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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.

Just Bath

Bathroom Remodeling on a Shoestring

We know that the bathroom can often be the most expensive room in your home to remodel. Luckily, there are ways to cut corners when giving it a stylish new look, but this involves careful planning and putting in the effort yourself.

Home Maintenance

Necessary Repairs Before You Flip That House

Before flipping and selling a home, some repairs and upgrades are likely needed. Even if you have real estate in great locations, there are several issues that will turn off potential buyers.

Home Maintenance

Managing Property: Best Practices for New Landlords

Being a landlord requires a diverse set of skills to manage the variety of duties needed to keep properties occupied, in good condition and with well-organized records. Small details can mean a lot when managing a property.

Attic

How to Tell if Your Home Needs More Insulation (And What Kind)

Tweet However, in some cases, a home is insulated sufficiently already. This article will explore some of the ways to tell if you need to invest in an insulation upgrade,

Home Repairs

Is Your Home in a Flood Zone? Here’s What You Can Do

If you live in a flood zone, you know how frustrating it can be. Every time the heavy rains come, flash flooding hits, a hurricane strikes, or the winter snows melt down, you dread the rising water levels and prospective damage to your home.

Flooring

How to Restore Your Victorian Home’s Hardwood Floors

One of the biggest selling points of a historic home, particularly one of the Victorian era, is the original flooring. The rich wood, often handcrafted, is unique and adds distinct beauty to the house.