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Water Wise

On any given day, one might find several front page news articles covering the topic of water – whether it’s the political debate taking place in Detroit, Arizona officials introducing beetles to kill a particular tree that consumes a lot of water, or the drought in California. The lack of water is alarming and lately [...]

Water efficiency Landscaping Tips for the Summer

There are several ways to improve water efficiency with your landscaping with a few changes in your landscape and pasture/crop management. Although our water supply seems to be plentiful this year, it is a good habit to practice water conservation which also can be healthier for your plants and soil. Here are some ways to [...]

Kitchen Remodeling: 14 Ways to Take Thousands Off the Cost

We always hear that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvements. And it can be. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report listed the average cost of a major kitchen remodel at $54,909, and even a minor remodel came in at $18,856. But kitchen remodeling doesn't have to be that expensive. [...]

Hardwood Floor vs. Carpet

Real Estate Headlines Featuring Hardwood Floor, Unglamorous Projects and Millenials Oh summer. How I long to see your face, but lately it feels like we’re getting a sneak preview. With schools almost out and the potential of that commute getting a bit lighter gives me cause to celebrate. But before I break out in song, [...]

Low Maintenance Lawn and Yard

Many homeowners enjoy the summer because it allows them to get outdoors and plant flowers, shrubbery and other yard accents. A home is a large real estate investment, and for many owners, their yard is an extension of their house. Maintaining a well-manicured lawn is not a difficult or tedious task, but it does require [...]

11 Uses for WD-40 in Your Home

Maintaining your home can be timely and expensive. Try these few tips using WD-40 to help alleviate the headache. Growing up WD-40 was a stable product in our home and I’m positive that if I went to look now I’d find a bottle in the garage easily. The lubricant was first created in the 1950′s and was [...]

Curb Appeal Starts at Your Front Door

There are lots of things you can do to add a bit of curb appeal to your home (learn lots of our favorite tricks in our Ultimate Guide to Curb Appeal!), but you'll find that one of the simplest and most impact changes you can make is with a touch of color. Jenni Radosevich, author of [...]

Coming Soon: Texting With Your Appliances

Warning: What you are about to see could possibly blow your mind. You’ve been warned… What you just saw isn’t some sick Buzzfeed joke. It’s REAL and it is all part of LG’s new HomeChat™ service that allows homeowners in South Korea to communicate, control, monitor and share content with their latest smart appliances. According [...]

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale

When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tricky to know which changes would make your home sell more quickly or boost the sale price — and which would just be a waste of your time and resources. Each home (and each homeowner) is different; that’s why we’ve come up with [...]