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The Process of Buying a House – Home Buyer Steps to Follow

For first-time buyers, the process of buying a house can be daunting. Even for those who’ve done it before, the task of hunting for a home and making the purchase can still seem intimidating. Organizing the process into simple steps can make it much easier to cope with, allowing you to enjoy the excitement of… (read more)

Spring Cleaning List – Cleaning Checklists by Room

Days spent cooped up inside with the windows shut have probably resulted in a general “shut-in” feeling in your home. As the sun shines longer each day, it’s time to refresh your home with some spring cleaning. That may seem like a big ordeal at first, but this spring cleaning list will give you a… (read more)

Creating an Attic Bedroom – Converting Your Attic into a Livable Space

Often, the attic is left unfinished with rafters and insulation exposed. In most cases, this is fine—most people rarely venture into the area, preferring instead to use it as long-term storage. For families who are pressed for space, however, finishing the attic may be a great way to add an extra room. An attic bedroom… (read more)

Spring Lawn Care – A Few Useful Tips for Homeowners

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The snow and ice from winter are starting to melt away, and it’s time to start caring for your lawn. Spring lawn care is essential to making sure your landscaping stays green and beautiful throughout the warmer months, and it also helps prepare the grass for long days of mowing when summer hits. Here, we’ll… (read more)

Wireless Home Theater Systems – An Introductory Guide

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Technology has heavily impacted many aspects of life today. Perhaps its most striking impact is the one it has had on entertainment. People stream movies on their phones, render images in ultra high definition, and game with virtual reality headsets. A wireless home theater incorporates modern technologies for maximum convenience in terms of setup, but… (read more)

GFCI Outlet Installation – Homeowner DIY Project

electrical outlet on blue wall

Outlets with ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, are designed to detect electrical imbalances (called faults) in order to protect against short circuits or shocks. These outlets are generally used in “wet” areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens—both locations where short circuits are more likely to occur. GFCI outlet installation is fairly simple and very… (read more)

What Does a Home Warranty Cover? Quite a Bit, Actually.

small two story house

One question many homeowners ask about home warranties is, “What does a home warranty cover?” The simple answer to this question is, “It depends.” The brand, type of plan, and other factors may affect how much coverage you get. Here, we’ll go over the various plans available (as offered by AHS) and list what items… (read more)

Selling Your Home Faster – Simple Tips for a Quick Sale

tidy living room with white walls

Typically, the longer a home is listed, the lower its chances are of selling. Selling a home can also get stressful—after all, making sure your house stays presentable for the entire time it’s on the market can be difficult. For these reasons, you’ll want to sell your home quickly with minimal hassle. Ultimately, the odds… (read more)

Simple Home Improvement Ideas to Boost Your Home’s Value

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Whether you’re aiming to sell your home soon or just want a new look, it may be hard to find affordable home improvement ideas. Many types of improvements mean a high investment, but fortunately, that’s not always the case. Here, we’ll go over several simple ideas that will boost your home’s value without reducing your… (read more)

Smart Home Lighting for Homeowners – Getting Started

hanging light bulbs

The technologies we use to handle common household functions are evolving, including home lighting. Smart home lighting can be a useful way to make life a little more convenient, but some homeowners may be unclear on how to get started. Here, we’ll discuss the basics of smart lighting for homeowners. Ways to Use Smart Home… (read more)