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National Flood Insurance: What It Is, If You Need It, and How to Get it

The national flood insurance program received new attention in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast. After devastation in Houston, Puerto Rico, and beyond, many homeowners began wondering if they needed it themselves. Most home insurance does not cover damages related to floods and many homeowners do not even know if their homes lie… (read more)

How to Hang (Almost) Anything on Any Wall

  For a new homeowner, determining how to hang artwork or other heavy items from the wall can be a daunting proposition. There are several factors to consider, including wall type and how the electrical is run. Even veterans learn something new every time they try to hang something unconventional. Luckily, all it takes is… (read more)

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters to Extend Their Life and Save Money

Proper care and maintenance of your roof and gutters saves you lots of cash. Your roof is one of the most expensive aspects of your home. Where your roof ends, your gutters start, and when it comes to home maintenance priorities, the roof and gutters are easily forgotten. According to Linda Shewski of Shewski Roofing in Sarasota, FL,  high winds, heavy rain,… (read more)

Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, greeted with the usual groans and procrastination. However, depending on your actions in the previous year and your decisions while filing, many homeowners save or even make money while filing taxes with the federal government this time of year. So, how are some ways to make sure you’re getting the… (read more)

7 Ways to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent To Make Your Home Purchase Stress-Free

Selection of the right real estate agent is one of the most critical parts of your move. Whether you’re moving to a new city due to a job change, across town to be closer to family, downsizing, or merely for a change of scenery, your real estate agent can make or break your experience. How do you… (read more)

How Home Warranties Can Essentially Manage Your Rental Properties For You

As the owner of rental properties, you know the frustration of panicked calls from your renters for non-working furnaces, air-conditioners on the fritz, and broken refrigerators.   These issues interfere with your work day, cause stress for your renters, and cost you money.  For multi-unit apartment buildings, single-family homes, or weekly beach rentals, home warranties are a great way to… (read more)

5 Ways to Identify a Neighborhood Ready for Revitalization

Choosing a neighborhood for a new home is a monumental task.  Issues such as commute times, schools, safety, home prices, and home values are important.  Is it possible to predict which neighborhood is the next “hot spot” for revitalization?  There are potential pitfalls, yet unlimited opportunities in taking the plunge in an area that is not totally established. … (read more)

Best Smart Devices Out Right Now For Use In Your Home

As the industry wars in 2018 for which silken-voiced artificial intelligence will become your dedicated IoT hub heat up, the gadgets they control get better and better. Here are some of the best smart devices for cooking, cleaning the house, and staying comfortable and safe.   Culinary Circuitry The kitchen has been the traditional front line for… (read more)

4 Quick Budget-Friendly Tips to Extend the Life of Your Heating System

The typical life cycle of a newer model furnace is 15 to 20 years. At 15 years, one should begin examining replacement options. However, there are a few simple steps that will ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your heating system. To improve the life and efficiency of your furnace, try the following… (read more)

How Big Data and Tech Helps and Doesn’t Help the Home Buying Process

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Some industries are quick to adopt emergent technology to gain an edge over competitors. Media, medicine, and engineering all happily push the frontiers of the known to deliver the best product to their customers. Other industries are slower to change, preferring traditional methods of catering to the needs of their clients. Residential real estate is… (read more)