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Why REALTOR® Preferred Vendor Lists are your Best Bet

As my REALTOR guided her preferred carpet installer through my home pointing out the things that needed to be fixed before listing my house for sale, the installer leaned over to me and whispered, “Just do whatever she says. She knows what she’s doing”. I did what he said – the carpet and the other […]

Find a Roofing Contractor | 10 questions to ask

Replacing a roof is no small task, and it’s important to select the right contractor for the job. So what should you keep in mind when you look to find a roofing contractor, and how much can you expect to pay? Here are some tips on finding a great roofing contractor, as well as some […]

Propane vs. Natural Gas: Which Is the Best for a Backyard Firepit?

Do you love spending time outdoors in your backyard, relaxing by the firepit? If so, you’re probably wondering which is the best fuel source for your backyard firepit: natural gas or propane? The natural gas vs. propane firepit debate has been top of mind for homeowners for many years. Both have their pros and cons, […]

Window Replacement: Why, How Much, and How to Start

Window replacement can be a daunting task. There are so many questions to ask and decisions to make. What type of window should you get? What style is best for your home? How much will it cost? And the list goes on. We’ll answer some of the most common questions about window replacement. Keep reading […]

Costco or Sam’s Club | Which is better for you?

Costco and Sam’s Club are two of the most popular wholesale stores in the United States. They both offer great deals on bulk items, but which one is better for you? From regular groceries, to alcohol, to electronics, to furniture – both of these stores literally have everything you could ever need or think of […]

Sell Your Home in Down Real Estate Market

It’s no secret that selling a house in a down real estate market can be tough. Interest rates are high, and there are fewer buyers out there looking to purchase. However, it is still possible to sell your house in today’s market – you just need to know how to approach it. Here are our […]

How to move a play set, swing set, or play structure

For parents of young children, the allure of a playset, swing set, or play structure is often too difficult to resist. Inevitably, having your own personal swing and clubhouse is a worthy investment for your little ones. However, once these kids get to a certain age – usually 11 or 12, the play structure, playset, […]

Finding a Carpet Cleaner – 10 Questions to Ask

Carpets are a big investment and they should be kept clean and free of dust, dirt and other allergens. Not everyone has the time or energy to clean their own carpets on their own, so it might be a good idea to find a professional carpet cleaner who can get the job done quickly and […]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Switching Colors & Cost

If you’re thinking of painting your kitchen cabinets to switch up the color, you’re not alone. A fresh coat of paint can completely transform the look and feel of a room. But before you get started, it’s important to consider the cost of painting kitchen cabinets. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at […]

Solar Tubes | Are They Worth Installing?

Overview of Solar Tubes Solar tubes are a great alternative to skylights, and they have some definite advantages. Solar tubes are less expensive to install, and they don’t require any structural changes to your home. They also let in more light than skylights, and they can be used in rooms that don’t have an outside […]

Average Cost of Home Improvement Projects

Are you thinking about giving your home a makeover? Whether you’re planning a kitchen remodel, bathroom renovation, or even just a fresh coat of paint, it’s important to know how much your home improvement projects will cost before you get started. There are plenty of sites that offer introductions to various contractors for any project […]

Empty Nesters | How to Downsize your Home

It’s a fact of life that our homes just don’t stay the same size as our families change. When the kids move out (here’s to you empty nesters!), it’s time to downsize. Too big of a house, moving closer to family, or simply wanting to live a more simplified life are all great reasons for […]

How to remove bees or yellow jackets

Honey bees and yellow jackets are just part of life when you live in the suburbs. Most of the time, we easily coexist with them – honey bees actively pollinate up to ⅓ of our total food supply, while yellow jackets are annoying, but mostly manageable with attractant traps. The problems arise when these insects […]

How to choose the right landscape architect for your project

Landscape architects have the training and experience to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces, which can add value to your home. They can also help you with site planning, irrigation, and more. If want to DIY your project, a landscape architect is probably not for you. However, if you want a professional looking design, site […]

Tips to Find Dog Boarding in Your Area

Finding dog boarding locations, costs, and reviews should be easy, but it isn’t. There are a ton of locations across the country, each with various costs and customer feedback. This can make picking the right location a nightmare. So how do you go about finding the right place to board your dog? You could look […]

Add an ADU? Benefits and Drawbacks

Accessory dwelling units, also known as ADUs, are becoming an increasingly popular way to add more living space to a home. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as an office, studio, or guest room. They can also be a great way to generate income by renting them out. However, there are […]

Water Leaks | How to Know You Have One | How to Fix

Is your water bill artificially high? Do you see random puddles of water in areas where they shouldn’t be? Do you hear sounds of running water? You may have a water leak. Water leaks can be tricky to find, but there are a few things you can do to try and locate the source of […]

Common Garage Door Problems

Most people don’t think too much about their garage door. You open it, close it and everything is fine. The typical garage door opener will last about 10-15 years, so many people will need to eventually change their opener. However, garage doors can experience many other issues that are not opener related. If your garage […]

Home Insurance Discounts from Traveler’s Insurance

Did you know that home insurance companies offer discounts on your annual home insurance for having home alarms and other seemingly random things associated with your home? I sure didn’t. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I qualified for a $30 discount for installing a Flume water meter. I was lucky that I happened […]

How to select a Property Management Company for your rental

Selecting a rental property management company is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. There are many companies to choose from, and each one offers different services and has different costs. Here are three things you should know before selecting a management company: What services does the company offer? What are the company’s […]

Host a July 4th BBQ Party: Ideas & Recipes

Are you looking for tips on how to host a July 4th BBQ and party? Look no further! In this post, we will provide you with everything you need to know in order to make your Independence Day celebration a success. A few of the first things you need to do when planning a July […]

Replacing Your Fence: A Step-by-Step Guide

Replacing a fence can seem like a daunting task, but with this step-by-step guide, you can have your fence replaced in no time! Of course, there are some things to consider before getting started. For example, what type of fence do you want? How much are you willing to spend? Will your neighbors be okay […]

Creative Halloween Decorations for your House

Looking for some creative ways to decorate your house for Halloween? Halloween decorations are simple, fun, and can really enhance the holiday. From simple things such as pumpkins to elaborate ones like a full graveyard scene, there are plenty of ways to add some spooky fun to your home. Themes to get started Pumpkins are […]

Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Looking to add some outdoor Christmas lights to your home this holiday season? Whether you’re looking for a professional, cost-effective way to get those perfect lights up and shining, or simply want some tips on how to hang outdoor Christmas lights yourself, you’ve come to the right place. With our expert tips and tricks, hanging […]

How to Recycle Large Appliances

It’s time to retire your refrigerator, washer, dryer, toilet or dishwasher and you’re not sure what to do with it. You don’t want it taking up space in your home or garage, but you don’t want to just throw it away and add to the landfill problem. What can you do? Recycle it! The first […]

What are the different types of roofs?

The roof is one of the most important parts of a house. It protects your home from wind, rain and sun while also providing insulation and shade. But how do you know what type of roof is right for your home? Here are some of the most popular roof types: Shingle Roofs Shingle roofs are […]

Gutter Cleaning | How Much and How Often?

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your gutters until they start to cause problems. Clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of issues, including roof damage and water damage inside your home. That’s why it’s important to have them cleaned regularly – but how often should you do it, and how […]

Door Replacement – Guide to Front and Interior Replacements

If you are looking to update the look of your home, doors can be one of the forgotten items to update. Door replacement, exterior / front door or modern interior doors will give your home a fresh look. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of door replacement and provide a guide to both exterior […]

How to add Air Conditioning to your House

The recent weather changes and subsequent heat waves across the country have become a catalyst for home owners to explore adding air conditioning to their existing home. There are a few key things you need to consider before making the purchase. With the weather only getting more extreme, adding air conditioning is a logical choice […]

How to get rid of Gophers

Do you have a gopher problem? If so, you’re not alone. Gophers are notorious for causing damage to gardens and yards. They can be difficult to get rid of, but with the right tools and techniques, you can eliminate them from your property for good. In this article, we will discuss how to get rid […]

Why hire a Land Surveyor, Geotechnical Engineer, or Soils Engineer?

Why would a homeowner need to hire a land surveyor, geotechnical engineer, or soils engineer? A land surveyor is someone who determines the boundaries of real property. A geotechnical engineer is someone who designs and builds structures that are supported by soil. A soils engineer ensures that these buildings are safe from natural disasters such […]

How to Find a Veteran Owned Business: Why You Should Use One

Veteran owned businesses are becoming more and more popular each year. As a consumer, it is important to know the benefits of using a veteran owned business, and how to find one. In the USA, there are over 27M businesses. Of these 27M, about 2.5M are veteran owned (where the veteran owns 51% or > […]

Air Duct Cleaning | Benefits and Cost

Most people don’t realize how important it is to clean their air ducts. Your air ducts are responsible for providing air flow throughout your home, and if they’re not properly maintained, they can cause a number of problems. Dust, pollen, and other allergens can build up in your air ducts over time, and when your […]

Zoning Laws and Building Permits | Why They Matter

Most people are familiar with zoning laws that dictate what can be built in certain areas- like commercial zoning laws that prevent factories from being built in residential neighborhoods. But there are also zoning laws that dictate what *residents* can do on their own property. These laws are called “residential zoning laws” and they vary […]

Earthquake Insurance | Pros and Cons

Earthquake insurance is something that is not required in all states, but it is a good idea to have it. The cost of earthquake insurance varies depending on where you live, but it’s typically not very expensive. There are pros and cons to earthquake insurance, but in general, it’s a good idea to have it. […]

How to Host the Perfect Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is a time to come together with friends and family to honor those who have died while serving in the military. It’s also a time for cookouts, pool parties, and fun in the sun! If you’re looking for ideas on how to host the perfect Memorial Day party, you’ve come to the right […]

What to Do When You Inherit a Property

What to do when you inherit a property is a question that many people find themselves asking. If you are lucky enough to be in this situation, it is important to take the time to understand your options and make the best decision for you and your family. We will outline the steps that you […]

Are Tesla Powerwalls Worth the Money?

Fire season is almost here! A big question that many people are asking as the price of Tesla Powerwalls continue to increase. Also known as AC Batteries, there are many factors to consider when making this decision, including the upfront cost, the installation cost, and the long-term benefits. A Tesla Powerwall works by storing energy […]

Outdoor Kitchens | Where do I start?

When most people think about outdoor kitchens, they envision a summertime oasis complete with a grill, sink and plenty of counter space for prep work. But whether you’re an experienced chef or just enjoy grilling out on the weekends, an outdoor kitchen can be a great addition to your home. Before you start planning your […]

How much does it cost to install a swimming pool?

Swimming pools are a great way to cool off during the summer, and they can also be a lot of fun for the whole family. If you’re thinking about installing a swimming pool in your backyard, you’ll want to know how much it’s going to cost. In this blog post, we will take a look […]

Custom Closets : How to Get Started

Do you need more storage space in your home? Are you tired of dealing with clutter and not having enough room to store your things? If so, a custom closet might be the solution for you. Also, adding a custom closet to your home can add tremendous value. Not only will you have more storage […]

How to Pick New Hardwood Flooring: Cost and Other Considerations

When you are looking to install new hardwood flooring in your home, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. One of the biggest factors is cost. How much can you afford to spend on this renovation? Another thing to think about is what type of hardwood flooring will best suit your […]

Asbestos Testing | What is it and Why it is Bad?

Asbestos is a material that was once widely used in construction and insulation due to its fire-resistant properties. It has since been linked to a number of serious health problems, including lung cancer. If you suspect that your home or office may contain asbestos, it’s important to get asbestos testing by a professional. Removal and […]

ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) | Cost & Benefits

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a secondary living space on your property that can be used for rental income, a home office (COVID!), or as a place for aging parents. The cost and benefits of ADUs are many – ADUs can be built in a number of ways, from converting an existing garage or […]

1031 Exchanges: How Do They Work?

A 1031 exchange, also known as a Starker exchange, is a type of real estate transaction that allows taxpayers to trade investment property for another investment property without having to pay capital gains taxes. This can be a huge advantage for business owners who want to keep their profits locked in their businesses. In this […]

How to Plant a Tree: the Different Types of Tree Sizes

When it comes time to plant a tree, many people don’t know where to start. There are so many different types of trees, and each one requires a different type of care. We will discuss the different types of tree sizes and how to plant a tree properly. We will also provide some tips on […]

Cost of Painting the Exterior of My House

It is no secret that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the look of your home. Whether you are looking to give your home a facelift for curb appeal or you are wanting to increase its value before selling, house painting is a project worth considering. But how much does it actually […]

How to Find a Good Home Cleaner – Worth every penny!

If you’re looking for a good home cleaner, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, ask around for recommendations from friends, family, or your REALTOR. Once you have a few names, check online reviews to get an idea of what others have said about their experience with the cleaners. cost is also […]

Outdoor Pizza Ovens | Worth the cost?

Outdoor pizza ovens have been gaining popularity in recent years, as people look for ways to enjoy their favorite food while spending time outdoors. But are outdoor pizza ovens really worth the cost? There are a few things to consider when deciding whether an outdoor pizza oven is right for you. First, consider how often […]

Home Alarms Are Worth the Cost – 10 Reasons Why

Are home alarms worth the cost? This is a question that many homeowners are asking themselves these days. The answer, of course, depends on your specific situation. However, in general, we believe that home alarms are definitely worth the investment! HomeHub has over 100 recommended alarm vendors – be sure to check them out when […]