Author Archives: Debbie Prosser

Is Hurricane Insurance Worth It?

We’re in the peak of the busiest hurricane season in years. Is your home properly insured? Hurricanes are a force to be reckoned with, especially since the season sticks around so long and does damage beyond coastal areas. For example, … Continue reading

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Get the Best Return on Your Investment in Home Improvements

The ROI on home improvements isn’t always about the money. Often the best return on your home investment is the joy you get from waking up in a home you love more and more with each project you complete. And … Continue reading

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What Not to Do as a New Homeowner

Avoid these easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time. You’ve finally settled into your new home. You’re hanging pictures and pinning ideas for your favorite bath.  But in all your excitement, are you missing something? Now that you’re a bonafide homeowner … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money and Energy When You Do Laundry

Most families do more than 400 loads of laundry a year, costing upwards of $600. Trim those costs with these energy-saving tricks. Here’s a fun laundry room fact: The average American family washes 300 loads of laundry a year, spending as much … Continue reading

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The Everything Guide To Buying Your First Home

So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make — your own. It’s a big move, literally and figuratively. Buying a house requires a serious amount of money … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Rethink Your Landscaping for Severe Weather

Maintaining a yard isn’t for the faint of heart anymore. Severe weather means rains are heavier and more intense. Droughts last a long time and can be dangerous. Then there’s the trickle-down effect. Rising temps are causing more aggressive weeds, … Continue reading

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HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Here’s an easy, doable preventive maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape. It’s a good idea to hire an HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. They’ll do things … Continue reading

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4 Things Proactive Homeowners Do in September

Ah, September. The weather is changing, and we’re getting back to our normal, post-summer routines. It’s also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Stain the Deck Help your deck field what winter throws at it … Continue reading

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable. What may seem like a good idea often isn’t.  Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners may make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub If … Continue reading

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