How to Keep Your Air Conditioner from Heating Up this Summer

The season’s warm weather means homeowners will be increasingly reliant on air conditioning to make the long, hot days more tolerable. Keep in mind these five maintenance tips to keep air conditioners running smoothly through the summer months. Combat moisture - Air conditioning systems should not have...

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Don’t Let Flood Waters Destroy Your Home

Soaked rugs, damaged walls, warped flooring and ruined furniture are only the beginning of what homeowners deal with after flood waters hit their area. Flooding can be caused by heavy rains, severe storms, poor drainage, plumbing issues, and other water-related issues. The key is to...

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Costs Associated with Buying a Home

So you want to a buy a home. This is probably one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make in your life and you must be prepared to have enough funds for it. You should also conduct a thorough research before you step...

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Pop-ups Spring up in Many Urban Areas

Land has become expensive in all urban areas. What are the developers doing about this? Constructing higher buildings than ever before, even if they look weird with the old, short buildings around them. Known as pop-ups, these buildings can be as much as 65 ft...

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Should You Help Your Child Buy a Home?

So you want your child to be a homeowner. The problem is they do not have enough funds for a down payment. Yeah, you may be eager to give them a loan or a gift, maybe help them with the down payment or the closing...

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The American Dream Means Debt-Free

Being out of debt and retiring financially secure represent the American Dream for a majority of Americans, and most are optimistic that they can achieve it, according to the 2014 Credit.com American Dream Survey. Retiring financially secure at age 65 represents the ultimate American dream...

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Are the Days of Living in the Suburbs Over?

The days of living in the suburbs are pretty much over.  The younger generations prefer cities and have flooded their favorite ones in past few years. Why? Job prospects are often stated as the number one reason in many a cases. Until now, this has...

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How to Fight Summer Pests without Pesticides

Summer temperatures can be pleasant, but the warm weather is also attractive to insects and rodents. This is the time of year when pests make their way into your home, especially if they find the right living conditions. All they really need to get comfortable...

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5 Hot Bathroom Upgrades

Home website Houzz recently polled homeowners, asking what bathroom improvements they desired most. Many of the answers were both luxurious and affordable, and others were downright simple changes to make. Here are five hot bathroom upgrades and some ideas for incorporating them into your home: 1....

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