Archive for Home Improvement

Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments

Protecting your financial investment in your home with strategic renovation projects is a wise choice should you eventually want to sell it, and best of all, the upgrades don’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five ways to “future-proof” your home, according to the experts at realestate.msn.com: Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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How to Save on Home Insurance

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

Here are some ways to save money on your policies while maintaining your protection.   – Bundle your policies: Some insurers give discounts if you bundle your policies together, so you may be able to save up to 15% if you bundle your auto and home insurance policies together.   – Be Loyal: Ask if your […]

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Buying a Foreclosed Home: What Not to Do

May 29, 2013 No Comments

Don’t expect buying a foreclosed home to be the same as the typical home purchase process. As a trade-off for great pricing, purchasing a bank-owned—also called a real estate owned (REO)—property usually requires extra effort to find the right deal. With your money and time at stake, you should be cognizant of the potential pitfalls […]

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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 2

May 21, 2013 No Comments

Here is the second part in our discussion of home security myths. There is a lot of information on the best strategies to keep your home safe. Unfortunately, most of them are common knowledge by now and if you know of them, so do burglars! We tell you what ones offer good security advice and […]

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How Renovation Can Help You Save On Home Insurance

May 16, 2013 No Comments

Home renovation offers an opportunity to beautify your home and enhance comfort and resale value. But it can also provide an additional benefit that many people don’t think about—saving on homeowners insurance. In order to take full advantage of these savings, consider adding the following your home improvement plans: Security Systems: Installing such things as state-of-the-art […]

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How to Avoid a Window Installation Nightmare

May 09, 2013 No Comments

You may have heard the horror stories—botched measurements, damaged mouldings, caulking inadvertently tracked throughout the house, even shattered glass on the lawn, followed by leaks and drafts once the new purchases are actually in place. Indeed, when it comes to a happy window replacement experience, the quality of the installation is key. But how do […]

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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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