Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall Maintenance Checklist

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Fall Maintenance Checklist You’ll be ready for winter’s worst and head off pricey repairs with these simple preventative tasks.When the last of summer’s heat is a faint memory, and you’re pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it’s time to tackle a...

12 Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

12 Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

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Decode the sensory clues to home maintenance problems.Your house sometimes acts as if it’s alive — making strange sounds, emitting odd odors, and giving visual cues that say something might be amiss.Here’s how to interpret what your house is trying to tell you,...

​Mold. UGH. Soooo Gross. Here’s How to Kill It Forever

​Mold. UGH. Soooo Gross. Here’s How to Kill It Forever

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Don’t let that nasty, mildew-y stuff set up shop on your watch.Ugh. Mold. It’s ugly. It’s tenacious. It’s the uninvited guest that keeps visiting — no matter how rude you are to it. But, unwittingly, you may be setting up the perfect conditions for mold’s...

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

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Bloomberg also listed the most affordable cities for first-time home buyers, with Des Moines, IA, topping the rankings. Residents would need to bring home only a little more than $22,000 to afford a home...

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...