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Can You Repair Your Roof in the Winter?

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments by

Most people avoid scheduling any roofing work during the winter—often due to concerns that the weather is too unpleasant for roofers and will cause installation problems. However, you can complete certain repairs during the winter, as long as you take the proper precautions. It’s important to distinguish whether your roof needs to be repaired or […]

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Planning Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments by

The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms to re-do per square foot. Because its functionality is so complex, remodelers usually end up spending a hefty chunk of their budget on labor costs—although the finished products (toilets, sinks, etc.) are expensive too. To help you plan your budget, HomeServiceWorld offers the following guidelines and […]

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Home Maintenance for November

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments by

Now that colder weather has arrived, it’s time to tackle indoor tasks and make sure your home is ready for the upcoming holidays! Check your appliances Make sure your appliances can withstand the demands required of them during the holidays. Vacuum the dust from your refrigerator’s lower grill in the front, and clean the condenser […]

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How Families Benefit from Video Monitoring Systems

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments by

When it comes to the safety of their loved ones, many families feel that an alarm system is not enough. For this reason, many homeowners have installed security cameras to deter criminals and to ensure that they are fully aware of what happens in their absence. Security cameras are especially popular with parents who use […]

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Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

Are you making the following home security mistakes? – You leave boxes for appliances and electronics on the curb. Burglars know if you have new gadgets in your home based on the boxes you leave for garbage pickup.  Even if a box didn’t contain something that thieves want to steal—such as a new washing machine—a […]

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Home Improvement Projects under $400

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

The most important home improvement projects are often not the most expensive ones. Here are some tasks that will protect or add value to your home, but won’t cost you much.   Clean your gutters for $250-$350: Hiring professionals to clean your gutters is well worth the cost: they can flush out downspouts and check […]

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September Home Maintenance Checklist

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

As summer ends, it’s time to prepare your home for cooler weather. Lower temperatures often increase the threat of something going awry in your home, such as frozen pipes. However, September is pleasant enough for homeowners to accomplish tasks that are best done in warmer weather.   1.) Inspect storm windows and have any repairs […]

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Home Maintenance Checklist for August

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments

At this time of year, no one wants to tackle projects outside in the sweltering heat and sun, so now is a great time to take care of tasks inside. Moreover, many families go on vacation this month, and it’s important to make sure your home is secure before leaving.   August has one of […]

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How to Save on a Kitchen Remodel

Jul 22, 2013 No Comments

Kitchen remodels are one of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home and are therefore a great return of investment. The kitchen is one of the first rooms—if not the first room—that potential homebuyers look at when assessing your home. However, to get the most bang for your buck, follow this […]

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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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