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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home
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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home

Your home’s your sanctuary. It’s where you house your family. It provides you and your loved ones safety and comfort. You’ve probably put a lot of money into your home. You may have increased its value by updating it or adding rooms. Even if you haven’t renovated your space, it still houses most, if not all, of your liquid assets. Just like your home keeps you safe, you need to keep your home safe. There are a few simple ways you can protect your home from various inconveniences that could devalue your property. Here are five tips to follow that will not only safeguard your property but also your pocketbook. Get your house covered. Yes, it’s an additional cost, but in the case of an accident or emergency, having your home insured can protect you financially. If your home isn’t insured ...
5 Tips for Selling Your Home Without the Help of an Agent
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5 Tips for Selling Your Home Without the Help of an Agent

With the ability for many employees to work from home for the foreseeable future and interest rates so low, many people are looking to sell their homes and make a move. After all, even if you moved to a place like Los Angeles or San Francisco for the job prospects and higher pay, the chances are pretty good that if you want to stay at your current job, you don't necessarily have to stay in the same state to perform your job duties. That being said, selling your home with a traditional realtor or real estate agent can cause you to lose a significant amount of the equity you've earned in closing fees. If you want to sell your home yourself, here are five tips to follow to get your property off the market without the help of an agent. Get your property ready. Before you list your home ...
Commercial Solar Panel Installation: Everything You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision
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Commercial Solar Panel Installation: Everything You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision

Solar energy is more popular than ever. Increased awareness about the long-term viability and environmental damage from using fossil fuels has been one of the factors driving interest in solar power. Since 2014, the cost of solar panels has dropped by almost 50% in the United States, which has also contributed to solar power's growing popularity. If installing solar panels is something you're considering, there are some essential factors to consider to ensure you make an informed decision. Commercial Solar Panels Commercial solar panels are panels that are installed on roofs or mounted on the ground. They are placed close to the intended recipient of the power that's generated. Commercial solar panels are typically installed on the roof of a client's house and used to provide electr...
4 Easy Ways to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape
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4 Easy Ways to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape

Make no mistake, housekeeping is a skill. In all of the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be difficult to find time to maintain your home. While it may look fine now, clutter can quickly accumulate in the home and strike all at once. Other issues like certain items breaking or parts of your house requiring maintenance can be something that seems to appear at the worst possible times as well. That said, creating a regular schedule and detailed plan of how you can best care for your home now will save you plenty of time in the future. To get you started, here are four ways to keep your house in tip-top shape that you should observe regularly. 1. Clean all of the main areas in your home on a regular basis Cleaning is, quite literally, a chore. While there are some people who find ...
From Lighting to Countertops: Tips for Transforming Your Kitchen Into the Heart of Your Home
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From Lighting to Countertops: Tips for Transforming Your Kitchen Into the Heart of Your Home

If food feeds the soul, then your kitchen is truly the heart of your home. Whether you're having a few friends over or you're hosting a family dinner, kitchens are the ultimate gathering place. Sometimes, the kitchen acts as a study hall or a snacking space between meals. The kitchen is where busy lives finally intersect. No doubt, a lot could be said about sitting down altogether as a family for a hot meal. As such, your kitchen should be one of the family's favorite rooms. If it's not, maybe your kitchen is in need of a little sprucing up. Here are a few tips for transforming your seemingly bland kitchen into the busiest room in the house. Don't just dream it—do it! If you’ve ever had an idea of what your dream kitchen would look like—quartz countertops, lots of surface space for co...
Household Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off
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Household Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off

Your home is one of the most expensive and important investments you will make in your adult life. However, your investment should go well beyond the down payment and the monthly payments you make for the next 30 years. Before you take on becoming a homeowner, it's important to realize that it takes a lot of work to keep up a home, at least to make the house the home you want it to be. You have to be willing to invest both money and time into your new home to avoid costly repairs down the line. Of course, if you're like other homeowners in America, you're on a budget and trying to determine where to spend those repair dollars. In this article, you'll find a few household repairs that you never want to put off. Refrigerator Repair Your Refrigerator is one of the most important applianc...
Interior Decorating: Tips to Make Your Home Even Homier
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Interior Decorating: Tips to Make Your Home Even Homier

Sometimes even the best homes need some extra love. If you’ve been feeling like your home needs a little bit of a facelift, a great place to start is on the inside. Having curb appeal is certainly great when selling a home, but if you’re not looking to sell, why start there? You probably spend the majority of your time inside, so to improve the way you feel about your house, don’t be afraid to put a little money into sprucing up the interior. If your home hasn’t quite caught up with your design taste, here are a few tips to help you make your home even homier. Home Is Where The Art Is Each one of your family members is a work of art. Your family and friends all weave together to make the tapestry of you. That being said, you probably love having photos of your favorite moments and memo...
Getting Into Real Estate: Tips for Investing
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Getting Into Real Estate: Tips for Investing

Long term investments are the future of budgeting and saving. And now, you don’t have to be a wizard with the stock market to invest in your future. One market that is growing rapidly is real estate. Whether you’re flipping houses or renting them out, there are plenty of ways to make a lucrative amount by investing in real estate. However, this line of work is not for the faint of heart. It takes guts, patience, and dedication to succeed. If you’re just getting in the real estate business, follow these easy tips for investing. Choose Your Type of Investment Now, you may be asking, “what does investing in real estate really mean?” The world of real estate investment is quite broad. One option is to be property owners and rent homes, condos, townhouses, or apartments on a full time or se...
Marketing a Home Repair Service: The Ultimate Guide
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Marketing a Home Repair Service: The Ultimate Guide

Starting a home repair business seems like a no-brainer. From siding repair to roofing projects, people will always need touch-ups for their homes. Whether you're working with siding or gutter maintenance, knowing how to market your home repair business is key. You need to make sure you're reaching new prospects and keeping customer satisfaction as high as possible. If your service team is ready to take your business to the next level, there are a few things to know. Consider specializing Some home repair businesses are general purpose and market themselves as a jack-of-all-trades operation. Others specialize in one particular niche. Niche businesses can market themselves as subject experts and may find it easier to connect with homeowners. Say you decide to focus on siding repair in ...