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Emergency Home Repairs-How to Budget and Plan Ahead

Your home is most likely your biggest investment, and taking care of it is essential. Home repairs are a fact of life, and emergency repairs such as sewer line breaks, roof leaks, heating and air-conditioning issues are costly. In your financial planning, budget for the inevitable break downs in your home and save yourself time and stress when they occur. How Much to Save The… (read more)

Space-Saving Tips for Smaller Places

  While some of us have the luxury of spreading out to our heart’s content, most people need to be conscious of how much space they’re using in their home. It can be tough to decide where your things go and how to arrange them without feeling like you’re living in a shoebox. In space-limited… (read more)

5 Ways to Prep for Moving Day to Ensure a Smoother Move

You are ready to take possession of your new house and moving day is near. If you think the physical move is all that is left to do, you need to think again. A bit of prep work makes the difference between smooth sailing and choppy waters. This is an exciting time! Use the following tips to… (read more)

Spring Cleaning with a Twist

When spring cleaning this year, forget the stuffed closets and messy garages. Make a mundane task more fun by cleaning in groups and cleaning unusual areas and items. If you know your neighbors, go from house to house and work together. Laugh, have fun, and when you finish, order pizza and celebrate your accomplishments. Sports Equipment   Start with sports… (read more)

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)