Home Buyer's Blog

Many homeowners do a great job of staying on top of routine cleaning chores. However, a generally clean house often has dirt lurking here and there. Here are five places where dirt often hides in nearly everyone’s home.

Adding carpet to your home is a major financial and lifestyle decision. It’s an investment. Plus, there are so many choices! How do you make the best possible decision for your lifestyle, taste, and budget?

Adult life includes many responsibilities, along with numerous official documents that detail who you are, what you own, what you owe, and your wishes. Are these vital records stored in a safe place that you could access quickly if needed?

For many homeowners, fall ushers in one unavoidable dilemma: What should I do with the leaves in my yard? The answer depends on many factors, based on where you live and your personal priorities.

Your home is your castle, where you and your loved ones feel safe. However, despite your best efforts, you may be unintentionally inviting toxins into your realm as you clean, decorate, and add ambiance. Maintaining a healthy home environment requires diligence on several fronts. Here are three areas where dangers could lurk.

You don't need to be a gardener to be interested in composting your food. And you don't need to do it yourself. New composting pick-up and drop-off services provide appealing, earth-friendly options for everyone.

When it comes to reducing the risk of fire in your home, prevention is the first line of defense. It’s also essential to have early warning systems, in case a fire does break out. That means smoke detectors!

A clean home environment makes life more enjoyable and provides numerous health benefits. Keeping your home clean, however, can be a substantial challenge. One solution is to break the job down into small, manageable daily tasks. To get started, check out this basic home cleaning schedule.

This month marks the 15th annual National Preparedness Month. It's a reminder that no matter what situation comes your way, you can feel empowered and ready to take action in a matter of minutes, with advance preparation. Here's how.

Have you discovered a substantial patch of mold in your home? It’s essential to act quickly because this unsightly fungus can rapidly multiply in favorable conditions and create an unhealthy environment for you and your family.

Smokey Bear famously said, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” But what about fires closer to home? What steps can you take to reduce risks to yourself, your loved ones, and your property? Here are three home fire hazards that may be lurking in your home, along with tips to prevent them.

Some homes receive higher marks than others based on one factor: the property’s location within a top-ranked school district. With summer drawing to a close and students returning to classrooms, it’s an excellent time to consider the connection between schools and housing.

If you’ve just bought a home, there’s a good chance most of your savings were invested in your purchase. You know it’s a good idea to build up an emergency fund, but it may be even harder to save. Here are a few tips for determining your emergency fund savings goals and reaching them.

Windows play an essential role in any home, allowing vital natural light to enter your living space and offering appealing views to the outside world. But what if your windows are a source of concern? Should you replace them?

Buying your first home can be an eye-opening experience, in terms of encountering unfamiliar documents and forms. After closing on your home, don’t be surprised if you start receiving confusing correspondence related to your purchase. Examine these inquiries cautiously, staying alert for potential scams!

Are you first in line to buy new technology products? Or do you prefer taking a wait-and-see approach? If you’re thinking about going “smart” with the appliances in your kitchen and laundry areas, consider these advantages and disadvantages.

Mold is a type of fungus that grows everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Just because it's common doesn't mean you should ignore it. If mold takes up residence, it can pose potentially dangerous issues to your health and your home.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a “touch-free” move? In theory, it sounds ideal. However, if you hire a professional mover to transfer all the contents of your house from one location to another, there are some things they’ll refuse to touch—and some items you'll WANT to handle yourself.

As a homeowner, there’s substantial pride and satisfaction in having a roof over your head. But what if your roof has reached the end of the line and needs to be replaced? How can you tell if “it’s time”—and what are your options?

Real or fake? When it comes to lawns, the decision may be a coin toss. Check out these pros and cons of using artificial turf to improve the appearance of your yard and manage lawn chores.

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