1. Preventing Liabilities: What Every Pool Owner Needs to Take Into Consideration

    Owning a swimming pool is a dream that many potential homeowners have in common. What could be better than having a private place to cool off, socialize or get in your recommended daily dose of exercise? Before you break ground, however, you should understand the legal risks that pool ownership entails. Maintain Your Slide or Diving Board There is liability for injuries that happen in pools, espec…Read More

  2. 3 Tips For Being Safe While On A Roof

    There are many different reasons why you could be working on a roof. For instance, you could be taking down a chimney, repairing a hole in a roof's decking or replacing loose or missing shingles. Regardless of why you are there, it is important to work safely when you are working dozens of feet above the ground. Here are a couple of things you should keep in mind to make sure you are safe. Be Awar…Read More

  3. Is it a Good Idea to Refinance a Mortgage to Afford a Home Remodel?

    Recent low-interest rates have caused many homeowners to consider the possibility of refinancing their mortgages to pay for home renovations. This choice would also afford homeowners the added benefit of decreased mortgage payments. Benefits of Funding a Remodeling Project by Refinancing Your Mortgage There are many benefits for homeowners who choose to refinance their mortgage in order to finance…Read More

  4. What Are Some Eco-friendly Ways to Heat Your Home?

    If you want to dispense with fuzzy slippers and flannel pajamas in the winter, then you have a variety of heating methods to make it happen. Some are more “green” than others. The green heating methods are just as good, if not better, than the old standbys. Here are a few. Pellets Pellet stoves use sawdust, wood chips, and anything to do with lumber. The pellets are put into a hopper, which re…Read More

  5. When is a Custom Home Finished?

    Custom homes are interesting because there are a couple different ways you could say that they are "finished". Perhaps “finished” is when there are enough amenities to make it livable, even in the loosest sense of the word. Maybe it’s once the walls are all up and privacy can be maintained. It could be when the contractor building the home says that it's finished. Or maybe it could be when e…Read More

  6. Are Your Real Estate Properties as Secure as You Think?

    Effective security is a concern that should be of paramount importance to both property management services and real-estate investors alike. Failing to ensure adequate security can place occupants at greater risk. Even protecting vacant properties can be a smart move. Investing in a security system or working with a security service can often be done for much less than the costs needed to address …Read More

  7. What You Need To Know About Selecting Appliances For Your New Home

    Home appliances can often represent a sizable investment, especially for households that may have only limited funds with which to furnish their home or manage renovation efforts. Essential concerns, such as making the most out of the space that is available and seeking out appliances that have a reputation for being more durable and dependable should always be given top priority when making a pur…Read More

  8. 5 Ways To Prevent Pest Problems In Your New Home

    A lot goes into taking care of your new home. Pest infestations such as ants, cockroaches, termites, rodents, or bed bugs are a serious concern of anyone who owns a home. Preventing pests is vital to protecting your home investment. According to Preventive Pest Control, "Pests in the home are more than a nuisance. Those pesky bugs are capable of causing damage to the home and transmitting disease …Read More

  9. 5 Home Styles That May Limit Fire Damage

    Everyone loves the open concept of a home. It provides a way to keep families from being separated throughout the day, which is nice, but it might not be as safe as other floor plans. The downfall of having the open areas within a home is a fire can rapidly take over that area and spread quickly. Some homes offer safer options for building materials and floor plans that help to reduce fire damage …Read More

  10. Things to consider about home warranty

    Doing your research on your new home is non-negotiable. You have to do it. But what comes after all the research is done on the actual home and now you have to think about maintenance? One thing you will want to consider is a home warranty.  These warranties can be crucial in the upkeep of your home and helping you save a penny on those costs. So how can you find a plan that will really deliver o…Read More