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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

What Does it Take to Maintain a Home Each Year?

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 5 min read

Tackle your "to-do" list with our Home Maintenance Checklist Life is busy. Kids, work, meals, appointments - the list goes on. And hey homeowner, you still have to squeeze out time to clean the gutters (yuk!) and change your furnace filter. We've put together this monthly Home Maintenance Checklist to help you tackle your chores in bite-sized chunks so you have time for the bigger things in life.   

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New Homeowners Checklist: What to Do First

  • Thu, Dec 27, 2018
  • 3 min read

Becoming a new homeowner is a thrilling life event, but with your new home comes an avalanche of tasks and responsibilities. Between packing, moving arrangements, decorating and setting up utilities, your to-do list seems never ending. So, it's no wonder that in all of the excitement, many new homeowners forget to cover some of the basics.   To ensure the move into your new home goes smoothly, check off these four must-do tasks:  

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6 Easy Hacks to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

  • Wed, Dec 26, 2018
  • 4 min read

As the year rolls on and winter settles in, you may be thinking about ways to keep energy costs down. Or if you're not, you may want to start! Keeping your home warm in the winter without draining your bank account can be a bit tricky when the temps drop as low as they did last winter. 

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How to Troubleshoot Electric Water Heater Problems

  • Wed, Dec 26, 2018
  • 5 min read

If you've ever been the last to shower in a houseful of people, you often know what's coming before you step naked into the bath:  bone-chilling, teeth-chattering ice cold water. If you're having water problems, however, without the houseful of people, it's time to spend some time evaluating your electric water heater.   Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here's a step-by-step process to help you troubleshoot your water heater problems. 

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