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Home Inspections

Say Yes to a Commercial Property Inspection

Your purchase of commercial property should hinge upon the property’s condition, giving it the same level of consideration you would to residential property — perhaps more so.

Green Home

6 Green Home Improvements that Won’t Hurt Your Finances

Looking to go green with your home, but don’t have the cash to finance huge changes? You don’t have to start big.

Bed and Bath

Top 5 Items That Add Style To Your Bathroom

Sprucing up the bathroom is simple. A few potted plants in the window and a fresh toothbrush holder are a nice change. Adding style to your bathroom transforms it into a brand new room, but a professional makeover is expensive and takes forever.

Garden Furniture

You Can Save Money on Summer Outdoor Furniture

With summer now behind us, you will soon be putting all of your outdoor furniture away. Then again, if you’re tired of your current set and really don’t want to store it only to bring it out again next spring, you can sell your set and buy new furniture instead. Like right now.

Home Financing

What You Need to Know About a Home Equity Line of Credit

A home equity line of credit or HELOC is a popular borrowing option for homeowners, but is handled differently than a home equity loan or HEL. With a HEL, you receive your money up front.

Home Structure

Give Your Home a Fall Makeover

Now that September is upon us, the days will be getting shorter and the temperatures will begin to drop. Kids are heading back to school and adults are exhausting their remaining vacation days before the weather grows brisk.

Yard and Garden

7 Quick and Easy Fall Yard Projects

Beautiful fall weather is here, offering a welcome contrast to the hottest days of summer. The next few months promise to serve up enough days that are not too warm and not too cold.

Flooring

How to Remove Old Carpeting

Wall to wall carpeting when it is new can be an attractive addition to many rooms. But, when this carpet is old as in worn, outdated or simply unattractive, it can become a hindrance to your home.

Home Interior

5 Eco-Friendly Home Renovation Tips

Are you considering renovating your home? If so, you might want to consider several eco-friendly options that can save you money and reduce your impact on the environment.

Bed and Bath

Different Beds for Different Styles of Room

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to decorate every room of their house differently. This can be for many reasons.

Home Safety

How to Hold a Home Fire Drill

This writer was a teenager when his home caught fire, just one week before Christmas on a chilly, Saturday evening. Thankfully, no one was injured, but our home was heavily damaged and it took six months before the repairs were finished, and the home ready for occupancy.

Home Interior Walls and Painting

How to Remove Stuck Wallpaper

You’ve tried to remove that aged and ugly butterfly design wallpaper in your kitchen, but to no avail. No matter what you try, only small strips come off, with most of it glued tightly and impossible to budge.

Bed and Bath

How to Replace Your Toilet

A cracked toilet bowl means one thing: you will need to replace your toilet in its entirety. The toilet cannot be repaired, but it can be replaced and just maybe you’ll want to tackle this job yourself.

Home Structure

How to Prepare Your Home For Fall

With Labor Day now past, homeowners will be turning their attention to prepping their houses for cooler weather. Winter prep is still one or two months away, but readying your home for fall has its own requirements.

Swimming Pools

Choosing a Pool for Your Backyard

A pool makes an attractive and fun feature for your backyard. Just close your eyes to start imagining the delighted squeals of your children as they play in your future pool on a hot summer day.

Swimming Pools

How to Prepare Your Swimming Pool for Winter

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. For many homeowners, it also is one of the last times of the year that they will be using their swimming pools as cooler weather sets in and thoughts turn to school and fall activities.

Home Lighting

What You Need to Know About Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Consumers seeking to reduce their electrical consumption can achieve important savings by replacing their incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs, such as a compact fluorescent light bulb.