Let’s Talk Pipes

How to avoid the dreaded mid-winter pipe burst.

Burst water pipes due to freezing can leave you, your family and your home in a state of crisis. When water freezes in your pipes, it expands and that expansion can cause a rupture. Typically, the rupture doesn’t occur at the point in the pipe where it’s

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My First Rental Rehab: 5 Lessons Learned Along the Way

What you need to know before you take on your first home rehab.

A rental property can be a great way to generate income, but when a rental sits vacant, it can quickly drain your bank account. I recently lost my long-term tenants. As I walked through my empty rental, I realized it was a

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Time to Clean the Fireplace… Again!

 

It’s that time of the year again when you need to start preparing for winter.  Is summer already over? Seasons shift quickly and as autumn sets in, indeed, it is time to make early preparations for the colder months ahead. Outside of cleaning your rain gutters and making sure your water pipes are insulated

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Preparing Your Home for Fall

 

How to prep your home in fall.

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to start thinking about performing seasonal maintenance on your home. Homeowners caught unaware by quickly changing weather and sudden frigid temperatures (particularly in cooler climates), might face unexpected repairs and aggravation.

Get your head in

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7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

As temperatures rise, you’ll be tempted to crank up the AC. But think about what that’ll mean for your electric bill.

Luckily, there’s more than one way to avoid overheating this summer. There are steps you can take to make sure your air conditioner runs efficiently. Your wallet — and Mother Earth — will thank

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Prepare, Don’t Repair: How to Avoid the Most Expensive Home Fixes

Preparing for seasons and fixes will save you $ and time in the future

If you think buying a home is expensive, just wait until you own one. A lot of unexpected costs come up, including expenses tied to home maintenance. One thing is for sure: The more effort you put into caring for your

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Summer Fixes: 7 DIY Projects to Save Money and Protect Your Home All Year Long

Summer mean time to DIY so make sure they are fixes that help your home year-round.

Summer is coming. The weather is improving and you may soon have more time on your hands. Besides relaxing and preparing for your next vacation, make sure you take inventory of what needs to be fixed around the house.…

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