Categories for Home ownership & maintenance

How to Fake a Clean Home in 15 Minutes

We’ve all been there: guests are scheduled to arrive in 15 minutes, but you got caught up, and the house is still a mess. Here are seven ways to fake that clean home, fast: All hands on deck. If you’re lucky enough to have family members or roommates around, ask ...

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Should you buy a home warranty?

For $600 or so a year, plus a service fee of around $75 every time you ask for repair, a home warranty can be an inexpensive way to have peace of mind as a new homeowner. Home warranties cover breakdowns in a home, from HVAC systems to appliances. A broken ...

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REPOST: ECO-FRIENDLY WAYS TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

Concern about climate change and our environment used to be a fringe thing. But the announcement by GM will convert its entire offering to zero-emission vehicles by 2035 could be a game-changer. The Federal government extended in 2020 the tax credits for residential alternative energy installation by consumers by two years ...

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25 Quick & Easy Energy Efficiency Tips

Now that we are deeper into Michigan’s winter, you might be looking at that thermostat and wondering if you can turn the heat up a bit. Worried about what that will do to your bill? There are many places inside a home you can look at to improve how it ...

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What’s New in Water Heaters?

I know what you’re thinking: water heaters? I know. But I have been in thousands of homes in my RE career and you’d be surprised how often this silent but important part of every home isn’t up to snuff. We don’t usually pay attention to w/h until they break down. ...

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