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Dispelling Myths About Home Warranty Plans

Posted on: May 14, 2019 by in Blog
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If you’re considering a home warranty plan, you are probably doing your due diligence — as you should — on how they work, who the different providers are and what to expect from the experience. This article is meant to help you understand home warranty plans, as well as separate fact from fiction. Go the extra mile to protect your home Myth: “I don’t need a home warranty plan because I have home insurance.”Investing money, time and love into a place to call home can be scary, Continue Reading ...

7 Smart Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Posted on: May 9, 2019 by in Blog
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Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself and your family.People vastly underestimate the time they spend inside, assuming just four hours, when in actuality they are inside more than 21 hours Continue Reading ...

Want a Bathroom Addition? What to Know Before You Cut Through Concrete

Posted on: April 30, 2019 by in Blog
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It’s home improvement season, which means you’re probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem.Want to add a bathroom to your garage? How about adding a powder room in the basement? A bathroom addition means you need proper plumbing, and often in these types of spaces, none exists. You simply have a cold concrete slab and a bit Continue Reading ...

Easy DIY Projects To Enhance Your Yard and Garden

Posted on: April 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Itching for summer to arrive, when you can get out and enjoy your yard? Why not plan a DIY project to improve your outdoor space, while encouraging everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together? Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved. Check your deckDoes your existing deck need repair? Check for loose balusters, rocky railing or other issues needing attention. If you want to resurface your deck or build a new deck, measure the area and research Continue Reading ...

House Builders Warranty

Posted on: April 4, 2019 by in Blog
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Business owners in the building market are constantly trying to find new means to decrease threats and secure their properties. There are a number of insurance coverage strategies and also warranty you can take out throughout the construction process. These insurance coverage plans and also service warranties cover you in case something goes wrong, such as an accident at the workplace, theft of building material from the site, flooding or a few another disaster, and so forth.Once the Continue Reading ...

Benefits of Air Quality Testing

Posted on: March 28, 2019 by in Blog
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The quality of indoor air matters a lot with factors such as mold accumulation and pest infestation posing health problems and even property damage. Building materials, pressed wood, and new furniture contain formaldehyde also increase health risks of contaminated indoor air With that said, there are some facts that you should know about the quality of indoor air.- The quality of indoor air is poorer than that of outdoor air.- Factors such as moisture content, insects, smoke, radon, Continue Reading ...

Want To Buy A Home? Do The Math

Posted on: March 21, 2019 by in Blog
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It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering the median down payment for first-time home buyers is 7 percent, according to the National Association of Continue Reading ...

Why Homeowners Need Home Services Plan

Posted on: March 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner's insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs — not what might happen, but what will happen.Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today are protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty.That number is growing, as homeowners recognize the value of coverage when appliances go on the fritz, hot water heaters run cold in the middle of winter or a leaky Continue Reading ...

5 Ways to Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

Posted on: March 1, 2019 by in Blog
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Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States.Homeowners and interior designers alike are always seeking distinctive visual touches to make each home special. Here are five ways tile design can enhance a room. Elevate small Continue Reading ...

Fire Protection Tips For Your New Home

Posted on: February 22, 2019 by in Blog
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Building a new home? Protect it against today's faster, scarier fires If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences.One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it’s Continue Reading ...