How to Get Your Offer Accepted

When housing inventory is tight and you’ve finally found your dream home, bidding on the property can be stressful and intimidating. Thankfully, there are many ways to increase your chances of getting your offer accepted and successfully closing on your new home. Here... read more

4 Pet-Friendly House Plants

House plants have tons of benefits, including purifying the air in your home and adding a decorative touch to your space. But some plants are toxic to pets. To keep your furry friends healthy, make sure to only keep safe indoor plants in your home. Read on to learn... read more

4 Ways to Warm Up Your Outdoor Space

Whether you prefer summer or enjoy the milder temperatures of fall, you likely appreciate the benefits of outdoor living spaces. Outside is the perfect place to unwind in the evenings after a busy day or get together with friends and family. Many people move... read more

5 Ways to Make a Healthy and Safe Home

Making a Home Healthy and Safe When most people think of being healthy, they usually think of exercise and nutrition and overlook how much your environment affects your health. Making your house healthy and safe doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. With a few... read more

7 Tips for Landscaping in the Fall

It’s the time of year to begin planning for landscaping in the fall. If you’re not certain which lawn maintenance tasks you should be taking care of, here is a list to guide you. Rake the Leaves Before winter arrives, rake leaves and remove fallen branches... read more

7 Easy DIY Kitchen Upgrades Anyone Can Do

Are you looking for a way to change up your kitchen? Many simple DIY kitchen upgrades are cost-efficient and only require a day or two to complete. These DIY projects are simple but will make a big impact on the look of your kitchen. Simple DIY Kitchen Upgrades Paint... read more

4 Steps to Babyproofing Your Home

If you’re expecting a new baby, you have a long list of things to do to prepare. Before you bring an infant home from the hospital, get your house ready. Here are a few easy tips for babyproofing your home. Use Outlet Covers When Babyproofing Your Home Babies are... read more

Electrical Safety in the Home

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home Electricity makes tasks easier, but that doesn’t mean it is without risks. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 31,000 fires a year are related to electrical problems. To help minimize the danger,... read more

5 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Selling your home has many steps. If you’ve gotten to the point that you’ve accepted an offer and the buyer has scheduled a home inspection, you are in the home stretch. However, the home inspection can be a turning point if it doesn’t go well. It’s important to do... read more

Ways to Keep Seniors Safe at Home

Tips to Keep Seniors Safe Around the Home If you have aging parents or elderly loved ones, you may be concerned about them living alone. A senior’s home should be comfortable and safe to help them maintain their independence. Falls are the most common accidents and... read more

5 Ways to Prepare Your House to Sell in the Spring

Prepare Your House to Sell in the Spring Spring is a common time of year to list your home for sale. Many buyers wait until spring to begin touring homes because the weather is more pleasant and they would rather move without worrying about the possibility of ice and... read more

When to Hire a Pro for Home Improvement Projects

Home Improvement Projects that are Best Left to a Pro When it comes to upgrades and renovations, homeowners often tackle DIY projects to save money. There are many things around the house you can do yourself, but there are a few things that are better left to the... read more

Home Maintenance Services to Schedule for Your Property

When you own a home, you’re responsible for keeping the property in good shape. You may complete some upgrades and improvements yourself, however, many homeowners prefer to hire professionals for tasks around the house. Here are a few home maintenance services you... read more

How to Decide Whether to Remodel or Move

There comes a time when changes to your living space are necessary. You may need more space for your growing family or feel that your home is too old and outdated. It can be tough to decide whether to remodel your current home or move to a new one. Consider factors... read more

5 Tips for Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is important whether you are planning to sell your house or not. As a homeowner, you take pride in your home and want a nice, welcoming place for family and friends. Here are 5 tips for boosting curb appeal that will improve your property. Pressure Wash to... read more

6 Ways to Have a Safe Fire Pit

Gathering around a fire is nice and cozy, but can also be dangerous. Backyard fires can get out of control and cause a disaster. Important factors to think about are location, fuel, and safety equipment. In order to have a safe fire pit, consider these 6 important... read more

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer

Each summer seems to get hotter. That means that we are spending more money to cool our homes every year. The good news is that you have control over your energy consumption. With a few simple tips, you can reduce cooling costs this summer and stay comfortable.... read more

5 Questions to Ask Your Inspection Professional

There are many reasons to order a home inspection before closing on the sale of a house. The most obvious reason is to find out about any hidden problems that will need to be fixed once you assume homeownership. Another benefit is that you can ask your home inspector... read more

9 Features to Customize Your New Home

There are many possibilities when it comes to building a house. Let’s look at some of the best features to customize your new home. Talk to your builder and discuss how to make these ideas part of your dream home. Mudroom Create a transition space between your outside... read more

How to Declutter Your Home

Spring is a great time to declutter your home. Decluttering can feel overwhelming, but here are a few things to do before, during, and after the process. Before you start your annual spring cleaning, use these tips to declutter the house first. Prepare to Declutter... read more

6 Small Signs of Major Home Problems

Most people believe that major problems in the home are obvious, but this isn’t always the case. Something that seems minor often leads to major issues. Homeowners should watch out for small signs of major home problems. The following are some signs that should... read more

Rewarding House Cleaning Projects for Spring

The sun is out and the flowers are beginning to bloom, which means it’s time for some spring cleaning. Enjoy the warmer weather while spending some time improving your home. Here are a few rewarding house cleaning projects for spring. Remove Debris from the Roof and... read more

10 Easy Ways to Be a Better Homeowner

Your house may be your biggest financial investment. Take steps to maintain and even increase its value. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to be a better homeowner. Be a Better Homeowner by Being Mindful of Water Use Using too much water isn’t simply... read more

7 Signs That You Have a Plumbing Problem at Home

No one wants to discover a plumbing problem at home. However, identifying any issues as soon as possible helps you mitigate repair costs before too much water damage can occur. Here are some signs of plumbing problems to look out for.  Slow Drains May Indicate a... read more

Common Causes of Mold in the Home

Indoors or outside, mold and moisture go hand in hand. Outdoors, mold is an important type of fungi that helps with decomposition. In the home, mold is unsightly, destructive, and unhealthy, especially for those with mold allergies. This article explains the common... read more

5 Home Safety Essentials That Should Be in Every Home

You want to keep yourself and your family safe and protected from danger. Don’t overlook these basic home safety essentials that should be in every house. Make sure that you have these items in your home and that they are ready to use in case of an emergency. 5... read more

4 Types of Wood-Destroying Insects

Termites are the most well-known wood-destroying insects, but there are others that can cause damage to your property. To best protect your home, familiarize yourself with common wood-destroying insects that may infest your home. Wood-Destroying Insects Include... read more

Uses of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Thermal or infrared imaging technology is used by some home inspectors during an inspection. A thermal imaging camera produces a color image showing the amount of thermal energy an object is emitting. This provides a trained inspector with information about the... read more

7 Rewarding Fall Home Improvement Projects

Fall Home Improvement Projects Despite warm temperatures, fall is right around the corner. It’s a busy time of year with children going back to school, fall planting, and getting the house ready for winter. Here is a list of 7 fall home improvement projects that... read more

How to Reduce Humidity at Home

Humidity in the home is uncomfortable and can cause your energy bill to increase. As the humidity levels in your home rise, your HVAC has to work harder to cool the area. Eliminating excess moisture from your home takes time and attention. Here are a few simple steps... read more

9 Grilling Safety Tips to Follow This Summer

The summer months are the perfect time to host a cookout, but July is also the biggest month for accidental grill fires. Both gas and charcoal grills have risks associated with their use. The next time you use your grill, practice these grilling safety tips to keep... read more

6 Basic Tools for Homeowners

Purchasing a home is a goal that many people have, however, homeownership also means you are responsible for maintenance tasks around the house. You will no longer have the luxury of being able to call the landlord to take care of issues around the property. By... read more

Helpful Hints to Repel Mosquitoes Around the Home

Mosquitoes are troublesome insects that can disrupt a beautiful evening outdoors. Here are helpful hints to repel mosquitoes around your property. Repel Mosquitoes Around the Home One useful hint to repel mosquitoes is to check that the screens on your windows and... read more

Addressing High Radon Levels in the Home

Radon is a radioactive gas that is created as uranium breaks down in rocks and soil. Radon enters into homes through cracks in the foundation or utility openings. Since houses are enclosed and doors and windows are often shut, radon can build up indoors. Exposure to... read more

5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Why Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection It is common for a home buyer to schedule a home inspection. Sellers can also benefit from having their home inspected before listing the property for sale. A pre-listing home inspection can be used to more accurately price your... read more

Keep Your Home Warm and Reduce Your Energy Use

When it comes to heating your home, it’s easy to forget about the cost involved when you need to increase your energy use. If you’re looking for a few ways to save extra money during winter, here are a few tips to follow to help keep your home warm while... read more

Five Tips on How to Safely Take Down Holiday Decorations

Many people enjoy decorating for the holidays but few people consider the hazards when undecorating after the New Year. Falls, cuts, shocks, and other injuries are all possible risks when taking down and putting away decorations. Review these tips on how to safely... read more

How to Improve Home Security During the Holidays

Protecting your home against invasions, burglaries, and other crimes is a year-round task, but it becomes more important over the holidays. In many homes, expensive gifts are placed under a tree and conveniently packaged in boxes for criminals to haul off in a matter... read more

Steps to Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

As part of your seasonal home maintenance tasks, preparing your fireplace for the first use of the season should be included in a fall maintenance schedule. Regardless of whether you intend to use your fireplace only a few times or daily, you need your fireplace to be... read more

Fall is Here: Learn How to Clean Gutters Safely

Of all the home maintenance tasks for this time of year, one that should be near the top of your list is cleaning your gutters. It’s not as bad as it seems, especially when you know how to clean gutters safely. If you use common sense and follow the rules, you can get... read more

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

As fall approaches, it’s important to get your home ready for the cooler days ahead. There are probably many tasks you’ll want to get done before the weather sunny, warm weather disappears, but here are 6 things you should definitely complete in order to... read more

7 Tips for Improving the Air Quality in the Home

Improving Air Quality in the Home for Better Comfort and Health Air quality is important in every home. Everyone needs to breathe in clean air. Plus, when you walk into a home, you can immediately tell when someone is not proactive about improving air quality in the... read more

How to Get Rid of Termites at Your Home

How to Get Rid of Termites: DIY Techniques Termites are winged pests that feed on the wood in your home and cause structural and property damage. Five main types of termites exist: Dampwood, Drywood, and Subterranean are the three most common, but Conehead and... read more

7 Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance for Homeowners Spring is the time of year when the weather starts to improve and people begin getting in the mood to do home improvements. Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean throwing away unwanted items inside the home, it also... read more

6 Reasons to Hire a Moving Company

Hire a Moving Company to Avoid Stress and Frustration Sorting through your belongings, packing them, repeating in reverse, and not to mention everything that goes into selling your old home is time-consuming and exhausting. You can take some of the stress out of your... read more

Keep Your Home Safe by Avoiding these Mistakes

Maybe you don’t clean out the lint trap on your dryer before and after every use, or perhaps you occasionally throw a shirt with an oil stain on it in the washing machine. But kicking these habits along with some others is important if you want to keep your home safe.... read more