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Should I Repair My Appliances or Replace Them, and What Else Might be Needed? Part 3/3

Sometimes you want to replace your appliances to update your kitchen’s look. This doesn’t require replacing all the appliances…


Should I Repair My Appliances or Replace Them, and What Else Might be Needed? Part 2/3

When should you replace a freezer? This is one of the cases where replacing it really pays off if the problem is anything more than minor. The typical freezer costs around $200 to $250 a year to run…

Home Repairs

5 DIY Home Repairs that are Bad Ideas without Professionals

Tweet There are many home improvements shows as such; it is easier to get carried away by the DIY trend. Although you can do some repairs at home tackling a

Kitchen and Dining

Should I Repair My Appliances or Replace Them, and What Else Might be Needed? Part 1/3

Tweet A general rule of thumb is that when an appliance repair costs half the price of a new appliance, replace it instead of fixing it. Some guidelines say replace

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.


Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Automatic garage doors are a convenience that have been enjoyed by homeowners for generations. These doors make it easy for you to park your vehicle and quickly enter your home from a safe vantage point.


How to Fix a Garage Door That Won’t Open

You pull up to the front of your home, activate the garage door opener and await for the wireless signal to be received. Nothing happens. You try it again. It still won’t work.

Heating and Cooling

Furnace Troubleshooting, Tips and Tricks

You wake up earlier than normal one morning and soon realize that your home is colder than it should be. Your overnight thermostat setting is at 62 degrees, but a quick check of your thermometer shows a room temperature of 48 degrees and falling.

Home Lighting

How to Replace a Fluorescent Ballast

A fluorescent ballast is an ideal workroom or laundry room lighting fixture, providing much needed lighting in areas where space is at a premium. Such fixtures are fairly simple and can be replaced if evidence of failure has been found.

Laundry Room

How to Fix Your Clothes Dryer

My neighbor called me last week and said that her dryer wasn’t working. I went over to her house, gave her dryer a look, plugged it in and it began working. Just like that.

Home Interior

Buying a Home With Minor Repairs Needed

The current home market gives home buyers a great opportunity to purchase a home at a reduced cost. Those costs can be dropped further if you’re willing to buy a home needing minor repairs.

General News

When Considering a Home Warranty

Tweet Is a home warranty worth it? If you are buying or selling a home, a home warranty may come up in the price negotiation, something the buyer may want