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This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money
Imagine this scenario ... You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later you hear a strange rumbling sound. It's the furnace. It's only a year old, yet it's sputtering like it's twenty. You realize you'll have to call in an Read More...
Preparing for a Power Outage
Some people can live in their homes for years without ever experiencing a power outage. In fact, even in areas prone to serious storms or snowfalls, power loss doesn't happen that often. No wonder so many homeowners are caught unprepared when it does. Read More...
What Home Buyers Love to See
Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see? One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but Read More...
Watch for these electrical hazards in your home
Electricity in the home is so commonplace that it's easy to forget how dangerous it can be. According to the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, an electrical shock can knock you unconscious, cause a serious burn, or even stop your heartbeat. Read More...
Preventing Basement Leaks
If you have a basement, or even just a crawlspace, the last thing you want is water infiltrating the area. Even a minor leak can cause damage to walls and flooring, and may even lead to mould issues. Here are some precautions worth taking: Every spring Read More...
Save Money on Insurance
Like heat, water and air conditioning, insurance is a home expense you have some degree of control over. In fact, there are ways to reduce your insurance costs by as much as 20%. The thing to keep in mind is that insurance companies will often reward Read More...
Reducing the Damage of Drafts
Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really Read More...
How much does "potential" cost?
When shopping for a new home, it's a good idea to try and see the potential of the property you're viewing. It may not be exactly what you're looking for "as is", but it may have the potential to become your dream home after some Read More...
Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill
You could get upgraded insulation installed in all the walls of your home, or buy a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner. These improvements would certainly reduce your energy costs – but they each require significant investment. What Read More...
Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?
Most people feel confident about the basics of home security. For example: Keep all doors locked. Have a light on in the house while away. Never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get Read More...
Have You Checked your Sump Pump?
Spring is an amazing time of year when a change in the weather and the budding of new plants fills everyone with a sense of renewal and hope. It's also the time of year for spring cleaning, maintenance checks on your vehicle, and of course, inspections Read More...

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