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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Late summer to early fall is the perfect time of year for home maintenance projects.  In fact, we like to call this the Goldilocks season, not too hot and not too cold.  It's just right to tackle dozens of little tasks around your home that will keep your house in good shape for years to...

Decks and Patios

Is summer your favorite season? Do you love the warm weather, fresh air and luscious produce that comes with it? Unfortunately, bugs feel the same way.

Banishing bugs and other pests is a year-round challenge for homeowners, but this summer, try some natural methods for keeping the little...

Buying or Selling a Home

How do you estimate utility costs in a new home?  Whether you’re moving into your first home or upgrading to a better one, there’s a lot of change to be prepared for. You’ll have a new neighborhood to negotiate, a new household routine, and new spaces to fill with family and furnishings. One...

Laundry Rooms

If your washer or dryer is ten or more years old, now’s probably a good time to consider replacing it. Not only will you be heading off inevitable breakdowns and costly repairs in the coming months or years, but you’ll be taking an opportunity to actually put money back into the very pockets...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Bathroom Remodeling

Heating water for your home is the second most expensive utility bill you’ll pay. Only heating and cooling your home cost more. The best way to save money on hot water is to get the most energy efficient water heater you can.  If you’ve been thinking about replacing your water heater with...