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Hurricane in the Forecast? How to Safeguard Your Home When You’re in the Path

The recent damage wrought by Dorian has hurricanes on everyone’s minds.  What if it were you? Do you know how you’d protect your home and loved ones from an oncoming storm? Studies show that homeowners are woefully underprepared for natural disasters such as fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes like Dorian. In fact, only a mere [...]

By |2019-09-18T10:26:20-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with these 8 Small Changes

Recent data shows that LEED-certified green homes are on the rise. And with the savings they offer, it’s no wonder why. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED-certified homes save owners anywhere from 20 to 30% on their energy costs annually. In some places, those savings are as high as 60%. But you [...]

By |2019-09-12T10:30:15-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Moving from Renter to Homeowner? 3 Ways to Make the Transition Easier

So you’re finally making the leap. You’re getting out of the rent race, buying a house, and moving onward and upward. Congrats! Buying a home is a really big deal. It usually means more space, more freedom with your design and decor decisions, and more pride in your property.  But let’s not kid ourselves: [...]

By |2019-09-10T16:43:26-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Home, Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , |

Building a Home Gym without Breaking the Bank

Getting fit doesn’t have to mean shelling out thousands on Bowflex machines, Pelotons, or fancy treadmills. In fact, all it takes is a few hundred bucks, a little creativity, and an empty room, and you’ll be on your way to that six-pack in no time. Want to build your own home gym without busting [...]

By |2019-08-29T10:44:45-04:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

Stay in This Labor Day with These 6 Fun Activities

Labor Day doesn’t have to mean braving jam-packed beaches or breaking the bank for a costly water park. In fact, you really don’t need to leave home at all. Take the holiday to connect with the ones you love, save some cash, and try one of these fun activities instead: 1. Watch a backyard [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:47:48-04:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: |

The Best Home Security Options on a Budget

Home security doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are actually a number of ways you can secure your home, protect your belongings, and keep your loved ones safe from harm — all without spending a cent. Do you want to protect your home, but don’t have a lot of cash to [...]

By |2019-08-22T10:41:55-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , |