October 2018

Sell Your Home Faster by Investing in Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home speaks volumes to a potential buyer about how well you’ve maintained the interior and backyard. Follow these tips to improve curb appeal in order to prepare for maximum buyers and price points, and sell your home faster. Clean Up Landscaping Invest time into cutting the grass, trimming the bushes, and […]

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Home Maintenance
April 2018

Top 4 Home Maintenance Must-Dos In the Summer

Summer usually includes backyard barbecues, neighborhood block parties, picnics, beach time and general fun in the sun, but for homeowners, it should also include necessary home maintenance tasks to keep your home in tiptop shape. This list details the top four home maintenance tasks to be completed during the warmer months of summer. 1:  Service […]

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Get Organized
December 2017

Six Home Organization Tips You’ll Want To Steal

  A new year brings new opportunities to get organized and (finally) bringing clutter under control. Here are six clever tips for taking home organization to a new level in 2019. Organize clutter as it comes in Does your home have a clear family communications strategy? If not, you’re going to want to put one […]

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Homeownership
November 2017

The Dos and Don’ts of Homeownership

Congratulations, you’re a new homeowner! You just gifted yourself a new weekend hobby—home improvement! Get ready for countless trips to the hardware store, ever-growing to-do lists and an undeniably rewarding sense of accomplishment. Here are the dos and don’ts of homeownership. DO tackle one project at a time. Home improvement projects are much more manageable […]

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Tax-Return Identity Theft
February 2017

Five Tips To Prevent Tax-Return Identity Theft

Are you and your loved ones safe from tax-return identity theft? According to a report issued in March of 2016 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the IRS identified 42,148 tax-returns with $227 million claimed in fraudulent refunds for the 2016 filing season. While the IRS continues to work on ways to protect citizens […]

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December 2016

Save Energy This Winter

Save Energy This Winter: Replace Filters Clean or replace HVAC filters. Remove dust and debris and move furniture away from floor vents. Seal Leaks Replace weather stripping around windows, fireplace screens with storm doors, and block airflow from under doors. Cover Water Heater If your water heater is located in an unfinished space, cover it […]

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Bath Trends
November 2016

Quintessential Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

The two most common rooms in your home to renovate are the kitchen and bathrooms. Both projects yield some of the highest returns on investment. Whether you’re remodeling or customizing your kitchen or bathroom, let’s take a look forward to 2017 and highlight a few of the quintessential kitchen and bath trends you won’t want […]

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August 2016

How Damaging Winds Affect Your Home

Severe weather is always a risk with the change in seasons. In many areas, high-powered winds can cause catastrophic damage to homes. Understanding your risk-levels can help you protect one of your largest investments: your home. What are damaging winds? Damaging winds, or “straight-line” winds are different from tornadoes. These aggressive winds are classified as […]

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garage storage
July 2016

8 Items That Should Never Be Kept In The Garage

While garage storage is great, many homeowners will turn the extra space into an onsite storage unit as they continue to accumulate things over the years. Prevent the garage from being a catchall for clutter and eliminate safety risks and hazards along the way. Many of the items stored in a garage are no longer […]

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Smart Home Technology
June 2016

Is This Home Smarter Than a Home Owner?

Homebuyers are looking for the best value when it comes to purchasing their new home. Sellers are looking to maximize value and gain the upper hand against their competition when they list their home. The trendy word that appeases both buyer and seller is ” smart home technology. “ While it is true that four […]

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