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Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

When you suffer damage to, (or the loss of), your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. Still, it’s a good idea to review … Continue reading

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Important Things to “Fix Up” Before Selling

When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s not unusual to need to fix up a few things around the property. After all, you want your home to look its best to buyers, so that you get good offers, quickly. … Continue reading

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How to Cut Your Electricity Bill in Half.

You don’t have to freeze in the winter or start reading by candlelight to reduce your electricity bill. There are many simple ways to use less power with little, if any, impact on your lifestyle. A good place to start … Continue reading

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Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to … Continue reading

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Understanding The Value Of Your Home Renovation

It’s almost inevitable that a homeowner will reach the point at which a major reno becomes a strong consideration. When you hit that point, start by identifying a realistic result and expectation for that project. Then you can determine the … Continue reading

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Low-Cost Storage Hacks for Creating More Space

  Comedian George Carlin’s most memorable routine was, “A place for my stuff.” In it, he talked about dealing with the increasing quantity of items we accumulate throughout life. George was funny. The problem is not. Here are some low-cost … Continue reading

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New Materials For Your Next Deck

Decking choices used to be restricted to various natural wood species, pressure-treated lumber, or moulded composites made of wood and plastics. Now the range has expanded significantly, to include a much wider selection of materials, including aluminum, stone, concrete and … Continue reading

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Less Common Options For Summer Getaways.

As a homeowner, you might be well served to think about leveraging your real estate asset into an enjoyable and potentially profitable vacation opportunity. Home swapping or renting out your own residence while you are away can help cut vacation … Continue reading

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Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider

Determining if you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama they make reality TV shows about it! So if you’re considering whether to … Continue reading

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How Much Of A Home Can You Afford?

If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford. How do you figure that out? First of all, you need to determine the … Continue reading

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