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5 Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do in January

Start looking for that contractor NOW if you want your project done by summer’s end. Whew. The holidays are done. The new year has rung in. That’s when smart homeowners know it’s time to do these five things that’ll save … Continue reading

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Here’s How You’ll Know You’ve Found the Right Agent

A great real estate agent is like an Oprah for living your best real estate life. For every journey, there is a guide. To navigate his magical powers, Harry Potter had Dumbledore. And to channel the Force and save the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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When to Repair or Replace Your Appliance

Consider age, repair cost, pricing, energy efficiency, and whether to modify your kitchen to accommodate a new unit. When an appliance is old and isn’t working efficiently, it may seem natural to decide to replace it rather than repair it … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Ticks

Here are two ways to nix ticks in your yard to keep your dog — and you — healthy. Ticks may be one of the smallest summer pests in my neighborhood, but they’re also the scariest because they carry Lyme disease. I’ve had … Continue reading

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