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Pest Control

Spring Critters: How to Keep the Pests at Bay

Prevention is the biggest step in controlling pest populations, and normal maintenance is usually enough to keep unwanted bugs and animals at bay.

Home Buying-Home Selling

Shopping for Homes: Should You Buy Used, or Build New?

Buying a home is a big decision, and one of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether to buy used or new. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. The choice you make is largely dependent upon your income and personal needs.

Pest Control

4 Green Pest Control Tips for Your Home

According to The Guardian, treatments for pest infestation can run a home owner over $500 per visit and isn’t covered by homeowners insurance.

Just Bath

Relaxing Bath: How to Change Your Bathroom into a Spa

When it comes to your overall home décor, the bathroom is an integral part of your space. It should not be ignored or neglected. While it may cost a little to invest in your bathroom, this is one area where upgrades actually boost the value of your home.

Home Maintenance

5 Household Eyesores Sure to Drive Down Your Home Value

When it comes to your home, you may have little problems and eyesores that are causing a big drop in your property value. You may not notice certain eyesores, but they stand out to neighbors and visitors.

Pest Control

4 Climates Especially Prone to Home Pest Infiltration

Tweet No homeowner likes to share their cozy spaces with unwelcome pests. That unwanted pile of droppings in the pantry or the rustling in your walls fill many with dread.

Just Bath

Bathe in Peace: 4 Steps to a Luxurious Bathroom

Since escaping to a spa isn’t an option that is readily available, creating a luxurious bathroom is often the best way to enjoy a relaxing, luxurious, spa-like experience in your home.

Home Financing

Invest in Your Home: 4 Ways to Fund Your Major Home Renovations

When you purchase a home, you commit yourself to creating a habitat that is solely your own. Everything you do, plan, and invest involving your home should contribute towards the overall value of it.

Roofing and Gutters

Leaky Roof? Best Ways to Address the Mess

A leaky roof is a serious problem not only because of the mess it can cause, but also because of the potential structural damage it poses. Here are some of the best ways you can deal with a leak in your roof.

Pest Control

Spring Invasion: 4 Critters That Want to Make Your Home Theirs

As the snow and ice of winter melt and springtime begins to bring warmer temperatures, cute little rabbits and robins are not the only critters waking up. While usually a welcome change, springtime temperatures often wake up and bring in critters that are more than happy to make your home theirs.

Heating and Cooling

Top 4 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Faulty Furnace

It’s frustrating to wake up on a chilly morning and turn on your heat, only to find there’s no heat coming out of the vents.

Porch

4 Tips for Creating a Three-Season Outdoor Space

It is very possible, and more than a little practical, to use available outdoor space to fashion a unique multipurpose living and/or dining area that will accommodate your activities during spring, summer, and fall.

Insurance

4 Factors That Influence Your Home Insurance Payments

If you’re securing a home mortgage, financial lenders typically require that you buy home insurance prior to officially making the deal. The condition of the home and property itself can greatly impact your rates, sometimes making you wish you would have thought about the cost of insurance a bit earlier.

Energy Savings

4 Neglected Ways You Can Cut That Energy Bill

The energy bill is most homeowners’ largest bill, so if you want to save money, you will probably want to look for opportunities to lessen this bill. We all know about energy-efficient light bulbs and having the proper insulation in our homes, but there are many ideas you may not have thought of.

Plumbing and Wiring

Toilet Trouble? Stave off the Flood with These Tips

If you have a clogged toilet, you will want to fix it swiftly and without the worry of an overflow. There are several different methods that you can try to unclog your toilet. Here are some for you to try.

Home Repairs

Water Emergency! Fast Action to Reduce Water Damage

Water leaks and damages are, unfortunately, part of being a homeowner. The longer water is left to sit, the worse the damage becomes.

Decks-Patios-Porches

Max Out Your Home’s Ambience with These Styling Tips

There are a variety of decorating techniques you can implement in your home to enhance its ambience.

Heating and Cooling

Maximize Your Home Comfort with These Easy Tips

Work schedules often keep people away from home for long hours. At the end of their workday, these workers look forward to coming to a comfortable home environment that allows them to relax and enjoy being with family and friends.

Heating and Cooling

5 Signs Your Furnace Is on the Fritz

You might not think about your furnace during the warm summer months, but don’t forget about your heating system completely. If you know your furnace needs some routine maintenance or repairs, don’t wait until the cold hits again to get it checked out.

Energy Savings

Tips for Choosing the Best Water Heater

If you are in a position to purchase a water heater, the large selection available can make things pretty daunting.