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Welcoming a Puppy Home

Nothing is more heartwarming than the first warm nuzzle from a new puppy. With new pets, however, come new responsibilities and opportunities. No matter the season, it’s always a moving and emotional experience when a puppy finds a new home. Find a Veterinarian A veterinarian should be your first call if your puppy gets into something that could potentially... (more)

Buying a Home in Winter? What to Look for

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 thaw. Looking at homes in winter, however, requires... (more)

Are You Giving Your Space Heater Enough Space?

Those of us living in colder states know the comfort of a space heater keeping our toes warm all winter long. But CPSC estimates that portable electric heaters are involved in about 1,100 fires per year, resulting in about 50 deaths, dozens of injuries and millions of dollars in property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 32% of home... (more)

Home Issues That May Secretly Cost You Hundreds

It’s no secret that being a homeowner is a financial commitment. However, there may be places in your home that are secretly upping your expenses. Read on for a rundown of those secret money leaks, courtesy of Gentec Services. Air leaks. One of the biggest energy drains on a home is air leakage, which means the conditioned air in your home exits through... (more)

5 Home Office Upgrades to Make This Year

If you’re like many people, you tend to do at least a little work from home. Whether you full on run a business out of your living space or simply need a nook to work on your finances or groom your Pinterest board, the following tips can help you upgrade that home office. Splurge on something inspirational. Whether it’s an original piece from a favorite... (more)

How to Create a Paperless Home

Take a look around your office and you’ll probably notice there’s something missing: those teetering towers of papers that used to pile up on the edge of your desk. As we move further and further into a digital environment, paper is being tossed in favor of email, the cloud and text messages. While a paperless environment is becoming the norm in the work world,... (more)

Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm. Preventive steps from the lawncare experts at TruGreen can help your lawn survive the winter season’s harsh elements. Snow Plow Damage Install brightly-colored... (more)

Sales in the Snow: 5 Home Staging Tips for Wintertime

While winter isn’t traditionally considered the best time to sell your home, there’s no reason you can’t get an offer during the colder months with the right staging. In fact, a study found that homes sold faster and for more money in the winter months, even in cold cities like Chicago. Here are five winter home staging tips that can increase... (more)

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