Renovating? Know the new rules?

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under … Continue reading

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Home Sellers: Five Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out

Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many, it could be the most important room in a buying decision. A … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Spring Cleaning

            Spring is here and for those selling their home or getting ready to put their house on the market, there’s nothing quite as beneficial as doing a great “spring cleaning” job to not only make your home look great, but to get rid of some of that clutter that could distract someone coming to … Continue reading

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Winter Is Approaching … Is your Home Ready?

Autumn winds blow a chilly reminder that winter is fast approaching. Perform the following maintenance tips each fall to protect your property’s value and prevent major repairs.  Roof, Gutters and Downspouts Rain, ice, snow and wind can all cause damage to your roof and gutters. Now’s the time to trim back all tree limbs and … Continue reading

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Decking Out

Landscaping for Curb Appeal A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. Read 7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Novice gardeners can get their landscapes off to a healthy start by heeding some tried-and-true tips from the pros. Read Lawn Maintenance Calendar Regular lawn maintenance gives your home maximum curb appeal … Continue reading

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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

From HouseLogic.com By: Pat Curry Published: March 25, 2010 A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. A beautiful yard is a head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you can’t tell a tulip from a turnip at the garden center, you can still create … Continue reading

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What You Should Know about Refrigerants When Purchasing or Repairing a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump

DISCLAIMER: EPA seeks to promote energy efficiency and the safe use of ozone- friendly substances, and does not endorse any particular company or its products. Background: Ban on Production and Imports of Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants In 1987 the Montreal Protocol, an international environmental agreement, established requirements that began the worldwide phaseout of ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). These … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Create Curb Appeal

A sale can be made or lost as a direct result of your home’s curb appeal. When it comes to selling your home, the first impression is probably the most important impression. If the outside of the property doesn’t create interest or appear well-maintained, a buyer may choose to not even come inside the home. … Continue reading

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Green Checklist – True Energy & Money Savers

Here are 16 simple, cost-effective ideas in which going green can save you money . These small investments in energy conservation can pay big dividends. 1.Sealing cooling and heating ducts with duct wrap or mastic sealant can save up to 25% on your energy bill. 2.Fix plumbing leaks A single drippy faucet can waste 212 … Continue reading

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Solutions for 2010

Here are some project idea and supplier links for some solutions for you and your home. http://gladiatorgw.com/ http://trex.com/ http://www.ecostar.carlisle.com/ http://www.kleerlumber.com/ http://www.countertop.com/ http://thomasvillelighting.com/ http://www.frontgate.com/

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