that are establishing their...

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4 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes From Your Property

4 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes From Your Property

When dealing with pesky mosquitoes in your yard, it is important to eliminate what lures them in. Mosquitoes can pass harmful diseases to both humans and pets if they aren’t eradicated from the area. Below you’ll find methods and tips to remove and repel mosquitoes...

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A Guide for Babyproofing Your Home

A Guide for Babyproofing Your Home

Whether your baby is already here or on the way, parents need to be vigilant about the safety of their home. Most fatalities for infants under the age of one are from suffocation, but choking and other hazards are also a risk. Create a checklist for babyproofing your...

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4 Benefits of a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

4 Benefits of a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Buying a brand-new home can give you a sense of confidence that your new property is in excellent condition from the first day of ownership. After all, nobody else has lived in the home and caused damage or wear. All of the parts and components are new, and you may...

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5 Easy Ways to Organize Your Garage

5 Easy Ways to Organize Your Garage

Now is time to start planning for upcoming home improvement projects you'd like to finish this year. However, before you begin working on any of these home maintenance tasks, it is helpful to first organize your garage. This will make tackling any other projects for...

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3 Tips to Heat Your Home Efficiently

3 Tips to Heat Your Home Efficiently

One of the constant home expenses is the energy bill. You have a power bill each month, yet this runs higher during the summer and winter months when the HVAC system is more active. Here are some ways to heat your home efficiently and keep the energy bill low. 1. Seal...

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6 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays

Keep Your Home Safe During the Holidays Many people leave their homes to visit family and friends over the holidays. Because criminals know this, burglaries tend to increase during this time of year. Keep your home safe during the holidays with just a bit of thought...

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

8 Ways to Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

Along with their charming ambiance, fireplaces are a great way to keep your home warm while decreasing your utility bill. Before you light a fire, there are a few things that you need to do to make sure it is safe for use. Fireplaces can be the source of house fires,...

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Four Easy Steps to Clean Your Gutters

Four Easy Steps to Clean Your Gutters

Your home’s gutters serve an essential role in protecting your home from precipitation. If the gutters are not functioning properly, rain, snow, and ice melt will run off of the perimeter of the roof. When it does, it can create significant property damage through...

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Four Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Four Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Although it’s not given as much attention as other factors, the quality of the air indoors makes an impact on everyone’s health. Most people spend far more time inside their homes than anywhere else. Improving indoor air quality is a big step toward improving your...

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4 Tips for Grilling Safely This Summer

4 Tips for Grilling Safely This Summer

A Summer Tradition Along with camping trips, days at the beach, and mowing your lawn, another staple of summer is grilling. Cooking outside with a grill is a great time to socialize with friends and family. Parties are built around a cookout where everyone can enjoy...

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7 Ways To Conserve Water At Home This Summer

7 Ways To Conserve Water At Home This Summer

Essential Tips to Save Water and Lessen Your Family’s Environmental Footprint This Summer In the summertime, everybody tends to use more water which results in a higher utility bill. To combat this, we have listed some strategies that you can easily implement to...

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Why You Should Test for Radon in Your Home

Why You Should Test for Radon in Your Home

An Unseen Killer Radon is an element that naturally occurs in nature, but that doesn't mean it is harmless. Radon is rated the number one cause of lung cancer for those who do not smoke cigarettes. For those who do smoke, radon exposure can drastically increase the...

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5 Simple and Affordable Ways to Improve Curb Appeal for Spring

5 Simple and Affordable Ways to Improve Curb Appeal for Spring

If you’re as excited about the beginning of spring as everyone else, you’re probably already thinking of ways you can improve curb appeal for spring. You'll be spending more time outdoors and you want to enjoy your home from the outside as much as you do on the...

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How To Organize Your Kitchen This Spring

How To Organize Your Kitchen This Spring

During the bleak, cold days of winter, it is easy to neglect your housekeeping and go into hibernation. Now that spring is here, you may feel overwhelmed and buried in clutter—especially in the kitchen. This year, try a plan that will not only get your kitchen...

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Why You Need a New Construction Inspection on a New Home

Why You Need a New Construction Inspection on a New Home

A New Construction Inspection Can Save You Trouble in the Future If you were buying an existing home that had already been occupied, you wouldn’t think twice before getting a home inspection as part of the process. You would want to make sure that the previous...

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6 Tips for Better Home Seller’s Etiquette

6 Tips for Better Home Seller’s Etiquette

Why Does Home Seller's Etiquette Matter? If you’re putting your home on the market, chances are you’ve had a pre-listing inspection, cleaned every inch of it, improved your curb appeal, and staged your home to appeal to buyers. Just remember that potential buyers are...

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Maintaining Hardwood Floors

Maintaining Hardwood Floors

Maintaining hardwood floors is easier than you think! Hardwood floors are among the most beautiful features in your home. Maintaining hardwood floors to keep them as pristine as when you first set foot in your new house can be a challenge – they don’t hide dirt and...

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Keep Your Pipes from Freezing With These Tips

Keep Your Pipes from Freezing With These Tips

Why is it so important to keep your pipes from freezing? You have a number of options to keep your pipes from freezing during the winter months that range from inexpensive to more costly. No matter what, the goal is to keep cold air from getting in, or if an area is...

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