5 Efficient Ways to Banish Pet Odor From Your Home

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Image via iStock We often grow accustom to the smells created by our pets in our home. Even a visibly clean house can have a lingering scent of wet dog or cat urine. This can be a problem when trying to sell a home as pet odors can deter potential buyers. Here are five efficient ways to remove pet odor … Read More

The Biggest Flooring Mistakes Homeowners Make

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Image via iStock Installing new floors is a great way to update the look of your home while adding fresh appeal. While style and design are key components of the decision making process, homeowners often neglect other areas that should be taken into consideration when selecting new flooring. Here are a few tips to help you avoid common flooring mistakes. … Read More

How Apple is Playing in the Home Automation Space

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Home has always been where the heart is, but now more than ever before, it’s where the brain resides too. The popularity of “smart” technology continues to pick up – with each passing year, more of our analog appliances are able to communicate, share data and analyze information gathered from our daily routines. Today it’s possible to lock doors and … Read More

8 Tax Breaks Most Homeowners Don’t Realize They Can Get

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Image via iStock It’s tax season again, and if you bought a new home in 2016, you want to be sure you don’t miss out on one of the numerous tax deductions you could be eligible for. Even if you aren’t a new homeowner, there could be some deductions you might not be aware of that can help you maximize your … Read More

The Home Maintenance Tasks You Really Need to Stay on Top Of

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Moving into a new home means that everything is now your responsibility. No more calling the landlord to fix the finicky water heater or cracked tiles. You’re responsible for the maintenance and any repairs that arise—and they will arise. To avoid costly repairs, stay on top of your home maintenance with these great tips from home repair specialists. 1. Prevent … Read More

9 Creative Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

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Many people dream of buying a brand new home, but in many cases this isn’t an option. If you feel like your home looks drab and inexpensive, you don’t need to spend an arm and leg on upgrades. A few simple DIY projects can create a space that looks new and on trend. 1. Paint the Floor Image via Flickr … Read More

Easy Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Comfortable for Winter

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Loving your outdoor space doesn’t have to end with winter days. In much of the country, porches, patios and decks can be used in the winter with just a few changes. As evenings get darker earlier during the fall and winter, you don’t have to give up on your outdoor living. Instead, get your patio ready for a different season. … Read More

6 Tech Features That Will Make Your Home Smarter in 2017

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With all the incredible home automation technology you can integrate to make your living experience remarkable, home ownership is more exciting than ever. Not only do 28 percent of U.S. adults and 47 percent of millennials have smart home products, but surveys show that homes with smart technology are more desirable. Whether you’re remodeling your home of 20 years or … Read More

The Top 10 Items That Get Damaged on Moving Day

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Image via iStock If you are moving this busy holiday season, let us help protect your precious belongings with tips from the pros. We’ve seen some folks pack themselves so, unfortunately, we know which household items are most likely to break and typically aren’t packed properly. We have compiled an old school David Letterman list of the “Top Ten Items … Read More

Should You Use Your Home’s Equity to Pay for Renovations?

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If you need to borrow money for home renovations but you don’t want to tap your assets, a cash-out refinancing of your home could be a good move. Generally, when expenses such as a new roof or backyard renovation present themselves, cash-out refinancing might make sense, but there are costs associated with going this route, so it’s important to consider all … Read More