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Tips for Swimming Pool Safety

Tips for Swimming Pool Safety

A swimming pool adds value to your home and is a great place for your kids to play and guests to gather. In order to get the most out of your pool, it's important to take precautions while swimming and to keep your pool safe when it's not in use. Here are a few...

Choose Features to Customize Your New Home

Choose Features to Customize Your New Home

When you’re building a new home, you have input in the style and design of the property. Choose features that will be useful to you and your family to build your perfect house. Here is a list of optional additions you can talk to your builder about to customize your...

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Now that warmer weather has arrived, you’ll be spending more time outside. Enjoy your outdoor living spaces more with a few simple updates to make them comfortable and ready for entertaining. Build a Deck A deck is an easy DIY project that adds living space to your...

Tie-Down Inspections for Manufactured Homes

Tie-Down Inspections for Manufactured Homes

Many people choose to live in manufactured homes because they are affordable. However, these types of structures have more vulnerabilities than site-built homes. Because of this, there are components of manufactured homes that need to be inspected that don't apply to...

Pros and Cons of Materials for Your Deck

Pros and Cons of Materials for Your Deck

Warmer weather is on the way and you may be planning to tackle some outdoor home maintenance projects. This spring, build a deck to extend your living spaces to the outdoors. You'll have many materials to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of common materials for...

7 Residential Electrical Safety Tips

7 Residential Electrical Safety Tips

Your home should be a place where you and your family are safe. Unfortunately, electrical issues can potentially threaten safety. These residential electrical safety tips will help you avoid injuries and fire hazards at home. Use the Correct Wattage in Fixtures It’s...

Why You Need to Have Your Home Tested for Radon

Why You Need to Have Your Home Tested for Radon

Getting your home tested for radon is the only way to know for sure that you and your family are safe from this deadly gas. January is National Radon Action Month, so read on to learn more about how to protect your family from radon. Radon is Dangerous Radon is an...

Things You Can Do to Prevent Mold in the Home

Things You Can Do to Prevent Mold in the Home

Warm, damp environments offer the perfect breeding ground for mold, and some areas of your home are perfect for mold to thrive. It is important to inspect the home for mold often. Fast response to mold growth prevents property damage, helps improve air quality, and...

6 Home Maintenance Chores That You Shouldn’t Delay

6 Home Maintenance Chores That You Shouldn’t Delay

Procrastinating on home maintenance and small repairs can lead to future issues and costly damages. Be sure to complete these six important home maintenance chores on a regular basis. 1. Checking for Leaks is One of the Most Important Home Maintenance Chores Leaky...

Request an 11th-Month Inspection Before Your Warranty Expires

Request an 11th-Month Inspection Before Your Warranty Expires

When moving into a brand new home, you assume that everything is in excellent condition and that repairs won’t be needed. All of the home's systems and components are new. Unfortunately, mistakes are made during the construction process and issues can still be...

5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

A pre-listing inspection is performed prior to putting your home on the market. This inspector provides a report of all the needed repairs. To improve the property’s appeal, complete some of the repair work prior to listing your property for sale. Order a pre-listing...

The Expected Lifespans of Home Appliances and How to Extend Them

The Expected Lifespans of Home Appliances and How to Extend Them

You may not think about the lifespan of your refrigerator very often. However, when your appliances start giving you problems, it might be time to replace them. Let's look at the expected lifespans of home appliances and some ways to extend them. The Expected...

Reduce Cooling Costs with These 5 Tips for Summer

Reduce Cooling Costs with These 5 Tips for Summer

Summer is here. The kids are out of school, the air conditioner is on, and your energy bills begin to creep up again. Extreme utility costs don't have to be the summer norm. By taking a few minor steps, you can save hundreds of dollars on your energy costs in the...

8 Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

8 Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

No matter how large or small, a fire can be devastating to your home, your family, and your possessions. House fires cause almost 7 billion dollars in damage to American homes annually. Being prepared, having an escape plan, and maintaining safety checks will reduce...

5 Ways to Prevent Termites in the Home

5 Ways to Prevent Termites in the Home

Spring and summer are prime termite season as new colonies are established and existing ones grow. In Arizona, most homeowners notice them from March to November but because of the climate, you can find termites any time of the year. A colony of termites can cause...

11 People and Places to Notify of Your Change of Address

11 People and Places to Notify of Your Change of Address

Moving is a busy time. Of all the tasks you’ll take on when relocating, don’t forget to notify people and places of your change of address. This guide is a list to help you remember who needs to know that you’ve moved. 1. Complete a Change of Address Form at the Post...

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

Many homeowners don’t realize that the air quality inside their home affects their health. Breathing in particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and chemicals can cause illness, allergies, and even asthma attacks. Improving indoor air quality at home...

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

New construction homes are appealing for many reasons. These homes are usually more energy-efficient with modern floor plans, and since no one has lived in the home before, you won’t find signs of wear and tear. Even so, there could still be mistakes or defects with...

4 Reasons to Use A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home

4 Reasons to Use A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home

If you are looking for a good place to invest in a home, Phoenix was listed in the top 20 places to buy a home in 2018. It might seem economical to skip hiring a real estate agent when you're looking for a new home, but buying a home is a complicated process and you...

5 Tips to Help You Declutter Your Home

5 Tips to Help You Declutter Your Home

The coming of the New Year always ushers in a host of optimistic new goals. People want to lose weight, spend less money, and declutter their homes. Many of us are natural pack rats, collecting things we believe we need and keeping them. But gathering items and...

What to Do If You Discover Mold in Your Home

What to Do If You Discover Mold in Your Home

No homeowner wants to find mold in their home. Mold growth is associated with moderate to severe health symptoms, property damage, a decrease in property value, and expensive repair bills. This article explains what you should do if you find mold in your home. The...

5 Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

5 Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

As a homeowner, keeping your family and property safe from intruders is one of your highest priorities. The FBI reports that a burglary happens in this country every 20 seconds. Keep your family safe by following these five easy ways to improve home security. 1....

Common Wood-Destroying Insects in the Home

Common Wood-Destroying Insects in the Home

Common Wood-Destroying Insects Wood-destroying insects can cause enough damage to compromise your home’s structural integrity and make it unsafe to live in. Infestations are often due to moist wood from leaks and construction defects. Older homes are generally more...

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