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Moving? Here’s What to Think About

You’re moving! The deed is done. Now the real work starts. Plan the event using this checklist to guide you through this very long, often stressful process. To get started, get rid of stuff – anything and everything – you … Continue reading

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Romance in Remodeling – Yes!

Romance is in the air with Valentine’s Day coming up on the calendar. Makes me remember that there is romance in remodeling. Are the words “romance in remodeling” an oxymoron? Can those two words be in the same sentence? Isn’t … Continue reading

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February Home Maintenance List

These inspections and maintenance chores will keep your heating and hot water systems working at peak capacity, the other suggestions will keep the rest of the house clean and maintained. Replace filters or wash permanent ones in heating system Remove … Continue reading

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Make Home Improvements with a Plan

The best approach to remodeling while living in a fixer-upper is to create a twofold plan. Start with a long-range plan for completing the house to its ultimate condition, with a working estimate of the investment dollars you plan to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Replacing a Furnace

Replacing a furnace or central air conditioner can intimidate any homeowner because it’s not a trivial investment and there’s a lot to know about choosing an appropriate unit. The experts at Trane, a major HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) … Continue reading

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Change Your Light Bulbs to LED

The ENERGY STAR program recently released a study about LED (light-emitting diode) lighting saying that American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in the way they light their homes. LED bulbs will become the dominant light bulb technology lighting … Continue reading

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Family Christmas Crossword Puzzle

Enjoying some quality time with the kids while you wait for Santa to arrive?  Here’s a word teaser to work with the kids, either online or print out copies and work with a pencil. It’s your call, either way, enjoy being … Continue reading

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