Home Ownership

Ready To Buy Your First Home? 5 Things To Consider

Ready To Buy Your First Home? 5 Things To Consider
In today's landscape of home buying, the millennial generation touts a strong sector of first-time home buyers. These are tech-savvy, well educated individuals, many of which are considering whether or not it is their time to purchase a home for the first time. Here are 5 things to consider before diving into home ownership. 1. Do you have a steady...

Why Take Your Shoes Off At the Door?

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Have you ever wondered why people take their shoes off at the door instead of wearing them throughout the house? There’s a good reason for that particular custom. Your feet track a lot of dirt, grime, and bacteria through your home (oh – and poop, too).In this post, we’ll get “down and dirty” about the reality of this risk....

Do New Windows Really Pay For Themselves?

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Old, drafty windows look unsightly, make your home cold in the winter, and are touted as a nightmare when it comes to controlling your energy usage. But is that really the truth? While replacing all of the windows in your home may seem like a great way to save money, this one renovation may not pay off as much...

3 Little Home Improvements That Pay Off Big

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Home improvements aren’t always about aesthetics. While it’s nice to replace outdated and worn out paint and fixtures, little improvements can also increase your home’s value, especially if you choose the right ones. In this guide, you’ll learn about a few of the best ways to improve how your home looks, how it functions, and how much it’s worth...

When to Repair or Replace Appliances

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Sometimes, homeowners replace old appliances as they make improvements to their home. Others are eager to replace outdated models with new ones to stay connected with the latest trends and technology.And then you have the people who prefer to repair existing technology, sticking with the older and familiar versions. After all, they’re familiar, comfortable to use, and may even...

Big Home Repair Coverage, Small Price

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Have you recently purchased a home or a new homeowner’s insurance policy? Perhaps you know someone else who has. Either way, someone involved with the sale may have suggested home repair insurance (sometimes referred to as a home warranty) to help protect you from costly repairs in the future. Home warranties can be a fantastic way to boost your...

Home Security System Buyer Guide

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If you’re concerned about your home security, you’re in good company. Every 30 seconds, another household falls victim to burglars --- and if your home isn’t protected, the likelihood that you’ll be targeted more than doubles.Now, here's the good news: there are numerous home security options to fit both your budget and your lifestyle.Whether you’re looking for a professionally...

DIY Fix for Concrete Cracks

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Unsightly cracks in your concrete can result from harsh weather conditions, shifts in the ground, and other stressors. The longer you wait to fix them, the worse the problem gets, meaning it pays to fix and repair the issue quickly. With this DIY fix, you can repair your own concrete cracks in just a few simple steps. Begin by cleaning...

25 Tiny Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

25 Tiny Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
When it’s time to sell your home, you want to be able to ask top dollar. Who wouldn’t? You also don’t want to throw too much into sprucing up the house just to pass it to someone else. If you could afford new appliances, you would buy them for yourself, right? That just doesn’t make sense!Don’t break your budget...

Are Tiny Houses Really Worth It?

Are Tiny Houses Really Worth It?
In the world of home-improvement television, one thing is certain: Tiny houses are on trend. Show after show features adorable, miniature builds that are supposed to offer all the advantages of modern living while reducing the owners’ cost of living and carbon footprint. Sounds great! And they are super cute. But are they all they’re cracked up to be?...

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What’s Your “Mission” Here, Anyway?

We’re told to chase after our dreams and find our purpose in this world. Even so, many of us get trapped in the same...