8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

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Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and Update Wooden Decks 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

Buying Property in Another Country? What you Need to Know

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Maybe you have a close family member living in Mexico. Or perhaps skiing in Vancouver is your favorite winter vacation spot. Maybe you have a child attending school in London. Or maybe you want to retire to the small town in China that your ancestors are from. No matter what the reason may be, more Read More

5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm

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When cool winds are blowing and the temperatures outside take a dive, even a well-insulated house may feel the chill. Simply kicking up the thermostat can be expensive and depending on your home’s circulation, you may still have areas that need an extra blast of warmth. Cozy up with these tips for heating up your Read More

Buying a Home in Winter? What to Look for

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While spring and early summer reign as peek home-shopping seasons, there’s no good reason why you can’t find that perfect house in the middle of winter, too. In fact, you might even get a good deal from homeowners who are anxious to sell as soon as possible and don’t want to wait for the spring Read More

Buying a New Home? 4 Reasons Why Location Is Essential

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Buyers are so hyper-focused on the home that they often cast aside surroundings. “Surroundings” do not equal trees, fences or landscape. The home’s surroundings are the houses around the home and the residents occupying them. Surroundings also include the neighborhood, the passersby and the city. Surroundings are the home’s location and it bears equal importance. Read More

10 Fall Home Improvement Tips

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Now that summer gear has been stowed away, it’s time to focus on fall home improvement projects. Autumn is the key time to evaluate your home exterior and prepare it for the harsh winter months ahead. With cooler fall weather comes the realization that your home will soon experience cold, snowy weather. To get your house Read More

Pros and Cons: Buying a Property for a College Student

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There’s no way around it, supporting a college student can be very expensive. Food, books, and most importantly, housing — all add a hefty expense on top of tuition. That’s why the idea of purchasing a property for a college student can be a good investment strategy for families and an alternative to paying rent Read More