Tag Archive: repairs

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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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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What are smart vents?

When it comes to home automation, one of the more popular options for consumers is the smart thermostat. These devices can be a great addition to your home, giving you more control over heating and cooling to keep the house comfortable while keeping your energy costs in check. Unfortunately, just ...

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To renovate or not? Joy vs. Return

When my wife Elin and I moved into our home in The Crescents neighborhood in northwest Ann Arbor, we were gifted what amounted to a home improvement journal. It was a simple notebook in which we started jotting all the improvements we wanted to make when we moved into our ...

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