Creating Curb Appeal with Landscaping

Creating Curb Appeal with Landscaping

Whether you’re simply updating your home’s exterior or getting ready to list your house for sale, curb appeal should be a priority. Your home’s exterior presents its own challenges, but your landscape also makes an important statement and conveys value. Take time to look at the vegetation surrounding your home. Consider placing raised brick or…

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Designing Your Home Interior for Year Round Appeal

Designing Your Home Interior for Year-Round Appeal

Creating the “perfect” home interior design depends on many factors, such as the layout of your home, your regional weather, and the amount of sunlight that reaches your property. If you want to create an interior look that flows through the seasons, start by choosing neutral colors and earth tones for the larger surfaces of…

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What Is an Energy Audit

What Is an Energy Audit?

Energy efficiency is crucial for the real estate market. If you’re buying a home you want to know that the utility costs will be manageable, and you’ll face minimal electrical repair issues after moving in. If you’re selling, you want to inspire confidence in prospective buyers. An energy audit is a great way to determine…

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Home Inspections Help Buyers and Sellers

Home Inspections Help Buyers and Sellers

If you are planning to sell your home soon, a professional home inspection is one of the best ways to ensure you get a fair price for your listing. Accompany your inspector and determine if there are any repairs you can make before listing your home that would enable you to seek a higher price.…

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Helping Clients Choose Investment Properties

Helping Clients Choose Investment Properties

Many people are looking into real estate to earn rental income. If you are a realtor with clients looking for investment properties, it’s vital to consider their goals when showing them their options. Determine what type of rental business they want to start, whether they will be managing the property themselves or working with a…

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Why You Need to Keep Your Gutters Clean

Why You Need to Keep Your Gutters Clean

Clean gutters ensure that rainwater drains away from your home effectively. If your gutters become clogged or broken, you could experience expensive water damage in many areas of your home. Take time to regularly check and clean your gutters throughout the year, especially at the beginning of winter when they may be full of fallen…

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Keeping Vinyl Siding Clean

Keeping Vinyl Siding Clean

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for home exteriors in the US. It’s inexpensive, durable, and relatively easy to repair and maintain. One of the best things you can do to preserve your home’s siding is to keep it as clean as possible. Power washing is a great option that will allow…

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Overhauling Your Interior Design

Overhauling Your Interior Design

It’s natural to want to update your home interior’s look every so often. Whether you’re updating for practical reasons or simply want a change of scenery, there are several things to consider before you start this project. First, imagine where you want your room’s furniture placed when you finish. Next, assess the room’s lighting and…

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Patio Lighting

Why You Should Upgrade Your Patio Lighting

During the day, you may not notice outdoor lighting, but it plays an incredible role at night. With the right patio lighting, you can entertain friends well past sunset. String lights provide an Italian piazza backdrop, or you can use lanterns for a tropical feel. The nighttime sky is the limit for crafting the ideal…

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Focus on Electrical Updates This Spring

Spring is the best season for upgrades! As winter melts away, it’s time to get ready for the warm season! As you prepare to enter into summer, you may want to take a quick look around your home. Spring is one of the best times to take care of any maintenance that you couldn’t get…

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Short-Term Health Effects of Radon Exposure

Short-Term Health Effects of Radon Exposure

If you have recently discovered radon in your home or workplace, you may wonder whether it is causing you any health problems. The good news is that at the levels typically found within buildings, short-term radon exposure has never been linked to any adverse health effects. Install a Mitigation System If Necessary You do not…

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Ensure Your Gutters Are Not Blocked

Ensure Your Gutters Are Not Blocked

Your home’s gutters are a critical part of your water drainage system. When they don’t work properly, your property may be at risk from standing or rushing water. When you go about your home maintenance in March, be sure to set aside time to clean out your gutters. Getting rid of sticks and leaves is…

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Easy DIY Home Improvement Ideas: Adhesive Veneers

Easy DIY Home Improvement Ideas: Adhesive Veneers

Everyone likes a change. When it comes to your home, you don’t have to do a complete remodel to change up the look or to enhance it. There are easy DIY home improvement ideas that can alter the look of your home. Adhesive Veneers Sometimes you don’t want to completely overhaul a room. Adhesive veneers…

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add high tech fixtures for convenient electrical updates

Add High-Tech Fixtures for Convenient Electrical Updates

The latest electrical updates are all about smart use and energy-efficient convenience. Smart thermostats, security features and LED lighting offer excellent features to keep your home feeling safe and modern. Compare these common fixtures to see how a qualified electrician can update your home. Smart Tech Smart home systems offer easy customization of your home.…

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Check Your HVAC System

Check Your HVAC System

Throughout the fall and winter, the outdoor components of your HVAC system may become dirty or experience other issues. As you go about your home maintenance in March, be sure to inspect these parts. First, if your outdoor AC condenser has dirt or other debris on it, you may wish to use your garden hose…

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Apply Weatherstripping Before Winter Sets In

Apply Weatherstripping Before Winter Sets In

Everyone wants their home to be cozy and warm throughout the winter months. If you feel a draft early, you’ll thank yourself later if you don’t ignore it. Add Weatherstripping Weatherstripping may include strips of material that you can apply to your doors or windows. They fold along the length of the door in a…

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Refresh Your Tile and Grout With a Refinishing Kit

Refresh Your Tile and Grout With a Refinishing Kit

You do not have to spend a lot of time or money on improving your home. There are simple tasks that you can do that can revitalize your space. When it comes to DIY home improvement ideas, you should consider focusing on your bathroom tile and grout. Refresh Your Bathroom The tile and grout in…

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Seal Gaps With Caulk

Seal Gaps With Caulk

Protecting your home from low temperatures and pests means eliminating even the smallest cracks near main entry points. Start your home maintenance in March by examining the seals around doors, windows and vents in order to determine whether there are gaps that must be repaired. Other areas in your home that may require a bit…

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