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Buying a Fixer-Upper:  Is it a Good Idea?

Buying a Fixer-Upper: Is it a Good Idea?

Home improvement reality shows are extremely popular, and many more people are now considering purchasing a less-than-stellar home and renovating the property to create the home of their dreams.  But is that actually a plausible reality?  Or is it really...
Home Mistakes to Avoid in Cold Weather

Home Mistakes to Avoid in Cold Weather

This has been an especially brutal winter, with snow, freezing rain and arctic temperatures.  And unfortunately, the cold weather is not over yet.  This might be a good time to review some common mistakes people make at home during this season, so you can...
What MUST You Fix Before Listing a House?  PART ONE

What MUST You Fix Before Listing a House? PART ONE

There are lots of small steps you can take to have a big impact on the value of your house.  Some of these can add up to getting a much higher selling price! Don’t think you are on your own in making decisions on what to replace or repair.  Your Home Inspector can be...
Pros and Cons of a Whole Home Humidifier

Pros and Cons of a Whole Home Humidifier

Winter air is very dry, and most likely you have begun to see the effects already – chapped lips, stuffy nose or electric shocks after walking across the carpet are all signs of low humidity levels.  Adding moisture can make a difference in the comfort level of your...
Common Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

Common Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

Fall has arrived and with it comes colder days and nights.  Unless you want to bundle up in multiple sweaters or sleep with mittens on, you must make sure your furnace stays in good working order.  If the heat is not flowing properly, it may be due to one of these...