Maintenance

The Summer Home Maintenance Checklist You’ve Always Wanted

With longer days and better weather, summer’s a good time to tend to those long-forgotten home maintenance tasks. But, as always, time is limited — even during the relaxing summer months. What should you focus on and what are the highest priorities? Just follow this home maintenance checklist to stay on task: Change the air [...]

By |2018-07-16T10:45:14+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you're growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought conditions many parts of the country experienced just a few years back have receded, water [...]

By |2018-05-31T15:12:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Eco, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and if 2017 taught us anything, it’s that it’s crucial homeowners be prepared — especially if they’re in a high-risk area. That means safeguarding your property, readying your family for potential evacuation, and having a plan for your pets and valuables should a storm head your direction. Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-05-30T15:55:54+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Want to Sell Your Home? Clean Out Your Closets

Cleaning and organizing your home is vital if you want it to sell. But if you’re shoving items in closets and packing your cabinets to the brim to make it happen? That might be hurting your chances more than helping them. You see, buyers are going to be thorough when touring your home. They’ll look [...]

By |2018-05-10T09:32:45+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By |2018-06-12T07:33:40+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

How to Make Home Renovations More Affordable and Worth the Effort

There’s no doubt that renovating your home is a great idea---particularly if you plan to sell your property any time down the line. The right home renovations can add value to your property, make it easier to market and sell and, most importantly, transform your house into a more comfortable, more beautiful haven for you, [...]

By |2018-06-12T05:30:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value---particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and care can mean a bigger ROI and more money in your pocket when it comes [...]

By |2018-06-08T05:37:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

What Buyers Don’t Want: 4 Homebuyer Turn-offs to Avoid

It may be an inventory-strapped market, but that doesn’t mean people are willing to buy anything. Today’s homebuyers still want a great home, in a great location, at a great price – and sellers need to do their best to position their properties as such. Staging, adding some curb appeal and sprucing up the kitchen [...]

By |2017-11-28T15:44:15+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Advice, Home, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: |

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