Home Maintenance

Follow These Three Simple Tips for a Beautiful Lawn

When it comes to a home's landscaping, nothing is more immediately noticeable than the lawn.

Don't Make These Mistakes When It Comes to Your Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are an absolutely vital part of any building's safety and security system, which means that you should be very careful to keep your home's alarms working properly.

Buyers Should Pay Attention to These Details at an Open House

As a home buyer, looking at photos can only take you so far; after all, those photos have been carefully chosen by the seller to try to make their house look as nice as possible.

These Tips Will Lower Your Summer Cooling Costs

The warm weather of summer might be perfect for fun activities in the great outdoors, but it can also have the unfortunate effect of making the time spent inside your house less than pleasant.

High Heating Bill? Here Are Some Potential Culprits

Does your heating bill seem unreasonably high? Many factors, such as the size of your home, heating source, and daily habits, all play major roles in determining how much energy your particular home requires to stay warm; that being said, if you find that you're paying more than comparable friends are, there could be some issue with your home that's costing you heat (and money). Keep reading to learn about a few of the likely culprits!

Buying an Older Home? Be Aware of These Potential Issues

Are you considering buying an older home? Don't let the title dissuade you! Older homes often contain craftsmanship, architecture, and character that simply cannot be matched by a newer build. However, before you make your final decision, you should be particularly vigilant for certain issues that are more common among homes built many decades ago. Real estate news and information website RISMedia recently wrote about the specific items on which you should focus extra attention during the inspection process. Performing your due diligence before you sign off on the sale ensures that there are no (or at least not as many) costly surprises waiting for you after you move in!