Author Archives: Brittany Icayan

4 Things to Do in February to Avoid a Yucky Spring

A mud-remediation plan. That’s No. 1 on this short list. That dark time when winter just won’t go is like that friend who can’t take a hint to leave. Give a push with these four easy tasks that’ll help usher … Continue reading

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Minimalist Organization Ideas to Declutter Your Home

9 minimalist home tips: things you need to start — or stop — doing right now. A clean, clutter-free home is totally doable. Just follow the minimalist home tips in this infographic: Minimalist Organization Ideas It’s really about what you … Continue reading

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What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home

It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP, author, speaker, and founder of Workable Wealth. She provides financial coaching for individuals and couples … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Get an Accountant to Do Your Taxes

Do you need a CPA? Or will a regular accountant do? Now that you’re a homeowner, your taxes may have gotten more complicated. And you may be asking yourself, “Do I need an accountant?” And if you do, should you … Continue reading

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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out. The first thing you need to know about a home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels. There’s the excitement — the inspection … Continue reading

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You Only Think It’s True: 10 Myths Costing You Time and Money

Save your cash for more important things, like, you know, your mortgage. You can’t swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at … Continue reading

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Tips to Create a Simple Garage Workshop

You can build a garage workshop, complete with lighting, for less than $500. Garages often harbor a not-so-secret second life: heroic home workshop. They’re well-suited to the task, with a tolerance for the noise and dust of do-it-yourself projects. You can … Continue reading

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How to Unfreeze Pipes & Prevent Damage

These tips will help you thaw your frozen water pipes and avoid extensive damage. The best way to deal with freezing pipes is to prevent them in the first place.  But if the unthinkable does happen, you’ll have to act fast to … Continue reading

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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Like that annoying squeaky floor board. Easy as tossing a ball to fix! Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re … Continue reading

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