Every homeowner has the desire to safeguard their family and property. New homeowners seem to be particularly concerned about security, especially those that are unfamiliar with the area to which they have recently moved. Even if the neighborhood is an upgrade from their prior location, no community is totally immune to crime or vandalism. Because […]
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Creating a beautiful landscape requires some thoughtful planning and research. This is true whether you are planning to landscape a newly built home or looking to give an existing landscape a makeover. Before you reach for that trowel or spade, it is important to learn all you can about the characteristics and care of the […]
Once you sign the purchase contract and have the keys, you’re well on your way to enjoying life in your new home. And because you want to get off to a fresh start, there are several things in the home you should consider replacing right away. Below is a list of eight items that most […]
It is a common practice to clean the carpet of a newly purchased home. After all, you don’t really know how well the carpet has been maintained…or what spills or stains the carpet might have encountered. This is especially true if the prior owner had pets. Plus, it is a lot easier to clean the […]
If all the sinks, toilets and tubs in your home are draining correctly, a clog is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But unless precautions are taken, many homeowners will experience a blocked drain at some point. Most drain blockages are caused by debris that has built up in the pipes over time. So […]
A general inspection is used to evaluate the physical condition of a home prior to purchase. A professional home inspector will evaluate the home and its components, focusing primarily on uncovering any major deficiencies, potentially expensive repairs, or safety issues. The potential buyer is then presented with a written report that outlines the inspector’s findings. […]
A deep house cleaning is generally high on the list of priorities for new homeowners. After all, everyone wants their living environment to be as clean as possible. Windows, light fixtures, cabinets, countertops and floors are all obvious things to clean…but what about things that are not so obvious? What about the air ducts? Should […]
Despite what you may think, you are not stuck with the closet space you have. A closet organizer can expand the storage capacity of any closet in your home. Organizers divide a closet into practical compartments, which makes for more effective use of the available space. There is never really a bad time to improve […]
A full-service moving company will pack up everything in your house for you…but they’ll charge a hefty premium for doing so. For this reason, most people elect to do their own packing. But let’s face it, packing and unpacking every single belonging can be time-consuming and strenuous. Fortunately, there are efficient and labor-saving ways to […]
Advance planning is critical to surviving a fire. Fire spreads rapidly through a home and the thick smoke makes it difficult to see and breathe. Once the alarm sounds, you may have less than two minutes to escape safely. If you and your family don’t have a home escape plan, the time to develop one […]
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