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Rain Gutter Preventive Maintenance

Leaves and other debris can collect in rain gutters and cause damage as seen in the photo below. Pooled water can freeze and build up in the winter, eventually causing the gutter to pull away from its bracket. Clogs can … Continue reading

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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater

WRITTEN BY SARAH KELLNER Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy “set it and forget it” tips that … Continue reading

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Insider’s Tips for Adding Value to Your Home

Written By Andrew Jones Building equity is one of the primary benefits of home ownership. Equity is established when you make a down payment at the time of purchase, and it typically grows as your property value increases and the … Continue reading

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Best New Security Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Vacation

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI Nothing kills your vacation buzz like getting a call from the police back home letting you know your home has been burglarized. Basic home security tips are great, but safety measures are continually evolving, with new … Continue reading

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Landscaping to Improve Resale: 9 Projects That Fit Within Your Desired Price Point

WRITTEN BY DANIEL M. CHRISTENSEN As the weather starts to heat up each Spring, so too does the housing market. Spring is an optimal time to get your house ready to sell. The first thing that potential buyers will see … Continue reading

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10 SUSTAINABLE FEATURES THAT ARE CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF SMART HOUSE

Written By  KELSEY KLOSS Elle Decor “Smart home” and “green home” are now nearly synonymous. With the recent sale of “Real Housewife” Shannon Beador’s über-eco-friendly Orange County mansion, it’s clearer than ever that selling a home is about more than just … Continue reading

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Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Written By Paul Lester  http://www.energy.gov Digital Content Specialist, Office of Public Affairs From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives. Our homes use 37 percent more energy today than they … Continue reading

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