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  1. Home Security Checklist

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    Keeping your home safe is the priority of every single homeowner. You see, the very concept of having a home means that you and your family have a place where you can feel safe. Second, what’s the point of owning nice things if you’re just waiting for the next burglary for them to become someone else’s property. Fortunately, by abiding by a basic home security checklist, you can easily solve this problem once and for all. For starters, here’s how you can make ...
  2. 7 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale

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ID:	11357When you’re preparing your home for sale, there are definitely plenty of things you need to deal with. After all, there is no small amount of work involved in putting a house on the market. However, that doesn’t mean you can solely focus on the business practicalities of your future sale - there are plenty of stylistic and aesthetic choices to make as well. In fact, all estimates show that home staging can significantly influence your selling price.

    Remember, ...
  3. How can I transform unused space?

    With winter coming on and a year where you've probably been inside more than usual, it's an ideal time to rethink how you use your existing space. You can find many uses for those areas of your home that may have gone to waste until now. Combat cabin fever with these relatively simple home upgrades.

    As an added bonus, contractors who do this kind of work are in the middle of their slow periods, which means you can often hire quickly and get a good deal on materials and labor.
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  4. More ways to winterize your home

    With colder days coming, right now is an excellent time to take stock of your home and prepare for the winter months. A few simple steps taken right now can lower energy bills and increase home safety and comfort this year.

    1. Check that chimney and furnace

    Before firing up your furnace this season, ask an HVAC technician to perform a tune-up to make sure it's working safely. A yearly inspection on both for furnace and air conditioner will prolong the life of your HVAC ...
  5. 5 Ways To Be Sure Your Home Is Termites Free

    When the cold months of winter are in the rearview mirror, many of us rejoice. Spring arrives to wake us up out of hibernation and get back to our active lifestyles.

    However, the same goes for tiny insects that have dug down deep, also waiting for the warmer climate. Spring announces the beginning of the swarming season for termites. A crucial time for these little critters to reproduce and create new colonies all-around your neighborhood.

    Why be worried? One large queen ...
  6. How can my landscaping prevent basement flooding?

    You can take many steps within your basement itself to deal with floods, leaks and other water intrusions. But the single best basement waterproofing measure is to keep water from getting near your basement in the first place.

    Landscaping is your first and most effective line of defense against a flooded basement. Consider these steps to ease up the water pressure. A landscaping professional can help you sort out your options and recommend the best steps.

    1. Grade your ...
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