Archive for Home Services

The Perils of Going Without Permits and Licensed Builders

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

The DIY philosophy adopted by many current and potential homeowners is admirable and often cost-effective. But there are some instances when DIY can leave your home dreams DOA – dead on arrival. There are certain things homeowners should never do to save money: namely, going about a build or addition without the necessary permits and […]

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Ways to Winterize Your Home

Nov 28, 2012 No Comments

Winter is here, and it’s time to start thinking about ways to increase the warmth of your home without increasing your heating spend. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective and tax beneficial ways that homeowners can stay toasty this wintertime.   When was the last time you checked your gutters? By clearing out leaves and other […]

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How to Handle Repairs and Insurance After a Natural Disaster

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

Natural disasters can have a devastating impact on homeowners in terms of property damage and financial loss. Depending on the size of the disaster, entire homes can be destroyed. Recovering from a natural disaster can be daunting, especially when it comes to filing insurance claims. Still, there are ways that homeowners can rebuild while mitigating […]

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Filing Insurance Claims After a Natural Disaster

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

Many homeowners get lulled into a false sense of security when they purchase homeowners insurance. They often assume that their homeowners policy will completely cover them in the event of a natural disaster. Depending on the nature of the damage, this is not always the case. That’s why getting a fast start on the insurance […]

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Introducing a Complete New Home Assembly Kit

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments

We’ve all heard of assembling model airplanes and sweaters at home, but now comes a home assembly project that is quite literally a home assembly project.   For under $50,000 you can now purchase online an architect-designed prefabricated house kit that you can use to construct a brand new dwelling for a total cost of […]

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Start Preventing Security System False Alarms

Sep 03, 2012 No Comments

There’s nothing more nerve-fraying for a homeowner than having their home security system go off, only to find out that it’s a false alarm. It’s estimated that nationwide 10 to 25 percent of all calls to the police are the result of false alarms. But there are some things you can do to protect against […]

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Feeling Secure about Medical Emergencies

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Of all the attractive extra features that today’s home security systems offer, perhaps the most reassuring are medical alarms and medical monitoring. In many cases, these systems feature both a button on the main alarm keypad that is connected to either a monitoring station that calls 911, or directly to local emergency responders, as well […]

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How to Easily Select the Best Home Security Company

Aug 02, 2012 No Comments

It’s one thing to have a home security system and quite another to have a quality home security system. The police know this. That’s why in many cities and towns, fines are levied if a homeowner has an excessive number of false alarms. So how can you avoid getting on the bad side of the […]

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How to Diagnose Roof Problems

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments

Short of having a roof blown off in a tornado, very few homeowners recognize the signs that it’s time to either invest in roof repair or a new overhead covering altogether. Here are five steps you can take toward evaluating the condition of your roof without actually having to climb up on it: Wait for […]

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How the Savvy Homeowner Can Prevent Break-Ins

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Although installing a home security system and advertising that fact goes a long way toward keeping your dwelling safe, there are certain additional things that homeowners can do to protect against theft. Here are some suggestions made by security experts on how to make your home less appealing to the burglars who may be casing […]

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