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It’s Home Safety Month

According to the Center for Disease Control. unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., overtaking  strokes on the list. Most accidental injuries are completely preventable, so paying attention to home safety can save pain, time money or even a life. Entryways can be made safer with the addition of more […]

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Spring Into Home Maintenance

When the spring weather beckons, it’s easy to concentrate on the great outdoors-whether digging in the garden or taking a bike ride. It’s also a good time to check the condition of the home’s exterior. While it sounds optional, outdoor maintenance is a critical step in keeping a home in good condition and repair. It’s […]

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Tips to Maintaining Your Garage

Most homeowners don’t think much about their garage doors; until they don’t open. Fortunately, newer garage doors come self-lubricated or with plastic parts that need no oil. Older doors may need more attention, and in most cases, some extra oil to keep the door rolling up and down smoothly. A leaf blower can be employed […]

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Apps Help to Make Moving Easier

Is there anything worse that moving? Maybe not, but new apps help keep owners and renters organized, on-track and on-the-move. The free Moving Day app an be launched the moment packing starts to record every item that goes into a box. Once the box is full, a label can be printed with its own bar […]

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New Homes in 2016 Bigger & Better

What a difference a decade makes. In 2005, the average cost of a new home (in the U.S.) was $297,00 and that measured approximately  2400 square feet, according to the U.S Census Bureau. Figures recently released by the National Association of Home Builders ( NAHB) show that the trend is growing bigger. The average single-family […]

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Do-it-yourself Backsplash in a Weekend

The average minor kitchen renovation costs $19,226 as of 2015, according to Remodeling Magazine. A kitchen renovation at that price includes new cabinet fronts and hardware,new oven and stove-top, new counter-tops, flooring and paint. There’s also the option of given the kitchen or a bathroom-a new look for under $200.  There won’t be any new appliances […]

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Dial Down When Not Around

Many consumers have been slow to purchase a programmable thermostat. A recent survey showed that only 37 percent of homes use them. Programmable thermostats may leave you cold (or warm), depending on the season. Some homeowners cannot face another technology learning curve, so its good to know that even manual thermostats can save energy.This can […]

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No Time To Give Gutters A Pass

Avid gardeners know all about fall clean-up. When a perennial fails to bloom anymore, they cut it back. They clean up plant debris from beds and borders. Homeowners need to follow a similar fall checklist, to prepare for cool weather ahead. For some homeowners, one of the best parts about fall is saying goodbye to […]

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