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By: Megan Scott

Home Selling: 4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

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You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live. However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don’t consider or even know about.  For instance: 1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to yo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: Don't Pay for Home Features that You Don't Need

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Don't need it? Then don't pay for it. You know all those fantastic home features you hear your friends gushing about in their new home? The top-notch school district and Jacuzzi? The spacious third level and even more abundant yard?  Well, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things. But they’re not right for everyone.  In fact, for some buyers, they might e...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Affordable Home Repairs That Could Save You Thousands

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If your house could talk, it would tell you that spending a little money now on small repairs could save you big bucks down the road. We’ve put together 15 of the best small updates for keeping your home happy and your wallet full. Stop Talking and Start Caulking Exterior caulking loses its integrity over time. When it begins to crumble and pull away, it can allow rain to seep through windo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Maintenance: Floor Cleaning Tips & Tricks

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Regardless of how tidy you are, your floors, rugs, and carpets get dirty. Between the dirt, you track in on your shoes, the accidental spills, and the inevitable accumulation of dust, your floors can get quite grimy. Here are a few cleaning tips and tricks for all types of flooring. Natural Stone Floors One of the most important rules when it comes to cleaning natural stone is to steer clear of a...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Improvement Tip: Being Safe with the Chemicals in Your Home

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You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores these items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs - which have become p...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tips: 5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

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“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tips: How To Buy A House, In 7 Steps

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This story is based on an episode from Life Kit's guide, How To Buy A House. Check out these episodes: "Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money" and "Should I Rent or Buy A House?" Subscribe to listen later on Apple Podcasts, NPR One or your favorite podcast app. The journey to buying a house can lead you down some perilous roads, past pushy real estate agents, self-inter...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Smart Ways to Save on Your Bathroom Renovation

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Looking to liven up your bathroom? Better set aside some big bucks. According to HomeAdvisor, "The average bathroom remodel costs $10,354." Don't panic, you can still get a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost, with these money-saving tips and tricks. Keep the same layout You might want to chuck it all and start over with a completely new layout, but the cost of moving wat...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tip: 5 Things Buyers Hate to See

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When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast. But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

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?As summer winds down, take these steps to get your home and family organized for fall.   With the transition from summer travels to the beginning of a new school year (and maybe some back-to-work blues), August can feel like a sudden downshift from the fun of vacation. Stretch out these last days of summer by squeezing in a few more home projects, savoring simple pleasures and, when the ti...Read More