5 Expenses Most New Homebuyers Don’t Think About

May 29, 2015

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Hop in the car, find homes for sale, fall in love with one, put in an offer and off you go into the land of homeownership – right? Not exactly, although this is how the process works according to many first-time buyers. That is, until they become educated. From miscellaneous expenses of the purchase process [...]

What Counts as a Comp for Your Home?

December 12, 2014

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From replacing a rusted out bathroom sink to laying laminate flooring, Americans are hooked on the DIY craze. Some things, however, are better left to professionals. Establishing your home’s current market value before putting it on the selling block or pursuing a refinance is one of those things. To determine its value, appraisers and real [...]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Gutters

October 3, 2014

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Your gutters take care of your house, but who’s taking care of the gutters? Cleaning and maintaining your gutters is just as important as changing the oil in your car. Why Gutters Need Cleaning When your gutters get clogged, you’ll see waterfalls pouring from their edges in warmer weather, and icicles glittering along the bottom [...]

Septic Tank Use and Maintenance Guide

September 10, 2014

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Unseen, buried in your yard, it’s constantly at work. While you’re away during the day, it’s at work too. As you sleep at night, it’s still working. Through holidays and all types of weather, it’s working yet. In fact, your septic tank never stops. That is, not as long as you care for it properly. [...]

Spring-Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tasks

March 7, 2014

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When warmer temperatures come, refresh your home with an annual spring-cleaning, including important maintenance tasks for the interior and exterior. Not only will it give your house a “face-lift,” it will make your home more comfortable and will help prevent costly repairs later. Here are the essential tasks for both inside and outside your home. [...]

Understanding Septic Tanks: Waste Treatment for Rural Homes

September 20, 2013

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If you’re buying property in an urban or suburban setting, chances are good that the home is connected to a municipal sewage system. If, however, you’re looking at purchasing a home on acreage or in a rural setting, waste may be handled through a septic tank. Proper care and maintenance is key to keeping your [...]