Home Maintenance
Installing and Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Pool

Installing and Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Pool

An energy-efficient pool can save you money on your electric bill while increasing your home’s value and fun factor! Although designing and installing energy-saving renovations for your pool may seem complex, it can be a straightforward process. Following simple tips, like heating your pool only when you’re ready to swim,

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Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Green

Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Green

It’s nearly impossible to escape the constant message that we need to take better care of our planet, but many people become overwhelmed with the multitude of ways presented to “go green”. Although it might not seem like it, small actions do benefit the environment, and starting with a minor

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Spring Cleaning Guide: To-Do’s for Every Homeowner

Spring Cleaning Guide: To-Do’s for Every Homeowner

Get a fresh start on the new season by giving your home a much-needed cleaning. From reorganizing to scrubbing surfaces, our guide will walk you through what you need to do to get your home clean this spring.   Welcome Spring! Ready to tackle your home’s springtime projects? Our handy

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Finding the Best Builder for Your Home’s Next Project

Finding the Best Builder for Your Home’s Next Project

Trying to find the right contractor for your home’s next addition or home-improvement project can feel overwhelming. Take the guesswork out of the process with our helpful tips to ensure you find the best builder to care for your home. While most builders are capable of constructing a speculative home,

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Home Repair Costs: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Home Repair Costs: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Keeping your home in tip-top shape—whether you’re new homeowners or preparing to sell your current home—means being prepared for both routine and unexpected repairs. Don’t be caught without enough money in the bank to cover your home’s needs. Use this guide to help budget for important home-maintenance costs. By Kathy

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Remodeling Your Home: Will Renovation Add Value?

Remodeling Your Home: Will Renovation Add Value?

Are you ready to renovate your home—but wondering whether your project will pay off when it’s time to sell? Check out our tips for recouping your investment, increasing your home’s value and ensuring you make a good sale when it comes time to leave your current home.   Remodeling and

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DIY Home Maintenance: How to Tackle Small Repairs

DIY Home Maintenance: How to Tackle Small Repairs

How do you know when to try your hand at fixing minor household issues and when you should call in a pro? This is a question many homeowners face (and worry about) frequently. Home maintenance can be expensive—and failing to fix certain issues can turn a minor quick-fix into a

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How to Fund Your Next Home Remodeling Project

How to Fund Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Are you taking the leap and diving into a big home remodeling project? Finding the funds to foot the bill can be a daunting task. To better understand your options as a homeowner, be sure to check out our money-saving guide. This overview of financial resources will help you find

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15 Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

15 Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

Trying to escape the heat this summer? Instead of dialing up your air conditioner (and ramping up your utility bill), try one of our budget-friendly tips for staying cool—and saving money.

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A Year-Round Home Maintenance Schedule

A Year-Round Home Maintenance Schedule

As a homeowner, you are the temporary caretaker for your property. If you perform your job successfully, your home will long outlive you! Keeping your house operating efficiently, safely, and smoothly requires scheduled maintenance and occasional repairs.

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