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5 Ways To Protect Your Home from Spring Floods and Water Damage

April showers, while bringing promises of flowers and spring greenery, can also pose a threat to your home when temperatures and water levels begin to rise. Melting snow and spring storms are liable to cause additional concerns as well. Soggy soil can spell disaster for plants, and if water damage occurs, it can be very [...]

Tips for Roof Replacement

(BPT) - Summer storms are a reminder to make certain your roof is well-equipped to help provide protection from Mother Nature. Considering a roof replacement? Follow these tips for outstanding performance, increased curb appeal and enhanced comfort for your family. 1. Check the warning signs One of the best ways to stay in front of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2013|General Advice|3 Comments

Expandable Design

Imagine a young couple buying an affordable house in a neighborhood with the comfort of knowing that their home could grow along with their family and their finances.  Consider a couple of aging “baby boomers” who would like to downsize to an efficiently designed two bedroom cottage – with the peace of mind that for [...]

Affordable outdoor improvements offer great return on investment

(ARA) - With the real estate market yet to rebound from its dramatic plunge and credit still tight, housing figures show that more homeowners are staying put. But that doesn't mean they're sitting idly by. People are investing in affordable home upgrades that not only make an immediate impact, but make their property more attractive [...]

By |July 20th, 2009|Decks, General Advice, The Backyard|1 Comment

Flip Burgers with Mother Nature – Grill Green This Summer

Going Green at the Grill Is Easy, Tastes Great and Helps Saves the Planet One Bite at a Time   (ARA) - Each spring, millions of grilling enthusiasts dust off the grill in anticipation of another fun-filled summer of backyard barbecues. But at what cost to the environment? According to Sierra magazine, the estimated 60 [...]

First-time homebuyer tax credit: 5 essential tips for new buyers

(ARA) - With the revised first-time homebuyer federal income tax credit currently in effect, now is the perfect time to consider making that big purchase, your first home.  "Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, but first-time homebuyers and qualified return buyers are in an ideal position to [...]

Home Organization Tips for the New Year

(ARA) - "I just need to get organized." How many times have you heard yourself recite this familiar refrain? With the coming of the New Year, now is a good time to resolve to actually do it. This year, instead of just thinking about ways to get it together, use some simple tips for organizing [...]

By |January 12th, 2009|General Advice|0 Comments

Top 10 Home Decor Trends for 2009

(ARA) - More and more Americans today are looking at their homes as a place of refuge in a stressful world of challenges and economic instability. Instead of going out to dinner or social events, they're cocooning with their families. Now, more than ever, their homes need to be restful and soothing, yet stylish at [...]

By |January 12th, 2009|General Advice, Home Decor|0 Comments

How to Prepare for and Survive Power Outages

(ARA) - Mother Nature is full of surprises, especially during the winter months when freezing temperatures, ice, snow and high winds can knock out power to your home. Not only is a power outage inconvenient, it can threaten your safety. Your power can go out without notice, so make sure you're prepared the next time [...]

By |January 12th, 2009|General Advice|0 Comments