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6 Things Millennials Should Do Before Buying a House

The ball drop on NYE 2014 didn’t just mark the end of last year; it also marked the start to a new year with a resurgence of millennial first-time home buyers on the hunt for real estate. According to a … Continue reading

How Old Is My House? (And The Stuff In It)

Often when we buy a home, we can fairly easily ascertain when the home was built and even when additions or renovations were made, but how can you tell the approximate age of many household components and appliances in the … Continue reading

How To Extend The Outdoor Season This Fall

The weather is starting to get cooler in the evenings and soon the day temps will follow, but we don’t have to hunker down indoors for the fall just yet! There’s plenty of pleasant weather to enjoy and here are … Continue reading

Homeownership: As American As Apple Pie

Homeownership, for many, is a big part of what we like to call, “The American Dream.” In the 1950s that dream consisted of a house, a dog, 2.5 kids and apple pie–we’re not sure a contemporary definition of the phrase … Continue reading

Quick Tips: How Can I Keep My Attic Cooler?

During the summer months attics get hot, hot, hot! This is quite normal, but there is such a thing as too hot. And when this happens, it can impact your comfort, your energy bills, and in extreme cases, even the … Continue reading

Smart & Safe Storage of Backyard Accessories

Today we have a guest post from Angelo Digangi of The Home Depot with some tips about how to be smart and savvy when storing backyard accessories in your multi-use shed. Smart and Safe Storage of Backyard Accessories in your … Continue reading

5 Ways To Improve A Porch

This picture, which has been circulating Pinterest lately and had once been the “room of the day” on MyHomeIdeas.com, got us thinking about things that make us simply drool over a porch–things that if you have a porch, you should … Continue reading

Water Quality At Home

What’s on tap? And we’re not talking about at your local bar, we’re talking about your home water tap. Do you know the quality of your drinking water? August is National Water Quality Month, so we want to devote some … Continue reading

Household Burglary Prevention

Summertime often means vacation time! But while you are away, is your house safe and secure from burglary? According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are more than 2.15 million burglaries each year, over 65 percent of which are residential … Continue reading

Water Quality – Radon In Water

In recognition of water quality month, we wanted to take a look at the issue of radon in water. Did you know that water could contain radon? Here are the answers to some important questions about radon in water. Radon … Continue reading