4 Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

Posted on: August 8, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

4 Cold Weather Problems That Home Winterization Can Prevent When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens at the store. We do these things to protect ourselves from the cold when we’re out and about. But what do you do to protect your house Continue Reading ...

Your Home Haven: 5 Common Mistakes When Planning a DIY Deck

Posted on: August 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Your Home Haven 5 Common Mistakes When Planning a DIY Deck

Across America, decks have become a popular place for people to entertain guests or just relax. The greatest appeal? The elevated outdoor living areas offer a convenient option for enjoying the great outdoors in a comfortable, room-like space that’s somewhat removed from the elements. Average deck costing $9,450 and generating $10,000 in value Further, studies reveal adding a deck to your home pays for itself in terms of resale value. A 2016 report by the National Association of Realtors Continue Reading ...

Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This?

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This

Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger. Yes, this year, it’s time to renovate. Whether your plans include renovating one room, a floor or your entire home, there’s no denying that a renovation project greatly increases the Continue Reading ...

How to Prep Your Home for a New Addition to the Family

Posted on: July 22, 2018 by in Blog
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How to Prep Your Home for a New Addition to the Family

Here’s what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the necessities needed to make your new addition’s life as happy as possible. Based on the needs of your new child or pet, this could mean turning your home office or game room into a nursery or finding the perfect doggy door to install in the back entrance. After checking big-ticket items off your list, consider how moments such as bath time will change in the new dynamic. Choose a product that is stylish and Continue Reading ...

The Right Wood for the Job: Your Guide to Summer Deck Building

Posted on: July 13, 2018 by in Blog
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The right wood for the job Your guide to summer deck building

Think about your favorite moments and memories from past summers. The time you spent with family and friends, dining, playing games or simply enjoying one another’s company. Now, ask yourself this: How many of those summer memories took place outside, on the deck? The deck is the perfect spot for summer get-togethers and events. However, if yours is in need of a facelift or a complete re-do, now is the perfect time of year to complete a new outdoor living space customized to fit your Continue Reading ...

Remodeling to Age in Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Remodeling to Age in Place Make Changes Where It Matters Most

American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Furthermore, among people age 50 to 64, 71 Continue Reading ...

You’re Covered: 4 Unusual Homeowners Claims You Didn’t Think Would Ever Happen

Posted on: June 29, 2018 by in Blog
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You're covered 4 unusual homeowners claims you didn't think would ever happen

Homeowners insurance is a practical investment to help protect you, your family and your property in the event of unforeseen and unexpected losses. Traditionally, it’s associated with fire damage, burst or leaking pipes, or stolen property, but occasionally it covers unusual events that make for sensational news stories and viral videos. Here are four claims homeowners never thought would happen to them. 1. Bear B&B Bears are notoriously curious and intelligent creatures that also Continue Reading ...

Top Tips to Help First-Timers Navigate the Fast-Paced Housing Market

Posted on: June 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Top tips to help first-timers navigate the fast-paced housing market

Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 percent. Based on home sales in April 2018, the national supply of inventory was at 2.5 months, making it a strong Continue Reading ...

How Homeowners Can Prepare for Summer Storm Season

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by in Blog
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It’s that time of year again when unwanted weather patterns like severe thunderstorms, rainstorms, and tornadoes can wreak havoc on homes and businesses. While certain areas of the country are more apt to face tornadoes, virtually everyone is at risk for heavy rain, winds, and hail, which can cause flooding, power outages and structural damage. Whether you’re in the Midwest, the Southwest, the Great Plains or any other part of the country, it’s important to be prepared for the upcoming Continue Reading ...

5 Home-Buying Tips for First-Timers and Old-Timers

Posted on: June 7, 2018 by in Blog
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5 Home Buying Tips for First-Timers

Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more confident as you begin your search. With a seller’s market in many parts of the country, these tips are even more important as you battle other buyers for the home of your Continue Reading ...