A woman checks the fire extinguisher expiration date at home

Emergency Tips Every Homeowner Needs to Know About

A woman checks the fire extinguisher expiration date at home

Owning and maintaining a home doesn’t come with an instruction manual, though it would be great if it did. After you’ve found the home you love and moved in, the real fun starts.

But sometimes the fun can be rudely …

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Using Price-Per-Square-Foot Analysis to Price a Home

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Listing your home at the right price is critical. Pricing too high or too low can keep your home on the market a lot longer than you’d like, and can even leave thousands of dollars on the table.

Comparing what …

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8 Essential Items Your Home Renovation Contract Should Include

Interior designer discussing renovation ideas with happy couple at a meeting

It would be nice to be able to trust your contractor’s word when you’re having work done on your home, but a written contract really is the only way to go. Having everything in writing can ensure that every party …

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Unique Fall Decorating Ideas That Won’t Cost a Fortune

Halloween decorated front door with various size and shape pumpkins and skeletons

Once the kids are back in school and the long summer days began to grow shorter and shorter, homeowners begin thinking about fall. First comes the change in leaves that completely alters the landscape, followed soon after by Halloween. The …

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5 Reasons Why Not Staging Your Vacant Home is a Mistake

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The goal of every seller is to sell their home quickly, and for top dollar. Nobody wants to have to pay carrying costs while waiting for the right buyer to come along. The home has to be presented in the …

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No Credit? How to Build it From the Ground Up

Woman hand holding credit cards and using smartphone for shopping online with payment on internet banking

Having poor credit isn’t a good thing, but neither is having no credit at all. Getting approved for a mortgage – or any other type of loan, for that matter – is pretty much an impossible feat if the lender …

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These Features Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

Kitchen in newly constructed luxury home

If you’re planning on selling your home and moving some time in the near future, you should think about the features in your house, and whether or not buyers want what you’ve got. Yet a lot of home buyers might …

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Dorm Room Design on a Budget

Caucasian female students unpacking in students room

It’s that time of year again. High school graduates across the country are packing their belongings into boxes and making the drive to the college campus they’ll call home for the next few years. Many of them will spend at …

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10 Easy Kitchen Projects to Enhance Your Space

Wooden kitchen counter with cooking accessories and stovetop

The kitchen is the place where we cook, entertain, do homework, and even surf the web. We want it to be functional, but we also want it to be stylish, too. Luckily there are some easy ways to tweak your …

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Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain in Your Home

Kitchen sink detail shot in a modern, renovated kitchen with black window frames, a dark faucet, white cabinets, farmhouse sink, and cozy decor

Just because you pour something down the drain doesn’t necessarily mean that it will magically disappear through the pipes. Sure, you can expect most liquids and a few tiny solids to make their way through the plumbing with little issue, …