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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 1

May 06, 2013 No Comments

There are a lot of myths surrounding the best ways to protect your home and family, and believing the misinformation can have a high price when your safety is at stake. Here we present common home security recommendations and explain whether they are true or false.   1.) You should hide small valuables (jewelry, cash, […]

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Why You Can Get the BEST DEAL on Roofing Work This Spring

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

Don’t wait any longer to fix your roof—otherwise you may miss the best opportunity in years to snag a great deal. Multitudes of homeowners have already visited a roofing estimates provider, such as Home Service World, to get huge savings from a trusted contractor in their area. Now, late spring of 2013, is the best […]

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Is Your Home Pet-Friendly?

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

Households need extra accommodations for the furry members of the family, but some modifications aren’t so obvious. Here are Home Service World’s top tips for pet-friendly homes:   1) Chose the right fabrics-   Select fabrics that will be easy to clean and stand up to the wear and tear that having a pet inevitably […]

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Spring Maintenance Tips

Apr 08, 2013 No Comments

Make time for maintenance in your spring-cleaning routine with these easy steps. Staying on top of small maintenance projects may prevent bigger, expensive problems from developing.   Check that gutters and downspouts are still bonded to the house. You should tighten any loose gutter straps and reconnect any spout extensions that have come loose. Clear […]

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10 Tricks Burglars Use to Break In

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

Everyone knows that intruders look for the absence of an alarm system when breaking in, but what other things do they check for? Convicted burglars share the tricks they use when deciding whether to break into a home and the strategies they employ to carry it off.   1) Burglars will leave an innocuous restaurant […]

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Choosing Roofing Materials for Hot Climates

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments

A roof is a huge investment that adds value to your home—in addition to keeping you safe and dry—so selecting the right roofing material is a weighty decision. Cost shouldn’t be the only factor you consider though; the climate you live in plays an important role in determining how long your roof will last and […]

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4 Threats to Real Estate Value: Is Your Home Affected?

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

So you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. But have you done your long-term home value homework? Here are four potential detractors to seeing a strong return on your investment. Bad Neighbors – They are not only annoying, but they can single-handedly lower your home’s value. You could have the prettiest house on the […]

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Common Threats Regular Insurance Doesn’t Cover: Are You Protected?

Mar 05, 2013 No Comments

Unfortunately for homeowners, not everything that can threaten the security of their home is covered by conventional home insurance. Here are four potential threats to your home that you might want to have covered by additional coverage: Flooding – As recent events have shown, the uncertainty of weather patterns makes flood insurance a national necessity—even […]

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Don’t Be Deceived by Neighborhood Crime Statistics

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

Relying on neighborhood crime statistics alone can leave people with an unnecessarily skewed impression of their home’s surroundings. Before you let moderate to high crime stats get the better of your nerves, put them in proper perspective. State crime statistics are more meaningful than local ones, which can be misleading—especially when they lack the proper […]

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Three Types of Neighbors That Will Improve Your Home’s Value

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments

While home improvements can improve property value, neighbors are a huge factor in the determination of your property’s worth as well. We’re not only referring to Joe and Jane next door; places and organizations can be a home’s best friend in terms of improving home value. Here are three neighbors your home would love to […]

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