Homeowner safety tips

Our homes are our safe havens from the outside world. To keep our homes feeling safe and secure, there are a number of things that homeowners can do. The following home safety tips can help every homeowner become a home safety expert! In the kitchen Purchase a fire extinguisher. Two out of five home fires […]

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A simple guide to home loans

The home loan process can be stressful and difficult to navigate; with the number of acronyms and new terms that are used, it can feel like loan officers speak their own language. However, understanding the basics of the loan process can help make the process as easy and pain-free as possible. The following guide highlights […]

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Ways to deal with a bad contractor

  Planning a home remodeling project can be a hassle. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans sometimes go awry – particularly if there is a problem with the contractor. Even for homeowners who took the time to interview and vet contractors and their remodeling contracts, issues can still arise. Poor workmanship, unexpected or unexplained delays, […]

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Plants that withstand the colder seasons

While many parts of the country need winter plants that can survive frost and sub-zero temperatures, gardens in California have fewer restrictions during the winter. Despite our warmer climate, many plants still go into hibernation during the winter; because of this, it is important to choose plants that can provide background color and structure to […]

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How to prevent common gutter problems

Gutters are not just decorative; they serve an important purpose in protecting our homes against water damage. Gutter problems can cause plenty of headache and hassle for homeowners. Fortunately, may gutter issues are preventable through regular maintenance and upkeep. The following are some of the most common gutter problems – and how to prevent them. […]

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Home maintenance updates to prepare your home for the fall

The last weeks of summer are here and fall is right around the corner. When the seasons change, there are a number of things homeowners can do to prepare their home for the changing weather. The following are six ways to prepare your home for the fall. Clean and stow the mower Mowers, weed whackers, […]

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Tips on how to choose the right flooring for your home

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be difficult. Factors such as cost, durability, and continuing maintenance can all influence the decision. The following four questions can help you choose the right flooring for every room in your home. Will the flooring be in a high-moisture area such as a bathroom? Yes: Bathrooms and […]

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Tips for the house hunting process

Whether you are in the market for your first home or your fifth, the house hunting process can quickly become overwhelming! The following 10 tips can make searching for your new home as easy and enjoyable as possible. Get preapproved Want sellers to take you seriously? Make sure you receive a letter or preliminary mortgage […]

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Household habits that help you save money

When it comes to savings, many of us think we have no room in our budgets to put additional money away each month. However, there are dozens of simple, small ways to save money around the house! Following even just a few of these household habits can help save you money month after month. In […]

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Buying a home on a budget

For those living on a tight budget, homeownership may seem like an impossible pipe dream. However, with careful – and accurate – budgeting, it is possible for many families to own a home sooner than they think. The following tips can help when preparing to buy a home on a budget. Calculate your earnings and […]

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