Tag Archives: Summer

How to Cool a Room Without AC

Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. These tips will help you cool a house without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC wars with your family). How to Cool … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Muddy Yard

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 in spring. #1 Deep-Clean Your EntrywaySnow. Salt. Boots. Shovels. Your … Continue reading

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10 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living … Continue reading

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Programming your Thermostat

Owners of programmable thermostats are misusing the devices, according to research from Energy Research & Social Science journal. About 40% don’t use programming features, and 33% had programming features overridden. But it’s really not that hard, and it’s definitely worth … Continue reading

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Why is my Grass Turning Brown?

Grass turns brown when roots can no longer grab nutrients or water from soil, or when soil doesn’t contain enough food or water. Here are the typical culprits, and tips on how you can green up your grass again. Drought/Heat … Continue reading

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4 To-Dos for Hot Summer Days

When it’s hot outside, smart homeowners focus their energies inside on these four tasks. You know: Like taking advantage of your nice, cool basement. #1 Organize the Basement    The two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal … Continue reading

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4 Outdoor Projects That Offer The Most Paybacks

Outdoor projects can help boost a home’s value by up to 10 percent, according to a new realtor.com® report. Outdoor showers, barbecue stations, entertainment pools, and firepits are the top projects that realtor.com® researchers found with the biggest potential increases … Continue reading

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Flooded Homes Can Be Fixed But…

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 30, 2017 As Hurricane Harvey moves off the coastline of Texas, it’s leaving massive flooding in its wake that has destroyed homes and businesses. Until the floodwaters recede, cleanup efforts are mostly on … Continue reading

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Home Prices Jump 6.2% in 2nd Quarter; Eclipse 2016 High

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) — The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their robust growth in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly … Continue reading

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