Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do

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Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless Read More

5 Tips for Deck Design

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5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck Read More

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top Read More

10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer

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10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save on utility bills and energy costs before you’re shocked by your first big bill this summer. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to prepare your home Read More

How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer

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How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer Nothing will stunt the joy of summer faster than a home robbery. But as homeowners head out on daytrips or long vacations, their homes are ripe for robbers casing neighborhoods for empty houses. According to the FBI, summer is the peak season for burglaries as people head Read More

Are You Making These 5 Lawn Watering Mistakes?

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Proper watering nourishes lawns, just as proper hydration nourishes our bodies. Yet too many of us are failing at both. We’re not going to lecture you about drinking more water—we’ll leave that to your doctor or significant other—but we are going to give you a lesson about correctly watering your lawn. Here are five lawn Read More

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once a Year

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When you bought your house, there were a million things you needed to do. Then real life set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you in the face. Stay on top of your home maintenance to-dos by making sure you tackle each of the following once a year. Read More

How to Ward Off Mosquitos From Your Property

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Nothing kills spring and summer fun faster than a swarm of mosquitos. These bitey bugs are more than just an itchy annoyance – they can also carry disease. Orkin recommends the following tips to help residents protect against mosquitoes: Eliminate Mosquito-Friendly Conditions in and Around Your Yard – Remove standing water buckets, toys and other Read More

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

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Buying a new house is an exciting process that marks a new chapter in life. For many people, it’s fun to shop around and tour different properties. When you’re serious about purchasing a home, there are a few important parts of the property to check before you move in. The Neighborhood You should feel comfortable Read More

10 Easy Home Improvements to Make on Your Fixer Upper

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There is something awesome about buying a fixer upper and doing the renovations yourself. Some people fix them up a bit at a time, using cash as they have it available. If you want to make a big impact by doing small things, here are 10 things you need to include. 1. Change Out the Read More