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5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Fall

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Fall

forPreparing your home for fall before cooler weather arrives will save you time and money by heading off larger problems. Preparing Your Home for Fall with Fertilizer In areas that experience dry summers, fertilizing the lawn is an essential step for fall...

4 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

4 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

The best fire safety tips for the home prevent house fires. By following best practices for kitchen use, candles, fireplaces, and electrical appliances, homeowners can reduce the likelihood of a fire. Additionally, smoke alarms alert people in the home to fire danger....

6 Steps to Ridding Your Home of Ants

6 Steps to Ridding Your Home of Ants

Ants are a pesky problem when they are inside your home. If you notice one or two ants, there is usually a whole colony somewhere nearby. Here are six easy steps for ridding your home of ants. 1. Find the Source of the Problem The first step in ridding your home of...

4 Improvement Projects That Add Value to Your Home

4 Improvement Projects That Add Value to Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your house or just want to make some improvements, consider focusing on these tasks that add value to your home. Complete these projects to get the best return on your investment when you sell. Add Value to Your Home with These 4 Projects...

8 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

8 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

In most real estate transactions, the buyer will request a home inspection before signing the closing paperwork. In some cases, the offer from the buyer is contingent on a favorable inspection report. No seller wants to discover unexpected issues. Removing this...

Four Effective Ways to Prevent Plumbing Leaks at Home

Four Effective Ways to Prevent Plumbing Leaks at Home

How You Can Prevent Plumbing Leaks at Home Plumbing leaks are relatively common and can be a stressful experience for homeowners. While some issues may develop even if you've been maintaining your pipes properly, you can help prevent plumbing leaks at home by taking...

Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

Perhaps you’re expecting a new addition to your family or maybe you are preparing for a visit from a friend with small children. Here are a few tips for babyproofing your home to help keep the little ones safe. When Babyproofing Your Home, Protect Kids from Power...

Why You’ll Want to Work With a Real Estate Agent

Why You’ll Want to Work With a Real Estate Agent

When beginning a home search, prospective buyers face the decision of whether they'll hire a real estate agent. While not always necessary, it is often in your best interest as a homebuyer to work with a real estate agent. Work With a Real Estate Agent if You’re a...

7 Ways to Heat Your Home Efficiently

7 Ways to Heat Your Home Efficiently

During cold weather, it is common to spend more money on indoor climate control whether you use an HVAC system, oil heat, or baseboard heaters. Read on and learn seven ways to heat your home efficiently and lower your heating bills during the winter. 1. Fight the...

Why It Is Important to Fix High Levels of Radon In the Home

Why It Is Important to Fix High Levels of Radon In the Home

January is National Radon Action Month. While there are many environmental factors that can contaminate the air inside your home, such as mold and volatile organic compounds, radon is one of the most dangerous. There are 21,000 deaths a year related to radon in the...