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03/03/2015 - 8:52am | Home Owners, Home Buying, Selling, preparation

The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your... READ MORE >

02/17/2015 - 9:27am | Buy a Home, Home Buying

The thrill of the hunt gets your blood pumping every time. You get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about it.

You know your perfect match is out there; you just didn’t expect the search to take so long. Every time a new contender catches your eye, another obstacle rears its ugly... READ MORE >

02/03/2015 - 10:27am | improvements, Selling, Renovation
Solar Panels

We all appreciate electricity -- each one of us uses it in some capacity every day. Heating and cooling our homes is one of our top priorities, not only for our comfort but also for our safety. In recent years more and more information about alternative and green energies has become available to... READ MORE >

01/06/2015 - 9:08am | Repairs, safety

With the start of a new year, it's always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvements needed, appliances that may be near the end of their lives, and any other updates... READ MORE >

12/02/2014 - 9:07am | safety, home

Everyone wants their home to be safe and free from dangers. Some of the most common items and appliances in a home can be harbingers of hazards, and knowing what to be wary of will help you prevent any unforeseen issues down the road. Listed below are the top areas in a home that can potentially... READ MORE >

11/04/2014 - 9:21am |

Fall is upon us and in the months generally known for colder weather, keeping our homes warm is a top priority. Even in those geographic regions where the mercury doesn't drop below 50, knowing your home is not losing energy is a relief when you spend your hard earned dollars keeping your home... READ MORE >

10/07/2014 - 10:06am | style

We've all had that moment -- driving down a street and we see a home we like specifically for the architecture and design elements. The United States is full of different home styles and architecture, and pinpointing a specific one can be difficult, especially when dominant home styles change... READ MORE >

09/02/2014 - 8:56am |

Home buying season is upon us, and while some buyers get caught up in the emotions of finding their new home, an important part of buying a home is paying attention to red flags. Red flags are those items that could potentially cost you a lot in the future, or even in the beginning - essentially... READ MORE >

08/04/2014 - 9:40pm | Sell My Home, Seller, Repairs, Remodeling

We are in the middle of summer -- one of the busiest times for any real estate market -- with thousands of homes and properties going up for sale in every town and city throughout the United States. Getting the most for a home is always a seller's top priority; heeding these ten tips and tricks... READ MORE >

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