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July 2019

Found 4 blog entries for July 2019.

4 Siding Options For Every HomeAll homes need a siding of some sort to help protect it from the elements, and there are many different materials that siding can be made from. Some are incredibly durable, some are budget-friendly, and some can change a home’s entire aesthetic. Each material has advantages and disadvantages that homeowners need to know before investing in it. Here are some of the most popular siding materials and what sets them apart from each other.

Stucco Siding

Homeowners who live in the southern United States are sure to be familiar with stucco siding. Stucco is made from a concrete-based mixture. It’s heavy and requires the help of a metal grate to help keep it up, but stucco is incredibly durable, especially in dry climates. In wetter climates, there’s a

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For WinterWhen there’s a cold draft coming through a warm home, everyone can feel it. The most common place for cold air to come into a house is the space below the door. At times, cold air can also come from light switches and lighting located on outside walls. Normally, there is a piece of weather stripping or something similar to prevent airflow, but these can rot away over time and allow cold air back in. If this happens during the cold winter and it can’t be replaced, try using a door snake instead. They can be bought at many hardware and home supply stores, or homeowners can even make them on their own without too much effort.

2. Replace Furnace Filters Regularly

One of the worst things that can happen during the cold winter is for the home’s furnace

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Should You Sell Your House on Your Own?There are few things more appealing than saving money by doing something for yourself. Not only is it empowering, but it's also a way to expand one's own horizons. However, there are certain projects that are ultimately too complex for an amateur to take on. Unless a home seller is prepared to switch careers, a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) isn't recommended. See why it's better to leave it in the hands of the professionals.

Price Setting Is Everything

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Setting a price, especially in a buyer's market, can have a huge impact on what the home actually sells for. Most sellers will look at what other homes in the

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What it Takes to Build an Effective ToolboxWhether a homeowner considers themselves handy or not, especially with DIY projects, they should have a well-stocked toolbox in an easily accessible area. (In other words, when a pipe starts to leak, everyone should know where to find the wrench.) Stocking a toolbox starts with learning the basics of the equipment, so learn more about what it takes to be prepared.

Quality Matters

There are plenty of exceptionally inexpensive tools out there, but these tools are just likely to fall apart as they are to compromise the quality of the job. A well-timed repair can be the key between spending $100 on a repair and several thousand dollars on the resulting catastrophe. Homeowners don't have to overcharge their credit card, but they should be willing to

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